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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

LAMDA pupils once again take centre stage

15 Rookwood pupils from age 7 to 16 have once again gained top marks in their recent LAMDA exams with…

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New minibuses have arrived

We are thrilled with our shiny new fleet of minibuses. We offer numerous minibus routes to the towns and villages…

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Rook News Winter 2023

  Click the link below to view our newsletter. Rook News Winter 2023

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Creating Unforgettable Learning Experiences

At Rookwood School, we are dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning, and this term has been nothing short…

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Celebrating a Term of Victories

As we approach the end of a remarkable term at Rookwood School, we take immense pride in celebrating the numerous…

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Supporting Others Throughout the Term

As we reflect on the term, we are immensely proud of our community’s collective efforts to support those in need….

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A Term of Community and Connection

As we approach the end of a vibrant and eventful term at Rookwood School, we reflect on the key moments…

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Reflecting on an exciting term at Rookwood School

As we say farewell to a dynamic Autumn Term at Rookwood School, it is with great pleasure to share some…

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Little Rooks Nursery children

Pupils take part in ‘Elfridges’ experience to buy presents for their loved ones

  Inspired by the world-famous department store Selfridges, on Monday, 11th December, Rookwood School hosted Elfridges—an enchanting shopping experience tailored…

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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.

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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.