provide an environment in which the individual child has an equal opportunity to develop his or her full potential at an appropriate pace;
equip children to be literate and numerate and provide opportunities for them to develop their skills and knowledge in all areas of the National Curriculum;
develop the whole child by providing opportunities for pupils to acquire lively, inquisitive and imaginative minds;
encourage children to develop good learning practices, standards of behaviour and self - discipline both in and out of the school environment;
teach children tolerance, compassion and understanding of the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations;
enable children to develop care and concern for the environment and the world in which they live;
encourage a sense of pride in and commitment to the shared aims and values of our school.
ADMISSIONS AND EARLY YEARS
The governors of Rolvenden Primary School will consider all applications for admission to this school on the following criteria in priority order:
Health reasons (for which a medical certificate may be needed);
Current family association, i.e. an elder sister or brother in the school at the time of entry;
Proximity of the child’s home and ease of access to the school.
Rolvenden School has one intake of pupils who will be five during the academic year (Sept. to Aug.). Pupils whose birthday falls in January through to April are sometimes referred to as ‘Rising Fives’. Pupils whose birthday falls in May to August are called ‘ Rising Rising Fives.’Both groups will initially be taken into school on a part - time basis. This is a settling-in period and the child will become a full -time pupil when the class teacher, headteacher and parents agree it is appropriate for the child.
Prospective parents wishing to view the school should make an appointment with the headteacher. When admitting a child to the school it is necessary for the birth certificate to be presented.
Pupils in year R and RR undertake the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum. The curriculum seeks to support and extend the skills that pupils already have. It is designed to increase confidence and understanding in 6 key areas: personal ,social and emotional; communication, language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development and creative development. Much of the opportunities for developing the curriculum are within well planned play activities.
We strive to give our pupils a thorough grounding in the basic subjects and to create a stable environment in which to foster the intellectual, social, physical,emotional, moral and aesthetic development. In addition, we work towards preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We aim to provide your child with a rich, broad and balanced curriculum.
Infant (year groups RR and R)
Infant (year groups 1 and 2)
Junior (year groups 3-6)
Secondary (year groups 7-9)
Secondary (year groups 10-11)
The school follows the government guidelines and the curriculum is weighted towards the core subjects (maths, English, Science, I.C.T. and R.E.)
For P.E. children wear a yellow T-shirt*, black shorts and plimsolls.Older children (Juniors) also wear trainers (or football boots) and a tracksuit.In summer, children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and flip flops.
* available from school office. *Prices on request.