Irresistible Learning

The subjects pupils are taught are constantly adapted and their depth and richness are developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness outstandingly well. The school takes full advantage of visitors to the school and also a wide range of trips. The extra subjects and learning opportunities provided, such as the wide range of musical instruments and languages taught, make an outstanding contribution to the pupils learning 

Rookery School OFSTED Report July 2013

The curriculum offer at Rookery is exciting, stimulating and challenging. Consequently, Rookery children are expected to Take responsibility for shaping their own learning pathway, Value every learning opportunity and Take risks and develop resilience.

Rookery school aims and values statement

With these aims in mind the Governors subsidise two major educational visits for all children per year as well a residential stay for children in Years 4 and 6.

Parents are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of the visit. Families experiencing hardship are to contact the pastoral manager – Mrs Rai.

All learners are expected to value the opportunities provided. Therefore, all Rookery children are expected to participate fully in all educational visits.

Educational visits are part of the curriculum; they are not optional.

Collaborative Learning

  • Our curriculum provides memorable experiences which promote  spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Children at Rookery are leading in developing their school as a cultural centre.

Curriculum Events

  • This is typified in the Yearly Programme of Curriculum Events produced by each year group. These unique evening events are held in the school’s dedicated space for sports and arts. They are hosted and run by children. Children build on their experience of galleries, museums and theatre to independently transform the space, meet greet, present and host a community event for adults and siblings. The events are ticket only and are always sold out. They provide the whole school community with the experience of coming together to participate in shared cultural, learning experiences.
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