North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020

What to expect

Laying the foundations for learning

Set in its own beautiful grounds, Rose Court has modern, well-resourced facilities which sit alongside period features in the original Victorian house. Specialist facilities include a music room with a full time specialist music teacher, a dance and drama studio, an art room and a library with over 12,000 books. A dedicated IT suite houses 25 computers with age appropriate software and there are computers in every classroom. The facilities ensure a high quality experience for all children.

Outdoor learning is fun at Rose Court and regular forays into the GSAL grounds, sometimes equipped with paper and crayons, magnifying glasses, cameras and clipboards, help spark an appreciation of nature and the environment. Supervised outdoor play is encouraged and Rose Court benefits from a range of outdoor play areas equipped with a trim trail and a tree house requested by the Rose Court pupils themselves, as well as swings, adventure play opportunities and a large sports field surrounded by mature trees.

Teaching is tailored

From entry into the Nursery through to the end of Key Stage 1, teaching is tailored to meet individual needs. The focus is on learning through play in the early years. We teach an enriched version of the national curriculum, with value added by the expertise and experience of our teaching staff and their assistants. Every child develops differently, and guaranteed small class sizes of about 20 ensure each child gets individual attention and guidance.

We recognise that young children perform best when their interest is fully engaged, and when they are allowed to work and play at their own pace. We believe firmly that language, literacy and numeracy skills form the foundations of successful learning. In particular, children are taught to speak clearly and listen well. This aids learning, and encourages something else we value highly at Rose Court – good, considerate behaviour. We reward children for being kind, polite, honest and helpful.

Ours is a formula that works. Most children progress rapidly and perform at levels significantly above national norms. At age seven they leave Rose Court as confident, happy individuals, with a clear sense of right and wrong, an eagerness to learn and achieve more.

Superb extracurricular provision

Young children love to extend their imagination and creativity and the Rose Court extracurricular programme gives them every opportunity to do just that. Football, karate, gymnastics, cookery, yoga and French are just some of the lunch time and after school activities on offer in addition to arts, crafts, music and dance – children are encouraged to enjoy any or all of a wide range of expressive activities run by Rose Court staff or specialist teachers.

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