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Rossett News Update - 10 May 2019

Year 11 Celebration Lunch and Celebration Assembly

Today Year 11 students joined their teachers and our Senior Leadership Team in celebrating their time at Rossett School, prior to the commencement of their GCSE examinations on Monday 13 May. A celebration lunch of burgers, chips and cake were on the menu followed by a Celebration Assembly; Form Tutor and DOL/SSO.  Awards were given out; shirts were signed; and hoodies collected.  Music was provided by Jake Towers on the piano and Max Davies, Freddie Newton and Tom Firth performed with their band 'Renegade'.  The afternoon ended with a lip-sync video from all staff compiled by Mrs Young, Director of Learning which entertained all!

Sixth Form Key Dates

Students in Year 13 will attend a Leavers’ Assembly in the Sixth Form Centre at 11.25am on Wednesday 15 May which will be followed by refreshments.  Following this assembly the students will commence study leave - this means that they only need to attend school if they have an examination or a revision session.  We have detailed the key dates for all Sixth Form students below:

Year 13 Key Dates




Mon 13 May

AS examinations begin


Wed 15 May


Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly, Period 3 in the Sixth Form Centre followed by refreshments. 

Year 13 Study Leave commences.

Mon 20 May

A2 examinations begin (see here for full examination timetable)

Mon 27 May – Fri 31 May

Half Term

Wed 26 June

Final A2 examinations

Thurs 27 June

Year 13 Prom at the Swan Hotel, Harrogate


Year 12 Key Dates




Mon 13 May

AS examinations begin (Core Maths and students who have entered for AS subjects). Timetables have been issued to relevant students and can be found here.

Mon 27 May – Fri 31 May

Half Term

Wed 12 June – Fri 14 June

Mock examinations for all students

Mon 17 June - Fri 21 June

Next Steps Week – A week of activities to explore opportunities Post 18. This will include a trip to the UCAS convention, a university and an apprenticeship day. A letter has been issued to Year 12 students.

Mon 24 June – Fri 28 June

Work experience week

Mon 1 July

A2 lessons commence

Wed 10 July

Sixth Form PSHE day – Employability skills and body image workshop. 

Thurs 11 July

Year 11 induction day – Home study day for Year 12 students

Fri 19 July

End of term

Further information that has been sent home to parents of students in the Sixth Form can be found here.

Penpal exchangePen Pal Exchange

Spanish students in Year 9 are enthusiastically participating in a Pen Pal Exchange with students at Las Villuercas High School in Guadalupe, Spain.  Organised by their Spanish teacher, Miss Ramiro-Fernandez, students have exchanged letters and videos describing their lives, family and hobbies as well as some of the important traditions they each celebrate, including local history and traditions.  This is a fantastic way to encourage writing and reading skills in the subject whilst improving knowledge in European culture.  The Spanish students have sent a picture of themselves enjoying their letter writing and we hope to reciprocate with our own in the coming weeks.

Year 8 Summer Spectacular Concert – Wednesday 19 June, 6:30pm - Royal Hall, Harrogate

Students in Year 8 have spent recent weeks learning songs in preparation for our annual Summer Spectacular Concert which is being held at the Royal Hall on Wednesday 19 June. This event, in such a prestigious and grand venue, is always a huge success and we are hoping to raise the roof yet again. The concert will feature all of our musical ensembles as well as performances from two of our partner schools, Pannal and Saltergate Primary, plus a massed choir of Year 8 students. It is a fantastic performance opportunity and we are hoping as many students as possible will take part.

Tickets will be on sale shortly and can be obtained by calling the box office 01423 502116 or by visiting the website   Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.  All the seats are numbered so please book early to avoid disappointment.  A letter with further information has been sent to all parents of Year 8 students and can be found here.

201806 (2)Co-Curricular Clubs

We have a packed co-curricular timetable to involve our students in activities outside of lesson time, encouraging new friendships and a healthy lifestyle.  The summer co-curricular programme includes new clubs and activities including rounders, softball and squash and is available here.  Please encourage your child to get involved in these co-curricular activities.

What's happening next week...

As in previous years the whole school will be moving to an early lunch  (12.25pm-1.10pm) during the examination period (13th May-14th June).  Additional period swaps will be necessary on certain days and these are detailed below:

Monday 13 May

  • External examinations commence;
  • Year 11 study day for those students not sitting examinations.

Tuesday 14 May

  • Change of school day: order of periods - 1,4,5,2,3.

Wednesday 15 May

  • Change of school day: Periods 2 and 5 swapped.
  • Year 13 Celebration Assembly: Period 3, followed by refreshments;
  • Year 13 Study Leave commences.

Thursday 16 May

  • Change of school day: Periods 2 and 5 swapped.

Friday 17 May

  • Year 11 study day for those students not sitting examinations.

H Woodcock