The History of the School

Rosecroft Primary School (formerly Attleborough Infant School)  is sited about 15 miles south-west of Norwich.  It serves the growing town of Attleborough, as well as a number of outlying villages. The original establishment, known as the National School, was run by the Church and opened in 1840. New buildings were erected for infants in 1875 and further additions were built in 1895 and 1898. In 1952 a large extension consisting of hall, cloakroom, work area and two classrooms were added with two further classrooms being built at the rear of the school in 1971.

The school served children from the ages of 5-14 until the 1960s when the High School opened to take pupils from the age of 11. In 1974, under reorganisation in Norfolk, Attleborough County First School for 5-8 year olds was established, followed by subsequent reorganisation in 1999 to an Infant School.

School Profile

The school is a mixed-gender primary school and Nursery which accommodates pupils aged 3-11 years of age.

The catchment area provides a mix of backgrounds. The school has close links with the other schools in the cluster and the Headteachers meet regularly to ensure that a close relationship is maintained. The majority of our pupils attend either our nursery or other pre-school providers in the area. Close links with these providers have been established. The children visit the school on several occasions prior to admission in order for them to become familiar with the environment.

Class Structure 

Foundation Stage (also known as Reception or Year R)

  • Nursery -3-4 year olds
  • Year R – 4-5 year olds

Key Stage 1

  • Year 1 – 5-6 year olds
  • Year 2 – 6-7 year olds

Key Stage 2

  • Year 3 – 7-8 year olds
  • Year 4 – 8-9 year olds
  • Year 5 – 9-10 year olds
  • Year 6 – 10-11 year olds

The school had a short inspection by Ofsted in September 2018 when we were judged to be ‘a good school’.

‘Rosecroft Primary is a growing school but one that, as it grows, maintains its
distinctive caring ethos. You, together with your very effective senior team, are
determined to ensure that every pupil has a positive experience at school and
leaves well prepared for the next stage in education. You have not allowed changes
to the school, including the move into a new building, to distract you from your
core purpose of providing high-quality education for pupils.’

Please click on the link below to take you to the Ofsted website.