Rowan is a small, special school for primary aged children in Sheffield who have complex speech, language and communication difficulties. Many of our children have autistic spectrum disorders – a group of lifelong conditions that affect how a person communicates with and relates to other people.

Children with an autistic spectrum disorder don’t develop the social and language skills that other children do. As a result, they find relating to other people difficult and may also have learning difficulties.

Rowan receives similar local educational authority funding as other schools, but this isn’t nearly enough to provide the kinds of resources that our children need in order to broaden and enhance their learning.  The Friends of the Rowan School is a registered charity whose purpose is to raise funds for extra resources that will enable each child to have the widest possible range of childhood experiences.

We are currently raising funds to provide music therapy to the Rowan School children. We all know what joy music can bring to each and every one of us but at the Rowan, music, in many guises, enables our children to learn and develop in ways that were never thought possible. For some of our children, the specialist delivery of music therapy on a one-to-one basis is incredibly valuable; these children often connect with music unlike any other medium, in such a special way. If you can help us in any way the please get in touch.

Our Projects
Learn about our current fundraising efforts to purchase new equipment and resources to replace those that were damaged in the recent flood that occurred at the Rowan School building.

You can support us by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment. If you are a UK taxpayer then we can claim back tax and make any donations you make go even further. Find out how.


There are lots of ways in which you can support our work to raise funds for extra resources that broaden and enhance learning, enabling each child to have the widest possible range of childhood experiences. Find out more.