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  • Poppy Appeal

    8th November 2014

    The children have been selling poppies in school all week to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Can we say a Big Thank You to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause.

  • Rowena Academy to become a Teaching School

    14th June 2014

    We are delighted to announce that Rowena Academy has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school. Rowena Academy is to be paired with The Vale Primary Academy in Knottingley within a Teaching School Alliance.

    Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. 

    Rowena Academy was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted

  • Youth Sports Trust Silver Quality Mark

    14th May 2014

    We are delighted to announce that Rowena Academy has been awarded the Youth Sports Trust Silver Quality Mark for Physical Education. Youth Sports Trust works with primary schools to raise standards and achievements in physical education. The Quality Mark is recognition of the high quality PE, physical activity, school sport and clubs that we deliver at Rowena Academy. A huge thanks to Mrs Webster for all the hard work she does as our P.E Co-ordinator in organising all our clubs and P.E activities.

  • World Book Day

    6th March 2014

    The whole Academy came dressed as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.

  • Wear a Hat to School Day

    21st February 2014

    All the children and staff came to school wearing hats for the day to raise money to continue to sponsor Peter Kaira in Malawi through the charity Action Aid. The event raised an amazing £254.14!! Well done everyone.

  • Children in Need

    15th November 2013

    The children had a fun non-uniform day with many children dressing up in their favourite fancy dress costumes and raised an amazing £436.62 for Children in Need.

  • Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal

    11th November 2013

    A huge thank you to everyone who filled a shoebox for the Samaritan's Purse Appeal. We sent 30 shoeboxes to different parts of the world to children who are less fortunate than us.

  • Arts Mark Gold

    15th September 2013

    We are delighted to announce that after many months of hard work at Rowena Academy we have been awarded Arts Mark Gold in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.

  • Ofsted Outstanding 2013

    31st August 2013

    Following our recent Inspection which judged the Academy to be outstanding in all areas we are delighted to announce that Rowena Academy has been placed on the Ofsted list of Outstanding Providers for 2013. This is an excellent achievement and is an outcome that staff, governors, parents and pupils should all be proud of.

  • Academy Arts Project

    17th July 2013

    As part of our Artsmark Gold application and our community project work Miss Grain from De Warenne Academy's art department spent three days working with the nusery and reception classes to produce two giant sized elephants for the Outdoor Play Area.

    The children painted sections of the elephant before adding layers of patterned tissue paper to create a patchwork effect. The finished elephants were then varnished ready to be displayed as part of the academy's outdoor play areas. It was a fantastic opportunit

  • Pyjama Day - A visit from the Civic Mayor

    23rd May 2013

    The children and staff held a Pyjama Day to raise funds for the Charities of the Civic Mayor. The Civic Mayor visited the Academy for an Assembly to collect a cheque for £100 and to thank the children for their fundraising efforts. She even came in her pyjamas!!

  • Easter bonnet competition

    28th March 2013

    Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet competition. Well done to everyone who took part.

  • Visit from the Civic Mayor

    26th March 2013

    The Civic Mayor visited the Academy for an Assembly to thank the children for their fundraising efforts for the Charities of the Civic Mayor.

  • Chinese New Year Festival Day

    11th February 2013

    The children enjoyed a whole Academy focus day based on a wealth of activities related to The Chinese New Year. Each class worked collaboratively on a class Chinese Dragon. All these dragons performed the Dragon Dance in a special Assembly at the end of the day.

  • 20MPH Road Safety Campaign

    18th January 2013

    A huge thank you to everyone who supported Caroline Flint's campaign to reduce the speed limit outside our school to 20 mph and signed our petition. We collected 472 signatures!!

    A big thank you also to our parent volunteers who helped with collecting signatures.

  • The Mansion House Xmas Fayre

    1st December 2012

    All the children produced Christmas gifts, including tree decorations, gift tags and reindeer food to sell at the Mansion House Xmas Fayre to support the charities of the Civic Mayor. Well done to all the children. You should be very proud of yourselves.

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    Visit from Ben Pacey – Olympic torch bearer

    28th June 2012

    The children were delighted to meet Ben Pacey who was an Olympic torch bearer at a special assembly. Ben brought the Olympic torch into school and gave the children the opportunity to hold it. The photo shows the Academy Council with Ben and the Olympic torch.

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    Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

    31st May 2012

    All the children at Rowena celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Thursday 31st May. The children and staff all wore red, white and blue and enjoyed a special Jubilee lunch.

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    Inauguration of the Civic Mayor of Doncaster

    18th May 2012

    Representatives of the Academy Council were invited to the Inauguration of the Civic Mayor of Doncaster, Councillor Chris Mills. They presented a basket of flowers to her as part of the official ceremony and enjoyed lunch in the Mayor’s parlour.