Rowan Gate Primary School

Sports Hall Athletics Competition

On Wednesday 24th January children  from Cherries and Grapes joined together to attend a Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Corby Business Academy.

There were 8 teams involved who competed against each other in a circuit of different events to score the most points.  All teams had the same amount of time to score as many points as they could.

All of the children took turns throughout the competition to throw a javelin, target practice, chest press, speed bounce and hurdles.

All schools then competed in a relay race as the final event of the day.

The overall results revealed how close the tournament had been with Northgate School finishing in 1st place, followed by Rowan Gate in 2nd and Friars in 3rd.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Sports Hall Athletics Competition and had great fun.  They were delighted when they all received a certificate of participation!

Amy Green



Photographer in School

We are delighted to inform you that the school photographer will be visiting school (9am until 2 pm) as below to take photographs of the children.  The cost of the pack varies depending on the size and quantity of photographs you require.

Wednesday 21 February – Wellingborough

Thursday 22 February – Rushden

See letters sent

Letter Wellingborough 21.2.18

Letter Rushden 22.2.18


Majorie Boxall Quality Mark

On Friday 26 January 2018, Adam O’Riley from the Nurture Group Network and MP Peter Bone, local MP joined our good work assembly to award us with the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award.

We were assessed for the award in October by Helen Stollery from the Nurture group network. She spent a day with us after Mrs Rachel Allen, Nurture Group Teacher had submitted a file of evidence about the work we do to support the children as a Nurture class in Limes class, and the way this is encompassed across the day to day running, policies of the school.

It was a wonderful achievement and we are all very proud!

The children enjoyed a tea party with our visitors and governors and they also made their own trophy to take home!

See Report MBQMA – ROWAN GATE ps

See more information on Nurture Groups  –


Speech & Language Day – Rowan Gate East, Rushden

Wednesday 7th February 2018 9 am – 12.30 pm

The Speech and Language therapists, Jessica Doughty and Emily Muir have offered an Open Morning to parents at Rowan Gate East.

If you would like to come and discuss the communication system your child is using in school.

Please contact the school before Wednesday 24th January to choose an appointment time.

Jessica Doughty and Emily Muir

Speech and Language Therapists

See letter SALT PARENTS DAY 07-02-18

British Sign Language Workshops for Parents

Parents are invited to attend British Sign Language workshops as follows:

At Rowan Gate East, Rushden on 18 January & 25 January, 2 pm – 2.55 pm

At Rowan Gate, Wellingborough on 22 February & 01 March, 2pm – 2.55 pm


Please come along and learn some basic signs to use at home with your child.

Workshops will be led by Mrs Sarajane Saville


Thank you – £192.00 raised

Thank you to everyone who wore their Christmas Jumper in aid of Children’s Cancel and Leukaemia Group.  Together we raised a fantastic £192.00.

Relaxed Performance – The Gruffalo’s Child – 21/12/17

From our friends at Tall Stories Theatre Company…

Join The Gruffalo’s Child in the West End for the RELAXED PERFORMANCE on Thursday 21 December at 2pm. Just £9.50 per ticket access rate.

Please note this is not a Mousetrap event and tickets must be booked directly through the details as noted below.



The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should

Ever set foot in the deep dark wood. . .

One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE on Thursday 21 December 2017 at 2pm

Access Rate: £9.50 per ticket

BOOK NOW via email or phone: or 0330 333 4815

Running Time: 55 mins


Open to all. A Relaxed Performance is aimed at anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.

“Lovingly and simply brought to the stage”   

Evening Standard ★★★★

“Fun, daft and a little scary!”

Time Out ★★★★

“Perfect children’s entertainment”

The Scotsman ★★★★