Egerton Rothesay School
|Head||C J Parker|
|Local authority||Pupils from 13 Local Authorities|
|DfE URN||117623 Tables|
|Houses||Plantagenet, Hanover, Tudor, Stuart|
Navy and Blue
|Registered Charity No||1091089 |
Egerton Rothesay School arose from the amalgamation of two Berkhamsted prep schools by John and Heather Adkins. Rothesay, a pre-preparatory school founded in 1922 and situated in Charles Street, was bought in 1981. Three years later, Egerton School, founded in 1951 and located a few hundred yards along the same road, was purchased. The two amalgamated giving the school its current name.
In 1988 a purpose-built middle school, formerly Thomas Bourne Church of England Middle School, was purchased from Hertfordshire County Council and the former Rothesay School buildings were sold for development. The new school located on Durrants Lane was opened in September 1988 by the then Prime Minister, Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher.
Initially a pure mainstream school ERS began to develop additional facilities for SEN education once on the new site. Development of specialist facilities and expertise followed along with the decision to become a school that was entirely focused on providing a superb education for the child who had some form of "additional, individual need". (This on the basis that the SEN description can so easily become merely a negative label which can impact both a child's self-esteem and their ability to develop strategies for learning to meet their particular need.)
The Charles Street premises was sold in 2008, with the lower school completing its move to the Durrants Lane site in January 2009. Further development on the Durrants Lane site has included a purpose built 2-story classroom block with a Performing Arts Studio for Drama and Dance.
Achievements and Recognition
The school specializes in supporting the education of children with Special Needs whilst following a mainstream curriculum. An ISI Inspection in late 2013 gave the school a very positive report.
Open Days are held twice a term.
- "BERKHAMSTED – LAND AT DURRANTS LANE" (PDF). Hertfordshire County Council. Retrieved 2009-04-12.[permanent dead link]
- "Speech opening Egerton Rothesay School in Berkhamsted". Margaret Thatcher Foundation. Retrieved 4 July 2018.