Rowde C of E Primary Academy is in the village of Rowde, near Devizes in Wiltshire. We are a church school with close links with the parish that are actively involved in school life. While our main intake is from the local area, the school serves children from all over Devizes.
The original school was built in 1907 but in 2006 we moved into a brand new purpose built seven-class school about 200 metres from the old buildings in the High Street. Since January 2013, the school has run as an academy.
Our seven classes cover the seven year groups in primary school; reception to year 6. Both key stage 1 and 2 classes contain exclusively single year groups. (Government legislation ensures that no infant class has more than 30 children, except in exceptional circumstances. KS2 can have larger class sizes and we often reach sizes of up to 32 and 33.) Our classes are named after the star constellations as decided by our school council representatives because it linked to our vision word ‘Bright’. The school is set in over four acres of grounds, which contain two playgrounds, a large sports field, adventure playground apparatus, a working garden and a heated outdoor swimming pool.