Founded in 1844, Rossall is a co-educational boarding and day school with an illustrious history and a clear strategic vision for the future. Situated on the Fylde Coast, the majestic backdrop of the Cumbrian Peaks and the Irish Sea provides a spectacular environment within which a community of some 650 boys and girls are inspired to fulfil their potential. The School provides a unique educational experience underpinned by a strong commitment to academic excellence and cocurricular participation. Successive generations of Rossallians have made a profound impact in fields as diverse as medicine, music, politics and technology.
The appointment of Jeremy Quartermain as the seventeenth Headmaster of Rossall School has heralded a sustained focus upon the academic life of the School and, since 2016, pupil numbers have grown by over 15%. The appointment of a Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning and the opening of the new centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning are reflective of the School’s commitment to ensuring that Rossall is recognised regionally and nationally for the quality of its CPD programme. Additionally, the establishment of a Leadership Academy is reflective of the growing number of aspirant practitioners who have resolved to forge their careers at Rossall.
We strive to develop in our pupils a lifelong love of learning, a sense of moral purpose, and a belief in their own power to do good in the world. We prepare them to lead successful personal lives and productive professional lives. Our students are confident and compassionate. Increasingly they assume responsibility for their own learning and they are encouraged to be both critically reflective and resilient. We have the highest aspirations for our boys and girls and as an IB World School we endeavour to ensure that our pupils are intellectual risk-takers, open-minded and persuasive communicators. We desire for them to develop an intrinsic interest in the subjects that they are studying and to view the formal curriculum as constituting a starting point as opposed to an end in itself. Opportunities for academic enrichment abound and pupils are able to benefit from involvement in activities such as the Model United Nations and subject specific societies.
The vast majority of Rossall students progress to leading Russell/Top Twenty universities and the School has achieved considerable success with applications to Oxbridge and prestigious universities in Europe and America. It is an inclusive and diverse School community with a roughly even split between day pupils and those whom board. The internationally-minded nature of the School is as defining an aspect as its architectural beauty and fascinating history.
The School is embarking upon a significant development programme which includes the refurbishment and reconfiguration of our Science Department and an ambitions 1:1 Mobile Learning Project. Alongside the introduction of horizontal tutoring and Year Group Heads, the School is also set to open a Sixth Form Study Centre and brand new Learning Development Department with state-of-the-art facilities. The School’s site extends to 160 acres and affords plenty of scope for outdoor learning.
Staff at Rossall School have access to the following benefits (subject to eligibility criteria and availability):
- Membership of a generous contributory pension scheme
- Free lunch and refreshments during term-time
- Free parking on site
- Medical centre on site during term time
- Free use of the School swimming pool and gymnasium
- A generous discount on the School fees of employees’ children attending the School (except in the Nursery)