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Rossall School, Lancashire

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United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1253 774201
Fax: +44 1253 772052

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Ms Elaine Purves

Director of Marketing, Admissions and Communications:
Mrs Lucy Barnwell

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
2 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

This is a non-selective school, Interview, GCSE results, Non selective school, Assessment, Report from previous school, Entry test or exam, References, Please apply to school, Registration, Scholarship exam, Trial day at school, Taster days, Visit school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Music, Drama, Boarding, Means tested assisted places, Sport, Science, Senior school entry, Art, 6th Form, Junior school entry, All-rounder, Financial need, Siblings, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Clergy/Ministers, Other bursaries, Means tested bursaries, Other scholarships

What we offer

  • Geology
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Photography
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Critical thinking
  • Electronics
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Latin
  • Italian
  • French
  • Chinese
  • English
  • German
  • Athletics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rounders
  • Table tennis
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Fencing
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Squash
  • Water sports
  • Volleyball
  • Touch rugby
  • Martial arts
  • Ballet
  • Canoeing
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Chess
  • Astronomy
  • Yoga
  • Orienteering
  • Rock climbing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Head PhotoThis must be the healthiest school in Britain! The sea air banishes asthma, eczema and hay fever and promotes complexions of which French beauticians would be envious.

After forty years in the boarding business it still thrills me to meet the young people we look after. I walk about the school every day, because the joy of boarding schools is the chance to see the whole child: the highflying academic who has two left feet at football, the hopeless mathematician who is wonderful at cricket, the feeble rugby player who is brilliant on the saxophone, the flawless actor who doesn't understand physics, and the wide range of characters and nationalities who fill the days with surprise and excitement.

Rossall offers day and boarding pupils an outstanding educational and social experience within a secure, supportive and picturesque environment. It is one of only a handful of schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme at junior school and the International Baccalaureate programme and 'A' levels at sixth form. 95% of our graduates go on to University with excellent success for Oxbridge applicants.

Children who board find their feet quickly on our friendly campus benefiting from an extensive extra-curricular programme and excellent on site facilities. These include newly refurbished boarding houses, a state of the art ICT centre, a performing arts theatre, a purpose built Astronomy centre, a 25 metre swimming pool, a gymnasium, squash and fives courts, an Astroturf pitch and extensive playing fields.

At Rossall we are proud of our sporting traditions and achievements in Hockey, Rugby, Cricket, Fives and many more sports. Rossall also boasts its own unique game, Ross Hockey, which is played on the beach next to the school. Equally important are the arts and a wide range of activities which are an integral part of Rossall life. These include, Drama, music, a combined cadet force, chess, history and riding clubs to name but a few.

"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!
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