Summer School

Rossall offers a fantastic Summer School programme starting on Monday 11th July 2022. The Summer School is open to pupils aged 12 – 17 from around the globe and is set on our stunning coastal campus. Pupils can choose to stay for one week or several.

Rossall Summer School is an intensive language programme that has been combined with an exciting range of activities, specialised skills masterclasses and plenty of opportunities for memorable cultural experiences.

Careful consideration is given to ensure that all communication during the students’ time here at Rossall Summer School is in English. With this in mind, we try our best, where possible, to recruit a good balance of nationalities to our Summer School.

Senior Programme

Our international students will also have the opportunity to mix with English students at meal times and during afternoon and evening activities on the weeks when our UK residential and non-residential courses are running.

We offer students the opportunity to choose from fourteen different specialised skills weeks (two per week, alongside English tuition). Those who decide not to choose a specialised skill can enjoy a fun packed programme of creative activities and sports.

Rossall Summer School utilises the school’s extensive facilities, allowing us to offer a varied programme to suit everyone.

We now accept pupils from the age of seven on our Junior Summer School Programme. For more information please see the dedicated Junior section towards the end of this brochure.

Additionally, for 2022, we are organising whole weekend trips to London and Edinburgh for pupils to explore these two capital cities in depth.

Programme Details

AGE

The Senior Programme is open to children aged 12-17. 

DURATION

There is no limit to the length of time students can stay. However, we do insist on a minimum stay of two weeks. 

We also recommend that any current or prospective students wishing to join us at Rossall School in September, should enrol on the last two weeks of the summer programme. This will help the student with their English Language skills in preparation for the start of term. It will also help them get to know the campus and facilities, and ensure a smooth transition into the main school system. 

CLASSES 

Our class sizes will never exceed ten students per class with the exception of our student-centred project lessons, where the emphasis is on group work with the opportunity to present their project work to all of the students at the end of the week. On arrival, students will sit a short English test to determine their ability level. 

Students will then be allocated to a class according to age and language ability. 

ENGLISH 

Each student will receive 20 hours of English as an Additional Language tuition per week from fully qualified (EAL) teachers. 

By the end of their stay at Rossall Summer School the students will have: 

  • Strengthened their grammar 
  • Developed confidence and accuracy in speaking
  • Improved their writing skills 
  • Improved their reading ability 
  • Increased their listening skills

Students who stay with us for three or more weeks will receive an English language certificate. 

COST PER WEEK & TRAVEL

Option 1 – English with 2 hours of specialised skills per day – £1,255.00 

Option 2 – English with activities – £1,150.00 

  • 10% Sibling Discount available 
  • 10% Returning Pupil Discount available 
  • Please note arrival and departure dates are Saturday to Saturday. Any other day will incur an additional charge of £90 for each additional day. 
  • This does not include the £100 administration fee or airport transfers, the administration fee is payable at the time of booking (please see application form) 
  • Airport transfers can be arranged from Manchester and Liverpool airports for an additional charge 
  • The special weekend-long trips will incur an additional cost of £200

Learn about the Summer School admissions process here.

Specialised Skills

Our specialised skills weeks have been designed to allow students to focus on a specific activity, alongside their studies, during their time here at Rossall School. 

Whether the student is a beginner or highly experienced in the chosen skill area, our specialised skills weeks provide an opportunity to benefit from an intensive teaching/ coaching programme. With delivery from professionals in each field, all students will leave Rossall School with a new or improved skill, as well as improving their English Language abilities. 

 

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WEEK 1 

9th July 

16th July

WEEK 2 

16th July 

23rd July

WEEK 3 

23rd July 

30th July

WEEK 4 

30th July 

6th August

WEEK 5 

6th August 

13th August

WEEK 6 

13th August 

20th August

WEEK 7 

20th August 

27th August

WEEK 8* 

27th August 

3rd September

*Week 8 Activities will run alongside Rossall School Induction Week, and therefore only available to pupils commencing study at Rossall on Monday 5th September 2022.

