Rokeby School is a Boys' Preparatory Education from 4 to 13 with impressive facilities delivering first class opportunities in the academic arena, sports and the arts. It has a strong basis for achieving well in many areas, gaining access to some of the finest senior schools in the country. Rokeby has an outstanding record of success in Common Entrance and Scholarships to leading Independent Schools.
Come along to our Open Morning on Saturday 11th October 2014
Recently, a fabulous new energy efficient building opened. It has six spacious classrooms, a multi-purpose Performing Arts Hall, as well as other lovely space built to house Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Rokeby boys. The spacious and exciting playground area is enjoyed by all year groups and includes an outside classroom, an adventure playground with balance wall and an area for gardening club to grow seeds and encourage wildlife.
Rokeby boys bring Christmas Cheer to the Community
On Monday, 10th December Rokeby’s Head Boy, Deputy Head Boy, House Captains and their Year 4 Choir boys delivered festive entertainment and gifts to the elderly in our community.
14th December 2018 — Christmas hampers made up of luxury foods and toiletries, kindly donated by Rokeby families, were gratefully received by Staywell Services, New Malden and Galsworthy House.
This annual day of spreading Christmas cheer to the elderly brings great joy to all involved. The boys encouraged the residents to join in as they sang a selection of carols before chatting over refreshments about their plans for Christmas, the trickiest carol to sing and football! The elderly audience praised the boys: ‘such a brilliant performance’, ‘what a lovely morning, a highlight of my Christmas’ and commented on their behaviour to Ms Stephens, Director of Music and Charity co-ordinator at Rokeby, who led the group – ‘beautiful singing and so polite and thoughtful’.
The highlight of the visit to Staywell was performing ‘How much is that Doggy in the Window’ with Whippet, the gorgeous singing dog from Pets as Therapy who visit once a week.
Rokeby also welcomes residents from Galsworthy House each year to watch the Lower School nativity plays, followed by tea and coffee with some of the younger boys.
On their way back to school the House Captains stopped at the Kingston Food Bank to drop off the much-needed essentials that Rokeby families have also been donating over the past few weeks.
Rokeby School takes great pride in their impressive and thriving music department, led by Ms Stephens and have a history of excellent scholarship success to top Independent Secondary Schools. Mr Peck, Headmaster - 'We are very proud of each and every boy at Rokeby and this is just one example of how brilliant they really are.'
Mensa Success by Year 8 pupil from Rokeby School, Kingston
Joe Davis in Year 8 at Rokeby School, Kingston, is celebrating his recent invitation to join Mensa. His impressive score of 155, 23 marks above the pass mark puts him in the top 1% of the population.
18th May 2018 — Joe Davis (12) in Year 8 at Rokeby School, Kingston, is celebrating his invitation to join Mensa. His impressive score of 155, 23 marks above the pass mark puts him in the top 1% of the population.
Joe, who mastered the Rubik’s Cube aged 9 before moving on to the bigger, far more complex versions which he mastered aged 10, is looking forward to joining both the drone photography and comedy special interest groups that Mensa offers.
Joe feels the special interest groups are one of the main benefits of Mensa. Joe has had his drone for three years now and although well practiced is keen to take his CAA drone license to become a fully qualified drone pilot once he has finished his Common Entrance exams in June. The comedy club is Joe's second choice as it's bit unusual. He is also currently enjoying building his own computer at home. He buys parts on amazon and conducts his own online research, including watching YouTube tutorials.
Joe is generous with his talents, introducing a Rubik’s Cube and puzzles club at Rokeby School for boys in Year 5 to Year 8 who want to become more skilled at the popular 3-D combination puzzle. The club, under teacher supervision, was so popular that he recruited two fellow puzzle lovers to help him run it. The Rubik’s Cube quickly became the 'coolest' accessory in the playground.
This was Joe's third Mensa test. He didn't do any preparation for his first attempt in April 2016. Amusingly, on the day of Joe's second attempt in September 2017, the Mensa representative suggested that his father, Mr Davis, who has supported Joe's preparation throughout, join him in taking the test. This time Joe narrowly missed out by a mere one mark. Joe's dedication to his goal was evident in his continued hard work, resulting in his well-deserved success last month. A fantastic achievement, particularly at such a young age.
An important message Joe would like to give to boys of a similar age aspiring to join Mensa is - "persevere ... if at first you don't succeed try, try again. It's not easy but prepare with apps, practice papers and practice writing quickly!"
Joe will be leaving Rokeby School, with the rest of his Year 8 cohort, after the school's celebratory Prize Giving send off on 7th July and will join King's College School, Wimbledon in September 2018.
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