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. We have a chosen Bible quote which we believe exemplifies our approach: "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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.
This year, we have introduced 'The Roger de Clare Way'. This is a set of principles and expectations that define our culture here at school. The Roger de Clare Way consists of 5 strands - Manners, Learning, Growth Mindset, Kindness and Environment. These principles apply to all stakeholders.
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
- Half-term School closes at 3.15pm10Feb2023
3:15 pm - 3:15 pm
- Half Term13Feb2023
12:00 pm - 17 feb, 12:30 pm
- Children return20Feb2023
- Parents Consultations08Mar2023
See confirmed times sent home before Half-Term.
- Parents Consultations09Mar2023
Please see times sent home before Half-Term.
- School closes for Easter Holidays31Mar2023
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
- Easter Holidays03Apr2023
12:00 pm - 16 apr, 12:30 pm
- INSET Day17Apr2023
- Children return18Apr2023