UK Lancashire, UK
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Rossall School

Established: 1844
IB
Beach

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    639
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Boarding accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Christian
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Rossall School is a large, British private boarding school educating Senior and Sixth Form boys and girls since 1844. The school presents a challenging curriculum in a friendly, global community environment with over 50 nationalities represented. Academic offerings include a large selection of GCSE core subjects, over 25 A Level courses and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Facilities

Set on an historic 160-acre campus along the magnificent Lancashire coastline, Rossall School is the only school in the UK with its own Space Science & Astronomy Centre. Other facilities of note are a brand-new cookery kitchen, a state-of-the-art Design Technology Studio, The Beecham Music School, The Performing Arts Studio and the Rossall Sports Centre. Its impressive Harry Potter-style dining hall was described by F.A.M Webster in his book, Our Great Public Schools, as "one of the most splendid in the country". Rossall School also features a gymnasium, an indoor heated swimming pool, a climbing wall, tennis and squash courts, shooting and archery ranges, an AstroTurf hockey pitch and a mile-long private beach.

Sports and Arts

Sport is seen as a key part of the Rossall all-rounder, a pupil who is competent in all areas of the curriculum, academically sound, emotionally intelligent and physically fit. A range of sporting activities exist for the keen sportswoman or sportsman but even if you are a recreational player or just want to have fun staying fit, there are plenty of opportunities to express yourself. The school offers membership in 64 clubs and societies. Drama is popular amongst all year groups and there are regular opportunities to perform in productions, sometimes linked in to the curriculum, such as the perennially creative Year 6 Shakespeare play. In the Senior School, there are regular drama productions which have recently included the West End hit, ‘Les Miserables’. The Art and Design departments provide a fantastic outlet for creative students- housed in beautifully light and airy rooms they feature the very latest in CAD and workshop equipment, including a 3D printer.

Dormitories and Student Life

Student housing at Rossall School has a warm, family-oriented vibe. There are cosy common areas, well-appointed bedrooms and contemporary shower rooms. Perfectly cared for by houseparents and tutors, young people find the dormitories a place to relax, study and make friends. These friendships can last a lifetime, open up so many new opportunities and allow you to experience new and exciting cultures through the people that you are surrounded by. The diversity of the school is virtually unrivalled by any other school in the area, and arguably in the whole of England.

  • 9, 10, 11, 12, 7, 8 Grades at School
  • 160 acres Campus Size
  • 28% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:10
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Sports
Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Running, Sailing, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga
Arts
Art, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts
Music
Jazz Band, Music, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computers, Design Technology, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Geography, History, Mathematics, Mathematics - Advanced, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theory of Knowledge
Languages
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Language for Travel, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
Clubs and Extracurricular
Chess Club, Creative Expression, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Gardening, Model United Nations (Model UN), Rock Band
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12, 7, 8
Ages Accepted
12-17
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students should apply through Educatius. Entrance exam required. All candidates seeking entry to Sixth Form will be required to give GCSE / iGCSE equivalent qualifications from the student's own country.

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