Inset Day – Tuesday 25 September 2018. School closed to students

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Inset Day – Tuesday 25 September 2018

A reminder that The Roseland Academy will be closed to students on Tuesday 25 September as it is a staff training day.

This day has been identified as one of our in-service training (INSET) days. This day will be part of our programme across the year, in which teachers and support staff are continually developing the quality of learning and teaching for our students.

Future closure day information is on the school website fromt page under term dates, in the school calendar and text message reminders will also be sent.

The Roseland Academy Raises £500 for Cornwall Air Ambulance

Yesterday Charlie presented Cornwall Air Ambulance with £500, which was raised through our non-uniform day last term.

He had an opportunity to talk to one of the helicopter pilots about how the air ambulances work and what it’s like to fly one.

Thanks to everyone who helped raise the money!

Record Breaking Exam Results

2017 Examination Results

Delighted students of The Roseland Academy received their GCSE results today in front of their proud parents and teachers, with the school celebrating another year of great results.

Headteacher, Chris Challis, praised students for their “fantastic” results, stating, “The Academy would like to congratulate all our Year Eleven students for their successful 2017 examination results. They have been the first cohort through the new reformed GCSEs in English and Maths and have excelled themselves across all of their subjects. We are delighted that our students have been rewarded with results of which they can be proud.  This is down to their hard work, effort, and commitment whilst at The Roseland.”

“We are thrilled with this year’s results and would like to extend congratulations to all of our students, staff and their families who have supported them throughout this school year. Huge congratulations to them all!”

While the overall performance of our Year 11 cohort has been very impressive, some individual successes are especially noteworthy: Amelia Guest achieved seven A*s and three Grade 9s, the new highest English and Maths grade, whilst Jago Bayley received seven A*s or equivalents and two grade 9s. Jago also achieved the maximum possible marks for his Geography GCSE.

“It is wonderful to see the celebration today, with the students and staff alike being rewarded for all of their exemplary hard work. We are over the moon to see, once again, some of our best ever results not only from the highest achievers, but also from the students who have exceeded their own expectations.” said Richard Clarke, Deputy Head at The Roseland Academy.

“We are very excited to be sending this year’s leavers off to colleges, Sixth Forms and apprenticeships, knowing that they will continue to strive for excellence in whatever comes next. We will continue to follow their progress with enthusiasm.” Mr Clarke continued.

Mr Challis added “The exceptional grades we have seen today represent the culmination of 5 years of hard work, and show that our Academy continues to prepare students for the future challenges of A-Levels, university and their eventual career.”

The Roseland Academy has again delivered strong performance across all of our faculties. Last year our students excelled and achieved record results for the Roseland. It looks like this year the bar has been raised again. This is particularly pleasing as the English and Mathematics teams have been delivering the new reformed and tougher GCSE specifications. The students have taken this in their stride and excelled again.

Click here to view more pictures from the day


See below for reporting on our 2016 Examination Results


sWe are proud to announce that in the recently released Department of Education school league tables, we are top of Cornwall for the Progress 8 score, achieving a figure of 0.53. This measure compares students’ best 8 GCSE/BTEC grades against the national average. This figure is exceptionally high and puts the 2016 performance of The Roseland Academy students within the top 10% of schools nationally.

This fantastic achievement is testament to the dedication of our hard working staff, our high standards, and our wonderful students – we are very proud of all of them!

To see the 2016 schools performance tables click here

We are exceptionally proud to have received a personal letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, for our outstanding examination results.


NEWS about our 2015 Exam Results….

The Education Endowment Foundation produces databases to help understand how the performance of Roseland Academy students compares with other similar schools across the country.

We are extremely proud that in our group of 50 similar schools, we feature at the top of the various performance measures, including the respected 3 year average for exam results.

Don’t just take our word for it! Please read more here


One of the Top Performing Schools Nationally

2018 Examination Results

The Government School Performance Tables have been published for this year’s results and The Roseland Academy has maintained it’s position as one of the top performing schools not only in the South West, but also nationally.

For the second year running, the exam results for Progress 8 are well within the 100th highest scores* achieved nationally out of a total of 6530 schools.

Huge congratulations to our amazing students and staff. Thank you also our wonderful families and carers for your continuous support of the school.

*2018 (provisional) Performance Tables Dense Rank

See below for coverage of our 2017 Examination Results

Today the Department for Education published the school performance tables for the 2017 national examination results. The new headline measure is the Progress 8 score which measures overall progress made in students’ best eight subject qualifications.

A more detailed explanation of how the score is put together can be found here.

A Progress 8 score of 0 would indicate that a student’s achievement in these eight subjects is in line with the national average. This year the Roseland Academy achieved a score of 0.85. This means that our students achieved on average close to one GCSE grade higher than the national average in all of their best eight subjects, which is an outstanding achievement.

To put this in context, The Roseland Academy currently ranks the 36th highest score in the country out of 6480 schools*, placing us in the top few percent of all schools for performance. Our students are achievements are giving them the best possible starting point and the widest choices possible for the next steps in their lives.

