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Rossett News Update – 26 October 2018
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American Exchange 2018

Rossett Students have enjoyed a wonderful first week in Maine, USA.  They have been involved in a variety of educational and leisure activities and have received a warm welcome from all at Falmouth Middle School.  They were also lucky enough to meet Terry Allen who was Principal at Falmouth 32 years ago, and was responsible for introducing the exchange!


Rag Week

Rag weekThe school has been buzzing with activity this week as the Sixth Form have been running their annual ‘Rag Week’. A variety of fundraising activities have been taking place including a ‘Mr & Mrs’ quiz and culminating today with ‘Rossett’s Got Talent’.  Congratulations to Harry Leah (Y7) and Anthony Barker who won a huge chocolate cake in the ‘Guess the Weight of The Cake’ competition and Ruby Smith (Y7) for guessing ‘How Many Sweets in The Jar’.  The fabulous winner of ‘Rossett’s Got Talent’ was Mukesh Kadali for completing the Rubik’s Cube blindfolded!  Over £500 has been raised for charity – well done to all who organised and took part.

 Rossett Park Run

Park runStudents have been taking part in our annual ‘Rossett Park Run’ this week in their PE lessons.  All students were involved in the event which this year took place in lovely weather conditions.  Students will be selected to represent Rossett School in the Harrogate and Craven Cross-Country Trials as a result of their performance in this event.  The winners from each year group were:

Year 7 - Josh Breyer 9.39, Nell Kitson 10.4  Year 8 - Charlie Lumsden 8.56, Lydia Corner 10.13 Year 9 - George Coutie 8.20, Hannah Wardill 10.20  Year 10 Josh Knowles 8.22, Anouska Dresser 10.24 Year 11 - James Baxter 8.34, Lucy Ellmore 10.12


Sports Studies Department Newsletter

Rossett School Sports’ Council members have been working hard on their very own newsletter which will be sent to parents each half term. The newsletter will keep you up-to-date with all of the sporting activities at Rossett School and we hope you find this inaugural edition informative. Link to newsletter here.

Parent Governor Election

As part of our continual review of the skill-set in our Governing Body we are always looking to hear from parents who may have a background in education, governance, law or similar who would like to contribute to the future development of the school.

Anyone who would like to express a general interest in governance is more than welcome to contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs D Duncan, at the school for further information:

 We are looking specifically for at least two parents who would be prepared to put their names forward in our latest recruitment drive for parent governors. 

Nomination forms are available from the link Parent Governor Information 2018 and should be returned by Wednesday 14 November.  The elections will take place prior to the Full Governing Body meeting on Tuesday 4 December.

Harrogate late bus

The Harrogate late bus currently runs on a Wednesday and Thursday.  Following a period of monitoring student usage, it has been identified that there is no longer a need for this service as most students are choosing to walk, be picked up by parents or use public transport.  This service will no longer run after half term.  The Leeds late buses are not affected and run every day at 4.30pm.

Congratulations to …

  • The Year 7 boys’ football team who had their first win of the season beating Harrogate Grammar School 3-0.
  • The Year 9a boys’ football team who carried on their unbeaten run by winning against King James’s School 3-0.
  • The U15 girls’ football team scored an impressive 3-0 victory against St John Fisher School.
  • The Year 10 boys’ football team who had a great 4-0 win against Abbey Grange in the ESFA National Cup and progress to the next round.

What’s happening after half term…


Tuesday 6 November

  • Senior Maths Challenge, 9.10-10.10am in the Sports Hall

Wednesday 7 November

  • Ski Trip 2019 meeting, 6.30-7.30pm in the Sixth Form Centre

Thursday 8 November

  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening, 5.30-8.00pm


Dates for your Diary:





Year Group

13 November




Key stage 3

14 November


Parents’ Drugs Awareness Evening

Sixth Form Centre


14 November


Closing date for Parent/Governor nominations



15 November


Year 12 and 13 Parents’ Evening

Main School

Year 12 & 13

16 November

All day

Children in Need



18 November-

22 November


Japanese Exchange Students at Rossett School



19 November


Training Day – No students in school



22 November


Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Main School

Year 10

29 November


Presentation Evening

Main Hall

Current Y12

30 November

All day

Sixth Form Taster Day

Sixth Form

Year 11

3 December-

7 December


Year 11, 12 and 13 mock examinations



Year 11,12 &13

6 December


Sixth Form Information Evening

Sixth Form Centre

Year 11

14 December


Sixth Form applications deadline



21 December


(for students)

School closes for Christmas break




I hope you have an enjoyable half term break.

Ms Woodcock


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