About Us

Image of Rockwood Nursery School Building

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.

"Parents....said that learning is ‘creative and exciting’ and their children cannot wait to get to school. They very much appreciate the opportunities you and your staff give them to discuss their children’s learning and well-being, and how all of you are always ready to listen and help.’" (Ofsted 2018)

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.

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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.

"Rockwood is a very happy place, where children thrive, teaching is excellent and outstanding progress has been sustained." (Ofsted 2018)