Heads Welcome

Hic feliciter laboramus - here we work happily

When Katherine Millar, our founding Headmistress, opened the doors to Rowan in 1936 with just seven pupils, her aims were to instil in the girls a lifelong love of learning, develop a strong sense of self and to ensure that the friendships they made, endured as they grew and developed.

Over 85 years later, and against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world, our methods have moved on but our vision and ethos at Rowan remain the same. Whilst we proudly celebrate our heritage, we are more than blazers and boaters. We are steeped in tradition, but looking to the future. We celebrate and nurture childhood, but ensure that our girls are prepared for the real world. We are the very best kind of contradiction.

It is not by chance that Rowan girls achieve amazing things. The contribution of our talented staff, exciting and innovative curriculum, breadth of opportunity and exceptional pastoral care ensure that they are perfectly placed to thrive here. We are no hot house, and we believe wholeheartedly that our holistic and individualised approach to education contributes to our girls’ many successes.

To really understand what makes Rowan so special, come and visit us and meet our remarkable girls. We would be delighted to welcome you.


Mrs Sarah Raja - Headmistress