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

Gold Games Mark Award

Rookwood awarded School Games Gold Mark Award for its commitment to sport

The Sports Department is celebrating having achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the fourth year in a row….

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The Mayor of Test Valley presents pupils with certificates for success in national competition

The Rookwood School community were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Test Valley, his wife Councilor Celia Dowden and Rotarian…

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Rookwood School students and Head of Drama at Youth Speaks Competition

National Rotary Youth Speaks Competition Success

  Three of our pupils have been named as runners-up in the final of the National Rotary Youth Speaks Competition…

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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

Lower School

Our Lower 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 lower school

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

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


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.


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