Welcome from the School Captain
Rossall starts to feel like a family the second you step foot into your boarding house, and you are guaranteed to meet a wide range of people from all over the world. These friendships can last a lifetime and 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.
Rossall prides itself on its long-standing traditions; from the (very competitive) house singing competition and Christmas Dinner in the Dining Hall while belting out Twelve Days of Christmas, to its oldest traditions such as our school song, The Carmen – these traditions really shape your time at Rossall and create so many memories which you are sure to remember in years to come.
In our opinion, one of the best things about Rossall is that there are so many opportunities and possibilities open to you – no matter what you are interested in, there is sure to be an extracurricular activity to suit you. Whether it be sports teams, academic societies (such as MedSoc or our long-standing Farrell Literary Society), or a more artistic or interest-specific club, you will certainly find like-minded people and be involved in societies in which you can find yourself outside of the classroom and develop into a well-rounded individual, so that when you leave the school, you will leave as the person you have been shaped into during
your time here.
Rossall is not only an amazing place to be while you are at the school, but we are all assured that taking the Rossall name with you into your future opens countless doors, and you never truly stop being a Rossall student. So many Old Rossallians are still active members of the school community, and looking at past students it is not difficult to see that being a Rossall student truly prepares you for the challenges you will face in the future, and you can be confident that, stepping out into the ‘real world’, if you have made the most of all Rossall has to offer, you will be ready.
By Hannah Parkinson and Will Gair, School Captains
One of the greatest advantages of a school like Rossall is the holistic learning experience afforded by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme.
The House System sits at the heart of our tutorial structure at Rossall and becomes a very important element of school life in terms of community, identity, pastoral and academic support.
Rossall is a place to inspire strong emotions. Shaped by its coastal location, it encourages a spirit of curiosity and adventure. Surrounded by stunning architecture, it generates an atmosphere of calm and tradition.