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!”

Open Morning Update from the Head

Ahead of our Open Morning tomorrow (23 March), read a special update from our Head, Hilary Mann:

“Since opening our new and exciting site in Lanlivery in September 2018, Roselyon School has been providing a fabulous and stimulating learning environment for our pupils inside and outside the classroom.The site has been fully operational since it opened and we have been encouraged by the increasing level of interest that we have been receiving at the School.

We are looking forward to showcasing the new opportunities the School has to offer at our Open Day tomorrow (23 March) from 10am to 12 noon, which promises to be a very positive event and will provide prospective parents and pupils with an opportunity to tour the School’s fantastic facilities, meet the Head and the teaching staff and hear about the ‘Roselyon experience’.

Looking to the future, whilst the independent school sector is facing economic challenges, the positive interest that we have received recently is allowing us to prepare for the Summer Term ahead and for the Academic year 2019/20. We are confident that we can build on the strong foundations we have put in place for what is a supportive, exciting and unique environment for educating children.”

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!


Maths Day for Primary Schools – new date

Roselyon School is pleased to invite enthusiastic Year 2 and Year 3 mathematicians to join us for a Maths Enrichment Event, in conjunction with Truro School.

Rescheduled from a snowy date in February, the better weather means we can hold our Maths Day outdoors in our fabulous grounds and engage in active learning activities, including problem solving, teamwork and creativity.

The event is on Friday 22 March 2019 and will run from 9am to 12.30pm. All children are welcome to stay for lunch and Games until 3.45pm.

Places will be allocated in order of registration. The quickest route to register is to email

We look forward to hearing from you!

News from the British School Fencing Championships

Congratulations to our teams for their superb performances at last weekend’s British School Fencing Championships. We are most proud! Head coach Mr. Gayle provided this update:

“Amelia, Isla and Evie were the youngest fencers competing on the day, and they attracted a fair deal of attention with their good control of distance and clever bladework.

Jake, Will and Dylan began the day with determination, but a sense they would be meeting some very experienced and skillful teams on the piste. However, it became apparent from the start that we were performing better than expected in the first round of poules. A win in the first round of DE was a seminal moment for our team. A second win in the second round of DE against St Benedict’s was also completely unexpected, leaving us both euphoric and exhaused, with a two point lead at 45-43 with seconds left on the clock.

The boys finally went out in the third DE, securing second place in our table, and 7th overall. Superb results. Superb fencing. Superb competition. Thank you British Fencing Schools!”

You can find out more about our fencing provision here.

Come to our Open Morning on 23 March 2019

On Saturday 23 March 2019, we warmly invite you to visit Roselyon and see for yourself what our independent prep school in Cornwall is really like.

At our first Open Morning in our new home in Lanlivery, there will be a range of activities both indoors and out, so you will have the chance to see our wonderful new classrooms and fabulous outdoor learning environment – complete with adventure activity centre, woodlands, lakelands, and even our resident pigs!

There will be lots to see and do including a singing masterclass, art and drama activities, and a demonstration from our champion fencing team. We will be showing off our outdoor learning opportunities and our activity challenge course will be officially opened! The Bird Lady of Fowey will also be attending with owls and hawks, and there will even be activities for the little ones, with a special insight into our weekly toddler group.

Staff, governors, parents and pupils will all be on hand to talk to you about what life is like at our amazing school, including our unique home education options.

Roselyon is widely recognised for producing outstanding educational results and these achievements have secured our position as the only ‘Sunday Times Top 100’ prep school in Cornwall in recent years. In our latest ISI Inspection, children’s attainment was rated ‘excellent’ and we are proud to have this confirmation that our children ‘attain notably high standards of literacy and numeracy, and have outstanding attitudes towards learning.’ Much of this success can be attributed to our small class size policy.

You can also find out more about our focus on outdoor learning, with Beach School, Woodland School, the numerous opportunities to learn on the farm adjacent to the school and a very broad range of outdoor co-curricular activities.

If you are looking for a prep school in Cornwall, do come along and see us on 23 March between 1oam and 12 noon. There is plenty of free parking and our site is fully accessible. To register your interest, call us on 01726 812110 or email your details to

We really do look forward to seeing you!