Rowan Preparatory School is situated in Claygate, a quiet residential area of Surrey. Rowan Brae is on the site on which the school was originally founded in 1936 and Rowan Hill is a short walk away on a private road at the highest point in Claygate.
Both school sites are substantial detached properties that have been sympathetically extended to provide additional accommodation as the school has grown. They provide a homely environment with rooms which are excellently equipped for learning. All rooms have state of the art interactive electronic white boards which allow teachers and pupils to build up ideas & exploit multimedia techniques in lessons.
The more modern extensions at Rowan Brae provide purpose-built accommodation for the Early Years with each room having its own dedicated outdoor area providing a wide range of play based educational equipment. There is also a playground with Brae Cottage, a stage area & climbing frames along with a recently developed multisensory area including sand area, dig pit, willow den, story circle, and a grassed mound. A large general purpose hall is used for all types of group activities including gym, ballet, drama, assemblies and lunch. This is supplemented by specialist rooms for Art, Music and a Library.
Rowan Hill houses classrooms for Years 3 to 6, supplemented by specialist modern well equipped rooms for Science, ICT & Music. There is also a light airy Art / Engineering & Technology studio and a well stocked library. The large general purpose hall buzzes with activity from assemblies to gym, lunch to orchestra and many more. Outside to the front there are netball courts and at the back the legendary Spinney a wooded & grassed area that fuels imaginative play time. An exciting project has been completed over the Summer to extend the Spinney & further enhance our facilities for outdoor learning with installation of the Garden Room, a classroom to promote eco awareness across the curriculum.
As part of United Learning, Rowan pupils have shared use of extensive sports facilities situated about a mile from the school. These include netball / tennis courts, astro turf pitches as well as traditional grassed pitches and tracks. Extensive enhancement of these facilities is planned to provide a Sports hall with state of the art gymnastics facilities along with development of additional all weather pitches and tennis courts.
Rowan Hill Development Plans
Rowan is extending the facilities at Rowan Hill (Fitzalan Road site). Whilst we currently offer an outstanding education for the girls, this positive step forward is designed to benefit our current and future pupils. The development will enable us to maintain the excellent reputation of Rowan and further reduce class sizes from twenty two to seventeen, with year groups of approximately fifty girls across three forms.
We are pleased to be taking this project forward with the support of both the Local Governing Body and United Church Schools Trust. Our shared vision for the school will continue to allow the girls access to an outstanding education with traditional values and ethos in a 21st century facility.
To view the development documents please click here. And to view the floor plans please click here.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed development please email Ms Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org