Rockmount is a happy, friendly school situated very close to the vibrant Crystal Palace triangle.
From the first day a child attends, our priority is to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for them to learn and grow.
With high expectations of all our children, we are committed to fulfilling our motto, "All Can Achieve". This is the central premise of all that happens in our school.
We also encourage close links between home and school so that parents and carers can be actively involved in their child’s education. We often ask for parents' views because we believe they are important in helping to shape the future development of the school.
This website provides a wealth of information about how Rockmount is organised. Of course our school is much more than this. I would encourage you to come and visit us and to see Rockmount for yourself. Details about how to get in touch are on our contact page.
Croydon Primary School of the Year Award 2014
We are delighted to announce that Rockmount has been awarded Primary School of the Year 2014. This is a fantastic achievement for the school and it would not have been possible without the excellent and committed support of the Rockmount community. We would like to thank all staff members, parents and children for their hard work.
Click here to keep updated with our exciting playground developments!
Here's a sneek peek of recent developments. See our Playground development page for more pictures!
Rockmount is now a Lead Food Flagship School!
In July 2014, Croydon and Lambeth were awarded “Flagship Food Borough” status. This was part of a new initiative created by the Mayor, the Greater London Authority and the DfE. The reasons for this initiative are:
· To address concerns around the increasing evidence of obesity and the onset of Type 2 diabetes in the population
· To increase the general health and achievement of children and young people by using schools as a starting point to change the culture of food within the borough
The ‘Croydon School Food Plan’ was created to support schools with this initiative and schools were invited to apply to become Flagship Schools. These Flagship Schools will be supported to become exemplars of good practice in relation to food and healthy lifestyles in schools. The expectation will be that they pilot, model and share best practice with other schools across the Greater London Authority
At Rockmount we are very aware of the strong link between nutrition, health and academic performance and we are committed to educating our school community in how to live healthy, balanced lifestyles in order to maximise learning opportunities throughout life.
We were thrilled to learn that Rockmount Primary School has been selected to become a Lead Food Flagship School.
We are one of only 2 Croydon primary schools chosen for this honour which is due to the commitment we have already shown to improving the health, fitness and academic achievement of our pupils.
We are now looking forward to working with the Croydon Healthy Schools Team to develop an action plan for the coming year. We will share the exciting developments with you in the near future!
World Book Week 2015
Rockmount celebrated world book week with style! As the focus was Poetry, Year 1 took part in CBeebies Rhyming Rocket workshop while Years 2 to 6 were very lucky to have Justin Coe come and perform in an assembly which the children were thoroughly engaged in. He inspired us to write and perform our own poems too! We were thrilled to see so many children (and staff!) take part in the dress up day on Thursday 5th March.
RE Week 2015
The week beginning 23rd February 2015 saw Rockmount Primary School celebrate RE week. The aim of the week was to raise the profile of RE across the school and involve the children in some fund raising events. We used the theme 'Why should we care?' throughout the school and each year group thought about this question from the point of view of a range of world religions. Click here to find out more!
Year 3 visit the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Croydon
This term, Year 3 have been learning about Sikhism. As part of RE week , Year 3 visited the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, a Sikh temple, in Croydon. They learnt about Sikh traditions and how Sikhs help others. All the children, parent helpers and staff thoroughly enjoyed the trip! See our class page for more photos.
Sports coach visits Year 5
Year 5 have been building on the gymnastics work they did in the Autumn term. They have been developing skills such as: balancing, jumping and developing sequences of movement.
Andy Smith cycles 5000 miles
Andy Smith, or ‘Smudger’ as his friends call him, is a keen cyclist. He cycled 5000 miles over the summer through Brazil. He started in January, so when he finished he could watch the world cup. While he was cycling he could see the stadiums being built. His cycle was called ‘SmudgerSambaCycle’. He did an exclusive interview with the Rockmount Bike it crew.
Eve, Jacqui and Zac
Year 5 and 6 took part in workshops focusing on what is considered right and wrong. This was a follow up workshop from the assembly children had a couple of weeks ago. The children remembered the 4 types of abuse and filled in 'My Buddy Kit'. The team will be back in June to talk to the whole school about keeping safe.
'Power of One'- Anti-Bullying Week
Children enjoyed an interactive workshop where actors used boxes, colours, and masks to vividly portray what bullying is, what can be done about it, and how every child has the power of one, the power to report and deal with bullying when they see it. The workshop also explained the different roles in bullying: Bully, Target, and Bystander and showed examples of different types of bullying: Physical, Verbal, Exclusion, and Cyber bullying. Children were introduced to the Anti-Bullying Charter which included the 'Power of One Oath'. This will be signed during Circle Time.
English National Opera Studios
Pearl class were specially invited to attend a rehearsal of the production,’ The Way Back Home’. Although it was very short notice staff, parents and children were able to use public transport on a wet and humid day to get to the studios at West Hampstead.
The children met with the entire production team including the director, conductor, musicians, performers, artists and stage/ costume designers. The children were enthused and invigorated as they were entrapped in the theatricals of the performance. At the end the production team were very impressed with the constructive criticisms made by our children . This rehearsal was also the perfect opportunity to see how drama is used as a form of visual poetry which coincidentally is the topic that the year four children are presently learning about.