Rodbourne Cheney Primary School
Swindon SN25 3BN
Rodbourne Cheney Primary School has 9 classes and our building dates from the Victoria era. This means we benefit from a lot of space and character!
Visitors always comment on how they feel the “buzz” when they enter our school and say how happy and welcoming the children and staff are. This is something we pride ourselves on.
We have many features that make us unique ranging from our Reception and Year 1 classes where children do response planning to our wonderful hidden gem-our school field! Our school field is used for PE, outdoor learning, fundraising events, camping for KS2, family events to name but a few.
At Rodbourne, we believe that children learn best when they are highly motivated and we ensure that our learning includes a trip, visit or experience every term which ties in with our topics. When children are happy and engaged with their learning, they make progress and we are extremely proud of their success.
Our children are very involved in the life of the school through various committees where they represent their peers-School Council, Orange Star Committee and ECO Committee. The School Council designed the trim trail that was installed on the school field and costed it out. It came in under budget! The children also wanted to share more of their learning with parents so we run Fabulous Fridays and Thrilling Thursdays where parents can visit to work alongside their children.
The Friends Committee run numerous events throughout the year to fundraise for the school. Our Local Governing Body work closely with the Principal and staff to ensure that decisions made impact on learning and progress.
Being a member of the White Horse Federation has had a positive impact on Rodbourne Cheney Primary School. The children benefit from competing against other WHF schools in tournaments such as tag rugby, netball and hockey. We also hold WHF events such as the Art / Science and Sports festivals where children compete. The children have also had the opportunity to work together on residentials, projects like the development of school meals and also through Governors. Staff also reap the rewards from being members of the WHF as they receive excellent training to suit the needs of the school, have the opportunity to work with colleagues to discuss educational changes and pedagogy and also a wide professional network of colleagues to focus on learning.