ALUMNI AFTERNOON TEA: Friday 24th May from 2.30pm – 4.00pm. Learn more, here.

RECEPTION STAY, TEA & PLAY: Attend one of our fun-filled sessions this Summer term. Contact us to learn more.

School Life

School Life in Prep School

The Prep School is a vibrant, nurturing and busy school that encourages pupils to thrive in an atmosphere that is caring, ambitious and fun.

A child-centered approach

Through a very child-centered approach our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, help each pupil achieve their best, while developing their own unique passion to discover and learn.

Rookwood School welcomes families and children from all backgrounds and our warm family ethos is tangible. Pupils are confident, respectful and thoughtful members of our community and enjoy welcoming new pupils to the community each year. At the heart of what we do is our focus on pastoral care and this is very clear from our nurturing approach to supporting and encouraging pupils as they thrive moving up through the school. All pupils have the support and encouragement to aspire and fulfill their ambitions, passions and interests.

Rookwood's prep school students chatting on a bench at playtime.

Wellbeing at Rookwood School

Our children in Primary School love to be active and stretch their wings. Our beautiful spacious grounds provide the space to thrive with dedicated staff who model the importance of being active and healthy. Fun opportunities to stay active and involved are available for all years from sporting clubs, Physical Education (PE) lessons and shared fixtures with other local schools. From Nursery to Year 4, our pupils have one hour of PE each week and then from Year 5 and Year 6 we offer two single hour lessons and a further extended afternoon PE lesson to enjoy a variety of team games that help our children develop cooperation, compassion and character. We believe that healthy active pupils are more engaged with school life with high self-esteem  and a strong sense of personal wellbeing.

Year 1 and 2 Rookwood independent primary school students sit outside on a bench at playtime.

Rookwood Family

Student of Rookwood Independent School posing.

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.

Read More
Mrs House, Lower School Teacher, Rookwood School.

Mrs House

Nurturing children’s curiosity and embedding a love of learning is a core aim of mine, as well as fostering a community of happy, kind, polite and resilient young people.

Read More
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’.

Read More

Request a Prospectus

In our prospectus, you'll find more information about the school, the facilities and what it's like to be part of the Rookwood family.

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