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Rossett News Update - 28 February 2020

Bewerley Park

Year 7 students returned today from an amazing time at Bewerley Park where they took part in new activities, overcame challenges and made new friends. Highlights of the week included canoeing on Glasshouse Dam; hill walking up a snowy Capplestone Gate,  Scar House Reservoir and Simon's Seat; and mountain biking. They all demonstrated great resilience in the frosty conditions where they faced the challenges of gorge walking in Blayshaw Ghyll and all proved great team players when faced with team-building challenges at Brimham Rocks. 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff involved:  Mrs Leeming (for leading the trip),  Mrs Grabham, Mrs McCabe, Mr Pears, Mr Protheroe, Miss Cavusoglu, Mr Eaton, Miss Chauvet , Mr Wolfram and Miss Rowe.  The students (and staff) will enjoy a bath and a well-earned rest tonightt!  Lots more pictures of the week's activities can be found @Rossett on Twitter.

The school would like to thank all teaching and support staff who have helped to run other school trips and visits over the preceding half-term.

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Sixth Form Talk

On Wednesday 4 March, Peter Harvey (Former CEO of Barclays Corporate and Commercial Bank) will visit Rossett to meet our students who are studying Business, Economics and Philosophy & Ethics.  Mr Harvey rose through the ranks at Barclays and will give a presentation to inspire and inform our students interested in a career in business.

Year 12 and Year 13 Reports

Students in Year 12 and Year 13 received their reports  this week.  We encourage our students to discuss the reports with their parents and celebrate their successes and identify areas that need to be addressed for improvement.


Due to the adverse weather conditions on Monday our planned Year 9 Meningitis and Deptheria, Tetanus and Polio immunisations were unable to go ahead.  These have been re-arranged for Monday 30 March 2020.

The Year 8 HPV immunisations have been moved to Thursday 2 April 2020.

British Biology Olympiad

We are pleased to report that Konnor Bollon and Josh Breeze achieved  Silver Awards in the recent British Biology Olympiad.  They were in the top 17% of those who entered nationally which is a fantastic achievement.  In addition, Mandip Panesar and Tom Hawkins achieved the Bronze Award; Georgia Freer was given a 'Highly Commended' and Zoe Potter received a 'Commended'.The British Biology Olympiad is open to all students in post-16 education studying in school or college and consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers, taken online under exam conditions.  Well done to all who took part.

Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music

The hills were alive with the 'Sound of Music' last night as a group of Music and Drama students visited the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to watch this fantastic performance.  Our A Level Music students are studying this musical and enjoyed the unforgettable score including the ever-popular Eidelweiss and Do--Re-Mi.

PTA News 

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The date for the first Rossett School Lottery draw is fast-approaching – don’t miss out on the chance to win the weekly Rossett School prize of £20, or, even the Jackpot of £25,000! Buy your tickets online from the ‘Your School Lottery’ website ( )

One Rossett School Lottery ticket holder is guaranteed to win the school prize each week!

Quiz Night Update

We are delighted to announce that the Rossett PTA Quiz Night raised just over £400 for Rossett School. Thank you all for your support and we hope you enjoyed the night.

Rossett PTA, with your support and assistance, would like to organise further events for the school. We would invite your suggestions and ideas so that we can judge the level of interest in additional events. Do you have an idea of something that would make a great entertaining evening? Do you have any contacts or resources that could help with events? Do you have any special skills that may help the PTA and the school?

Please email the PTA with your ideas –

When we receive some feedback from parents/carers, we will put together some of the most popular or practical suggestions and ask  what you would like us to investigate further. Remember, this all helps to provide additional resource for the school and enhances every child's experience of Rossett.

What's happening next week...

Monday 2 March

  • Lego Mindstorms Tournament, Doncaster;
  • English 'walking and talking' mock examinations: Year 11, Periods 1 and 2.

Tuesday 3 March

  • American Exchange Parents' Information Evening: 6.00pm, Year 7 Dining Hall.

Wednesday 4 March

  • Design Technology Graphics practical examination: Year 11, Periods 1-4.
  • Sixth Form Life Skills programme commences Period 2.
  • Battlefields Parents' Information Evening - Sixth Form Centre 6-7.15pm.

Thursday 5 March

  • Year 7 Parents'  Evening: 5.00pm, Main Hall.  A direct email has been sent to all parents, please contact Mrs Grabham if you require further information.

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