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  • Rossall Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory School
    FY7 8JW
  • Head: Matt Turner
  • T 01253 774222
  • F 01253 772052
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 200
  • Religion: Church of England/Christian
  • Fees: Day £10,230; Boarding £17,415 - £25,890 pa
  • Open days: October, May and June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Rossall School

What says..

The grand, historic chapel – which wouldn’t look out of place in an Oxbridge quad – is a significant part of school life, even for the youngest pupils, providing a fantastic venue for performances by the likes of the choirs and orchestra. The school even has its own beach school, sharing a private beach with the senior school. ‘I love that we can go to the beach for maths and draw perimeters in the sand,’ said a pupil. There’s a strong family feel to the school which extends into the classroom. All the students we spoke to made reference to…


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What the school says...

Rossall Preparatory School offers your son or daughter the benefit of small class sizes, superb facilities and an extended day (if required) in a family-oriented co-educational environment. In addition, Rossall Prep is enriched by a strong musical and sporting tradition with lots of extra-curricular musical activities and events and lots of sporting fixtures against local and national schools. No matter whether your child is sporting, artistic, musical or academic, we will bring out the best in them.

From the age of 7 upwards, your child also has the option to board in our Junior boarding unit, Anchor House, which caters for pupils from age 7-14, on a full, flexible or weekly basis. Currently, 15% of our Prep School pupils make use of Anchor Boarding House and this number is growing. The majority of pupils in Prep School are day pupils with an increasing number taking advantage of our flexi and weekly boarding offer as and when required.
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Other features

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.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School

Since September 2019, Matt Turner, previously head of Bury Grammar Boys Junior. He has also been deputy head of Cheadle Hulme Junior. Married to Gemma, with one son in the school, he is a keen rugby and football player and coach, and a lover of water sports but also has a passion for drama which he insists is a vital part of the curriculum, a view shared by the students we spoke to who told us the drama opportunities at Rossall are excellent. A charismatic leader with boundless energy, he is considered by parents and pupils to have breathed new life into the school and the curriculum. Also known for sharing a joint vision with the head of the senior school and for being as concerned about mental...

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Special Education Needs

We support children with a wide variety of special educational needs, however, this support is offered on an individual basis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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