SHAPING LIVES, INSPIRING EXCELLENCE
It is our mission to inspire young people to develop a life-long love of learning within a pastorally nurturing, culturally exciting and intellectually creative community.
Rossall School is a charity, the objectives of which are “to provide, at a moderate cost, for the sons and daughters of clergymen and others, without limit of age, a classical, mathematical and general education of the highest class.” (1844)
The School is committed to inspiring young people to develop their potential by providing them with a first class educational experience within the context of an intellectually exciting and culturally creative community.
INSPIRING INTELLECTUAL EXCITEMENT AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Rossall School inspires a lifelong love of learning through the outstanding quality of teaching and learning that it provides for young people. Children are encouraged to develop their intellectual interests beyond the confines of the formal curriculum and they are challenged to engage critically with the multitude of opportunities that the School provides to develop skills, knowledge and understanding. Children are encouraged to become self-motivated independent learners with an intrinsic desire to explore both the physical and metaphysical aspects of their existence. We are an open-minded community receptive to new ideas. Children are encouraged to share their ideas and learn through collaboration and debate.
DEVELOPING COMPASSIONATE AND CARING YOUNG PEOPLE
Rossall School’s unique educational offering provides a perfect context within which young people may acquire the emotional knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to live happy and purposeful lives. The School’s inclusive and progressive ethos is complemented by the outstanding quality of our School community which serves to nurture resilience and develop maturity. Young people leave Rossall with the confidence and strength of character necessary to pursue their personal dreams and fulfil their professional aspirations. Above all, the School endeavours to develop young people who are caring and compassionate and we provide an extraordinary diversity of opportunities for young people to develop these attributes.
ENDEARING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND ARTISTIC CREATIVITY
Rossall School is committed to providing children with the opportunity to explore and develop their creative sensibilities through the outstanding quality of its performing arts and visual arts provision. Children are encouraged to develop their creative skills and their aesthetic sensibilities so that they may appreciate, comprehend and contribute to the world of infinite beauty that lies beyond the certainties of everyday life.
ENSURING PUBLIC BENEFIT
Rossall School is an internationally-minded community yet resolutely committed to the concept of localism. We recognise our extraordinary potential to serve the local communities of the Fylde Coast and we are committed to sharing our resources and skills with the people of Fleetwood and Blackpool. The School is committed to ensuring that the lives of local people and communities are enriched by our presence. We are part of the ric fabric of this area of the North West and we actively embrace our social responsibility to serve others.
PROMOTING SPORTING EXCELLENCE
Rossall is justifiably proud of is illustrious sporting history and recognises the many health and social benefits to be derived from regular exercise and participation in team sports. Striving for excellence within a sporting context helps young people develop transferable character attributes such as resilience self-discipline and leadership skills. Alongside a lifelong love of learning, we provide an education which, for many young people, will result in an enduring love of sports.
AN EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE
Rossall is committed to ensuring that it prepares young people for an uncertain future by developing transferable skills within a technologically enriched and well resourced environment. A Rossall education is outward facing and encourages children to become politically literate and engage with themes of contemporary relevance such as environmentalism and humanitarianism.
As an independent boarding school with pupils aged 2-18, we are inspected by a number of bodies.
One of the greatest advantages of a school like Rossall is the holistic learning experience afforded by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme.