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Rossett News Update - 25 January 2019

Little Shop of Horrors - 13-15 February 2019

Little Shop of HorrosWe are delighted to announce that tickets for our production of 'Little Shop of Horrors' are on sale now!  In recent weeks, our Music and Drama departments, along with our very talented cast have been busy rehearsing and set-building to dazzle you with their performance.  Tickets for the production are available from the Finance Office priced £8 or £5 for concessions.  The show will run for three nights - so book now and don't miss seeing what promises to be a fantastic showcase of the talented students we have here at Rossett School.

We are still seeking one extra prop for the production - if you know anyone who can provide a dentist or barber's chair as loan, please get in touch with Mrs McLurg via Reception 01423 564444 

PTA Quiz Night -  Friday 1 February 2019

PTA Quiz NightA reminder to book your tickets for the PTA Quiz Night by the end of today.  The event is being held at school on Friday 1 February;   the evening involves a quiz, written by the school's resident Quiz Master (and lead Biology teacher) Mr Lee; a fish & chip supper; and a bar provided by the Shepherd’s Dog. Why not come along and support your school and have a great evening out? This is an event for adults, children and families (accompanied children only, please).  Information has been sent via the school email and you can sign up for tickets here. Tickets are priced £8 per ticket including food or £5 per ticket for quiz only (cheques made payable to Rossett School PTA please).

Any contributions for the raffle would be gratefully received - either business donations or donations of bottles, chocolates or suitable gifts.  Please leave at Rossett School Reception with a note 'for PTA'.

Are you able to help us make this evening a success? Do you have any skills that may help us out? Can you help us distribute/serve fish and chips? The more pairs of hands we have on the evening, the more fun we can make it.  Please feel free to contact us on:

Year 8 Options

It was a pleasure to see so many Year 8 Parents/Carers at our Options Information Evening and Subject Fair last night.  We hope you found this event informative and that it will assist you in guiding your child through the Options process.  Mrs Grimshaw (  is the Director of Learning for Year 8; please contact her directly for any further advice and information that you need.

Year 8 students have also been looking at their option choices in detail this week, through taking part in:

  • GCSE style lessons in each subject;
  • two Options Assemblies;
  • reading through Options booklets and forms;
  • and at our Options' Evening last night.


Year 8 Parents' Evening next Thursday 31 January 2019; The deadline for returning option forms (to Form Tutors) is Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Click the link to sign up for Parents' Evening

GCSE Geography Field Trip

Yesterday over 70 of our Year 11 students visited York to complete their second geographical inquiry into, 'Sustainable transport schemes in York'.  The second group of over 80 students will visit York on Monday of next week.  

Year 11 English Homework Drop-in

The English faculty are running a homework club for Year 11 students every Monday after school from 3.10-4.10pm in R12 and R14.  
Year 11 students are invited to come along to access further support to complete their English homework or for help with their revision and practice.

Please contact Miss Kelly if you require any additional information: (

Co-Curricular Club of the Week

Camera Club is aimed at Year 7, 8 and 9 students who either have an interest in photography or have not had the opportunity to do photography but are keen to have a go. Last week we started to think about what photography means, how it helps us see the world around us and a bit of history.  The students couldn't believe the stories of life 'before digital cameras' and waiting a week for your film to be developed! Over the following months we will get  creative with mini projects, composition and learn about photography basics in fun ways such as light painting and  some Photoshop skills. As a school, we offer A-Level Photography and this is an amazing opportunity to master the basics for the future. If you would like to join come and see Miss Butler in A2. 

Photography club 1

Photography club 2

Rossett School Alumni

Sophie Lee (1)We are delighted to hear from Lancaster University  that one of our alumni from Rossett - Sophie Lee - has been awarded a Women into Science accolade - a prestigious prize awarded at Lancaster for high- achieving female students studying science and STEM-related subjects.   Sophie is studying for a BA(Hons) in Geography.  Congratulations Sophie on this excellent achievement.

Please click the link to read the full press release from the university.  

Congratulations to...

  • U15 girls' hockeyThe U13 Girls' Football Team who have progressed to the next round of the County Cup with a 2-1 win against Thirsk School;
  • The U15 Girls' Hockey Team who won 1-0 against Harrogate Grammar School;
  • The Year 9A Boys' Football Team who won against Harrogate Grammar School in the Area Cup quarter final 7-1;
  • Matty Bird (Year 11) who represented Harrogate Hockey Club at the National Indoor Super 6s hockey finals, coming second overall;
  • Matty Bird HockeyJack Medcalf (Year 7) who has been selected for the Great Britain Men's Artistic Gymnastics Team (for pommel horse and rings) at the World Gymneastrada, in Austria, in July 2019.

What's happening next week...

Monday 28 January

  • GCSE Geography Field Trip to York (2)

Thursday 31 January

  • Year 8 Parents' Evening, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Friday 1 February

  • Rossett School PTA Quiz Night. Doors open at 6.30pm. (Tickets available from the school Finance Office).

Ms H Woodcock