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Rowan school is located on Durvale Court, just off Furniss Avenue in Dore. It is on an extremely pleasant site with playing fields and a small area of woodland. The school was built in 1976. We currently offer 97 places with children grouped into 11 classes.

Each classroom has access to outside play areas and includes a quiet room; where children can be taught individually or have calm time. There is a central multi purpose hall, a well equipped food technology room, a specially adapted sensory room; designed to promote calm, focused behaviour, a library and a nurture room.

Our school

At Rowan School o​​u​​​​r aims​ are for everyone to:​

  • feel safe and happy

  • h​ave high self esteem

  • celebrate the efforts and achievements of themselves and others

  • feel comfortable trying new experiences

  • have a sense of excitement, vision and purpose in their lives

  • learn and begin to p​​ut into practice values of healthy living

  • develop communication and social skills that access participation in their communities

  • develop independence

  • enjoy lifelong learning

  • achieve their full potential

  • make a positive contribution to society

  • appreciate and value differences​

 We be​lieve success will be a​​chieved through:

  • being valued and respected for our individual qualities, capabilities and contributions

  • being encouraged to have a positive attitude to lifelong learning and to make progress towards and beyond agreed targets

  • offering high quality and carefully planned learning experiences to meet individual needs

  • having opportunities for shared learning and social activities with our peers both in and out of school

  • creating a safe, happy and supportive environment that promote respect and understanding of other races religions and lifestyles, and encourages sensitivity to the needs of others to nurture all

  • working co-operatively and in partnership with parents and carers, professionals and others in the wider community

  • furthering the process of inclusion wherever appropriate and

  • practicable

  • acknowledging and celebrating effort and achievement