History


Roselyon School is an independent prep school in Cornwall. It was founded in 1952 in a mine-owner’s house on a wooded, 5 acre site in Par. In September 2018, we relocated the school to Lanlivery.

You can read more about our new location here:

Our ethos remains the same. 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.

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. We are regularly the only school in Cornwall to feature in the Sunday Times Top 100 Schools listing. Our children consistently achieve academic, art and dance scholarships to senior schools as well as 11+ success. They 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 pupils and we take is as a particular compliment that they believe the magic of a Roselyon education lives on.