Weekly Programme

Week 1

9TH JULY – 16TH JULY 2022
TENNIS

Our dynamic and enthusiastic coaches are experienced in instructing players with different language capabilities.

During the ten hours of specialised tennis coaching, the coaches will work on every aspect of the game using demonstration, practice and feedback to get the best out of players in every session.

Grouped by ability and working on a 1:6 coaching ratio, sessions focus on skills such as spin, shot selection, power and agility – challenging players at every level.

Supporting the on-court training, is a series of workshops designed to develop players’ psychology and all-round athleticism, utilising our outstanding facilities.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Rossall Summer School is introducing its first Arts and Crafts week during which pupils will explore a variety of artistic disciplines in a purpose built art department.

You will be able to try your hand at drawing, painting and modelling as well as crafts such as origami, textiles and 3D creations.

This course is designed to explore the world of arts and crafts and throughout the ten-hour programme, you will learn a variety of new skills designed to inspire creativity and self-expression through the teaching of new techniques.

You will, by the end of the week, have completed four different arts and crafts so that on your last session you can focus on your favourite and create a piece of art or a craft to take away from your week in the Rossall Art Department.

Week 2

16TH JULY – 23RD JULY 2022

GOLF

Rossall School has its very own Golf Academy, which opened in September 2016. Equipped with Video Analysis and the GC2 Launch Monitor and Simulator, we are now able to offer students of all abilities the chance to try, learn and play golf whatever the weather.

We have also established some links with a number of local Golf Clubs/Facilities within the area that is widely recognised as the Golfing Capital of England.

Within easy reach of three British Open Venues and so many world class Golf Courses, Rossall is blessed to be located along the Fylde coastline.

The School’s resident PGA Golf Coach will offer a fun based training programme that will enable students of differing experience/ability the chance to develop the required skills to play and improve.

BEST OF BRITISH COOKERY SKILLS

This Best of British cooking course is perfect for students wanting to gain confidence in the kitchen.

Students will learn the essential basics of cooking and walk away with a large number of varied and easy recipes that can be enjoyed at home

Students are promised a most memorable week and will leave us filled with the confidence that they can cook well for themselves and replicate, at home, the dishes that they have learnt on the programme.

Our qualified tutors are experienced home cooks who enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion for food with others.

Week 3

23RD JULY – 30TH JULY 2022

FOOTBALL WITH FLEET WOODTOWN FC

Fleetwood Town FC will deliver daily sessions that focus on creative, technically gifted players via individual coaching that focuses on: ball mastery, 1v1 attack, passing and receiving, finishing practices.

The sessions will be led by Fleetwood Town FC academy coaches with a wealth of experience in academy football. All activities will take place at Fleetwood Town FC state of the art training facility and will include visits from the first team’s management and a tour of Fleetwood Town FC stadium.

ADVENTURES IN ASTRONOMY

Rossall School boasts its very own Astronomy and Space Science Centre run by our in-house astronomer, Dr Nick Lister, who will lead the course.

The course will teach students to navigate their way around the solar system in our onsite planetarium, where the students are guaranteed a perfectly clear night sky.

They will learn how to identify the most important constellations, know how and when to track down the planets and the best ways to view them from planet earth.

This course will complement the students’ English skills wonderfully, in an academic, yet fun environment.

Week 4

30TH JULY – 6TH AUGUST 2022

HORSE RIDING

The equestrian programme combines qualified staff, experienced horses and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere in which students can advance their horse riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge and enjoy riding with friends.

Our partner equestrian centre provides instructors that are experienced in teaching a variety of abilities. Beginners will enjoy playing mounted games and learn about the horse, while more advanced riders may learn to trot, canter and even jump.

We would be grateful to know the height and weight of the student booking onto this course, as well as level of ability.

FINE ARTS: PAINTING AND DRAWING

The fine arts programme is the perfect week for students who enjoy nothing better than a few hours with a paint brush or pencil and a blank canvas.

Painting and drawing for m the foundations of many different styles of art. This week will focus on developing new, or building on existing, brush work and drawing skills.

