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 and a Lay Reader also visit 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 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
Latest School Events
- Transition Day14Jul2022
All children spend the day in their new classes, year groups and schools.
- Sports Morning, Open Morning and Family Picnic15Jul2022
8:00 am - 12:45 pm
The long anticipated return of Sports Day with team and individual races. Open Morning offers the opportunity to spend time in your child's current class and visit their new class. There is then the opportunity for a family picnic in the school grounds before school closes at 12.45pm. We are delighted to announce that the PTA will be providing a breakfast option from 8am on the morning - more details to follow.
- School finishes for the Summer Holidays21Jul2022
1:15 pm - 1:15 pm
- Summer hoidays22Jul2022
12:00 am - 31 aug, 11:55 pm
- INSET Day22Jul2022
- INSET Day01Sep2022
- Children return02Sep2022