Its the 40th anniversary of Rocks Park School

Rocks Park Primary School are celebrating 40 years since the official opening of the school.

It will celebrate with a special assembly, BBQ and exhibition from 2.15pm to 6pm on Friday 20th September.

The school was opened by Princess Alexandra on Wednesday 18th July 1979.

The building of the school had been started the year before and when Mr David Marshall, who would be headteacher first saw it, there were only walls and a roof.

He was told that nine children would be coming to the school! But, by the time September came the total had risen to 57.

The school was built on land given to East Sussex County Council by Miss Fairbourne who was a descendant of the Streatfeild family.

They had owned Buckswood Grange which was built in 1700 on the site of an old priory.

2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of our school. We will be celebrating in September with a special Exhibition, a Tea Party and the creation of ‘The Ruby Rockery’ featuring Escargot the snail.

If you are a past pupil at the school and can help with old photos, programmes, or school work, please contact the school via email: or via the school Facebook page.

There is also a general Facebook page where you can see some of the photos that have already been sent in:

We are inviting all the present pupils and also any past pupils and staff.
There is a Facebook page available for people to RSVP (as we don’t want to run out of food)

Images from Rocks Park School