1st April 2017

Roehampton Church School

Holy Trinity has a Church School and provides a weekly assembly for the children on Wednesdays.  There is a Jacob’s Well cafe held in the church in the mornings for parents to relax and catch up with each other after dropping their children off at school.

Roehampton School is a Voluntary Aided School, and is a primary school for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

“At Roehampton Church School we aim to provide a safe, reflective and caring environment based on Christian teaching and principles. We work with all in our community to equip our children with the skills and understanding they need to make a purposeful and engaging contribution to society. To grow up feeling positive about themselves always striving to do the best they can.”

Go to the school’s website to find out more about Roehampton Church School.

 

History of Roehampton Church School

Roehampton Church School had its beginnings in 1828, as mentioned in Parliamentary papers in the House of Commons archives.  A further early reference appears in the account of the proceedings at a Court Leet and a General Court Baron held for the Manor of Wimbledon on the 28th day of April 1835.  At this meeting a request “by most of the respectable inhabitants of Roehampton” for permission to enclose a small portion of the waste land in the immediate neighbourhood of the village for the site of an Infant Schoolhouse was considered.

Subsequently, the Jury commended “that a grant should be made of the said piece of land”, which was leased to a Mr. William Bellamy for a peppercorn rent of five shillings. The school then paid a yearly rental until 1850 when certain “well disposed persons” purchased the release for a Parochial School of the Church of England. In 1854, a separate school for boys was built and in 1888 this was enlarged. Separate schools for boys and girls served the district until 1945 when the schools merged to become a mixed school. The school then assumed its present name of Roehampton Church School.

VISION STATEMENT

At Roehampton Church School we aim to provide a safe, reflective and caring environment based on Christian teaching and principles.

We work with all in our community to equip our children with the skills and understanding they need to make a purposeful and engaging contribution to society.

To grow up feeling positive about themselves always striving to do the best they can.

Message from the Headteacher

We are a one form entry, Voluntary Aided School located in the heart of Roehampton since 1828. Our vision is to provide a high quality education for all our children, preparing them with skills for life and encouraging them to be well rounded individuals who are respectful, kind and tolerant of others.

With a strong Christian ethos at the centre of our core, we are committed to providing a secure, happy and calm environment in which all children are able to thrive socially, emotionally and academically. Every child matters and our caring philosophy is at the heart of everything we do.

We have a very committed Governing board who play an active role in the life of the school and excellent relationships with the team clergy at our local church ‘Holy Trinity’. Although we are a church school we welcome children from all world faiths and currently have children from 40 different counties attending the school. This diversity is what makes Roehampton Church School the very special place it is.

Headteacher: Mr. Richard Woodfin
B.A. Hons/PGCE NPQH/ACP

SCHOOL CHARTER

Roehampton Church School students decided and agreed the School
Charter for the whole school as well as the individual.

1) Respect the people around you. Treat them as you would like to be
treated.
2) Be responsible for your own actions.
3) Think how your actions could make others feel. Your behaviour is your
choice.
4) Trying and failing is an important part of learning.
5) Take risks with your learning. It’s safe to try, get it wrong and then learn
from your mistakes.