Welcome to

Rolph Church of England Primary School and Nursery

Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

Rolph Church of England Primary School is a village school in Thorpe-le-Soken, Clacton-on-Sea.

Rolph is proud to be a church school and we work very closely with our local Church. We are an Academy and are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust.

Our Vision & Values

Rolph School Vision:

We are a nurturing Christian family, where everyone aspires to achieve their own unique potential.

‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ Philippians 4:13

Together we will work to enable all the children to achieve their unique potential within our Christian family. Through the teachings and example of Jesus, we nurture individuality with the aim of enabling everyone to discover “LIFE in all its fulness” (John 10.10) “by providing a good quality of education, appropriate challenge, developing self-esteem and promoting care and respect for each other and God’s world” (Church of England Vision)

This is informed by Jesus’ Parable of the Mustard Seed:

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32 NIVUK

Rolph School Values:

Love

Integrity

Fellowship

Endurance

Love: a feeling of strong or constant affection for and dedication to another

I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other just as I loved you. All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other.

John 13:34-35

Integrity: doing the right thing even when no-one is watching

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Proverbs 10:9

Fellowship (Koinonia): Christian fellowship or ‘togetherness’

So if we say that we share in life with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars, who don’t follow the truth. We should live in the light, where God is. If we live in the light, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood sacrifice of Jesus, God’s Son, washes away every sin and makes us clean.

1 John 1:6-7

Endurance: the ability to go on through pain or hardship

We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall.

Hebrews 12:1