Michelle Fuller

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Happy Half Term

We are now closed for the half term break and will reopen on Monday 25 February 2019

We hope that all of our families have a happy and safe holiday.



NMPAT Musical Stars – Weekly Group

A brand new weekly music group for school age young people with additional support needs.  The group will be run by NMPAT’s Reach the Starts team member Emily-May Roebuck assisted by a team of student volunteers

No experience of music is necessary for participants.  Its about coming and making music together and having fun.

Musical Starts – 5 – 6 pm Wednesdays at NMPAT (Kettering Road, Northampton) Weekly during term time.

£40 per term…. but an introductory offer for the first term mans it is FREE

Limited places so register early to make use of the introductory offer.

Email:  reachthestarts@nmpat.co.uk with information about your child and their needs.

PE / Sports Update


On Wednesday 30th January 2019 Peaches West took part in an Inclusive Boccia Festival at Wollaston Secondary School with 8 other primary schools from our district.  Wellingborough and East Northants School Sports Partnership held the School Games Boccia competition which was ran by young leaders from Wollaston school.  The younger leaders were fantastic and helped the children throughout the Festival.

Peaches pupils thoroughly enjoyed the competition and they came 9th overall.

Table Cricket

We currently have a coach from Northants County Cricket Club coming into our Wellingborough site to deliver Table Cricket sessions to both Limes and Pears during their PE lesson.  The children are able to experience playing in the various roles each week including bowling, batting and fielding. Table cricket is an inclusive sport which allows all children to participate with no barriers. The children and staff find it very enjoyable!!


We are delighted to be running the ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket programme again this year. Coaches from Northants County Cricket Club will be running sessions at both RGE and RGW between February and Easter to provide our pupils with the opportunity to play cricket and give them the chance to shine! Pineapples East, Cherries West and Pears West are looking forward to taking part in the Chance to Shine Programme!!

After School Football

Northampton Town Football Club are once again running an After School Football Club at both RGW and RGE this academic year. The children love taking part in the after school sessions and it not only improves their footballing ability, but also increases their self -confidence and allows opportunities for pupils to make friends throughout the school. This year the club is running for 30 weeks; 15 weeks at RGE and 15 weeks at RGW.  The children who attend receive programmes and medals from NTFC.

Gold Mark

Rowan Gate have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme which was launched in 2012 which is facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and in the community.  We are delighted to have been recognised again for our work and competition success.  With a total of 121 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, and would like to express our gratitude to the young volunteers, leaders and officials who have made our competitions possible.

As part of our School Games Mark application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs.  We  are thrilled that the hard work of everyone at our school has been recognised and we have again been awarded School Games Gold Mark .


Welcome back

We are delighted to welcome everyone back today after the Christmas break.

Happy New Year to you all

Relaxed Theatre Performance

Mousetrap Theatre Performance offers relaxed performances as follows:

Thank you to everyone who’s applied to join us at our exclusive Relaxed Performance of Motown The Musical on 22nd January 2019.  

The seats are filling up fast, so if you’re still keen to come then head to our website and apply today! We’d love you to join us. 


Room On The Broom – live on stage!


Relaxed Performance dates:

Thursday 13th December, 11am
Friday 28th December, 12pm

Running time: 1 hour (no interval)

Suitable for ages 3+

Tickets: Access Rate: £9.50

Venue: Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Access Line to book tickets: 0330 333 4815

Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tall Stories’ smash-hit family show is back in the West End to work its magic this Christmas!

The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers: a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and CRACK – it snaps – just as the hungry dragon appears!

These special relaxed performances are designed for families and children with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment.  There are some small changes to the show, including adjustments to the lighting and sounds.  If you need to leave the auditorium during the performance you can and then re-enter if and when you want to.

If you would like a Visual Guide with more information about what to expect from the performances, please contact Fiona Bradley by email: fiona@kennywax.com

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a relaxed performance of this fun-filled show: a magical treat for all the family!

To book tickets, please call the theatre access line on

0330 333 4815 or email access@nimaxtheatres.com  



Snowman and Paddington Bear

Date: Thursday 20th December

Auditorium opens: 10am

Relaxed Performance: 11am – 12.30pm (inc. interval)

Suitable for ages 3+

Tickets: £7.50 – £30

Venue: Royal Albert Hall

Enjoy a double-bill of classic stories at the stunning Royal Albert Hall this Christmas!

Everyone is welcome: children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.

Part one: Watch the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform Herbert Chappell’s Paddington Bear’s First Concert, accompanied by special guest narrator Stephen Mangan, who will bring the story to life.

Part two: Enjoy a special 40th anniversary screening of the classic animated film, The Snowman, set to a live musical score.

To find out more about the additional access and support that will be provided at this special event, visit the Royal Albert Hall’s website.


Children in Need – Mufti Friday 16 November

We are supporting Children In Need on Friday 16th November.  Pupils and staff are invited to wear spots or mufti.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the public, they are able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.

We would like everyone to take part so please send your child into school on the day wearing spots or mufti and with a £1 voluntary donation.


Welcome back / Welcome to new pupils

It has been lovely to welcome our pupils into school today.

The majority of children have settled well into their new classes and have had a good day.

We will be welcoming some new pupils to the school over the coming week/s.

We realise that starting a new school or moving classes can be difficult for some children.  We are here to help and make things easier.

Should you have any concerns about your child, please feel free talk to their class teacher.

All children have a home school book for you to communicate in writing with the class but we are always happy for parents to call the school if necessary for help or reassurance.


Summer Fete success

Friends of Rowan Gate would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Summer fete on Friday 29 June 2018 such a huge success.


We raised the fantastic sum of £1320.03 towards refurbishing KS1 Playground.

We could not have done this without all of your support so THANK YOU.

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