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Rotherfield Primary School Growing futures

What Makes us Special?

There are some very unique and special things about Rotherfield…


Rotherfield Team

Our staff team are wonderful!  Many visitors and parents over the years have commented on the commitment and warmth of staff.  Our school staff work as a team to deliver the very best education for your children.  You will find us friendly, funny and united in that aim!


Specialist staff


Our children are lucky to have 5 specialist staff working with them every week.  Specialists like ours are only usually available in private schools, but through working in partnership with Newington Green we can share the cost of such amazing specialist staff.


We offer specialist teaching in computing, music, art and design, PE and Spanish.


Rotherfield out and about programme


We believe our children should have access to all the opportunities that are available to other children!  We have designed our out and about programme so that by the time children leave us in Y6 they would have had a rich experience of cultural trips and visits throughout their time at Rotherfield. For example trips to the opera, ballet, residential outward bound trips, museums, galleries, sports venues etc. 


Edible Garden

Rotherfield is a four storey Victorian building. In the corner of our playground we have kitchen garden beds and fruit trees making our fabulous ‘edible garden’. Produce from the garden is used in our curriculum kitchen which was funded and runs in partnership with Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation. We are currently working on a herb project, which will mean we get to sell our produce to a local restaurant that is partnered with us.


Specialist teaching spaces and beautiful refurbished classrooms!

In September 2017 we created a specialist Art Room for pupils and parents to enjoy.  All pupils have weekly Art and Design lessons using this space.  It is located on the south-eastern side of the building, so gets fabulous light from large windows. Here we can create and design to our hearts content!  In 2020 we developed a specailist computing space called the MUR, which is located on the ground floor.  Here children have specialist computing lessons.


We have been working on a classroom refurbishment programme.  In 2020 we hope to complete all other classrooms in the school, with bespoke storage walls, new interactive screens, and bespoke furniture and matting.  This means our classrooms are great places to learn!


Development of premises house...


In 2021 we are looking forward to developing our premises house into usable learning, teaching and playing spaces!