Mrs J Reed
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ

01707 321203

Rowans Primary School

Latest School Events

Half Term24Oct2016

Closing Date for Secondary School Applications31Oct2016

Return to School31Oct2016

8:55 am - 9:55 am

Parents Forum02Nov2016

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Swimming for years 5 and 603Nov2016

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Rowans Primary School News

  • Application Process for Secondary School
    Closing date for applications is the 31st October 2016
  • Sir Frederic Osbourn Secondary School
    Sir Frederic Osbourn Secondary School will be changing from a community school to a foundation school as of the 1st January 2017.
  • Best Attendance
    Year 2 and Year 5 have the best attendance.
  • Star of the Week
    This week they were given to children who showed great reading, for example good progress or doing extra reading at home.
  • Stars of the week
    This week they were given to children who showed great learning to learn skills. As from next week it will be for reading, for example good progress or doing extra reading at home.
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Golden Rules

At Rowans we all strive to follow our Golden Rules

We let other children learn

We are kind

We look after property

We keep ourselves safe

We try out hardest


Our moto is: Today's learning for tomorrow's world

Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the website of Rowans Primary School and  I hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and of the values we uphold.

Although we place a great emphasis on standards of maths and Literacy, we also aim to develop the children's wider skills through our creative curriculum. The children at our school are enthusiastic learners and we do our very best to make activities engaging, challenging and fun!

Rowans School, which opened in 1964, is situated in the Haldens area of Welwyn Garden City. Originally it was just a junior school but in the 1970s it  was extended to include infants. Today we have a Nursery class and a Pre School is run daily for even younger children. The school is set in spacious grounds with a newly developed foundation stage garden and year 1 outside play area.

Rowans has 8 classrooms and an area for the Nursery. The Nursery and the Reception aged children work closely together in the Foundation Stage. All the classrooms are large and well resourced. We also have a hall, library and dining room. We have 36 laptops with a range of innovative ICT resources such as Ipads and Ipods. All classrooms and the hall have interactive whiteboards. The school has two spacious conservatories which are used as intervention rooms.

There is a large playing field which includes space for two 7-a side football pitches. In the summer the children use the field as extra playtime space. The playground, which includes two netball courts, is ideally sized for a variety of playtime activities for all age ranges in the school. We also have lots of lovely equipment on our playground  including; a climbing wall, pirate ship,  monkey bars, spider web and outside table tennis.  We have a buddy system in use, which includes playground game supervision and class specific play equipment.

Our School Council plays an active role in our school, where the voice of the child is paramount.

We have a range of extended school provision, including  Rowans Pre-School, run and owned by outside providers. We have a daily breakfast club which can be accessed from 7.45am every day, which we run and staff ourselves. We offer a range of services for our local community through a range of activities and work closely withWaterside Children's Centre which is located on our school site.

We pride ourselves with the sense of community the school offers children and we have a school dog called Daisy, who is very well loved. She is an invaluable part of our community and brings a feeling of calm and belonging to everything we do.

If you would like further information about any aspect of our school or you would like to arrange to visit us, please contact the school office at the address, telephone number or email as shown in our contact details.


Mrs J Reed
Head Teacher