Rookwood School

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Rookwood School
Rookswood School Logo.jpg
Established 1934
Type Independent day and boarding
Headmaster Anthony Kirk-Burgess[1]
Acting Deputy Head Mr R Hick[2]
Location Weyhill Road
SP10 3AL
England England
51°12′24″N 1°29′35″W / 51.20668°N 1.49313°W / 51.20668; -1.49313Coordinates: 51°12′24″N 1°29′35″W / 51.20668°N 1.49313°W / 51.20668; -1.49313
Local authority Hampshire County Council
DfE number 850/6011
DfE URN 581958 Tables
Students 330~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 2–16

Grey & Sky Blue


Rookwood School is a non-selective independent day and boarding school for children aged 3 to 16, located on a campus off Weyhill Road in Andover, Hampshire, England.[3] Due to its proximity to Marlborough Lines, Land HQ Wiltshire, a few of its pupils are children of international military personnel.


The school was founded in 1934 as a girls' school and moved to its current site in 1946. Boys were admitted to the Senior school in 2003.[4]


2016 - 2017 Dr M Whalley[5]

2015/16 Winter term Mr David Bown (acting)

2010-2015 Mrs Louise Whetstone[6]

2010-2000 Mrs Margaret Langley[4]

Previous Headmistresses: Mrs Shelia Hindle


The school has three departments: the Rookery (Pre-School and Pre-Preparatory), Paddocks (Prep School) and Highfield (Senior School).


Rookwood does not have a sixth form. Students who have left the school are known as 'Old Rooks'.


Although most of its pupils are day pupils Rookwood has boarding provisions for a small number of boarders. There are two boarding houses: Beechwood (girls) and Oakwood (boys).[7]


  1. ^ "Rookwood School news". Rookwood School. 30 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rookwood School Staff". Rookwood School. 1 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "See for yourself". Andover Advertiser. 30 January 2009. 
  4. ^ a b 2006 ISI Inspection Reports
  5. ^ "Rookwood School Headmaster's Welcome". Rookwood School. 1 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Rookwood Review, Winter 2009 - The newsletter of Rookwood School
  7. ^ Boarding Houses

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