Rowan House School

About Rowan House School

Rowan House School opened on 7th September 2020 and is based in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

It shares its location with and provides onsite education for Halliwell’s Beech Grove therapeutic children’s care home with the home and school working collaboratively, alongside the clinical team to deliver the Restorative Parenting Recovery Programme.


What is unique about Rowan House School

Working with the Restorative Parenting Programme at the heart of everything we do at Rowan House School, we encompass all aspects that are vital for a child to settle, feel secure and thus achieve whilst at school. Our high staff to pupil ratios allows all children to have a bespoke learning programme that allows them to succeed in an educational system that previously may have failed them.

Rowan House School ensures all pupils can build upon their cultural capital, visiting libraries, meeting with authors, taking part in UK Parliament Week and other focus weeks throughout the year.  All children have opportunities to gain skills in Trampolining.

Our key focus is to establish strong foundations for all children, socially, emotionally and academically to allow them to move onto an appropriate setting and succeed in later life.

Our Vision

‘To provide the best quality of education and care for vulnerable children through a vibrant curriculum which fully prepares pupils for their future economic wellbeing and nurture outstanding personal development.’

Ofsted Report

“Pupils feel a strong sense of belonging at Rowan House School”

Every day I am delighted to see the progress that the children at Rowan House School make in their academic, social and emotional development. The school is a welcoming and happy environment that, through clinically informed practice, supports the development of each child’s psychological health. We strive for every child to be on track to reach their potential and support them to flourish socially, emotionally and academically so that they are able to approach the next stage of their education with confidence. 

I am privileged to work alongside such a high quality, experienced and committed staff team who all work extremely hard in providing the best possible educational experience for the children.

Mrs Illsley- Executive Head Teacher

“I’m really proud of the work the staff at Rowan House School put in every day to ensure the children attending the school make such huge improvements in their Social, Emotional and Mental Health as well as the Academic progress they make. The school continues to be highly effective in the delivery of Restorative Education.”

Mr Hargreaves – Education Director

Mrs Hurd- Head of Education


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Contact Us

Executive Head Teacher:

Jennifer Illsley

Head of Education:

Leanne Hurd

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