PLACES AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER: We have a number of places available for September 2024 entry. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


NEXT OPEN MORNING: 09.00 – 12.00 on Tuesday 1st October. Book your place, here.


Independent School in Hampshire

Our School is a happy and thriving learning environment for children aged 2 to 18. At the centre of our ethos is strong pastoral care, where each individual is treated with respect and dignity.

At Rookwood your child is encouraged to think and to question for themselves, allowing them to flourish from a very young age right through to sixth form.

Our school motto is ‘Sapere Aude’ which can be translated as ‘dare to know’ or ‘have courage to understand’ and it certainly captures the essence of our identity as a school.

About Rookwood School

News & Events

Rookwood's Champions of Antarctica

Rookwood School recognised for commitment to protecting Antarctica

  Rookwood School is thrilled to announce that we have been recognised by the esteemed 2041 School charity for our…

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Former pupils of Rookwood School

Former pupils and colleagues return to Rookwood

On Friday 24th May 2024, we held a very special 90th Year Alumni Afternoon Tea. It was wonderful to welcome…

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Reception child in classroom

Stay, Tea and Play in Reception

  If you are interested to learn more about life in Reception Class at Rookwood School for September 2024 entry,…

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Platinum Mark Award for Sport at Rookwood School

Platinum sports success for Rookwood School

  In May last year, Rookwood School was awarded the Gold Award for the fourth year running by the School…

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Year 10 pupils’ success in basketball

  Our Year 10 pupil Oliver played this season for the Abingdon Eagles Basketball Team in the U16s National League,…

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Paul Robinson and family

Rookwood School’s new Head from September 2024

We are thrilled to introduce Mr Paul Robinson as the new Head of Rookwood School from September 2024. Currently serving…

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Pupil singing into microphone

Rookwood pupil reaches final of national musical theatre competition

Rookwood School is thrilled to announce the exceptional achievement of Macey, a talented Year 11 pupil. Having achieved her Grade…

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World Book Day at Rookwood School

Rook News Spring 2024

  Click the link below to view our newsletter. Rook News Spring 2024

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Swimming pool at Rookwood School

Spring Term Reflections: Celebrating achievements and looking ahead

  As I reflect on a very busy Spring Term, I do so with a great sense of gratitude to…

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Nursery School

Our youngest children begin their intrepid learning journey in Little Rooks, a happy, peaceful and nurturing setting. The early years are so important, as they provide the foundation for life; not just academically but socially and emotionally. We pride ourselves at Rookwood on developing the whole child within a stimulating learning environment, supported by caring staff dedicated to giving children the best start in education.

About Nursery

Two young children playing at Rookwood Nursery School in Andover, Hampshire.

Prep School

Our Prep School is small enough to ensure that each child is known to all members of staff and is valued as an individual. We know their likes and dislikes, what their strengths are and how we can best support them on their academic journey. Our children are encouraged to take advantage of the countless opportunities presented to them and to grow as individuals academically, socially and emotionally.

About Prep school

Children from Rookwood's Lower School are smiling whilst sat on a bench in the playground surrounded by other children.

Senior School

Rookwood’s senior school has a reputation for being a friendly and caring school which also achieves excellent exam results. Our nurturing approach is conveyed by staff, evident in the environment and reflective in the pupils’ wellbeing and progress.

Our pupils become resilient and capable learners, able to tackle life’s challenges with integrity and a generosity of spirit. At Rookwood, your child will become the best version of themselves.

About Senior school

Students from Rookwood School's Senior School participating in their geography lesson.

Sixth Form

Our newly launched sixth form offers superb levels of support, both in and out of the classroom. Small class sizes, supportive clinics and excellent teaching maintain an environment where each student is able to be the best that they can be academically.

Alongside our excellent pastoral care, our proactive approach to tracking, monitoring and communications provides a safety-net for all our students. Our sixth form offers flexibility and variety, with a guaranteed choice from a range of 24 A-levels.

About Sixth Form

Rookwood School's sixth form students chat on a bench outside in the school's garden in Andover, Hampshire.


Boarding at Rookwood is a unique experience and is refreshingly different from traditional boarding.  Our boarding houses are very much ‘homes from home’, which provide a secure and familiar environment to enjoy being with friends and make use of the school facilities for evening activities.  With excellent adult:child ratios, our houseparents get to know each boarder as an individual, providing the strong pastoral care for which Rookwood boarding is renowned.


Rookwood boarding school students sit chatting on a bed in the boarding accommodation.

Request a Prospectus

In our prospectus, you'll find more information about the school, the facilities and what it's like to be part of the Rookwood family.

A year 2 Rookwood School student studies a globe in geography class.

Next Open Morning

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Discover Rookwood School at our next Open Morning

Tuesday 1st October at 9.00am