About Us

by John Poole

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 which can accommodate up to 420 pupils from 4-8 years of age. This will increase gradually until 2020 when we will be an all through primary school accommodating up to 630 pupils from 4-11 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 one of the 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)

  • 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


The school was inspected by Ofsted in November 2014 when we were judged to be ‘a good school’. The report states: The children in Reception and Key Stage 1 make good progress because they are taught well. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1 have risen over the last three years, and were well above average in 2014. Pupils behave well and have good attitudes to learning. Pupils feel safe in school and their parents agree.

Please click here to view the full report from Ofsted.

Please click here to be taken to the DirectGov link about our school.

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