Latest School Events
- New to Nursery Visit27Jun2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- New to Reception28Jun2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Mad Science for the whole School30Jun2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
- School Fete30Jun2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- EYFS Science Day with Mitsibishi04Jul2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
- This week's stars of the week
This week's stars of the week have been awarded for excellent work.
- Dinner Bills
The dinner bills have been sent home with the children again today.
- Packed lunch and picnic workshop
Regretfully, the packed lunch and picnic workshop planned for tomorrow, Wednesday 28th June.
- Mr Sal's Guitar Club: An introduction to guitar playing, Years 4,5,6 pupils
Tuesday Lunch breaks 12.15-12.40pm in the Library
- Dance Club Performance
School fete is on Friday 30th June.
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 our hardest
Our motto is: Today's learning for tomorrow's world
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