I am delighted to welcome you to our website and our school.
At Roger de Clare C. of E. First School and Nursery we work with each family to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child. Our aim for all children is 'maximum achievement for all in a happy, caring and Christian environment'. We aim to make each child's learning experience as personalised as possible, drawing on their needs and interests as well as curriculum and year group expectations.
Our ethos is centred around play-based or active learning. We ensure the principles of the Early Years are built upon across the school as we believe it is vital for our children that they are allowed to grow their knowledge and skills in an investigative and hands-on approach.
We are part of the three tier system, providing education for children from 3 to 9 years of age. At 9 years, children usually transfer to Ralph Sadleir Middle School which is adjacent to Roger de Clare or Edwinstree Middle School in Buntingford and then to Freman College Upper School in Buntingford at 13 years. Close links are maintained with all schools.
Being a church school, we have strong links with the local church, St. Mary's, Standon, where we regularly attend services. Our Key Stage 2 children read prayers, poems and stories linked to events in the Christian calendar, while the main school join in with hymns and songs. Parents are invited and warmly welcomed to all of our services. Our vicar also visits the school regularly to talk, work and pray with the children. These active and lively worships are looked forward to by all the children and staff. We are also delighted to be the venue for the weekly 'St. Mary's at the School' sessions on Sunday afternoons.
We advocate a strong partnership with parents, knowing that by working together your child will achieve. If you need to speak to a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact us in person, in writing, by phone or email and we will respond as soon as we can. I aim to be in the playground each morning if you would like to speak to me or arrange a time to discuss an issue confidentially.
Mrs. Laura Woods
Roger de Clare in the news........
Our Community Lunches initiative as covered by ITV Anglia (December 2016)
We are delighted to confirm that we have been graded as an 'outstanding' Church School in our recent SIAMS inspection (November 2017). You can read the full report on the 'Our Church' page under 'About Us'. Congratulations to all Governors, Staff, Parents and Pupils for making our school such a wonderful place to be.
Latest School Events
- Church Service14Dec2017
8:40 am - 9:40 am @ St. Mary's Church, Standon
- KS1 Christmas Concert for Grandparents15Dec2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am @ School Hall
KS1 Christmas Concert for Grandparents only - numbers per family to be confirmed nearer the time.
- KS2 Christmas Concert for Grandparents15Dec2017
10:30 am - 11:30 am @ School Hall
KS2 Christmas Concert for Grandparents only - numbers to be confirmed nearer the time.
- Parents' Forum15Dec2017
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm @ Staff room
- Christmas Party Day19Dec2017
8:45 am - 1:15 pm @ Across the school
It's the last day of term! Children celebrate with games and activities before school ends at 1.15pm. Children can wear smart party clothes to celebrate their hard work and achievements and welcome Christmas. There may even be a visit from Father Christmas!