Roseland Christmas Celebration concert

Everyone is warmly invited to our annual Roseland Christmas Celebration concert, which takes place here at the school on the evening of Thursday 19 December at 6.00pm.

This popular festive event will feature a wide variety of musical performances including our various school ensembles, choirs and a number of solo items. Seasonal refreshments will be served during the interval, and we will also be holding a Christmas raffle. Please note that this is a ticketed event, which we estimate will finish at 7.30pm.

Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance from the school Finance Office priced £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per child under 16 years (maximum three tickets per family) and any unsold tickets will be made available on the door on the night. Please note that seats will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, but please contact Miss Polley in advance if you require disabled access. The admission price includes refreshments, which will be served during the interval, free of charge.

Students performing in the concert will be notified of all the necessary arrangements in a letter to performers, but please contact Miss Polley if you have any further queries.

We do hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you at this festive event!


Year 7 & 8 Family Learning

Family Learning – Strengthening Partnerships

6.30 – 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019

We would like to invite you to our Year 7 and 8 Family Learning Evening between 6:30 and 7:30pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

The evening will have three main workshops as a carousel:

  • Online safety including Cyber bullying – “Snappychat”
  • Mindfulness – “Mindcraft”
  • Resilience – “Noblox”

Our aim is to offer interactive sessions where you can engage together with your child. The focus will be on key aspects which will guide them through life at The Roseland and beyond.  This is a really important evening and one which will provide you with more insightful information and practical help that will positively support wellbeing, happiness and achievement of your son/daughter.

Mrs Penrose, Learning Leader for Year 7 and 8 will also be in attendance if you have any further questions.

We hope that you can join us.

Activities Week 2020

Activities Week Brochure is available here –

The Option form is available here –

Activities Week 13 to 17 July 2020
Our activities week provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to experience an enriched curriculum through a wide and varied range of experiences. We have found that it has a positive impact on both staff and students who return from activities exhausted but exhilarated.

The Activities Week brochure giving details including prices and the target year group can be accessed. Three choices should then be entered on the Options Form attached to this letter and posted in the box outside the Finance Office by the 18 November 2019 at the latest. It is imperative that this form is completed and returned.

We rely on your co-operation to ensure that the activities take place successfully and allocate fairly with lots of opportunities for everyone. We consider a number of factors:
 The year group that the activity is aimed at.
 Whether the student has been on a residential activity in the past (we try to ensure that all students have the opportunity to go on at least one residential activity).

When an activity is oversubscribed, even after selecting students as above, it may be necessary to select students by a draw system. It is impossible for everyone to have their first choice of activity, so please choose three activities that your child would be happy to take part in, as they could be allocated any one of their three choices. In addition, if an activity is undersubscribed and therefore not financially viable it may have to be withdrawn from the programme and your child will then be allocated another of their choices.

Activities are not allocated on a first come first served basis, however, allocations will be made shortly after the 18 November 2019. Any forms received after this date will be returned with an updated Options form showing remaining places, as many of the activities will then be full.

Many activities require a substantial deposit and full payment before the event takes place and therefore we ask that you please meet respective deadlines.
Deadline for NON REFUNDABLE: deposit: 10 January 2020 – Failure to meet this deadline may
result in a student being removed from the chosen activity and payment still being requested.
Deadline for FULL PAYMENT: 24 April 2020 – Please note – once a student has been allocated one of their chosen activities Parents/Carers are responsible for paying in full for the activity – please therefore think carefully before choosing your activity.
 If the student is withdrawn by the Parent/Carer any money paid is forfeited unless a replacement student is found who then pays in full, only then can we offer a refund.
 Students cannot arrange to “swap” an activity with another student. This must be done through the Finance Office who will investigate possibilities.
 Please be aware that in the unlikely event of your child being required to be removed from a residential activity due to unacceptable behaviour, parents will be responsible for the travel arrangements and costs.
 May I also bring to your attention that during any of the activities if your child requires any medication it must be in its original container or packet and given to the Activity Leader with a full
set of instructions on how and when it should be taken.

We would advise anyone who knows that they cannot make the payment deadline to contact the Finance Office at the school as soon as possible. We can try to find a replacement student and recover any monies you have paid subject to a replacement student being found.

