House System


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Children are placed in a house when they join the school. There are four houses, each named after a historical, local figure:  Turner, Wren, Nelson and Eliot. There are inter-house competitions throughout the school year, and each house works together to fundraise for the school charity Médecins Sans Frontieres. 

Our house system gives children a taste of what being part of a  community means. It nurtures respectful competition in a safe and encouraging  environment. Children enjoy a variety of house activities and each is encouraged to identify its own strengths and work on their weaker areas together. Students quickly form an allegiance to their house and a sense of fun and friendly competition pervades all the house events.

Members of Turner House ( Red House)   aim to be the best they can. The house motto is ‘Together We Strive’ and this pervades everything they do. Turner House members are kind, caring and considerate with a passion and drive for success.

The children and staff of Wren House (Blue House)  aim to work together from Nursery  to Year 6 to fundraise.  Their motto is ” Friendship and Wisdom.” Last year they supported the charity Crisis and raised over £2000, through cake sales, a cross country run and other events.

Eliot House (Green House) aims to allow every student to find their talent and confidence, achieve their best and support each other. Their motto states that ‘Every Day is a New Day’, instilling perseverance and determination to succeed in all areas of school life.

Nelson House ( Yellow House) members strive to be the best they can whether it be academic or sport related. They take pride in their abilities and respect those of others.  The children of Nelson House do exactly what it says on their crest - ‘Dare to Succeed’.



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Run For Us - Friday 13th May

I am pleased to inform you that The Roche School will be holding its annual Cross Country event on Friday 13 th May 2016 in Wandsworth Park. The arrangement this year, however, will be a little different since I would like to try out a format which has worked well for me in previous years. What is a 6 hour Run for Us event? The event will start at 9am and will run until 3pm. The rules are simple: every class will have at least one member from their class (or a representative such as a parent) on the track at all times of the day. The children will be scheduled for 30-minute slots where they can run, walk or skip around the course aiming to complete as many laps as they possible. Classes will also have the chance to come and run as a whole class during the day. The main aim of this event, as in previous years, is for the children to raise as much money through sponsorship as possible. All the money raised will go towards our school charity, Doctors Without Borders UK or to Vulindlela Guardians - the chosen charity of St Mary’s Church in Putney. Sponsorship: A sponsorship form is on the rear of this letter. Once sponsorship money is collected please return it to your class teacher. Sports prefects will also be collecting for the charity on the day. There are two ways of getting sponsorship! The first is an amount per lap that your child completes, EG £1.00 per lap. Every child will have a run card attached to them during the day. Every time they come through the starting line, their run card will be stamped by an adult. This will be the evidence to show those who sponsor per lap as the children will not be able to collect the money from these sponsors until after the day. The second way is a set amount for the whole day/taking part, EG £30.00 total. Parents are more than welcome to come and join in and run a lap or two in support of the children. A copy of your child’s class run roster will be sent home so you know what time they will be running. On the day itself, the children may come to school in sporting kit. This could be the school sports kit but we will allow other team kits (Chelsea football kit/rugby tops/ weekend sport kit, karate kit etc... anything to do with sports). Please remember that they still need to be able to run the course so trainers are essential. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. Kind regards Mr Pete Clark Deputy Head of Sport

Finishing Times - 23rd March 2016

Please see Parents Page for details of finishing times.

Parent Survey - Please respond

In order to receive parent views on the school, we have produced an online survey. We would be grateful if as many parents as possible could complete it. Further details will come home with your child. The information will be analysed by the senior management team and will inform the school development plan. Thank you for your time on this. Kind regards Jonny Gilbert Deputy Head Teacher The Roche School