Whether joining us in Year 7, Year 9, or at another point of the Senior School journey, Rossall is a wonderfully enriching Senior School environment. Each phase is carefully structured to nurture independence, create social interaction, provide a healthy and active approach, and develop a lifelong love of learning. Pupils in Years 7 and 8 are members of the Farrell Building, our middle school years. The Farrell Building is a wonderful bridge from our Junior School, providing a step up to the senior school experience within a Prep School environment. Year 7 and 8 pupils are based in the Farrell Building, along with their tutors and staff for pastoral and social time. They then venture out around campus for their lessons, lunch and activities.
Pupils in Year 9, and above, will join one of our senior houses. We have three girls’ houses and four boys’ houses. All of the houses accommodate boarding and day pupils, so there is always a healthy crossover and blending of the day and boarding lifestyle. The houses are a very important part of everyday life – firm friendships are forged, a great sense of belonging is engendered, and friendly rivalry with other houses is inevitable.
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One of the key considerations when joining Rossall is whether to be a boarder or day pupil. The choice is, in fact, even greater than that with three boarding options.
One of the greatest advantages of a school like Rossall is the holistic learning experience afforded by a rich and varied extra-curricular programme.