Address: 6 Fitzalan Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey KT10 0LX
Founded: 1936
Number of Pupils: 310
Fees: (termly) from reception, £4,055 – £5,978
Ages: 2-11
Head Teacher: Mrs Sarah Raja, BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure: Entry into preschool, reception and Year 3. Occasional places in other year groups.
Contact: Kim Keen, Head of Admissions
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open events and individual tours are available throughout the year. Please visit our website or contact us on [email protected] to find out more and to register.

The Curriculum

Learning at Rowan gives all girls the chance to investigate, be challenged, take risks and be curious about the world around them. Academics are developed through experiences, adventurous learning and a specialist teaching model.

Games & The Arts

‘Sport for All’ is our mantra. All girls enjoy regular games, swimming and PE lessons and our excellent facilities support those competing at regional and national levels. Drama and music form a key part of the curriculum with over  95 percent of girls learning an instrument, performing in musical theatre and choirs.

Pastoral Care

Over their time at Rowan, the girls develop a toolkit of strategies to manage the small bumps in the road which they will inevitably face in life. Social and emotional skills are cultivated in many ways, from dedicated SEW (Social and Emotional Wellbeing) lessons on their timetables to a highly personalised pastoral programme which keep the individual needs of every girl at the heart of what we do.

Recent Scholarships

Epsom College, Guildford High, KGS, LEH, SHS, St Catherine’s Bramley, St John’s Leatherhead, SWPS, Tormead School and Wycombe Abbey.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

It is my belief that when a school balances academics, with nurture, support and opportunity to learn about yourself and from others, it is creating an environment which will inspire and nourish every girl. We do this every day at Rowan, ensuring girls are happy, confident and enabled individuals.

Outstanding Characteristics

One hundred percent success rate at 11+ with 40 scholarships awarded. Access to over 20 acres of woodland for adventurous, outdoor learning. Exceptional specialist training in Science & Engineering with a focus on robotics. Strings initiative for all Year 1s to learn the cello or violin. Sport for all approach with a mix of traditional games and extensive co-curricular offerings. Outstanding facilities including specialist spaces for engineering & technology, music, science, library, art and computing.