*2017 (provisional) Performance Tables Dense Rank


The first release of the 2017 DfE Performance Tables has shown The Roseland Academy breaking records again by improving on last year’s fantastic results. This year’s Progress 8 score places us as not only as one of the highest performing schools in the South West, but well within the top 100 nationally out of 6400 schools.

To see us on the Official DfE Performance Tables for Cornwall, click here.


See below for coverage of our 2016 Examination Results



The Roseland Academy sitting at the top of all schools in Cornwall for 2016 Exam performance. source: The Telegraph

We are proud to be officially recognised as a high performing state school in Cornwall following our 2016 examination results. This has been widely reported on both national and local press coverage of


We are exceptionally proud to have received a personal letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, for our outstanding examination results.


Press reports from last year’s (2015) results:

We are proud to announce that in the most recent Times guide to “Top Secondary Schools Near You” The Roseland Academy is listed as overall second in Cornwall for GCSE results. The guide lists the top 10 schools for every local authority and uses the Average Points Score per pupil to determine the best schools. Of the many ways to measure student achievement, this is widely regarded as being one of the most broad and representative measures of School performance.

This prestigious accolade is testament to the ongoing hard work of our Year 11 students, their parents and the staff of The Roseland Academy.


Y7 Lanhydrock Humanities Trip

Last week Mrs Handford ran a Humanities trip to introduce all of Year 7 to the subjects of Geography, History and RE.  The visit to Lanhydrock involved students visiting the house, grounds and church to develop their enquiry and questioning skills.  As they toured the house students has the opportunity to look at and hold artifacts. A couple of students asked to play the piano in the library (which led to a singalong with other students) – much enjoyed by the staff and other visitors.  There were very positive comments from the members of the public on the students behaviour and smart uniform.  The afternoon visit to Restormel Castle was to allow students to see a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle – they will undertake History work on the building of castles later in the term.  It also supports their work in Geography on describing the environment.  More than anything the trip was to allow students the chance to get to know each other a little more as they settle into their teaching groups.

Roseland Students attend Women in Engineering Day

A small team of girls in year 8, myself included, went to Truro at the Roseland representatives for Women in Engineering Day. There was a series of lectures, workshops and activities which all linked into engineering. There were many girls from different schools at the event and we were all put into separate groups with a variety of schools in each. There were two types of activities; lab activities and group activities.

When I was in the lab, I did welding with chocolate. What we had to do was build a platform (above 10cm) out of chocolate that could withstand a certain weight. We were split into separate groups of about five and we were given twenty-five milky bars per group and a bottle of hot water. We rubbed an edge of the chocolate on the hot bottle until it was just melted, put it with another bar and put it in the fridge to set. Let’s just say that not all of the structures were movable as most of them were ‘welded’ to the table. The aim of that activity was to create a structure that could withstand   a certain weight but by the end, the aim was to produce a structure that could be picked up without falling apart.

In the group workshops, we effectively went in a round robin, visiting each stool. Each stool had a different aspect of engineering on. For example, one stool had robots that are used in deep-sea exploration to collect things from the bottom of the sea. We went to the school pool and tried one out. It was both fun and nerve-racking to use such an amazing piece of technology and I definitely won’t forget it.

It was really inspiring to see what girls can do in engineering if we put our minds to it. I found the whole experience really enjoyable and inspiring and because of it, I am now considering a career in engineering.

Thank you Faith M for the article!

SEND – Webinar for Parents / Carers 1.30 pm on Friday, 30 June 2017

As part of the Inspection of Cornwall Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities from 3 July 2017 to 7 July 2017, Ofsted will host an online webinar to allow parents and carers to contribute.

The webinar will take place at 1.30 pm on Friday, 30 June 2017. It will be led by the lead inspector, Nigel Evans HMI, who will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively Cornwall Council is fulfilling the above responsibilities.

Please therefore find below a link to Cornwall Council’s web page which is promoting the webinar; there is a link on the page for parents / carers to register prior to the webinar taking place.  This is also linked from the Cornwall Council Home Page Carousel.

Y7 & Y8 End of Year Examinations

Y7 & Y8 Examinations commence this week for the following 3 weeks, They have been given instructions by their subject teachers about what revision should be undertaken.

Below is the master exam timetable:

New Y7 Welcome day and Parents’ Evening Tuesday 27 July

New Year 7 Welcome Day and new Year 7 Parents’ Evening takes place on Tuesday for the students who
will be joining us in Year 7 in September.

Students should arrive at the main reception of The Roseland Academy by 8:30am, where they will be greeted by our staff.

Students will meet their new tutor group and Tutor for the first time as well as experiencing a full day of learning at The Roseland Academy.

At 6:30pm we warmly welcome all of our new Y7 Parents’ for Our Welcome Evening in the main hall. This will outline the remainder of the transition process. Y7 tutors will be in attendance to meet parents and answer any queries.

A timetable of the day is below:

We look forward to meeting all of our new intake!


Goodbye Y11… See you at the Leavers’ Prom!

Last Friday we finally said a fond farewell to our class of 2017.

The day started with the students’ last exam and then there were celebrations and a few tears from students and staff alike at the final leavers assembly.

We look forward to the last hurrah at the Leaver’s Prom this week.


Watch the Leavers’ Video below: