Useful Links

Email for Parents/Carers

We have set up a dedicated email address for parents/carers to use to contact their child’s teacher or provide general information, not relevant to the home/school book.  This email address will be monitored during the school day – 8.40 am – 3.30 pm by one of our admin team.

The parent/carer contact email address for the Rushden site is:

The parent/carer contact email address for the Wellingborough site is:


To access and read the School’s last Inspection Report – Please click on the link below:  OFSTED REPORT 5/6 March 2014       

To give you view if you wish to:   Link to Ofsted Parent View


School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Kingswood Catering – Parents who wish to order their child a school meal are requested to order and pay for meals in advance.  Link to site is below:

School Uniform

Rowan Gate now has two uniform providers for parents to consider.  Parents can use either Tesco and/or School Trends.

Letter to Parents – School uniform 2 providers

See Leaflet F&F

Link to website

See Leaflet School Trends – You can order on online or in store.

Link to website

School Trends has a shop at 8 Olympic Way, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 3QE which you can visit. At the shop you can try the uniform on your child and you can order in the shop

British Sign Language

In school many classes use British Sign Language to support spoken word.  From time to time, we offer basic training to parents who are interested in learning some signs and understanding what their child may sign at home.   Watch out for information on our News section.   Parents may find this link to BSL website helpful:

The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

This local venue has lots on offer, including

Relaxed film screenings with films being shown with sound levels turned down and lights at low levels and film goes able to make noise and sit where they feel comfortable.

Click here for more:

Storytime – Weekly interactive story telling sessions for under 5’s and their grown ups – Mondays 1pm – 2.30 (No sessions on 27 Oct and 3 November)

See what else is on offer at:


Department of Education

This link will connect you to the home page:

This link will connect you to the DfE Compare Schools page, where you can compare Rowan Gate with other schools in the local area:

Dogs for the Disabled

Provides assistance dogs helping children and adults with physical disabilities and families affected by autism, to pet dog autism workshops and innovative new projects working in schools and residential care settings.


Free School Meals

If you receive benefits such as income support, your child may be entitled to free school meals.  You can enquire/apply by calling 01604 236656.  Link to Free School Meals site :

Infant Aquatics

A baby and toddler swimming lessons are available in our heated hydro pool. See below.

You can purchase name labels for your child’s school uniform

Label Planet will give FORG 15% commission on all sales of Stikins labels when our school number 17145 is quoted.

Website:            Label Planet Link

National Autistic Society

UK Charity for people who are on the autism spectrum.  Provides information and support.


Northamptonshire County Council

This link will connect you to the County Council’s website:


Photography by Phiish

Peter York at Phissh very kindly spent the day with us and took photographs of the recent Visit by International schools, which he donated to the school.   See under Children’s Area “We welcomed International visitors”

You can contact him on or or Tel: 07595985403


Purple Mash

Purple Mash is the new online creative space that we’ve subscribed to from 2 simple.

  • The site has creative tools, themed activities and games for all ages from nursery through to Year 6, to hopefully allow them to practise and improve their Computing skills, often in a cross-curricular way.
  • The themed activities and projects often have videos, writing prompts, word banks, themed photographs, success criteria for the projects and clipart that link to all aspects of the curriculum.
  • As it is online, everybody has their own online space, with unique log in and password, and is able to access it at home as well as in school.
    Please login using :