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Rossett News Update - 23 February 2024


As you know an Ofsted monitoring inspection was carried out on Tuesday 23rd January 2024.  On Thursday this week we were pleased to share their judgement with you about the progress leaders have made to improve the school.  A letter was sent to all parents/carers on Thursday with the full details of the visit, please check your email if you haven't already done so.  

Overall, we are pleased with the outcome of the visit and hope that the findings give you confidence and trust that improvement is being made quickly and in the right way.  Following this visit, we would like to invite parents/carers to a virtual event on Wednesday 28th February where Mr Milburn will speak more about the findings from the visit and how this will be reflected in the School Improvement Plan and where we can work together to ensure there is even greater 'success for everyone'.  Click the link in the letter to complete a short form if you would like to attend.

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:

  • Tamara Olusoji
  • Adam Hill
  • Freddie Fletcher
  • Poppy Grey
  • Louie Hogg
  • Caitlin Hill
  • Felix Linley

Sixth Form Taster Event and Open Evening

On Wednesday 21st February Year 11 students applying to Rossett Sixth Form took part in a Taster Day during Periods 3 and 4. Students experienced a taster session for one of their chosen Year 12 subjects, an EPQ taster session and an introductory assembly. The students were a credit to themselves and showed real enthusiasm within all the taster sessions. On Wednesday evening we held our Open Evening, where students and parents attended a welcome talk with Mr Milburn, Mr Saunders and Mr Keyworth, then had the opportunity to meet with subject staff and current Year 13 students to find out more about the wide range of courses available. It was fantastic to see so many engaged and motivated students and we look forward to welcoming them to Rossett Sixth Form in September. 


Bewerley Park

Our Year 7 students have enjoyed a fun filled week of activities at Bewerley Park this week. They have challenged themselves to the leap of faith (over 13m high!), rock climbing, mine exploring, canoeing, mountain biking and ghyll scrambling. Despite a mix of weather conditions all of the students have taken advantage of every activity offered to them and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Requests for evening activities tonight include a selection of takeaway menu items and an early bedtime! 

Thank you to all of the staff who accompanied the students, especially our trip leader, Miss Taswell who took the fantastic pictures below.

Bewerley park 1

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Bewerley park 2

Bewerly park 5

Remarkable Students

Well done to Lewis Leeson, Lily Durance and Amir Berisha who met Mr Milburn today to receive their Remarkable tokens for collecting a full set of Exceptional Learner tokens.  They also received their gold badge to recognise this achievement which, I am sure, they will wear with pride.

Remarkable students

RemarkableClass Currency Rewards initiative

This half term we are running our tutor group competition, 'class currency'. This competition involves groups competing to collect the most exceptional learner tokens. The winning tutor group in each year group by the end of half term will win a lesson off timetable, with a choice of rewards activities on offer.

The overall winning tutor group will win a fully funded cinema trip during school hours. We are extremely lucky to have a supportive PTA who have offered to fund this reward for the winning tutor group. The Rossett PTA are always looking for new members - please get in touch if you would like to be involved. 

School Calendar 2024/2025

The remaining training days have now been confirmed and our school Calendar for the next academic year is now available on our website and can be downloaded here.

Extra curricular tokenExtra-Curricular Clubs

We would like to remind you at the start of a new half term that Rossett School is very proud of its extra-curricular programme for students, which enhances the curriculum and provides extra learning opportunities for all. There are a number of opportunities for your child to take part in extra-curricular activities at lunchtime and after school, here at Rossett.  

The late bus to Leeds runs Wednesday to Friday and students need to sign up for this using the QR code which can be found in Reception.  To view this document in detail, please click here.

First Aid 3First Aid Club: New members wanted!

We recently said 'farewell' to our Year 11 and Year 13 First Aid club members to allow for them to focus their time of their exam preparation and studies.  We would love to recruit new members to the team which is open to all students who have an interest in learning first aid skills and helping others.

The first aid team work towards recognised qualifications, have fun with casualty simulation, learn about other associated health care subjects and help raise funds and collect items for local and international charities.  Members of the club also support the wider school community by providing student first aiders for many events such as Sports Day, our sponsored walk and many musical performances.  Being involved in the in the first aid team is a fantastic starting point for any child interested in babysitting, a future in a healthcare profession or more generally about working in a team and having fun!

The first aid team meet in P11 straight after school each Thursday evening, finishing just in time for the late buses at 16.30pm.  If your child is interested in joining the team they should call in to see Mrs Rogers in the First Aid Office Monday-Thursday.

Wellbeing in MindWBIMT Newsletter: Coping with Exam Stress

The NHS-funded, Government initiative 'Well Being in Mind' team have been working with us, here at Rossett, for nearly two years promoting the understanding of wellbeing and emotional health among our students.  Please click  here for their Spring Newsletter  focussing on coping with exam stress.

PTA Quiz Night

Tickets for our ever-popular PTA Quiz Night are selling fast so if you are interested in attending this fun event get yours now!

Quiz night 2024

Date changeAcoustic Night: Date change

Please note there has been a change to the calendar and Acoustic Night has been moved from Thursday 7 March to Thursday 25 April.

Lunches logoLunch 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.

Next week's fixtures...

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Stars of the week...

PE Stars of the Week 2302

PE STARS of the week go to George Culverwell, Charlie Gibson, Alfie Lumsden, Will Gosper, Esme Robinson, Holly Sanderson, Elliot Smith and Sophia Wilson for their outstanding  contribution to PE, consistently demonstrating the 5Rs. The students will be receiving double points for being exceptional learners #ASPIRE #RemarkableRossett

What's happening this half term...

Tuesday 27 February

  • Year 11 Targeted Parents' Evening

Thursday 29 February

  • Year 7 Parents' Evening

Thursday 7 March

  • PLEASE NOTE: Acoustic Night has been moved to Thursday 25 April
  • American Exchange Parents' Meeting, Sixth Form Centre

Friday 15 March

  • PTA Quiz Night

Thursday 21 March

  • Year 13 Parents' Evening