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 info@roselyonschool.com

We really do look forward to seeing you!

High quality teaching for home-educated children in Cornwall


Are you looking to supplement your home education with direct high-quality teaching?

We can help with that! We offer home-educated children from Reception to Year 6 the option to attend any number of subjects taught here at our independent prep school in Cornwall, from French, Latin, Religious Studies and PHSE, through to Science, Art, Maths and English.

Roselyon is a small and friendly school, with experience in providing tailored solutions for home-educators. Our dedicated teaching staff and classroom assistants provide the maximum of time to each child. We believe strongly in praise and encouragement and ensure the children (and parents) are aware of the progress they are making.

Our fees are very competitive when compared to traditional home tutoring costs, and parents can choose to purchase as many or as few subjects as they choose. The only requirement is that subjects are purchased as a ‘half-term block’ (there are a set number of lessons a week and timetables will be discussed with you) and paid for in advance for half a term.

If you are interested, please do call us on 01726 812110 or email info@roselyonschool.com

Should you decide to proceed, you will need to provide us with a copy of the letter you have received from the Elective Home Educator’s office in Cornwall. The parent has responsibility for the provision of ‘efficient full-time education’ (Education Act 1996), and the Roselyon subjects will form part of that provision.

Click on this link for more details of subjects available and our pricing structure.

 

Fencing success for Roselyon children


We might only be a small prep school in Cornwall, but we have some future sporting champions among our children!

Roselyon is delighted to report that at the Leon Paul Junior Series Cornwall tournament in Truro last weekend, our fencing team achieved fantastic success.

In the U11 Boys Foil, congratulations go to Arlo who took the Gold Medal. His achievement was matched by Amelia in the U9 Girls Foil, also taking home a Gold Medal.

The medals did not stop there – Lily and Isla both took home Silver medals, while Bronze medals were claimed by Lola and Mini.

This was a brilliant day of fencing by all of our competitors – and certainly put Roselyon School on the map.

Click on this link to find out more about Fencing at Roselyon. You can also see photos from this event on our Facebook page here

Churchtown Staff Reunion Event


There was a wonderfully warm atmosphere of reminiscence when former staff of Churchtown Farm returned for a special reunion event organised by Roselyon School last week.

The event attracted over 40 staff members who had all previously worked for Churchtown Farm and Activity Centre when it operated as a respite centre in the mid 1970s through to 2011, providing day services and holidays for young disabled people and youngsters with special educational needs.

Roselyon School staff and children were delighted to show guests and their families around the buildings and the facilities that the school has been enjoying since it relocated to Lanlivery, as well witness the reunion of friends and colleagues who had not seen each other for many years. Tea, cake and much news were shared by all!

“We all came away with a warm feeling of well being, knowing our beloved buildings are in very safe, and loving hands,” said Mel Millett, former Care Manager and Deputy Centre Manager at Churchtown Farm.

Hilary Mann, Head of Roselyon School, added, “It was such a pleasure to see so many people who hold this building dear and we were pleased that they were really impressed with the changes we have made. The spirit of the building lives on.” 

Any staff of Churchtown who missed the reunion are most welcome to visit when they are in the area – the snowy weather on the day meant that many missed out, although we were most impressed by one tenacious visitor who travelled all the way from the Isle of Mull! Please phone 01726 812110 to arrange a look around.

Sign up for a ‘taste’ of our independent prep school in Cornwall


Are you considering an independent prep school in Cornwall as the next step for your son or daughter?

If yes, then you should definitely consider coming along soon to experience a ‘taste’ of the school day at Roselyon! While our website and prospectus will give you a flavour of life in our small and friendly school, spending time here will give you and your son or daughter a much better insight to our teaching, learning and school environment.

We tailor the taster completely to your needs: choose the subjects your child would most like to experience, and a time of day which means they can also enjoy a breaktime or lunchtime with us, and we will organise the rest.

Having visited, should you decide you would like to proceed with the admissions process we will arrange for your child to visit us for a day or two in the term before they join, in order to become more familiar with the surroundings and to make friends to play with in the holidays.

For more details, do call us on 01726 812110 or email info@roselyonschool.com

New minibus routes to Roselyon for North Cornwall families


Roselyon is delighted to announce two new minibus routes for families living in the north of the county.

The first will provide those in the Wadebridge area with access to Roselyon School on a route which travels in via Bodmin. The second is a new collection point at Cornwall Services on the A30, ideal for parents travelling to and from work on this route.

Head of Roselyon Hilary Mann said, “Our escorted minibus services from Bodmin, Liskeard and St. Austell have always been popular, so much so that we have added a second bus for our St. Austell families. Our recent move to Lanlivery means we are now more accessible if you live in the north of the county, with convenient stops where you can meet the bus on your way to work or from home, knowing that your child will be delivered safely to school.”

For more details, visit this page – and should you require further information, or wish to discuss a collection point not currently offered, please email info@roselyonschool.com    

Churchtown Staff Reunion – can you help?


Roselyon School is planning a special event to bring together former staff of the Churchtown Farm and Activity Centre at Lanlivery.

Churchtown was operated first by Scope, then the Winged Fellowship Trust (later known as Vitalise), providing day services and holidays for young disabled people and youngsters with special educational needs. It closed in 2011 and was later purchased by Roselyon School, which moved to the site in September 2018.

Can you help us find the staff used to work on this wonderful site? We would love to be put in touch! The reunion party will be on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at the Churchtown site, which is now home to Roselyon School at Lanlivery. From 430pm until 6pm, guests are invited to join us for refreshments, a chance to look around and, of course, the opportunity to meet up with old friends and reminisce.

Please help us to spread the news – we are looking forward to meeting as many Churchtown staff as possible.

RSVPs to aht@roselyonschool.com

Background: In the 1970s Churchtown was a family run dairy farm and the residents of the village would often see the cows make their trek from field to farm. The farm was sold in 1975 to become an adventure and field studies centre for children with cerebral palsy working closely with schools. Churchtown went through many changes moving away from education and into leisure and being passed from Scope to the Winged Fellowship Trust (later known as Vitalise) in 2001. In 2011, Vitalise made the decision to pull out of Churchtown Farm. Scope temporarily stepped in but eventually the decision was made to close the site. Many of the external buildings were sold off leaving local residents and former staff worried the site would become housing. However, Churchtown’s rooms became full of life again when Roselyon School moved to the stunning site in 2018.