About Rossall

Rossall has been described as ‘a warm, inclusive and remarkably happy place to be’. Set on an historic 160-acre campus on the picturesque Lancashire coastline, Rossall is one of the country’s leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools, where boys and girls aged 2-18 are nurtured in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Here pupils enjoy learning and living in a friendly, busy and challenging atmosphere in the classroom, after school and at weekends. The sense of community that defines the School is achieved through the unrivalled standard of pastoral care, the diverse pupil base and also through the permanent boarding population.

With a history dating back to 1844, Rossall combines a traditional British education with a modern approach which focuses on developing the whole child. With nearly fifty different nationalities living and learning together at Rossall, we truly are a global village. The combination of UK day students and students from right across the world creates an exciting international dimension and an appreciation of diverse cultures, religions and politics.

Growing and learning in such a friendly and culturally diverse environment helps our young people develop into well-rounded, confident and knowledgeable individuals – true global citizens. “The atmosphere at Rossall is definitely the aspect which wins you over from the outset – the School is very friendly, purposeful and welcoming. The coastal location and beautiful buildings lend a sense of place and of heritage which is very compelling. You instantly feel that you are joining a vibrant, outward-looking community.” (Elaine Purves, Head of Rossall School)

Type of School Co-educational day and boarding school
Number of Pupils 650
Pupils Boys 350
Pupils Girls 300
Pupils Prep 140
Number of Boarders 245
International Boarders 220
Age Range 2 to 18 years
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

1 hour from Manchester and Liverpool Airports.

Distance from London

250 miles. 2.5 hours by train, approximately 4 hours by car.

School Links

HMC, British Council, The Good Schools Guide, BSA, BBSW, AEGIS, BAISIS, IBO, Pentathlon GB, DofE

Educational Programmes

GCSE, IGCSE, A Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, Primary Years Programme, EYFS

Co-Curricular Programmes

Wide range of extra curricular activities on offer including scuba diving, dance and golf

Academies Offered

Golf Academy, Pentathlon Academy, Football Academy