Students will be given the opportunity to expand their knowledge with activities of different difficulty levels, to learn and practice all types of techniques to progress as an artist and enjoy a basic exploration of the history of art.

The week will conclude in an ‘outdoor classroom’ as the class takes a trip to a local landmark to paint or draw and create a lasting memory of your art week at Rossall.

Week 5

6TH AUGUST – 13TH AUGUST 2022
OUTDOOR WATERSPORTS

The water sports activities are carried out by instructors at a local water sports activity park, an institution recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoeing Union (BCU).
During the ten hours of coaching, students can enjoy activities based around windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing and raft construction. All these activities take place in the wonderful setting of Wyre estuary, located ten minutes drive away from the school campus.

Students will be coached in groups of ten, ensuring the students get close personal attention.

SCHOOL OF ROCK ‘N’ POP

Rossall’s School of Rock music week offers an incredible selection of experiences, from beginner music lessons to intermediate and advanced sessions.

Our music school, including performance boot camps and artist-themed tutorials, helps to improve songwriting and recording skills, and much more.

There is something for every interest and skill level. Our School of Rock week will conclude with an epic live rock show performed by the School of Rock ‘n’ Pop Students.

We teach the students not only how to play music, but also music theory, song writing, and Rock ‘n’ Pop appreciation.

When booking this specialised week, please let us know the key instrument(s) played and level of ability.

Week 6

13TH AUGUST – 2OTH AUGUST 2022

BUSHCRAFT

Immersed in the natural world, students will unplug from technology for two hours every afternoon and learn how to live in the wild.

Activities include lighting campfires, building shelters, swimming in the sea, archery, wilderness first aid and outdoor cookery. A great opportunity for students to learn lifelong, transferable skills.

With one hundred and sixty acres of beautiful campus to explore, the students will lose themselves in the great outdoors.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

This week will allow your child to develop their skills within this increasingly important area in a world where driverless cars and AI are becoming more than just figments of film and imagination.

The broad learning intentions include developing a perspective on technology such that pupils develop a view of technology and how it might be used, and then enabling technological capability so that pupils experience what it means to ‘do’ technology as opposed to just learning about technology.

This course will prepare students to participate confidently and successfully in an increasingly technological world. Students will gain awareness and learn from wider influences on Design and Technology, and students will get the opportunity to work creatively when designing and making and apply technical and practical expertise.

You will spend the week working on different designs to create a bespoke product over the ten-hour course learning the different stages of the design jour ney each day.

Rossall’s very own D&T teacher will be supporting our pupils during this course in our state of the art D&T department complete with 3D CAD modelling, 3D Printer and laser cutting machines.

Week 7

20TH AUGUST – 27TH AUGUST 2022

GOLF

Rossall School now has its very own Golf Academy. Equipped with Video Analysis and the GC2 Launch Monitor/Simulator we are now able to offer students of all abilities the chance to try, learn and play golf whatever the weather.

We have also established some links with a number of Golf Clubs/Facilities within the local area that is widely recognised as the Golfing Capital of England.

Within easy reach of three British Open Venues and so many world class Golf Courses, Rossall is blessed to be located along the Fylde coastline.

The School’s resident PGA Golf Coach will offer a fun based training programme that will enable students of differing experience/ability the chance to develop the required skills to play and improve.

ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE

In addition to the twenty hours of English language offered on the standard courses, we are offering students the opportunity to take their English Language skills to the next level with the Advanced English Language course.

Students will learn the basic structure and style of an academic essay, how to read English texts more critically, how to use these ideas in their written and oral arguments, what to listen out for in lectures and documentaries, and how to take useful notes.

Students will gain confidence in group discussion work and how to give a formal presentation.
Alongside these aims, the students will focus on improving their grammatical accuracy in speaking and writing, and extending both their general and academic English vocabulary.

For pupils with English Level B1 or higher.

Further Details

CAMPUS AND FACILITIES

Rossall School is located on a 160-acre site, ideally situated on the impressive coastline of North West England. Beautiful evening sunsets are admired from our beach by pupils from all over the world.

