Rowan Preparatory School is situated in Claygate, a leafy green residential area of Surrey.
Rowan Brae (for girls aged 2-7) is on the site on which the school was originally founded in 1936 and Rowan Hill (for girls aged 7-11) is a short walk away on a private road at the highest point in Claygate.
Both school sites are substantial properties that have been sympathetically extended to provide additional accommodation as the school has grown. They provide a welcoming environment with rooms that 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 the Brae Cottage, a stage area and climbing frames along with our much-loved Glen, a multisensory area including sand area, dig pit, willow den, story circle and a grassed mound.
A large general-purpose hall is used for a wide variety of group activities including gym, ballet, drama, assemblies and lunch. This is supplemented by specialist rooms for art, music, technology and a library.
Rowan Hill houses classrooms for Years 3 to 6, enhanced by specialist modern well-appointed rooms for science, ICT & music. We have a large, light and airy art studio that is always full of exciting artwork and girls keen to demonstrate their creative skills. Our impressive Engineering & Technology suite is equipped with 3D printers and a range of tools and equipment to inspire our engineers of the future.
The large general-purpose hall buzzes with activity from assemblies to gym, lunch to orchestra and many more. Outside is the legendary Spinney; a wooded and grassed area that fuels imaginative play. At the edge of the Spinney is our light and airy Garden Room, an outdoor classroom used for a variety of extra-curricular activities and used to promote eco awareness across the curriculum.
The girls also enjoy shared use of extensive sports facilities situated about a mile from the school. These include netball / tennis courts, Astroturf pitches, traditional grassed pitches and athletics tracks.