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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 School's Headmaster Anthony Kirk-Burgess

Rookwood Family

Luca – Year 8

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

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Leo – Year 8

Everyone is really friendly and supportive.

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Miya – Year 11

My teachers have worked really hard to prepare me for my GCSEs.

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News & Events

Students collecting GCSE results at Rookwood School

Rookwood School celebrates 2023 GCSE results

  We are proud to announce our 2023 GCSE results which reflect the school’s commitment to providing a highly supportive…

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A Level students celebrating their results at Rookwood School

Rookwood School celebrates first set of A Level results following Sixth Form launch

We are thrilled to receive our first set of A Level results following the launch of our Sixth Form in…

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Drummer at Rookwood School

Sixth Former to perform in British and National Youth Music Theatre shows

Sixth Form student Xen Medland is celebrating after being offered a drum position in the pit band for two upcoming…

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