North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About Rossett School
Rossett School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, 11-18 academy with Sixth Form, situated in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The school has 1,500+ students on roll, 200+ of whom are in the Sixth Form. It became an academy on 1 July 2011.
The school assists other schools in the region through the sharing of good practice; it is one of the original partners within the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance, a cross-boundary affiliation of high-achieving schools.
Ms H Woodcock
Values and vision
Rossett School provides a high quality, inspirational learning experience for young people from a wide variety of backgrounds to create a happy and vibrant community. Academic excellence is important to the school and it aims to provide a first class education with a relevant and varied curriculum in order to ensure success for everyone.
Central to the school’s aim is a culture and ethos where students can develop into resilient, responsible and reflective learners with high self-esteem and high expectations. The inclusive school expects its students to have the highest standards of behaviour, to respect diversity and to understand global citizenship and equality of opportunity.
“This is a very large school but staff have created a caring ethos where all students feel valued. In turn, teachers believe that their contribution to the school is valued and that they are fully involved in what the school is trying to achieve. Students enjoy lessons and do particularly well where teaching is challenging and encourages them to participate actively in learning. Students are happy in the sixth form and able to play a full part in the school.”