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About Rookwood Senior School

The senior school is a vibrant place where academic excellence is encouraged and expected. Our highly qualified and experienced staff prepare an exciting curriculum, which stretches and challenges all pupils, leading to continued exam success. Whether that be a love of science, the creative arts, a passion for literature or achieving sporting excellence, we shape and develop our teaching to meet the needs of our pupils.

We pride ourselves on our excellent pastoral care. The relationships pupils develop with the staff and their peers epitomises ‘the Rookwood family’. We strive to support, champion and encourage individuals to be the very best version of themselves.

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Excellent pastoral care

Our Senior School places pastoral care at the heart of everything we do. This starts with form tutors who build positive relationships with their tutees. We also follow the Emotional Assertiveness programme, which teaches students the importance of respecting their own emotions and those of others. For those times when a student needs some extra support, they are able to visit our ELSA-trained Pastoral Support Assistant, Mrs Newton, in The Hub or our Counsellor, Mrs Taylor.

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Rookwood School students in a lesson.

Academic excellence

Through a combination of small classes and focused teaching from experienced and dedicated teachers, our students achieve excellent GCSE grades. With more than 40% of results at the highest Grades 7 to 9, we are in the Telegraph’s top 200 independent schools for GCSE grades. This is particularly impressive given that Rookwood is non-selective.

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One of the senior school classrooms of Rookwood School in Andover, Hampshire.

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News & Events

Rookwood School ignites ambitions with successful Ambitions Day

We recently hosted our first Ambitions Day – a dynamic event orchestrated by our dedicated Careers & Progression Advisor, Mrs….

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Fireworks Night 2023

We warmly invite you all to join us for our spectacular annual Firework Display. The evening will be fun for…

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Rookwood School's Headmaster Anthony Kirk-Burgess

Why I am no longer a Headmaster

Back in March 2017, when I received the phone call from the then Chair of Governors offering me the role…

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Rookwood Family

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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Chloe in Year 1 of Rookwood Private Primary School.

Chloe – Year 1

My teacher is amazing.

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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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