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RECEPTION STAY, TEA & PLAY: Attend one of our fun-filled sessions this Summer term. Find out more.

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Gift and Talented

Gifted and Talented in Senior School

Our personalised and holistic approach to education at Rookwood School enables us to identify children with particular gifts and talents.

Personalised and holistic

Staff are well versed in differentiation strategies in the classroom to ensure every pupil is stretched and the more able, in any particular subject, are challenged. For those who also demonstrate a competitive streak, we encourage participation in competitions such as the UKMT Maths Challenge and the Oxford Maths Relay, as well as ensuring any budding county level players are connected to local sports clubs via our well respected PE department.

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Inclusive stretch and challenge

Diverse enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom also provide learning and personal growth far beyond what many pupils initially thought were even possible. It is the Rookwood way to encourage all learners to discover their innate talents and to encourage everyone to move beyond their comfort zone which can become apparent in many aspects of school life. Therefore we have an inclusive approach, believing that every pupil is gifted in their own way.

Rookwood Private Primary School pupils working in class.

News & Events

Rookwood's Champions of Antarctica

Rookwood School recognised for commitment to protecting Antarctica

  Rookwood School is thrilled to announce that we have been recognised by the esteemed 2041 School charity for our…

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Former pupils of Rookwood School

Former pupils and colleagues return to Rookwood

On Friday 24th May 2024, we held a very special 90th Year Alumni Afternoon Tea. It was wonderful to welcome…

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Reception child in classroom

Stay, Tea and Play in Reception

  If you are interested to learn more about life in Reception Class at Rookwood School for September 2024 entry,…

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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

  Our Year 10 pupil Oliver played this season for the Abingdon Eagles Basketball Team in the U16s National League,…

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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

Rookwood School is thrilled to announce the exceptional achievement of Macey, a talented Year 11 pupil. Having achieved her Grade…

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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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Reception child

Stay, Tea and Play sessions in Reception

We are holding a number of sessions in June. The sessions will provide a wonderful chance for your child to become familiar with life in our Reception class ahead of September.

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