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Why Board at Rookwood

A unique experience

Boarding at Rookwood is a unique experience and is refreshingly different from traditional boarding.

A home from home experience

Boarding at Rookwood is a unique experience and is refreshingly different from traditional boarding. We offer a warm, homely welcome in our two adjacent residential properties just a few minutes’ walk from the school site.

Rookwood School boarding students eating at a dining table in the boarding accommodation.

Valuing the individual

Our diverse community of boarders are valued and celebrated for their individuality, unique skills, interests and home cultures.

We also encourage independence as the children mature. Our Senior School Boarders have later bedtimes and are encouraged to spend time with their friends both in Boarding and the wider community, through clubs and sports as well as opportunities to visit the local leisure centre, Andover Town centre and Basingstoke.

A young Rookwood boarding school student makes cakes in the kitchen with the boarding school staff.

Play, relaxation and social

Once schoolwork is completed during supervised sessions, the children are encouraged to enjoy our weeknight activities such as movie nights, sports, baking, pool and themed nights such as blindfold taste testing!

Full Boarders enjoy a variety of weekend trips which include: bowling, football, golf, trampolining, eating out, murder mystery dinners and escape rooms.

A Rookwood School boarding student is playing pool in the evening in the boarding accommodation.

Delicious home cooked food

We have a dedicated cook who prepares fresh, delicious, healthy, home style meals each evening for our boarders. Menus are planned in consultation with the children and include familiar and comforting dishes such as macaroni cheese as well as new dishes such as honey garlic chicken and lamb tagine with vegetarian options available each day.

Three Rookwood boarding school students are being served food by the friendly Rookwood School staff.

Rookwood Family

Mr Smith, Head of Modern Languages at Rookwood School.

Mr Smith

It is the atmosphere of trust in our classrooms that enables pupils to continue enjoy making progress and ‘daring to know’.

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A student and staff member cooking healthy, filling food as part of an enrichment project at Rookwood School.

Rupert – Upper Sixth

My EPQ which has challenged me from an academic perspective as well as offering personal development.

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Mrs Abraham, a member of Rookwood Primary School Staff.

Mrs Abraham

I have been lucky enough to work at Rookwood School for the last twenty years – which sounds like a very long time but which has gone in a flash.

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