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Rossett News Update - 4 October 2019

parents' information evening and open day - saturday 5 october, 9.30am-12noon

Rossett welcomed the parents of Year 6 pupils to listen to a presentation from the Headteacher about the school and our educational philosophy last night.  Parents also had an opportunity to visit the Learning Resource Centre to speak to faculties about the curriculum as well as find out about admissions, transport and much more.

This is followed by our Open Day on Saturday 5 October (9.30am-12noon) where parents and Year 5 & 6 children are invited to meet our students and teachers and see the school in action.  A number of exciting activities take place throughout the morning and our specialist teams of teaching, pastoral and SEND staff are on hand to answer any questions .

stage-curtainSeptember Surprise - Thursday 17 October, 6.30pm

We are delighted to invite you to our September Surprise Concert which takes place on Thursday 17 October (that's the surprise!) at 6.30pm in the Main Hall.  During the first few weeks at school, Year 7 are very busy in their music lessons learning a selection of songs to perform at this event - it promises to be a fantastic evening!  Tickets are available from the Finance Office at just £3 per ticket. Click here for more information and an order form.

Year 11 transition to Sixth Form

At Rossett we recognise that the transition from Year 11 to Sixth Form is an important step for our students and so we offer a comprehensive programme to support them as they move through to the next exciting stage of their education:


2 October:  'Rossett Sixth Form' introductory assembly by Mr Foley

(Director of Sixth Form) to outline Sixth Form transition.


7 November:  Year 11 Parents’ Evening - During the evening there will be an opportunity to speak to Sixth Form students and explore the extracurricular activities, pathways and enrichment opportunities available at Rossett Sixth Form.

24 October:  Year 11 Supporting Your Child Evening – This is an opportunity for you to visit our Sixth Form and find out about ways to support your child in preparation for their GCSEs. The Sixth Form team will provide information about choosing A Level subjects.

5 December:  Information Evening for parents and students to hear from our Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form and meet our subject specialists in the Sixth Form Centre.


29 November:  Taster Day


27 November: 'How to Get the Most from Rossett's Sixth Form Taster Day’ assembly.


20 January – 31 January 2020:  Sixth Form Interviews offering students the opportunity to discuss their A Level subject choices. Offer letters will be issued to students after the interview process has been completed.

13 December: Application Deadline

13 November:  Preparation for Taster Day - students are given the opportunity to choose a range of subjects to attend during Taster Day on 29 November.


6 November: Sixth Form Road Show and Q&A session - current Sixth Form students will meet Year 11s to discuss their experience of Rossett Sixth Form and have an opportunity to tour the Sixth Form Centre.


New Parent App

SIMS parent app

Rossett is launching the new SIMS Parent App which will offer parents/carers a convenient way to update contact details to ensure school can get in touch with you, for example should there be a need for the school to close due to inclement weather.

Further features will be rolled out later in the year.

We are aware that some parents/carers have experienced difficulties using the code provided to register for the app.  If you are unable to access the app or if you have not received an email asking you to sign up to the SIMs Parent App, please send an email to requesting contact.  Due to a staff training today this will be addressed on Monday  7 October.

Parent Governor Election

As part of our continual review of the skill-sets in our Governing Body we are always looking to hear from parents who may have a background in education, governance, law, accountancy or similar who would like to contribute to the future development of the school.

We are looking specifically for at least two parents who would be prepared to put their names forward in our latest recruitment drive for parent governors. 

Nomination forms are available from this link Parent Governor Information 2019 and should be returned by Monday 21 October.  The elections will take place prior to the Full Governing Body meeting on Thursday 12 December 2019. Successful candidates will then be contacted.


Congratulations to...

  • Year 9A Boys' Football Team who kicked off their ESFA National Cup campaign with a 7-0 win at BBG Academy;
  • Year 7 Boys' Rugby Team who won four matches at the White Rose Tournament in Thirsk.

What's happening next week...

Saturday 5 October

  • Rossett School Open Morning for Year 5 and 6 students and their parents: 9.30am-12pm;

Wednesday 9 October

  • National Apprenticeship Show at the Yorkshire Showground: Year 10;

Thursday 10 October

  • Year 7 Settling in Evening: Main Hall, 5.30pm-7.30pm;

H Woodcock