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  • Hockey Girls Visit Wembley

    Our extremely successful girls' Hockey teams travelled to London to watch the Indoor Hockey Finals at Wembley Arena.

    29th Jan 2015

    Duke of Edinburgh News

    51 determined pupils from Years 10,11 and 12 took part in their first outdoor training session for their Duke of Edinburgh Award at the Chevin in Otley.

    29th Jan 2015

    Roundhay Pupils unveil the 'Tour de Yorkshire'

    Five of our year 7 pupils experienced the unveiling of the 'Tour de Yorkshire' in Bridlington...

    22nd Jan 2015

    News From Drama

    Roundhay students have been privileged to take part in a range of dance training sessions, as well as modernising Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    20th Jan 2015

    The Parent Bulletin Out Now

    Keep up to date with our Parent Bulletin, including important information, events and dates for the coming term.

    20th Jan 2015

    Roundhay Will Rock You!!

    Get your tickets now for this year's musical extravaganza, 'We Will Rock You', at the Secondary Campus on 10th, 11th and 12th February.

    20th Jan 2015

    Information For Parents

    Read a copy of the recent letter sent to all parents.

    19th Jan 2015

    Roundabout Booking February Half term

    We will be trialling longer opening hours for Roundabout Holiday Club during February half term. Your child

    19th Jan 2015

    Exciting Primary Developments

    A spell-a-thon and a read-a-thon to raise money for charity and a new Coding Club are making learning exciting at our Primary Campus.

    19th Jan 2015

    Community Learning Classes

    Our excellent Community Learning Classes are back in February. Book quickly to avoid disappointment.

    18th Jan 2015

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Welcome to Roundhay School


The spring term is already upon us and students and staff alike are preparing for the many varied activities ahead, including the small matter of external examinations for over 850 students. An extra curricular highlight of the term will be the school musical ‘We will Rock You’ held on 11th,12th and 13th February at the Secondary Campus. The Primary Campus will host the next community coffee morning, as well as continuing to welcome parents to see what our students in Years 1, 2 and Reception have been learning. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a peaceful, successful and happy 2015.

We were delighted that, as one of first all-through schools educating pupils from 4 to 18, we were judged In November 2013 to be  OUTSTANDING in all categories when visited by Ofsted. The inspection team, including two of Her Majesty’s inspectors stated that:  ‘ Roundhay School is all about its   students’, where ‘ students make rapid progress and academic standards are high,’ and  ‘Staff ensure that each one, regardless of background or ability, is given every opportunity to shine.’

To read the full report, click here.  

The  OUTSTANDING judgement is a wonderful outcome reflecting the hard work day-in and day-out by ALL associate and teaching staff, with the support and healthy challenge of governors and parents. As one student reported unprompted to an inspector,

‘It is cool to want to learn at Roundhay’.  

Whilst we never claim to get it right all the time, we are absolutely committed to trying to ensure all pupils are safe, happy and successful. The inspectors highlighted that ‘  the core values of courtesy, cooperation and commitment permeate every aspect of the school … behaviour for learning is outstanding across the entire school. These judgments underlined our belief in giving every child the opportunity to be the ‘ best they can be’ in whatever they do.

We have exciting plans for  the rest of the  year in and out of the classroom and you can be assured  ‘there is no room for complacency anywhere in the school‘; as Ofsted commented, the governors, staff and leaders of the school are  ‘  unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence.’

We also gained the industry standard  Investors in People Gold Award this year. The report stated ‘ Roundhay is a team …everyone counts.’ That is certainly true of our parents and careers. Thank you for your continued support - it really does make  all the difference .  

Best wishes  

Neil Clephan (Headteacher)