Welcome from the Head

Welcome to Rookwood School.

We are a school which values each child as an individual, fosters a love of learning and, above all, is a happy place to study!

As a non-selective school, we do not ‘cherry-pick’ those children who happen to do well in a set of exams when they were young. However, we do expect the very best from our pupils. This philosophy is not about reaching potential, it is about growing potential: giving our pupils the opportunities and encouragement to help them understand that they can achieve much more than they first realise.

Rookwood’s motto, sapere aude, translated as ‘dare to know’, is clearly seen in everything we do. Our pupils are challenged to have courage, to learn new things, to
develop new skills and to deepen their understanding. As a result, our pupils leave Rookwood with the essential character traits of integrity, tenacity and respect for others, and with excellent exam results.

To really understand what we do, I encourage you to visit us and see for yourself.

Mr Anthony Kirk-Burgess BSc, PGCE, MSc (Oxon)

Rookwood Family

Luca – Year 8

My favourite subject is PE, as I love practical subjects.

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Mrs Jellard

I am proud to be part of our community and see the impact we can have on students and the progress they can make.

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Isabelle – Year 7

The school is really good at helping those who are finding things difficult and hard, they are really supportive when you need help and advice.

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News & Events

Rook News Spring 2023 – Lower School

There have been some exciting events this term, which have supported and enhanced the pupils’ learning. Years 3, 4 and…

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Rook News Spring 2023 – Boarding

It has been another busy term for boarders. Our Taskmaster Tuesdays have gone from strength to strength with boarders enjoying…

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Rook News Spring 2023 – P.E.

In another busy term in PE, students have been learning new skills in various sports as part of the curriculum….

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