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Prep School Pastoral Care


An individual approach

At Rookwood School, we recognise that every child is unique and has their own specific strengths and talents, as well as areas for development. We are a truly inclusive school and get to know every child so that we tailor our provision accordingly.

Social and emotional development

We recognise that the social and emotional development of our Prep School pupils is fundamental to their immediate happiness and wellbeing, as well as being a significant factor in their learning potential and for engagement. Happy children that feel safe and valued, learn and flourish. Pupils in Prep School are well known by their dedicated teachers – relationships are key so that any pastoral matters can be noticed organically by the caring staff as well being highlighted by the children themselves, approaching teachers who they trust and feel valued by.

A sixth form student is reading with one of Rookwood's young prep school students.

The Nest:
A place for nurturing love and care

We know that some days some children need some help to deal with their emotions and feelings. In the Prep School we offer ‘The Nest’, our specially designed pastoral support room run by our pastoral support lead, which is open throughout the school day offering a safe place for the children to visit should they have any worries, concerns or are finding any aspects of life difficult. This may be the need for a loving reminder that all is well or it may indicate a larger need for support with their mental health; either way the nurturing environment of The Nest, the specific resources and our ELSA trained staff will ensure that each child is given the space to work through any issues in the calm, safe and open yet private surroundings.

Rookwood School building exterior

News & Events

Platinum Mark Award for Sport at Rookwood School

Platinum sports success for Rookwood School

  In May last year, Rookwood School was awarded the Gold Award for the fourth year running by the School…

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Year 10 pupils’ success in basketball

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Paul Robinson and family

Rookwood School’s new Head from September 2024

We are thrilled to introduce Mr Paul Robinson as the new Head of Rookwood School from September 2024. Currently serving…

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Pupil singing into microphone

Rookwood pupil reaches final of national musical theatre competition

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World Book Day at Rookwood School

Rook News Spring 2024

  Click the link below to view our newsletter. Rook News Spring 2024

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Swimming pool at Rookwood School

Spring Term Reflections: Celebrating achievements and looking ahead

  As I reflect on a very busy Spring Term, I do so with a great sense of gratitude to…

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Rookwood Turns 90

Rookwood School turns 90!

  This year, the school turns 90 and we are busy putting plans together to make sure we celebrate in…

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Example of artwork at Rookwood School

Examples of work – Art

  Each Friday during the term, we share an example of the pupils’ work. Watch the video below to see…

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Reception at Rookwood School

A term packed with enriching learning experiences

At Rookwood, our team work incredibly hard to deliver highly memorable learning experiences that not only engage and inspire our…

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