Rossall School A GSG School
- Rossall School
- Head: Ms Elaine Purves
- T 01253 774201
- F 01253 772052
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.rossallschool.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Lancashire
- Pupils: 540
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £10,200 - £12,450; Boarding £16,500 - £35,550 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Rossall Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Might some prospective parents baulk at the hearty traditions, the special public-schooly Rossall sports, the sense that this could be the setting for an undiscovered Enid Blyton saga? Certainly we found no hint of social snobbery – we simply saw...
What the school says...
This must be the healthiest school in Britain! The sea air banishes asthma and eczema and hay fever, and promotes complexions of which French beauticians would be envious. And, of course, as they say, the children are worth it.
After forty years in the boarding business it still thrills me to meet the young people we look after. I walk about the school a lot, because the great joy of boarding schools is the chance to see the whole child: the hopeless mathematician who is wonderful at rounders, the feeble rugger player who is brilliant on the saxophone, the flawless actor who doesnt understand physics, the girl who can sing and dance but cant spell, the undistinguished academic who is an absolutely vital agony-aunt for her year group, and the range of characters and nationalities who fill the days with surprise and excitement.
The best is only just good enough for our children, said a famous Victorian Headmaster, and the best is what we seek to offer. Rossall is a broad church: it has some of the cleverest pupils I have ever met, and some whose achievement of six good GCSE passes is a real triumph. But above all it is a community. The richness of a good community is an enormous gift to a growing child. Join it and see for yourself!
Ms Elaine Purves
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Untranslated Literature at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)
2016 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
- Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Independent School (Cambridge Int Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
International Baccalaureate:primary years - primary years is a programme for ages 3-12.
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.
What The Good Schools Guide saysMight some prospective parents baulk at the hearty traditions, the special public-schooly Rossall sports, the sense that this could be the setting for an undiscovered Enid Blyton saga? Certainly we found no hint of social snobbery – we simply saw young people having a deliciously happy time at school. If grand old traditions make you cringe then Rossall may not be the perfect fit for you as a parent – when it comes to the pupils though, the school is so warm and good-humoured, and there is such opportunity and encouragement to become the person you want to be, that if your teenager is something of a non-conformist he or she would still stand a good chance of finding a niche here…
Since September 2013, Ms Elaine Purves BA PGCE (mid-40s). Brought up and state educated...
Special Education Needs
Whilst there is no statutory requirement for independent schools, Rossall, following good educational practice, will, as far as practicable, respond to the guidelines laid down by the SEN Code of Practice. Rossall aims to educate pupils with SEN, wherever possible, alongside their peers within the normal mainstream curriculum. However, due consideration will be given to the wishes of the parents, and to ensuring that individual pupil needs are met; so that pupils can reach their full potential and enhance their self esteem. Provision for pupils with SEN is a matter for the school as a whole: in addition to the SEN Coordinator, the Principal, houseparents, tutors and subject teachers within senior school, the Head of the Junior School and Head of the Nursery and Infant School, all have important responsibilities. Rossall believes in close co-operation between all those concerned including parents and outside agencies to establish a multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of issues. Nov 09.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|