The spacious campus has extensive sports and recreation facilities which include a state of-the-art sports centre, heated swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, fives courts, a modern all-weather sports pitch, a multi-use games area, two indoor sports halls, extensive sports pitches, a Golf Academy, and a fitness suite.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

Whilst at Rossall Summer School students will live in comfortable single or double rooms in one of our supervised boarding houses.

Each house has a comfortable living space where students can relax and socialise. The day room contains a TV, DVD player and games facilities. The house also boasts a kitchenette for making snacks and drinks, and computers with internet access.

Students will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Harry Potter-esque Dining Hall each day.

If the great British weather permits, students will also enjoy regular BBQs and themed evenings, where students can sample various cuisines from around the globe.

BREAKFAST  LUNCH  SUPPER/DINNER

Fruit Juice 

Choice of cereals 

Cooked breakfast 

Fresh fruit 

Coffee, tea or milk

Hot lunch

(includes vegetarian option) 

Soup and fresh bread 

Salad bar 

Fresh Fruit

Selection of hot dishes

(includes vegetarian option) 

Salad bar 

Fresh fruit

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

For students who choose not to take part in one of our specialised skills, there is a vast range of other creative and sports activities to enjoy. 

Rossall Summer School runs an exciting programme of creative activities, suitable for children of all ages, as part of the Summer School programme. After a morning of studying, pupils can enjoy an afternoon of sport and activities. 

In the evenings, there will be a social programme designed to build friendships, try out new skills and enhance the enjoyment of the Summer School. 

SAMPLE ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

  • Monday
    • Badminton
    • Hockey
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Quiz night
  • Tuesday
    • Swimming
    • Handball
    • Rounders
    • Mystery games

  • Wednesday
    • Taekwondo
    • Yoga
    • Fives
    • Cookery
  • Thursday
    • Swimming
    • Drama
    • Volleyball
    • Karaoke

  • Friday
    • Football
    • Dance
    • Painting
    • Talent Night
  • Saturday
    • Shopping
    • Cinema
    • Fleetwood Town FC
    • BBQ & Inflatable Games
  • Sunday
    • Trips
    • Movie Night

DAY TRIPS

We have an exciting and diverse range of excursions as part of the Summer School package. As well as providing a great day out, they will broaden the students’ cultural, historical and geographical understanding of the United Kingdom, and they are a great opportunity to try out the English language skills they will have learnt. 

Travel, food and group activities are included in the course fees. Additional drinks, refreshments, souvenirs and personal shopping are extra and should be paid for by the student. 

We offer the following excursions* at Rossall Summer School: 

MANCHESTER 

A city alive with character, Manchester is rich in art and heritage, and as proud of its music scene as it is of its world-famous football teams

YORK 

A place of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth, York is a beautifully preserved medieval city. 

LIVERPOOL 

The city that gave us The Beatles, Liverpool has moved on from its industrial roots to become one of Britain’s most dynamic and vibrant cultural centres. 

CHESTER 

Encircled by a glorious 2-mile ring of Roman and medieval walls, Chester is a rare blend of the ancient and traditional along with a dash of cosmopolitan chic. 

LAKE DISTRICT 

Students will visit the stunning Lake District twice during their stay. Trip 1 will include a boat tour around Lake Windermere, a short trip on a steam train and the opportunity to indulge in some shopping in Bowness. On Trip 2, students will enjoy activities at an outward bound centre in the Lake District.

THEME PARK

There’s something for everyone at Blackpool Pleasure Beach – Britain’s favourite amusement park. From white-knuckle roller-coaster, to spectacular shows and the UK’s only Nickelodeon Land, there are plenty of exciting attractions to make your visit to Blackpool a day to remember. 

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in other local excursions including: cinema, bowling, theatre shows and much more.

The students will leave Rossall in the morning, returning to school in the evening.

This is a great opportunity for students to see more of the UK during their stay here at Rossall School. 

*Locations vary from week to week and students will not be able to choose which location they visit. There is only one excursion per week.

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