Rowan School is a special school in Sheffield for primary pupils, from 4 to 11 years old, experiencing complex speech and language difficulties and or autistic spectrum disorders. Many pupils have special educational requirements in areas such as:

  • motor skills
  • sensory difficulties
  • emotional and behavioural difficulties; such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • the development of social and communication skills

At Rowan School the staff aims are for everyone to:

  • feel safe and happy
  • have high self esteem
  • celebrate the efforts and achievements of themselves and others
  • feel comfortable trying new experiences
  • have a sense of excitement, vision and purpose in their lives
  • learn and begin to put into practice values of healthy living
  • develop communication and social skills that access participation in their communities
  • develop independence
  • enjoy lifelong learning
  • achieve their full potential
  • make a positive contribution to society
  • appreciate and value differences

The school believes success will be achieved through:

  • being valued and respected for our individual qualities, capabilities and contributions
  • being encouraged to have a positive attitude to lifelong learning and to make progress towards and beyond agreed targets
  • offering high quality and carefully planned learning experiences to meet individual needs
  • having opportunities for shared learning and social activities with our peers both in and out of school
  • creating a safe, happy and supportive environment that promote respect and understanding of other races religions and lifestyles, and
  • encourages sensitivity to the needs of others to nurture all
  • working co-operatively and in partnership with parents and carers, professionals and others in the wider community
  • furthering the process of inclusion wherever appropriate and practicable
  • acknowledging and celebrating effort and achievement

The school is located at 4 Durvale Court, Sheffield, S17 3PT.

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.