Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to Rookwood School.  As you will see from this website, we are an inclusive school which values each child as an individual and fosters a love of learning.

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 students.  This philosophy is not about reaching potential, it is about growing potential – giving our students 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 students are challenged to have courage, learn new things, develop new skills and deepen their understanding.  As a result, our students leave Rookwood with the essential character traits of integrity, tolerance and resilience, and with excellent GCSE results.

This website can only give you a small snapshot of life at Rookwood.  To really understand what we do, I would welcome you to visit us and see for yourself.

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