How do I contact the Academy?

Telephone Number 01709 863109
Email: info@rowenacademy.org.uk
Rowena Academy,
Gardens Lane,
DN12 3JY 

What are your nursery session times?

Provision is made for Nursery children to attend for either15 or 30 hours per week:-

5 Mornings per week 8.45 am to 11.45 am


5 Afternoons per week 12.15 pm to 3.15 pm

2.5 days per week All Day Monday and Tuesday (8.45 am to 3.15 pm) and Wednesday Morning (8.45 am to 11.45 am)


Wednesday Afternoon (12.15 pm to 3.15 pm and all day Thursday and Friday (8.45 am to 3.15 pm)

5 days per week 8.45 am to 3.15 pm (30 hours provision) 

What are the main school times?

The Academy day begins at 8.50 am and finishes at 3.00 pm

The Lunch period being 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm

Mid morning break is 10.30 am to 10.45 am

My child currently attends nursery, but Rowena Academy is not our catchment school. Am I still able to apply for a reception place at Rowena Academy?

Yes of course, the choice of reception school is totally yours. On the council admission form please put us as your first choice of school. As long as we have enough available places we would endeavour to support children and their families no matter where they reside. 

I need childcare before school and after school, can you help?

Our ‘Breakfast Buddies’ Breakfast Club runs everyday from 8am and is just £1 per day.

Our After  School ‘Bungalow Bunch’ is open everyday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. The cost is £5:00 per day and includes childcare and a snack and drink.

If you would like your child to attend ‘Breakfast Buddies’ or ‘Bungalow Bunch’ please collect a form from the Office. 

How do I purchase uniform?

Clothing with the Academy logo on is available to purchase from the Office.

At Rowena our Academy uniform consists of the following:

  • Sweatshirts or Cardigans in Royal Blue
  • Polo Shirts in White
  • Trousers or Shorts in Black or Grey
  • Skirts or Pinafore Dresses in Black or Grey
  • Blue Gingham Dresses
  • Black shoes 

Does my child require a PE kit?

Our P.E Kit (from Reception onwards) consists of:

  • White round neck T-shirt
  • Black shorts 

Does my child need a bag?

Your child will be provided with a Book Bag and a Homework Folder free of charge when they start school.

It would also be advisable to place your childs P.E kit in a small drawstring bag to leave on their coat peg. 

How can I apply for my child to get school milk?

You need to register with Cool Milk for your child to receive a drink here in school. The milk is charged in termly amounts. http://www.coolmilk.com/. It can take a while for your child's name to appear on the list here in school, so it is advisable to apply straight away. 

My child has an appointment in school time, what do I do?

We encourage all none essential appointments (hairdresser, check ups etc) to be made during the holidays or after school. However we appreciate that this is not always possible with appointments such as hospital or speech therapy for example. If you have an appointment please inform the staff in the Office. 

My child is ill, what do I do?

Please ring the Academy as soon as you know your child will not be able to come to school. Please tell us:

  • Your child's name
  • Your child's class
  • The reason your child is absent.

If your child is still ill the following day, we would appreciate you contacting us to update the information we hold. 

I am having trouble with my child's behaviour at home and feel like I need some support.

Our Parent Support Adviser Amy Hughes would be happy to help. She is a highly skilled member of our staff who can support families with issues such as behaviour, sleep, toileting, emotional and mental health. She also has contact with a lot of external agencies who can provide additional help if required. Please call the office and ask to speak to Amy. 

I have a concern about the behaviour of another child and it is affecting my child. What do I do?

Come and talk with us. Your child's class teacher, the Principal (Mrs Benton) and our Parent Support Adviser (Amy Hughes) would ensure that any concerns are listened to, acted on and supported.