Founded over 85 years ago and nestled on an eight-acre site just a short walk from Andover in Hampshire, Rookwood School is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for pupil aged from 2 to 18.
As a non-selective school, we do not ‘cherry-pick’ those children who happen to do well in a set of exams when they were young. However, we do expect the very best from our pupils. This philosophy is not about reaching potential, it is about growing potential: giving our pupils the opportunities and encouragement to help them understand that they can achieve much more than they first realise.
Rookwood’s motto, sapere aude, translated as ‘dare to know’, is clearly seen in everything we do. Our pupils are challenged to have courage, to learn new things, to develop new skills and to deepen their understanding. As a result, our pupils leave Rookwood with the essential character traits of integrity, tenacity and respect for others, and with excellent exam results.
Mr Anthony Kirk-Burgess, Headteacher
Day and Boarding School, co-educational
Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3AL