FAQs

What makes Rougemont School unique?
Rougemont School really is a ‘School for Life’.  An all-age school from Nursery to Sixth Form, our School site promotes an inclusive, family atmosphere where every pupil matters.  We offer an excellent academic and social grounding as well as ensuring our pupils have access to plenty of opportunities to allow each child to flourish and maximize their full potential. We aim to cater to a broad range of pupil abilities, but our outstanding examinations results at GCSE, AS and A Level demonstrate the excellent level of teaching and facilities at Rougemont.  Our pupils have achieved the best public examination results in Gwent for the last 11 consecutive years.

 

From what age can my child start Nursery?
Children may start in the Nursery from their third birthday and may attend any number of sessions, from one session (half day) to full time (five full days).  Children attending for a full day are eligible for a free lunch.

 

What are the class sizes at Rougemont?
Small class sizes are key to our pupils’ success.  The normal number of pupils per class is shown below:
Infant Department – 16 pupils, Junior Department – 18 pupils, Senior School – 22 pupils.

 

Does Rougemont School Offer Taster Days?
Yes, we welcome all prospective pupils to come and spend the day with us to get a feel of what life at Rougemont is really like.  ‘Taster Days’ are free and with no obligation.

 

Where can I buy uniform?
School Uniform is available from Macey Sports located on Caerleon Road, Newport.  Uniform can also be purchased online via Macey Sports website. The PTA also hold nearly new and used uniform sales throughout the academic year and dates of sales can be found on the School calendar.

 

What are the destinations of Sixth Form leavers?
After Sixth Form, our pupils generally go to their first choice university and read a diverse range of degree courses including medicine, business, engineering, law, humanities, architecture and languages.

Some pupils undertake a Gap Year before university.  Most recently, our pupils have progressed to Oxbridge, Bristol, Exeter, Bath, Cardiff, Liverpool, Kings College London, Swansea and the USA.

 

Does Rougemont provide a School bus?
Yes, Rougemont offers eight different routes across South East Wales with more than 50 pick-up points.  Our bus drivers offer a friendly service ensuring your child arrives at School and returns home safely and securely.

 

What is the difference between Scholarships and Bursaries at Rougemont?
A Scholarship at Rougemont is a financial award that is linked to academic performance determined by examination. Bursaries offer fee assistance to deserving pupils who would not otherwise be able to afford a Rougemont education.  A limited number of means-tested Bursaries are available each year to pupils wishing to enter the Senior School and are calculated and awarded on a sliding scale according to parental means.

Sixth Form Bursaries are also available at Rougemont for pupils wishing to join the School from Year 12.  The same financial criteria applies for Sixth Form Bursaries.  Bursary candidates must also gain five GCSEs at grade A or above. Please contact the Finance Manager for further details.