About our schooljonrobson2022-05-22T14:46:18+01:00
About Our School
Rokeby Park Primary School first opened its doors in 1933. The school is located in a popular residential area to the west of Hull, near to the Costello Sports Stadium. The school has around 200 pupils on roll. Pupils living in the catchment area of the school usually transfer to Sirius Academy West.
On 1st June 2018, Rokeby Park Primary became proud members of The Constellation Trust.
The admission number for each year group is 30. The school has a nursery and an early admissions policy for pupils starting in the Reception class, which takes pupils in the September of the year of their fifth birthday. Applications are dealt with by the Local Authority. More information about our school’s admission arrangements can be found in the parents’ section on this website or on the Local Authority website.
Pupils and parents will be invited to the school before they start to meet staff, familiarise themselves with the school surroundings and to ask any questions about the school. School staff will also carry out home visits to new pupils and their families so that children, parents and teachers get to know each other and can discuss the provision we provide, expectations and any other issues.
Parents who move into the area should contact the school regarding pupil admission. An appointment will usually be made for them to visit the school to ask questions and discuss admission arrangements.
Our last Ofsted inspection was in April 2017 and we were judged to be a ‘good’ school.
Life at Rokeby Park
At Rokeby Park we recognise that all pupils have strengths and individual needs and understand that we must develop pupils’ knowledge, skills and personal qualities to help them make the most of their education.
Our dedicated staff work with the extended school community to ensure all our pupils are given the very best opportunities and we encourage them to ‘aim to be the best you can be’. To help achieve this the school works in partnership with parents, carers and the extended community to enhance the quality of education provided by the school.
We are an inclusive school and provide an ambitious, inspiring curriculum and learning environment which help to motivate our pupils to learn. Through our high expectations, challenge and support, we offer all our pupils the opportunity to succeed academically, socially, culturally, spiritually and physically.
Rokeby Park is a smaller than average primary school but derives a number of benefits from its size. We are able to offer our pupils a calm and caring learning environment where all members of staff know all pupils by name. Our staff are an experienced team and offer a wide range of knowledge and expertise.
The school has eight year groups, from Nursery through to Year six. Pupils in EYFS learn together within our EYFS unit and there is one class in each year group from Year one to Year six, with a senior member of staff (phase leader) responsible for learning and pastoral care in each phase: EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
We teach early reading to pupils in EYFS through phonics and pupils are regularly assessed and placed into the appropriate phonic group to meet their needs. The composition of phonic sets across the school, is carefully monitored and pupils are moved if necessary.
We have a good sized hall which is used for school assemblies, productions and concerts. The hall is also used for school meals and all our school meals are cooked on site by our superb catering team.
We have a separate recently updated outdoor play area for pupils in the Early Years. KS1 and KS2 pupils have access to a large playground, playing field, recently installed gym equipment and all weather multi use games area (MUGA).
We offer a range of extra-curricular clubs and activities; these include sport, music and dance. In addition to this, we have a breakfast club which operates from 7.30 am every morning and a very popular afterschool club which provides out of school care until 5.55 pm every day.
‘I’ve really enjoyed the hard work we have been given in maths.’
‘Being here for 5 years (almost my whole life) makes me feel special its almost like home’
‘I love English because it brings my imagination to life’
‘I’ve enjoyed all the learning I’ve done in school and I’ve made lots of brilliant friends.’
‘My best memory was when it was Rokeby’s got talent and at the end the teachers all got up and danced’
‘All school trips are amazing, especially Robinwood.’
‘Maths is my favourite subject because I enjoy the challenges we are set.’
‘started here in Year 5 and I’ve enjoyed everything at Rokeby Park Primary – it’s the best.’