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Rossett News Update - 17 May 2024

Headteachers AwardHeadteacher Friday 5 Awards

Well done to all of the students who received a Friday 5 Headteacher's Award  this  week.  These students have been nominated by members of staff for exemplifying Rossett School's 5Rs culture of  learning.  This week's winners are:

  • Mason Saville
  • Kaya Handa
  • Jessi Atanasova
  • Elion Zjaqa
  • Dan Johnson
  • Nathan Buckle
  • Eve Corke

Reminder: Uniform Expectations

Now we are finally seeing some warmer weather, we would like all students to feel comfortable during their studies and we have made the following seasonal changes to our school uniform policy:

Students have the option of wearing a tie

  • If they choose to wear a tie, their top button must be done-up and shirts must be tucked in to trousers/skirts.
  • If they do not wear a tie, they can have their top button only undone and shirts must be tucked in to trousers/skirts.


Students have the option of wearing a blazer

  •  However, if they are cold they must wear their blazer and not a school jumper or hoodie.

Please note: leggings and trainers are NOT permitted at any point. A reminder of our full uniform expectations can be found HERE.

Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge: Miss Rowe's Report

On Saturday 11th May, six members of Rossett staff took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise money for local charity - Candlelighters. It was a stunning adventure through some of England's most picturesque landscapes, the route covers three iconic peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough.

Having kept an eye on the weather for the last few months we were ecstatic to start the hike in warm weather, adding an extra layer of enjoyment, as the sunlight illuminated the verdant hillsides and accentuated the natural beauty of the area. We started the walk at the Ribblehead Viaduct and set off in a clockwise direction, traversing the undulating terrain over 8 miles and ascending the delights of Pen-y-ghent, a distinctive peak with breathtaking views from its summit. Following a scramble down and making it into Horton, the first pit stop of cold cans of pop and homemade cakes was highly welcomed!

Our journey then lead to Ingleborough, a majestic limestone massif. The trail winds through limestone pavements and past cascading waterfalls and offered a refreshing respite from the warmth of the day. Having carried a 'Team G' sign for the entirety of the walk, we started having the general public asking questions and donating money on the way round, with calls of "Team G!" as we passed. Clambering down the ragged steps toward our final ascent, the next pit stop of tea, coffee and homemade cakes from the WI was a highlight to the group (especially the homemade rhubarb cake).

Onto our final summit of Whernside, the highest peak in Yorkshire. As the path climbed through rugged terrain, the ascent to the summit rewarded us with sweeping views across the Dales and beyond, as the sunlight cast long shadows over the landscape. We descended quietly and steadily down toward the Station Inn pub, where the welcoming beer garden offered cold refreshments and a fantastic meeting spot to share all our stories from the day!  Click here if you would like donate to this brilliant charity

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Katherine RundellLRC News from Mr Asker

It was great to see that children’s writer Katherine Rundell has been named author of the year at the British Book Awards this week. It is the first time in six years that a children’s writer has picked up the accolade.  The last time was Phillip Pullman who is the author of the Dark Material series. Rundell’s latest fantasy adventure Impossible Creatures also won the children’s fiction book of the year.  It is always great when children’s writers win these kinds of prestigious awards as it really helps to raise the profile of children’s and young adult’s literature generally.

Katherine Rundell and Phillip Pullman are two of the many amazing authors who are writing for children and young people currently and these awards are a recognition that writing for young people really does matter and makes a valuable contribution to developing a lifelong love of reading. Research and numerous studies confirm again and again that young people who read for pleasure regularly have better life outcomes, improved academic success and better mental health. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like a recommendation for your daughter or son or any help with encouraging your child to enjoy reading for pleasure.



Soroptimists of Harrogate and District

Harrogate Soroptimists are part of an international organisation whose aim is to give women the right to education, to strive for women's rights, to ensure they have good healthcare, access to water and essential foods and the ability to access employment opportunities.

We are all aware of the detrimental effects of the Covid pandemic, school closures and social isolation on the mental health of young people and WHO now consider them to be disproportionately at risk of suicidal and self-harming behaviours.

Harrogate Soroptimists support local causes which help women and girls achieve their potential and this year they are supporting a project to raise £5000 over two years to provide extra counselling services for Rossett School students.  So far they have been approaching national and local sponsors for funding and will have sufficient funds to start the sessions in September. The Soroptimists already have a good working relationship with Rossett and  look forward to working together with the PTA to explore ways of raising parent's awareness of their work.  If you would to know more about the Soroptimists please contact Sheila Ince

BlazerUniform Donations

A reminder that our brilliant PTA collect unwanted school uniform items to re-sell to parents/carers and students.  If your child has grown out of their school uniform or your child is in Year 11 and will no longer need to wear uniform we would be very grateful if you would consider donating it to our PTA who can help others with your valuable donation.  Please leave your items with our Main Reception marked PTA.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Lunch menu

Lunch Menu

We know it is helpful for parents/carers to discuss the following week's lunch menu with their child.  We update  our catering page each week to make this easier to access for all.  Please click HERE for the start of term's lunch menu.

We're hiring free artCurrent Vacancies

We have some exciting vacancies at Rossett School including term time only and non-teaching roles.  Click HERE  for further details.

Next week's Fixtures...

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PE Stars of the Week...

PE STARS of the week go to   Heidi Clarke, Elyza Highlands, Ewan McKintosh, Emma Rogers, Cameron Simpson, Lara Steel, Will Suffield and Danylo Vyshnevski for their outstanding contribution to PE, consistently demonstrating the 5Rs. The students will be receiving double points for being exceptional learners #ASPIRE #RemarkableRossett

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What's happening next term...

Thursday 6 June

  • Battlefields Trip Parents' Meeting

Saturday 8 June

  • Year 6 Sports Morning

Monday 10 June - Friday 28 June

  • Year 7-9 Assessments

Friday 21 June

  • Sixth Form Taster Day
  • PTA Disco Bingo

Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June

  • School Production: High School Musical JR

Tuesday 2 July

  • Year 13 Prom

Wednesday 3 July

  • Year 11 Prom

Thursday 4 July - Monday 8 July 

  • Battlefields Trip

Friday 5 July

  • Training Day

Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 July 

  • Year 6 Induction Days

Wednesday 10 July

  • Year 6 Information Evening

Tuesday 16 July

  • Year 7 & 8 Rewards Trip
  • Year 9 & 10 Off-timetable day

Wednesday 17 July

  • Year 9 & 10 Rewards Trip
  • Year 7 & 8 Off-timetable day

Thursday 18 July

  • Sports Day

Monday 22 July

  • Training Day