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Rockingham Primary School

At Rockingham we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child.


Enrichment is an important part of life at Rockingham Primary and we offer a wide range of opportunities alongside a number of partner organisations.

As a David Ross Education Trust academy we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.

Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.

Throughout the year children in EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enrichment activities.

These range from Netball, Art, Football, Dance, Gymnastics and our Rockingham Voice Choir.

Activities include visual and performing arts, including dance, drama and music. There is also a focus on art, sport, outward bounds and developing life skills.

Children are also taken on a range of stimulating and educational trips throughout the year, including an exciting Residential for pupils in Year 6.

Extended Schools

At Rockingham Primary we offer a pre-booked, pre-paid breakfast club.

This is run by experienced staff who are employed by the school as Teaching Assistants and HLTAs.

The club starts at 8.00 am and children are taken to class at 8.45 am. The breakfast club is £1 per session and children receive a free breakfast.  Places at breakfast clubs are limited and must be pre-booked through the office.  If you need further information, the staff in the school office will be happy to help.

The after school club is run by Bright Beginnings and is held at Occupation House, situated on Occupation Road.  The children are collected from school.  To arrange a place please contact them directly on 01536 262066 and ask to speak to Karen, the supervisor. The school office have more contact information if required.

Rockingham Primary works closely with local nurseries to ensure a smooth transition from Nursery into school. We have close links with many outside agencies to ensure that our pupils get the most from their at school.  Please speak to Kayleigh, our Family Support worker, should you require any advice or support for your family.

The pastoral team are on hand on a daily basis to support children with the transition into school.

We value the support, wealth of knowledge and resources we have from our parents and wider community. If you would like to get more involved with your child’s learning please contact their class teacher to discuss any opportunities you may be able to offer or activities you may like to help with.

At Rockingham Primary we believe enrichment helps to develop the following skills:

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Self Confidence
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Awareness of health and wellbeing

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer.

Highlights from last year include:

  • A Big Sing led by Opera North
  • 14 of our primary schools participated in the Shakespeare Schools Festival
  • 6 of our primary schools worked with The Northern Ballet, this involved a trip to see a production and several workshops
  • Several of our Northamptonshire schools developed partnerships with The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube

Our most recent opportunities include:

  • Participation in the Trust Dance Festival at Corby Cube

  • Holdenby House visit to experience Victorian Life in context

  • Regular trips to Corby Library

  • Author visits including one form Stewart Foster

  • Professional skill showcase from World record freestyle football champion Dan Magness

  • Skills workshops delivered by Olympic Gymnast Kristian Thomas and National Table Tennis representatives.

  • All star choir performances at Neville Holt Opera House

For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:

Shane Ward & Alex Green

Jamie Healy

To contact us please call head office:
01476 566 801