Rockbourne Park has been set up to support KS1 and 2 pupils educated in Lewisham who have been
excluded or who are at risk of exclusion. We are based at Grinling Gibbons Primary School (Clyde
Street, SE8 5LW). We have capacity for two classes –which are taught in mixed age groups: Rainbow
Class (KS1 and lower KS2) and Marble (Lower KS2 and Upper KS2). Most of our pupils are with us for
short term placements and are reintegrated back into their mainstream schools. This happens on a
staggered and carefully monitored basis. Some of our learners are with us for a longer period of
time before they move onto new mainstream schools or a permanent specialist provision. We work
very closely with Lewisham SEN and the Outreach Inclusion Service in order to ensure that any
transition is well supported.

The school day

We open at 8.45 and close at 3.15. We start each day with a sit-down breakfast which gives our
pupils a good start to the day and also gives them the opportunity to practice their social skills as
they interact with their peers. We follow the national curriculum and lessons are similar to what
they would receive in a mainstream school. We have a strong focus on PSHE and personal
development as we aim to develop the whole child through positive experiences and developing
tolerance and acceptance of those around them, as well as supporting them to be able to
understand how they are feeling and manage their own emotions. All pupils are provided with a hot
school meal.


Referrals are made via the Lewisham FAP which meets regularly across the academic year. Schools
who want to refer pupils to Rockbourne Park for an intervention placement need to do so by
following the Lewisham FAP procedures.



Preparing our pupils to move back to a permanent school is our goal.


Contact details

Head Teacher Melissa Elve-Williams
Assistant Head Teacher Stephen Orton



Rockbourne Park Timetables

Rockbourne Park - School term dates 2023-24

Autumn term

  • Monday 4th September to Friday 20th October (35 days)
  • Half term: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October
  • Monday 30th October to Wednesday 20th December (38 days)

Inset days (school closed to pupils) Monday 4th September and Tuesday 5th September

Spring term

  • Monday 8th January to Friday 9th February (25 days)
  • Half term: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February
  • Monday 19th February to Thursday 28th March (29 days)

Inset day (school closed to pupils) Monday 8th January 2024

Summer term

  • Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May (29 days)
    (the Early May Bank Holiday will be taken on 6th May)
  • Half term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
  • Monday 3rd June to Thursday 25th July (39 days)
    (the Spring Bank Holiday will be taken on 27th May)

Inset days (school closed to pupils) Monday 15th April 2024 and Thursday 25th July

Total: 195

In 2023 - 24 children should attend school for 190 days (or 380 half sessions).

Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year. Schools which close for local elections must extend a term or
coincide the closure with an INSET day.

Public holidays

  • Christmas Day: Monday 25 December 2023
  • Boxing Day: Tuesday 26 December 2023
  • New Year’s Day: Monday 1 January 2024
  • Good Friday: Friday 29 March 2024
  • Easter Monday: Monday 1 April 2024
  • Early May bank holiday: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Spring bank holiday: Monday 27 May 2024
  • Summer bank holiday: Monday 26 August 2024

Our Day RP@GG

Period Time
Reception / Breakfast 08:45 - 09:00
Break Time 09:00 - 09:15
1 09:15 - 10:45
Break 10:45 - 11:00
2 11:00 - 11:40
3 11:40 - 12:40
Lunch 12:40 - 1:40 pm
4   1:40 - 2:45 pm
Reflection and Rewards   2:45 - 2:50 pm
Golden Time   2:50 - 3:15 pm
End of Day   3:15 pm


Rockbourne Park Lunch Menus

Rockbourne Park Staffing Structure



Name Job Role
Melissa Elvé-Williams Headteacher
Steve Orton Assistant Head,
Rockbourne Park Lead



Name                           Job Role
Alison Kelly   Marble Class Teacher
Ilias Potouridis Rainbow Class Teacher


Learning Advisors

Name                                               Job Role
Mamadou Diakite Learning Advisor Marble Class KS2
Ritah Eliba Learning advisor Rainbow Class KS1