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Cookham Rise Primary School

"We want all our children to SHINE"

Our Garden

Our Frogs, Frogspawn And Tadpoles - 2018

RBWM donated daffodils for us to plant in our grounds.

Cookham Rotary Club planting purple crocuses to raise awareness of their Purple 4 Polio Campaign

Autumn fruits welcome us back to school.

Summer is a coming!

Easter holiday visit - April 14th 2017

Spring 2017

Community Bulb Planting 2016

November 2016

July 2016

May 2016

On our return to school after the easter break we discovered in our pond :

  • Tadpoles - the frogspawn had hatched
  • A newt
  • A small frog 



April 2016

March 2016





We have planted potatoes! Now to wait for the 'Edible gold!' Harvest time is 14th June 2016.




November 2015











Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Peters went along the the AGM of the Cookham and Cookham Dean Horticultural Society on Wednesday 25th November 2015 to give a presentation about our school garden.

Our School Grounds

In the Key Stage 1 shelter we have had grapes on our Grape Vine and the Box bushes are establishing well. As part of the RHS Cookham In Bloom Edible Garden Theme 2012 this area was planted with runner beans, broad beans, peas and french beans as well as the usual mix of summer bedding and herbaceous plants.

Our pots were used for tomatoes and the hanging baskets displayed petunias, antirrhinum and geraniums.

In the garden area outside of classrooms 4 and 5, the wildlife ponds are establishing themselves. We have frogs and newts which we hope will continue to survive. A new addition to our planting is a Gunnera, known commonly as a rhubarb plant. Please scroll down for pictures.


A Song Thrush has been spotted  breaking open his snail dinner on the slabs, lets hope she is still around to help us with the snails! In this area we also have two raised beds, our Eden style dome, two water butts, four compost bins and a log pile. We have also haddonations of old RBWM recycle bins which we have used to grow our herbs and an ornamental grass. We have planted Bamboo next to the pond which we hope will create a beautiful backdrop to our garden as well as add to the sensory idea. We now have a hedgehog house which we hope will be used this year. We have added an ornamental pond which has been stocked with fish donated to us from two lovely local people and a willow dome which we hope will grow into a lovely enclosed play den and wildlife haven.