History


Roselyon School, in Par, was founded in 1952 in a mine-owner’s house on a wooded, 5 acre site where children can explore their environment and learn respect for each other and our world.

At Roselyon, we believe in small classes, where teachers can get to know each individual child, their strengths as well as the areas where they need support, and design learning which can encourage and extend, helping your child to attain his or her potential.  We are a family school where we work with each child and their parents to help create a firm foundation for lifelong learning.

We are a Church of England Foundation School and faith is an important part of our ethos.  We pray with the children and teach them about familiar and less familiar religions, ensuring that all know that they are welcome as part of our family, whether faith is a part of their life or not.

Although we are a small school, we help each child to go as far as they can in any area of life.  We have entered (and won) classes in the Cornwall sailing regatta; each year we send children to try out for national finals in any sport in which they have an ability (in 2015-16 we have taken 4 children to the national cross-country finals, 4 children to the national athletics finals, 6 children to the British Youth Team Fencing finals and 1 child to the British National Fencing finals) and we enter art, music and poetry competitions, this year having X artists’ work taken to national art finals.

Our children achieve well academically because we look at each one in the round.  Even though we are not an academic hothouse, we gain outstanding results.  In 2014 we were the only school in Cornwall to feature in the Sunday Times Top 100 Schools listing.  In 2015 children achieved academic, art and dance scholarships to senior schools as well as 11+ success.  This year, children have been offered music, fencing and sports scholarships as well as 11+ success.  Our children go on to attend a wide range of schools, both independent and state schools and we ensure that each one is carefully prepared for this transition.

Once children have left Roselyon, they always return to let us know how they are getting on.  We are a family school and ex-pupils are always welcome to visit – and are often invited to events.  Several parents are themselves ex-Roselyon parents and we take is as a particular compliment that they believe the magic of a Roselyon education lives on.