• Squirrel Room
    Squirrel Room
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • ICT Development
    ICT Development
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden
  • Rockwood Building
    Rockwood Building
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden
  • Squirrel Room
    Squirrel Room
  • Reading
    Reading
  • Writing at Registration
    Writing at Registration
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Snail Fun
    Snail Fun
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Stories Alive!
    Stories Alive!
  • Sensory Garden
    Sensory Garden

About Us

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Rockwood is an OUTSTANDING Nursery School, situated in a lovely old Victorian manor house, with fabulous gardens, a  forest school and play areas, located on the outskirts of Burnley. You can read about Our History and download booklets written to celebrate events in our past.

We are a popular, well respected, school that supports children, parents, staff and governors working, living and learning together in our local community.  We work strongly as a team, creating a supportive and challenging environment.

"Many parents [said] the school was like a ‘big family’ as reflected by one parent who said, ‘The staff treat the children as if they were their own.’" (Ofsted 2014)

We aim to make the years the children spend at Rockwood challenging, fulfilling and happy so that, by the time they move onto the next stage, they will be competent, confident learners who take pleasure and pride in their achievements.

We provide:

  • A Safe and Secure environment where your children may learn and play;
  • A fully trained, up-to-date, friendly staff (including qualified teachers) to care for your children;
  • A unique, sensory-rich, Victorian building set in extensive grounds;
  • Access to government-funded education of 15 and 30 hours per week for qualifying 2 - 4 year olds;
  • The school provides extended hours provision so that children can attend from 07:30am to 5:45pm weekdays, term time only.
  • Ofsted registered - read our latest (October 2014) report;
  • Supported by Lancashire County Council;
  • Valued by our community - we have seen many generations of families in our 65+ years history.

There has been a great deal of development in the school in recent years, including a new playground, improved garden area and forest school. Staff work extremely hard and there is a strong sense of supportive teamwork.

"Children achieve exceptionally well and make outstanding progress in all areas of development, regardless of their starting points." (Ofsted 2014)

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