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Academic Overview

Our curriculum is designed to build strong and secure academic foundations and enhance your child’s natural curiosity. The recognition that children learn best through play and discovery underpins the education in the Early Years. This ethos lays the foundations and allows your child to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for the more formalised …

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The Early Years (Kindergarten through to Reception)

Kindergarten and Reception start the children on their exciting learning journey with all its adventures, discoveries, challenges, achievements and advantages for life. The Early Years follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. The EYFS has seven, interconnected areas of learning and development. Three prime areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm …

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Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

The size of The Rowans means that the younger children are already familiar with the teachers and routines in Key Stage 1 by the time they move up to a new key stage. The teachers in both phases are sensitive to the fact that smooth transition from the Early Years to Key Stage 1 is …

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Learning Enrichment and Support

Learning Enrichment at The Rowans School exists to help all children achieve their learning potential, whether or not they have a specific learning difficulty or need. We believe that thinking in terms of Learning Enrichment, stresses the notion that support must, and should, be available for all children during their time at The Rowans School. …

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Through our integrated PSHE curriculum, all children are encouraged to develop habits that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Physical education is a key way in which we do this at The Rowans School. PE and Games is taught by a specialist sports teacher and each week the children have one PE session and at …

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Drama & Music

Drama (LAMDA) Drama is incorporated into the English curriculum and all children have the opportunity to perform throughout the year, as well as benefiting from workshops and outings to theatres. All children in Year 1 and 2 take part in LAMDA exams during the Autumn Term which develop their confidence in public speaking. Children also …



We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities both within the school day and after the school day has finished. Staff and external providers arrange clubs including chess, dance, yoga, football to violin, arts and crafts, coding and drama club. We encourage all children from Reception upwards to try a new activity.

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Outings and Visitors

Outings enrich the education the children receive within the school environment. We are fortunate to be located close to central London as well as within easy access of Surrey locations. We often travel by public transport to support the children in learning to use different forms of transport and we also have use of the …