Primary school places for September 2019

Following the announcement of primary school places last week, it is clear that a number of schools in Cornwall are over-subscribed for September 2019, resulting in anxiety and disappointment for many families.

If you find yourself in this position, you might want to consider Roselyon School as an option.

Based in Lanlivery, between St Austell and Lostwithiel, we have a small number of places left in reception class for September 2019, and for those worried about having siblings at separate schools, we may have places available in other primary years. We organise private minibus transport to locations throughout Cornwall to alleviate the pressure of travelling if you live further afield, as well as wrap around care for working parents.

Head teacher, Hillary Mann explains: “We are lucky to not be bound by the restraint of the school application deadlines and can therefore offer parents the chance to have a look at our school and take up one of the few spaces remaining. Applications will only close once we have a full class. We pride ourselves on small classes at Roselyon and therefore encourage interested parents to get in contact as soon as possible to ensure a space is available.”

Anyone interested in the school is invited to call Mrs Mann on 01726 812110 or email her via

Roselyon School was founded in 1952 and was originally located in a mine-owner’s house on a wooded, 5 acre site in Par, but in 2018 we moved to a bigger site set in the grounds of the former Churchtown Farm, Lanlivery. Our new site has acres of open space enabling the children to take part in many outdoor activities including forest school and beach school, and we now have access to a neighbouring working farm. Our main building is fully accessible and newly refurbished.

We pride ourselves on small classes enabling teachers to support each child and help them gain their full potential. Roselyon can boast many competition wins including the 2017 UK fencing championships, classes in the Cornwall sailing regatta, cross country, art, poetry, music and more.

You can find out more about us, including our excellent inspection results, here or click through to view our prospectus

Amanda Hoskin to attend Art Day

Join us for an exciting and creative day of art at Roselyon School!

On Thursday 9 May 2019, from 9am to 3.45pm, we are offering a day of fun, challenge and arty education!

Ideal for children in Year groups 2, 3 and 4, including those who are home-educated, children will first create an innovative masterpiece from an unusual collection of mystery materials – weather permitting, in our wonderful outdoor learning environment.

Then after lunch, which we will provide, we are excited to announce the visit of landscape artist Amanda Hoskin, who will be leading a workshop designed to stretch every child’s interest and ability.

For more details, or to reserve a place, please email

Easter Trail and Fun

Join us on Saturday 13 April for our Easter Trail and Fun!

THE EASTER BUNNY HAS LOST EASTER! Come and eggsplore our wonderful grounds and help her to find it on our eggciting Easter Trail. Find all she needs to claim your free Easter egg!

Plus facepainting, Guess the Bunny’s name, traditional crafts, Talons Owltimate Encounters, refreshments and a chance to win a spa day at the Cornwall Hotel.

Come along between 12 noon and 3pm, parking is free and entry is £2 for under 12s.

Swimming champions!

We are delighted to announce that at last week’s swimming championships, our swimmers beat 11 other schools to win the overall top place.

At the event in Bodmin, Roselyon School won Division 2 and the cup for most points overall.

Head Hilary Mann said: “It’s the first time we have attended the event, so it was incredible to win the overall cup. We’re so very proud of our children – and well done all to the competitors!”