Roche Sport develops the physical potential of every child through a varied, challenging and fun curriculum.
"If you want good Sport, go to The Roche", parent.
Games, PE and Dance lessons develop a wide range of skills, increased knowledge of a variety of sports and an understanding of the benefits of movement and exercise. Our non-gender bias approach gives all children the opportunity to find their strengths and interests, alongside a motivated and supportive attitude, in line with the Roche Approach.
Our extensive facilities include two off-site venues, and three on-site venues: an outdoor area, sports hall, and gymnastics and dance studio. Our major sports are rugby, football, cricket and netball. We also run an extensive programme in many other sports, including tennis, hockey, swimming, table tennis, rounders, fencing, street dance, High 5 netball and skiing.
Fixtures, tournaments and competitions are arranged for all children, and place equal emphasis on confidence and ability. Teams are rotated frequently to ensure sporting engagement is encouraged, whatever the level of fluency.
The annual Roche Sports Day at Barn Elms playing fields is always a fantastic school community event with parents pitching up with blankets and picnics in the sunshine. Lower and Upper School hold their events consecutively and follow the same format. After sprinting (distances increasing with age), we move on to fun races, relays and the fiercely competitive house tug-of-war.
Run 4 Us
The Roche School’s annual Run 4 Us fundraiser in Wandsworth Park has become a much loved institution. The whole school takes part, raising money for their four house charities. The more laps they complete, the more money they raise. In 2019, a whopping £10,700 was donated!
Goals For Girls
The fourth Roche School Girls’ Football Festival took place in Wandsworth Park with over 100 girls from ten schools. Organised by Miss Allana and her Ace Development Academy, it was a fantastic afternoon with girls from public and state schools taking part.
Quidditch Flies In!
Quidditch for Muggles has arrived at The Roche School with a weekly after-school session. It is open for all in Years 3 to 6. Members get the chance to use a broomstick, score goals with a Quaffle, disrupt opponents with a Bludger and even try to catch the Golden Snitch. It is different, active, fun and unique, and helps children to open their imaginations and emulate their favourite characters from the Harry Potter books and films.