Lower School (Roach End Farm)

The younger pupils (7-12) are educated at a site in the spectacular Peak District National Park between Leek in Staffordshire and Buxton in Derbyshire. The location of the school is delightful. It is located amongst heather clad moorland and high rocky outcrops. The boarding accommodation for up to 8 pupils is housed in a specially adapted farmhouse in its own grounds with tastefully decorated individual study bedrooms and well equipped facilities for recreation The separate classrooms are well furnished and resourced with up to date books and equipment geared to educating the future adult of the 21st. Century.


Our Mission is to become a Centre of Excellence in meeting the educational, social and welfare needs of our children, through the creation of a caring and supportive "family" atmosphere. Whenever possible we aim to facilitate the reintegration of our pupils into mainstream education.

Our aims

At The Roaches Independent School all staff share the following:-

• To provide a broad and balanced curriculum, with proactive care and education plans that enable the children to achieve their goals and maximise potential.

• To support children who find learning difficult and nurture a love of learning and of life.

• To create an attractive and secure anti discriminatory environment within the buildings and around the grounds.

• To ensure that each child is valued as an individual, is aware of his/her fellow beings, assumes responsibility for his/her own actions,and is prepared to make a worthwhile contribution to the School community.

• To praise and celebrate achievement.

Please follow the top link to downloads under 'Aims and Ethos' for a full copy of our community policies including guidance on admission, exclusion, behaviour, complaints and safeguarding.


Lower School