Rossall School

Rossall School is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 0-18 set on a stunning 160-acre Fylde coastal campus. Providing a traditional British education within a friendly supportive environment, we offer a wide ranging curriculum covering A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma. Rossall offers so much with excellent academic results, an elite football programme, a top ranked golf academy and the longest running Combined Cadet Force in the country.


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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 841

Rossall School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£5,350 to £12,895

Day fees per term:
£816 to £5,050

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
888 / 6044

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 0.25 to 18 (282)

Boarding: 7 to 18 (194)

Sixth Form: (122)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 0.25 to 18 (227)

Boarding: 7 to 18 (138)

Sixth Form: (104)

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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, art and performing arts/drama. Scholarships are reviewed annually in light of a pupil’s achievement, effort, attitude and behaviour.

Scholarship application deadlines are at the end of the Michaelmas Term the year preceding entry.

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

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 Bursary:

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

Rossall School families are automatically given a fee discount on more than one child being educated within the school. This sibling discount is given on the second, third and fourth child etc. For example, where there are three children in one family at Rossall, the first child would receive no fee discount, the second 10%, and the third 15%. When the first child leaves Rossall, the second child would have the 10% sibling discount removed, and the third child would receive a 10% discount rather than 15% since only two children remain at Rossall. The sibling discount does not apply to siblings in the Nursery.

All pupils of Old Rossallians (ORs) / former pupils of the school will receive an automatic discount of 10% off the fees from the Reception class onwards.

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 discounted 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 substantial non-means-tested bursary award for each child.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies