Key Information

Roding Primary School office is open to parents from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm. There is an answer phone available to leave messages outside these times. All visitors must use the main school entrances.

The School Office is available during school times to help with any questions or information you may need regarding your child.

If you require a paper copy of any documents on our website the school office is happy to provide upon request


School Clubs

A variety of clubs are run on each site throughout the year. Children should only attend a club if their attendance has been confirmed by the school.

As a school, we are very keen that all children are given opportunities to develop their skills, interests and talents in different areas including academically, socially, creatively and in sports. As such, there are a number of different clubs that are run based around these key areas. Examples of some of our past and current clubs include: Basketball, Tennis, Choir, Drama, Debate Club, Chess Club, Cookery, Judo and STEM club.



The recent update of the ParentPay portal has caused a few parents some difficulties when they have gone to update their children’s accounts. The following document has been produced by ParentPay and explains how to top up an account and then make a payment. By following the instructions in here, you will be able to top up and make payments successfully. – View Here

New Parents – Welcome to Roding Primary School

September returning back to school

School dinners are free for all children from Reception to Year 2. Children in Years 3 to 6 must have money in their ParentPay to receive a school dinner.

Cashless system – ParentPay 

The infants and juniors have a set meal each day, presently costing £10.50 per week (£2.10 per day). Roding operates a cashless system for the payment of school dinners. Money can be credited to your child’s account electronically via the ParentPay website (instant) or via a Paypoint in local shops (takes up to 72 hrs to show on account). Parents should always ensure there are sufficient funds on their child’s account at the start of the week.  Click here for more support: Parent Pay Support

Our Governing Body policy is that a school meal will be provided for children with insufficient funds in extreme circumstances

A text message from the school will be sent to parents to remind them to top up their ParentPay account. However, parents are urged to set up their own SMS reminders via the ParentPay website. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure funds are visible by 10.30 am for their child to have a school dinner. If you have made a payment later than the timescale outlined you will need to show proof of payment – either forward the confirmation email to for internet payments or bring the receipt into the office for paypoint payments.

Free School Meals

Are you entitled to free school meals (FSM)? The school receives significant extra money if you register your child for free school meals, even if your child does not have school dinners. The borough website includes guidance on entitlement and an easy way to apply online.

Please follow the link below for further informaion:


These are available to view on the ParentPay website or on the leaflet your child is usually able to bring home. This can be viewed from the link below as well: Roding Lunch Menu weeks 1 and 2 September

Healthy Schools – Packed Lunches

We are a Healthy School London award winner and one of the things we do is strive to ensure that the community of the school eat healthily. One of the ways you can help us to achieve this is to provide your child with a well balanced packed lunch. The attached documents are full of helpful ideas to create healthy packed lunches.  View our Early Years Packed Lunch Guidance Here

Roding Breakfast Club

A Breakfast Club is run on both school sites from 7:30am. If you are interested in your child/ren attending one of the clubs, please follow the link to find out more information on the Breakfast Club.

If you attend an Adult Learning Course, you may be eligible for assistance in paying for your child/ren to attend breakfast club. Please ask your Adult College for more information.

The menu for Breakfast Club has been revised in line with guidelines published by the schools food standards. This will ensure the pupils at Roding receive a healthy start to their day.

What do I do if my child goes to breakfast club?

The breakfast club is open daily on both sites from 7:30am and provides your child/ren with a nutritious breakfast in a safe and comfortable environment. They will also be given the opportunity to interact with school friends, read books and play games, whilst being supervised by trained staff.

Children should be escorted by an adult to the school dining hall via the Junior Playground entrance from 7:30am, your child/ren should not be left unaccompanied before this time. Some other important points to note are:

  • A weekly fee of £15 is payable, regardless of the number of sessions attended (including if your child/ren are off sick).
  • One week’s fee is to be paid as a deposit to secure a place.
  • Fees are to be paid by Monday for the current week.
  • Payment of fees must be made using ParentPay online. PayPoint cannot be used.
  • One weeks’ notice to leave the club must be given in writing.
  • Non attendance and/or non payment will result in the place being offered to the next person on the waiting list and your deposit will be retained.
  • Breakfast club staff must be advised immediately of any changes to medical or contact details for you child/ren.

If you attend an Adult Learning Course, you may be eligible for assistance in paying for your child/ren to attend breakfast club. Please ask your Adult College for more information.

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Men and Masculinities Programme

Men and Masculinities is a programme for men, designed to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationships. The programme is built to support the process of change and works from the basis that part of making changes is to understand the past and the harm you do to yourself and the ones you love.

