Rossall School

Boys (2 - 18)
Girls (2 - 18)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding

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.

About the 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 Admissions Team on: 01253 774201 or emailing

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 129 (7 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 95 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 538 (118 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2815 to £4580/term
  • Boarding Fees: £4850 to £13070/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Rossall awards a wide variety of scholarship awards each year to current and new pupils to the School. Means-tested bursaries can be offered to further supplement these awards.

We encourage all applicants to consider Rossall, regardless of whether they think they can afford the full tuition fees. We do our best to admit and support a wide variety of students from many diverse backgrounds.

These awards are given for different reasons:

Scholarships are awards based on merit/excellence. They are awarded for pupils entering Years 7, 9 and 12, with outstanding talent in the fields of academics, sport, music and for Year 7, 9 and 12 in art and performing arts/drama also rewarded. Scholarships are reviewed annually in light of a pupil’s achievement, effort, attitude and behaviour.

We have some specific Scholarship Awards – for example the Jackson and Trapnell awards – for pupils in Years 9 and 12 that give awards of 80%-100% of the basic annual school fee.

General scholarships in Years 7, 9 and 12 are awarded up to a maximum of 20% of the fees.

Scholarship application deadlines are at the end of the Michaelmas term of the year preceding entry into Rossall.

Year 7 and 9 interviews are held during the last week in January and the assessment on the last Saturday in January of the year of entry into Rossall School.

Year 12 assessments and interviews are held on the first Friday and Saturday in February of the year of entry into Rossall School.

Families will be notified if an award is forthcoming soon after all the assessments and interviews have been completed.

Rossall School is offering eight boarding scholarship awards for UK full boarders in Years 7 and 9 new to Rossall School. The value of the Boarding Scholarship Award is 25%. There will be one for a pupil entering Year 7 called the Anchor Award and then seven for pupils entering in Year 9. These awards are called the Mitre Fleur de Lys Award, Pelican Award, Maltese Cross Award, Spread Eagle Award, Dolphin Award, Rose Award and Wren Award. The first four Year 9 awards are for boys and the three latter awards are for girls. These awards are named after our boarding houses. For more information, please contact the UK Registrar, Mrs Gillian Leggett at:

A bursary (an award based on financial need) is a reduction in fees based on an assessment of the merit of a pupil and consideration of parental financial circumstances, assessed following the completion of Rossall’s financial circumstances form. Families of Year 7 pupils (or pupils entering Year 7) and above can apply for a bursary solely or if the Scholarship that they have been awarded is not sufficient to be able to take advantage of a Rossall education. Bursaries are reviewed annually.

Scholarship and bursary awards should be regarded as strictly confidential.

For full details of our scholarships and bursaries available, please contact the UK Registrar, Mrs Gillian Leggett on 01253 774273 or email

*Bursary applications for entry into Rossall will only be considered from September to April preceding the year of entry when bursary support is needed.

If a CEA allowance is awarded by the MOD, Rossall will provide an additional discount, such that the minimum parental contribution permissible under MOD CEA rules is made. Currently the MOD asks that eligible personnel make a minimum contribution of 10% towards the school fees.

If a CEA allowance is not available, Rossall are able to award a discount of up to 25% to forces families.

Rossall School was founded in 1844 by Rev. St Vincent Beechey as a sister school to Marlborough College which had been founded the previous year. Its establishment was ‘to provide, at a moderate cost, for the sons of Clergymen and others, a classical, mathematical and general education of the highest class.’ Beechey set about finding the funds required to set up such a school and received support from many including The Earl of Derby, the Duke of Devonshire and the Bishop of Chester.

To this day, our commitment to supporting the sons and daughters of clergymen and women continues and we offer a non means tested bursary award of 65% on each child.

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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.

Finding out more

Broadway, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8JW
01253 774260
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Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 129 (7 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 95 (7 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 538 (118 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £2815 to £4580/term
  • Boarding Fees: £4850 to £13070/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events