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.
'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.
You may have noticed that last year in the Spring term, some exciting developments took place in the Nursery outdoor learning environment. There are now plans in place to re-develop the entire main playground and Reception and Year 1’s outdoor learning environment. The RFC are doing lots of fundraising work in order to raise money for the developments, so please support the upcoming Winter Fair on 6th December where funds raised will go towards outdoor development. The main design is available below. We look forward to installing a new ‘gross motor skills’ track in place of the old trim trail in the main playground and some very exciting natural play and construction in the Reception area. Look out for outdoor updates here!