Please see the attached information:

Leaflet – View Here

Referral form. – View Here

Parent Support Group

For parents of young people (11-25yrs_ with mental challenges

Please see the attached information:

Leaflet – View Here

Golden Time

This is an integral element in our positive behaviour management strategies. We regularly reward all children who display positive behaviour throughout the week with Golden Time on Friday afternoons. It is their chance to really concentrate and enjoy an activity or area of the curriculum that they most enjoy.

You can read more here: Golden Time Years 1 – 6

Effective Relationship Education is a partnership between parents and schools. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our usual parent meetings to share the curriculum and answer your questions. We have sent out the curriculum information to you regarding some specific sex education lessons via your children and an email so that you can make a decision regarding your child’s participation. We have also tried to anticipate some of your questions regarding the lessons, Government guidance and changes to legislation here.

Find out why your child needs to participate in Relationships Education here: PHSE and RE Information for Parents

The results of the parent’s survey into homework in 2016 was used to inform the schedule and type of homework given out for each year group or Key Stage.

We are a happy and healthy school!

We encourage active travel for all our school community because:

Walking and cycling keeps us fit and healthy

Children who cycle to school are significantly fitter and nearly five times as likely to be in the top quartile of fitness, than children who travel by other modes.

It helps pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe in later life 

The age group with more children killed or seriously injured on London’s roads is 12 – 15 years, nearly three times more than any other child age group. That’s why we believe it’s important to prepare our children with the relevant skills to travel independently to secondary school.

We believe cycling is a life skill that everyone should be able to benefit from

Cycling contributes significantly to inclusion – providing children with the ability to access facilities, education and training in later life.

It helps keep our local air clean, and our local streets free from congestion

London exceeded permitted levels of particulate pollution over 36 days in six months during 2010, more than the permitted 35 days allowed during an entire year.

It helps us maintain friendly relationships with our neighbours

Dangerous and inconsiderate parking not only creates an unsafe environment outside the school but upsets our neighbours and local residents.

Ask yourself: Do you want to live in a place where everyone drives?

In London less than 50 per cent of households own a car. Imagine the congestion and pollution if 100 per cent of households drove.

Find out what more we do here:  What We Do

After school provision is provided by Bright Futures. The hours they offer are

For more information you can contact them direct
07883 890015


Our Thrive Approach

Our first priority is to care for every child in a secure, friendly environment; enabling them to enjoy their time and feel confident to learn. In order to maintain this ethos, the staff work together to support children’s emotional and social learning. We provide and maintain support of this attitude during lesson times, break / lunch times and through activities that take place throughout the day to make sure our children are ready to learn.

What is Thrive?

Not all children can put their needs into words every time they experience a different emotion, but the way children behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling. In the old days, children who were finding life hard were sometimes given harmful labels like ‘naughty’ or ‘very shy’. Our Learning Mentors and Thrive practitioners draw on the latest research (from current neuroscience, recent attachment research, current studies of effective learning and current models of child development) in order to help our community to understand the needs being signalled by children’s behaviour. It helps us to identify targeted strategies and activities to help them to re-engage with learning and life.

Why do some children need Thrive?

Unfortunately, children may face challenges that knock them off course (like all of us at some point in our lives). What is needed is understanding and support to get them back on track. Many children will respond to the care, understanding and support given by parents, family, friends and teachers. However, some children need a little bit extra to enable them to:

  • feel good about themselves
  • know they matter
  • become more resilient and resourceful
  • have a positive place in society
  • form trusting, rewarding relationships
  • be creative
  • be compassionate and empathetic
  • Be thoughtful and self-aware
  • be productive
  • be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks

So who gets Thrive?

Children who need a little bit of extra help are identified through a variety of ways such as by class teachers or through communication with families and outside agencies. For some children there may be an obvious reason why they need a little bit of extra support; his might be something like a bereavement or family breakdown. For others there are no obvious triggers to why they are finding some aspects of school and/or home life a little more challenging. Working closely with parents and class teachers, our practitioners carry out full assessments of identified children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs. This helps us to build a plan of activities to support their needs.

What are the activities?

Activities are tailored to a child’s identified target. The activities are carried out either on a one-to-one or small groups basis and many of the activities are play and arts-based. They may also include cooking, painting, model making, exploring difficult situations through role-play or comic strips, playing strategy games or projects focusing on the child’s own interests – all dependent on the needs of the individual child.

What extra support can we offer?

For many children across the school, Thrive time is considered a real treat! The children spend half an hour twice a week with a practitioner. Support is also offered, if needed, during break and lunch times, and throughout the school day.

We emphasise to everyone that Thrive is just like any other learning intervention. If children struggle with reading, writing and maths, we give them extra support, and it’s the same with social ad emotional learning. If they are struggling, they are offered extra support.


OpenCheck allows you to check the status of your children’s school on any given day. This easy-to-use service presents information regarding school closures in case of emergency, severe weather or any news which may affect children’s ability to attend or access the school