About our school

School Mission Statement

We aim to inspire everyone to have a passion for life-long learning, be confident, independent and determined to succeed.

We immerse children in an environment that stimulates, makes them feel safe, and enables them to thrive.



Dear Parents and Carers,

As Executive Head Teacher, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. Over the last three years Willow Tree Academy has made great strides against the Ofsted Action Plan. Since Academisation one key area we have developed is how we communicate with parents and carers. This website is just one way we can share your child’s daily learning with you.

We very proud of your children’s achievements at Rockingham and we know their learning is accelerating because of new strategies we have put in place. Thank you for your continued support with the changes we have made for the benefit of your children.

Our school mission statement states our commitment to Rockingham being a place where ‘we be the best we can be’ and I am fortunate to have such a talented team who go ‘the extra mile’. My staff all offers great commitment to your children and to the community of Rockingham too. Teamwork, creativity, taking responsibility, empathy and a high sense of personal self-esteem are just some of the qualities that we aim to develop in your children. To be able to do this we need to work in partnership with you. This website is designed to be a valuable source of school news and information that will help you to understand our vibrant curriculum and the wonderful opportunities open to all. It also has many exciting links to engage and support our pupils’ learning, so please encourage your children to use these, especially Times Table Rockstars Sum Dog, Espresso Home Access, Active Learn (Reading) and LanguageNut (which supports our French teaching and learning) and Charanga Music – your child has personal logons for these.

Please take time to browse the galleries and blogs, you will love the photographs; you can even watch films made by the children! We are especially proud of our residential experiences and the way these are enhancing learning at our school. Our collaboration with Herringthorpe Junior School and Greasbrough and Roughwood Primary Schools has been an amazing success, we know that we bring the same success to Rockingham.

As you know Rockingham is now part of Willow Tree Academy Trust – which we know has strengthened what we are trying to achieve. Please remember though that we cannot do it without the support of parents and carers – you are the first and foremost educators of your children. Enjoy our website!

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Executive Head Teacher