Roach Vale Primary School remains open for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response, who absolutely need to attend, and vulnerable children (those with a social worker or who have an EHCP).

On 1st June we began Phase 2 of the government’s road map to recovery and Roach Vale opened for Early Years pupils, Year 1 pupils and Year 6 pupils. Sections of the Education Act, which relate to attendance, have been changed to cover June 2020. This means that parents will not be penalised if their child does not attend school during this period.



Head teacher's welcome



Dear Parents

Welcome to the website of Roach Vale Primary School. I hope that, here, you are able to find everything you would like to know about our school. We are a friendly, open and caring community and you and your child are very welcome at our school. 

If you are new to Roach Vale, or if you are thinking of sending your child here, we would welcome the opportunity to show you around. Please make an appointment at the school office to come and meet us. 

All of us within the school community, children, staff and governors are very proud of our school and work hard to make it the best place it can be. I hope that, as you join the school community, you will feel able to take on responsibility of partnership in your child's education - a partnership between home, school and child. 

We all look forward to sharing in the education of your child, and we will do our best to ensure that they are able to develop to their full potential in a safe and happy environment.  We believe that every child is capable of amazing things; we aim to develop in each one of them a mindset that allows them to persevere, show determination and so aspire to be whatever they choose to be.

We all have high expectations of ourselves and of each other and we try to face new challenges with enthusiasm and positivity.  We hope that everyone who comes to join our learning community will feel able to share these ideals and aims.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely

Mrs C Sampson


Sport Relief -

Non-Uniform Day

13th March 2020



For further information

General enquiries:


please use our remote phone number 

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 4.00pm

on 07928 453824 - Mrs Penwill

Contact: Mrs Boutell or Mrs Penwill 

Telephone: 01206 861324

email: admin@roachvale.essex.sch.uk


SENCO contact:

Mrs L Tuttlebee

Telephone: 01206 861324

email: admin@roachvale.essex.sch.uk

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  • Roach Vale, Colchester,
    Essex CO4 3YN
  • Tel: 01206 861324
  • Fax: 01206 869751
  • admin@roachvale.essex.sch.uk


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