Full attendance is expected during the week and in cases of illness, a doctor’s note is required so the school can make an insurance claim on your behalf for the amount that you have paid, less any insurance excess payable. In cases that involve a change of school we must be contacted as soon as you realize that your son or daughter will not be able to attend Activities Week. The school reserves the right to stop a child attending any activity at the absolute discretion of the Headteacher (i.e. if that child by his/her behaviour has shown that he/she would be a danger to himself /
herself or others or if the conduct is such that it is felt they should not be permitted to partake in a particular activity). In these circumstances no pre-paid monies will be refunded and potentially additional monies may be required to be paid if the school has a responsibility to cover the total cost of the place.

In summary,
 Discuss Activities Week and ensure that you can meet the payment deadlines
 Select activities in preference 1 to 3 and ensure that the form is signed
 Return the form to the Finance Office by 18 November 2019
 Your child will then be allocated an activity and this will not be changed
 The deposit is then required to secure a place by 10 January 2020
 Deadline for full payment: 24 April 2020

This is an exciting aspect of our curriculum and we know that our staff and students look forward to it with keen anticipation. Thank you for your support in our planning for another successful Activities Week in 2020.

The Big Sing Concert Performance

This annual event is a fantastic opportunity for all new Year 7 students at The Roseland to perform in a Music Department concert, hopefully the first of many in their time at school, and to really enjoy singing together and performing for their families.

The concert will feature a number of solo and ensemble performances selected from class activities in the first few weeks of term, and will also include some other items from our school choirs and other year groups.

The concert takes place in the Hall at 6.00pm on Thursday 17 October.

Everyone is welcome, but please note that this is a ticketed event. Tickets are available in advance on a first come, first serve basis from the school Finance Office, priced £2.00 each.


Year 10 Work Experience Evening

Throughout the year we do lots to help prepare our Year 10 students for Work Experience, and Year 10 Work Experience Evening will take place on Monday 7 October 2019 from 6.30pm.

We encourage as many parent(s)/carer(s) to attend this evening session with their child as the paperwork will be started during the evening.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Roseland Academy Open Evening

We would like to invite all prospective students and parents to an Open Evening on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

Please come and see our happy, vibrant and caring school.

Welcome from Mr Challis, Headteacher and Open School: 6.00 – 8.00pm

We look forward to meeting you!

Year 11 Family Learning/Curriculum Evening

We would like to invite all parents of students and students in Year 11 to our forthcoming Year 11 Family Learning Curriculum Evening on Tuesday 17 September 6.00 – 8.00pm.

On the evening we will outline how best to support your son/daughter through this important final year. Our teachers will deliver subject specific sessions on how to best support revision at home and will be available to answer any questions or concerns. Feedback from last year’s session was extremely positive and many of the attendees went on to achieve success in their final results.

We looking forward to seeing you there.

We highly recommend that you to subscribe to the school Facebook page as all future Family Learning information will be advertised here.

Important Upcoming Dates

Year 11 Results Day will take place on Thursday 22 August 2019, school will be open from 10.00am until 12.00pm for students to come and collect their results.

Tuesday 3 September 2019 will be a staff Inset Day, so the school will be closed to all students.

All students in all years (7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) will be expected to return/attend school on Wednesday 4 September 2019 for the start of the Autumn Term.

Year 5 Open Mornings

We are excited for our Year 5 Open Morning ,which takes place on Wednesday 19 June. This event gives students the opportunity to visit and experience our happy, successful and high performing school.

It is very important for children to feel at ease about his or her new school from the start of the process, and we take great care to ensure their happiness and that there is a smooth transition to secondary school. Our taster days are an important part of this as they allow children to join in lessons and learning activities with our students and staff. It also gives them the chance to form new friendships with students from other primary schools.

If you have any questions regarding our Year 5 taster days or would like your child to attend our additional Year 5 Taster Morning which is scheduled for Thursday 4 July, please do not hesitate to contact our Careers and Transition Co-ordinator Miss McWilliams on

We are also pleased to invite prospective parents and students to our Open Evening on Tuesday 24 September from 6.00 – 8.00pm.