Rossall School News – Michaelmas – 2021 Week 5

Across hill and dale, by foot and on quad bikes, Rossall students stride out. While back on campus a wealth of music, film and performance abounds.
Floreat Rossallia!


The murder of Sarah Everard shocked a nation that was just beginning to emerge from a pandemic. The fact that her attacker was a Metropolitan Police Officer has served to both intensify public anger and diminish trust; the vital currency of effective policing. As a father of three young daughters, it troubles me that young women in the twenty-first century still experience gender based violence. Just yesterday, the Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss opined that, ‘I do think as women, generally, we are more fearful of going out and that is fundamentally wrong’. That is a desperately sad state of affairs…

Read the full blog on our website.

 Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Jeremy Quartermain
Headmaster of Rossall School


Dear Parents,

It was a pleasure on Thursday to welcome so many of you to our first Parents’ Forum for nearly two years. Listening to all stakeholders within a school community is paramount to the continuing success of our School and I was delighted to hold such positive discussions over many elements of School life. Thank you to all those who found the time to attend what proved to be a hugely successful evening.

Read the full message on our website.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr Turner

Headmaster of Preparatory School & Nursery

Sixth Form Options Evening
Many of our students continue with us at Sixth Form to give themselves the best chance of getting into their first choice destination.

Learn in a familiar, inclusive and welcoming environment that offers a wide range of courses to suite your skills and interests.

Choose from our three pathways at Sixth Form, with A-Levels, IB Diploma & BTEC in Sport and find what works best for you.

See the Sixth Form Course Guide.

Start building for your future by booking a place at our Sixth Form Options Evening on Thursday 4th November at 18:30

Book your place here.

Emmanuel Despax Concert

Emmanuel Despax concert at Rossall School

Friday 12 November 2021, 7pm

This is a rare opportunity to hear some of the most powerful and technically dazzling works in the piano repertoire played by one of the world’s most brilliant young pianists.

General Admission £18.00

Concessions £14.00

Students £8.00

Drinks Reception £10.00

View programme and Book Tickets here.

Dragon Quad Racing XC

Congratulations to Joe for finishing 2nd in the Dragon Quad Racing British XC Championship 100cc auto class despite not finishing the season. He also took part in the last two 2 races of the youth geared class which uses the adult track. The last race was 5.6 miles across hills in Wales and he finished 3rd in class.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Practise Expedition

Facing the ever changing weather of the British Isles Year 11 embarked on their Silver DofE practise expedition to the Yorkshire Dales.

The purpose of this practise weekend is to empower the participants and prepare them for assessment.

Day one was a shock for many as they hadn’t walked the distance or over the terrain carrying all their kit, however everyone dug in to complete it and the everything required to pass was evident by the end of day two.

Getting to Know Our Graduate Musician in Residence

Lucy Mullin is a 2021 graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied Vocal Studies and Opera under the tutelage of the world-renowned soprano, Eiddwen Harrhy.

Outside of performing, Lucy has a passion for music outreach work, as a member of the RNCM Learning and Participation Department she helped to bring music to people in Greater Manchester who had little access to it before.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would love to go interrailing across Europe, looking at the different cultures and history.

  • If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?

I think I would be a panda because I could sleep and eat all day!

  • What three things can you not live without?

Chocolate, a good cup of tea and my family/friends. 

  • If you could join a famous band/pop group, which one would you join?

I think it would have to be the Spice Girls – how fun would it be to dance on stage to their music every night?

  • What would you like to achieve at Rossall?

I would like to get everyone involved in some kind of music. It is so good for your mental health as it is a huge stress reliever. Music is so much more than classical music and I want people to understand that if you chat with your friends then you can sing.

The Prep School and Senior School Calendars are available to view online:



The digital copies of the calendars will be updated on a weekly basis to reflect any changes.

We are now welcoming scholarship applications for Year 7, 9 and 12 entry for September 2022.
Apply now, visit:

You can also book your place for our Whole School Open Day on Saturday 2nd October at 10am, and find out why more and more families are choosing Rossall School:

Mr Sharpe’s Maths Challenge

As ever, the first correct answer with workings out will become the subject of the next puzzle. If you fancy it then please feel free to send me a video solution and you could get your video in the newsletter!

Remember to send your answer to: [email protected]

Have a great weekend Rossallians!!

Mr Chris Sharpe
Head of 6th Form Mathematics

Here is the excellent video Rhiannon Chen made showing the solution to last week’s puzzle.

To view all of our sports fixtures and results, please visit:

The password to view the teamsheets is: rossallsport



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