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Rossett News Update - 24 January 2020

Sixth Form ListenersSixth Form Listeners Award

Our most recent group of Sixth Form Listeners 'graduated' this week following a presentation of certificates by Ms Woodcock.  The group of 28 students have now qualified as peer mentors after a rigorous selection process and months of training.  From their experiences in the first days of this year helping Year 7 students find their way around the school -  they have now graduated to offering counselling and support to our students of all ages, in all years.  Each student is linked to a specific tutor group in the year team.

Year 7 Sponsored Zumba

More than 200 Year 7 students took to the dancefloor for a Zumba session on Wednesday and were sponsored by fellow students, staff, family and friends. With additional funds raised last week from a Cake Bake and creative craft activities we expect to have raised  well over £1,000 for the international charity Lepra.

Students heard about Lepra's work in a special assembly last week and were keen to make a difference to sufferers of the disease around the world.  Many in the year group thought of additional ways to raise money such as undertaking sponsored silences and  bike rides.  Mrs Grabham (DoL for Year 7) led the exercise dance event with tutors, Ms Woodcock and the Senior Team joining in the fun on the day.

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Apprenticeship FairCareers and Apprenticeship Fair 2020

We are delighted to pass on details of a free apprenticeship event being held at Leeds First Direct Arena On Monday 3rd February 2020. The event is the largest apprenticeship exhibition in the North, and will welcome students and parents/carers who would like to find out more about apprenticeships.  Employers will offer a range of information to students including advice on the types of apprenticeships they offer, including degree apprenticeships and information of the recruitment process.

Over 100 companies will be at the event and businesses and training providers will be advertising live apprenticeship vacancies.  The event takes place between 4.00pm and 8.00pm and no booking is required.  For more information go to or visit Twitter #LARF2020.

Year 12 and Year 13 Mock Exams

Year 12 mock exams take place next week in normal timetabled lessons.

Year 13 mock exams will take place between Wednesday 29 January and Friday 31 January in the Sports Hall under exam conditions.

Year 13 students are only required to be in school for their timetabled exams. 

Students are welcome to use the Sixth Form study room and Learning Resource Centre for private study during the mock exam period. 

Notification of  Temporary Bus Route  - Crowberry Drive Closure

We have been notified by the Harrogate Bus Company of the following disruption to the 781H bus service:

Crowberry Drive in Jennyfield, Harrogate is closed between Monday 27 January & Sunday 22 March 2020 (inclusive). During this time school buses 781H (Penny Pot – Jennyfield – Rossett) and 727H (Jennyfield – Bilton – Harrogate Grammar) will be required to divert, which means that some stops will be suspended and the use of alternative stops required. Details for each service are listed below:


781H Penny Pot – Jennyfield – Rossett

Stop suspended

Alternative stop

Crowberry Drive

Jennyfield Drive


Please  contact The Harrogate Bus Company with any queries

Tweet @harrogatebus  |

language courseRossett Adult Learning

Have you ever thought it would be nice to know more than 'hola' and 'adios' in your summer holiday vocabulary?  Rossett Adult Learning offer Holiday Language Classes which commence 3rd February, for 8 weeks, at a cost of £76. (There are no classes in half term.)

These classes are suitable for complete beginners and are a great way to learn useful phrases for holidays, as well as introducing you to learning a language that you could take further. Many of our holiday language students often carry on to take a beginners' class in the Autumn term!  Please click the Rossett Adult Learning tab for more information and booking details.


Language Date Time
Holiday German  Thursday 30th January 09.15 – 11.15
Holiday French  Tuesday 4th February 09.15 – 11.15
Holiday Italian   Tuesday 4th February 19.00 – 21.00
Holiday Spanish   Tuesday 4th February 19.00 - 21.00
Holiday Japanese   Tuesday 4th February 19.00  - 21.00
Holiday Italian   Wednesday 5th February 11.30 – 13.30
Holiday Spanish   Wednesday 5th February 13.35 – 15.35
Holiday French  Wednesday 5th February 19.00 – 21.00
Holiday Greek   Wednesday 5th February 19.00 – 21.00

For the full Adult Learning Spring Programme click here.

PTA Quiz NightPTA Quiz - Friday 7 February 2020

Tickets are selling fast for the annual Rossett Quiz Night which is taking place on Friday 7 February 2020 at Rossett School, 7pm-10pm.  It is a great social night with a fish and chip supper (with a vegetarian option), bar and a raffle and a chance to pit your wits against Rossett staff and Sixth Form teams.  Tickets are priced at £8 (with food) and £5 (for the quiz only).  Doors and the bar open at 6.30pm.

Tickets can be requested  here - don't miss out!

Congratulations to...

  • Year 7 Girls' Football Team who won 3-2 on penalties against Cardinal Heenan in the National Cup;
  • Year 9 Netball Team who won 5-4 against Outwood Ripon;
  • Year 7 5-a-side Girls' Football Team who beat Fulford 2-1 and  Scalby 4-1 and now go on to represent North Yorkshire in the North of England competition on the 5 February;
  • Josh Knowles (Year 11) who scored on his debut for York City FC;
  • Year 7 Netball Team (B) who won against St Aidans.

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What's happening next week...

Monday 27 January

  • Year 12 Mock Examinations commence.

Wednesday 29 January

  • Governors Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting, 6.30pm.

Thursday 30 January

  • Year 8 Parents' Evening, 5.30pm - 8.00pm.

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