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.

pastoral care

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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News & Events

Rook News Autumn 2022 – Senior School

The Senior school has been a hive of activity this term. Year 11 pupils have completed their mock exams, which…

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Rook News Autumn 2022 – Little Rooks

The Little Rooks children started the new school year making new friends and re-establishing old ones. It was great to…

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Rook News Autumn 2022 – Boarding

This has been a busy term for Rookwood Boarders with a combination of fun activities in the house and weekend…

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Rookwood Family

Chloe – Year 1

My teacher is amazing.

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Rupert – Upper Sixth

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

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Mrs Jellard

I am proud to be part of our community and see the impact we can have on students and the progress they can make.

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