Our school was opened in 1876, so we are now over 145 years old!
Rotherfield Primary School is a community village school, maintained by the Local Authority. Built in 1876 (at the height of the Victorian Parliamentary education reform), it caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11. At the age of 11, children transfer to a selection of schools in Crowborough, Heathfield and Wadhurst as well as church and grammar schools across the Kent border in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
Improvements are constantly taking place within our school and with our environment outside. We recently built a new classroom and SENCO office. This enabled us to move from mixed to one form entry in September 2016.
We have are two playgrounds, a quiet area, a pond, a natural wildlife area and a school garden. The school also benefits from use of the Recreation Ground opposite the school. The grounds provide excellent opportunities for environmental work as well as ample facilities for sports and play.
We have recently started to develop Forest School provision for all children too. One of our teachers is a fully qualified Forest School Leader and we have worked with the local Millenium Green Trustees to develop a dedicated Forest School area a short walk from the school.
We admit children to our school from Rotherfield, Crowborough, Mark Cross, Mayfield, Tunbridge Wells, Eridge and Frant.