Rossall School

Rossall School

Day Weekly Boarding Full Boarding Flexi Boarding Lancashire

Rossall School is one of the country’s leading independent co-educational day and boarding schools, in a picturesque setting on the Lancashire coastline. Amidst striking architecture, on a generous 160-acre campus, pupils aged 2–18 are nurtured in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

Head Ms Elaine Purves
Year Founded 1844
Religion N/A
Inspection Report
Charity Commission

Rossall School has a total of 538 pupils, with 118 pupils in the Sixth Form.

Day pupil fees are from £2550 to £4150, per term.

Boarding pupil fees are from £6540 to £11850, per term.

160 Day Boys
(2- 18)
154 Day Girls
(2- 18)
129 Boarding Boys
(7- 18)
95 Boarding Girls
(7- 18)

About Rossall School

Pupils enjoy learning in a friendly, busy and challenging community both within the classroom, on the sports fields and through the extensive activity programme offered. The sense of community that defines Rossall is achieved largely through the unrivalled standard of pastoral care, by the diverse pupil base and also by the permanent boarding population. Grounded by a traditional British education, all pupils have the opportunity to develop friendships with others from around the world. Growing and learning in such a friendly and culturally diverse environment helps the young people develop into the well-rounded, confident and knowledgeable individuals that are typical of Rossall School. Pupils can choose to study the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma or A-levels at sixth form. The Nursery, Infant and Junior School teaches the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. Rossall has recently spent £4m in refurbishing classrooms, boarding accommodation, catering and dining facilities and an all-weather playing surface. Other facilities include three ICT suites, Astronomy and Space Science Centre with planetarium and Victorian observatory, spacious sports fields, gymnasium, 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool, squash courts, climbing wall, shooting range, fives courts and even a beach (where you can participate in the annual games of ‘Ross Hockey’, a type of hockey unique to Rossall). In addition, there are performance rooms for music, drama and dance. Rossall also has an impressive chapel which is home to the nationally known School choir. Open Days are held each year in Autumn and Spring, whilst entrance and scholarship examinations are held in January or February. Visits at other times of the year are available by contacting the Registrar on 01253 774260 or

Scholarships & Bursaries

All pupils entering Year 3 and Year 5 can apply for a Junior Scholarship. Junior Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, sporting prowess or musical ability.

All students participating in the Rossall School Entrance Examinations are considered for Academic Scholarships. There are additional Scholarships awarded for Music, Sport, Art and Design and Drama.

All candidates who have applied to sit the Sixth Form scholarship examinations will be required to select their two strongest subjects and they will be asked to sit a paper on both of these. They will be interviewed by the Heads of the subjects they have selected, as well as the Head.

Admissions Process

There is no formal assessment for entrance to Rossall Infant or Junior School. All pupils wishing to join Rossall School are invited for a taster day. The taster day provides an excellent opportunity for your child/children to spend time with their peers and experience a typical school day.

Rossall School does obtain references for all children and parents should liaise with Registry in regards to the timing of this request.

All pupils, entering Year 7 and Year 9 will be required to sit the Rossall School Entrance Examination which comprises of written tests.

All candidates seeking entry to Sixth Form will be required to pass at least five GCSE/iGCSE subjects (A*-C grades) or equivalent qualifications from the student’s own country as well as provide a satisfactory report from their present school. Please note that in order to study certain subjects, candidates will need a minimum of a B grade in that subject.

Once you have decided that you would like your child to be considered for entry into the school, the next step is to register them and the registry team will guide you through the admissions procedure.
You will find the registration form at the back of this brochure. The completed forms should be sent with the £50 registration fee (day student) or £175 registration (boarding student) to The Registry, Rossall School, Broadway, Fleetwood, FY7 8JW. The non-refundable fee, covers the administration of your child’s application.



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