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One school. Three buildings.  A rabbit warren with lots of ‘stuff’ and all the better for that. Colourful displays, books in nooks, magical Spanish. Laudable attitudes to diversity and neurodiversity (which ‘help the pupils to become perceptive and accepting’), growth mindset, the global citizenship initiative and a ‘well-harnessed code of behaviour’.  Sport is inclusive, teams are mixed, and pupils enjoy quidditch ‘played on brooms but…’

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What the school says...

The Roche School is an independent family owned, co-educational, nursery and primary school offering children a wide range of academic, creative and sporting opportunities in a family-orientated environment on the boundary of Putney and Wandsworth.

Our curriculum is taught by inspiring, committed teaching staff enabling pupils to fully achieve their potential whilst they are with us. Attitudes to learning are important too – we encourage pupils to enjoy challenge, working together and independently. In academic subjects, we run small classes which are attentive to matters of pace and understanding and our pupils go on to achieve places at top London day schools. We are committed to being a school comprising a diverse range of families and pupils who enjoy the dynamic culture at the school.

We are proud of our strong academic record and encourage pupils to excel.

The atmosphere of the school is happy and polite with the pastoral system emphasising the importance of kindness and respect for others.

Please check the website for open days or ring the school for a private tour.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Vania Adams. From ‘a family of teachers’, raised and educated in west Sussex, degree in English and drama (Roehampton), PGCE secondary (Middlesex). Father was ‘an educator and a painter’, who encouraged an interest in the expressive arts, especially poetry. Two children, now adult. Teaching career briefly interrupted by a stint in publishing – ‘so valuable’ – then Ibstock Place School before a move to The Roche (year 6 form teacher). Promotion followed and the rest is history. Lives nearby, but not close enough to be seen doing her weekly shop in the local supermarket.

Parents praise her integrity, values, leadership style and ‘approachability’ and children love her. ‘She’s been friends with my brother, my sister and now she is friends with me,’ explained one boy, the youngest of...

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Special Education Needs

For those children who are identified as having particular learning difficulties, extra provision can be made through one-to-one support and by small group sizes - particularly in English and Maths.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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