Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Dear Parents & Carers,

As you will be aware, there is currently extensive media coverage of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 virus.

As a school, we are following the official Public Health England guidance for educational settings.

As yet there are no confirmed cases of this within our area and there is no reason for any student or staff member to stop attending school, unless their particular circumstances put them in the ‘at risk’ category. This would be travel to a ‘specified country or area’ within the last 14 days, or contact with a confirmed case. The list of specified countries and areas can be found here: Any student meeting these criteria should follow the Public Health England guidance given on this website and to contact the school.

Within school, we are following the Public Health England hygiene advice:

We are continually monitoring the guidance and will update all Parents and Carers of our students through email and our website should there be any changes to the published advice.

Yours sincerely

Chris Challis


Year 10 Family Learning

Year 10 Family Learning/Curriculum Evening

We would like to invite you to The Roseland Academy for our Family Learning Session/Curriculum Evening tailored specifically for Year 10 students and their families.
The evening will explore useful revision techniques with the opportunity to explore the curriculum that students will study in Year 10 and how best to make the most of the year in preparation for GCSEs.
It will take place on Tuesday 11 February 2020, from 6.00pm and end at approximately 8.00pm.
As your child has already embarked on their GCSE years at The Roseland Academy, we would like to work together even more closely so that every student achieves their best possible results with their qualifications.
Our Family Learning approach has been highly successful in the last academic year, as the exchange of information and sharing specific ideas about how to support a child in their education between home and school is extremely important to us at The Roseland.
We hosted an event similar to this last year and it proved that attending this evening is of paramount importance, and is simply unmissable for you and your son/daughter.
Please also like or follow our school Facebook page as all the subsequent Family Learning information will be advertised there.

We look forward to seeing you together with your son/daughter.

Vaccination Letters

Please click on the documents:

To access the online consent form, please follow this link:

The code for our school is [EE136572]

To access the online consent form, please follow this link:

The code for our school is [EE136572]

Year 11 Trial Exams: January 2020 Year 11 Enterprise & Marketing and IT Real Exams: January 2020

Dear Parent(s) and Carers(s)

As you will be aware, we are fast approaching our next milestone in the Year 11 academic year, the Trial Exams, which will start during the first week in January. During this period some students will also undertake their real exams, as detailed above.

For the Trial Exams, the normal timetable will be collapsed and students will take trial written examinations in the majority of their subjects. This is an extremely important time for our students and we ask for your support in preparing your son/daughter over the coming few weeks.

The marks from the examinations will be used to provide a current grade, and also inform both staff and students with a detailed picture of the individual topics and areas that will require further revision and targeted support over the Spring term.

This detailed and accurate information is crucial as we prepare for the final examinations later in the year. A huge amount of staff time and resources are invested in the trial examinations. We therefore expect our students to be fully prepared and have put in place an appropriate revision programme beforehand. For students to undertake the examinations and expect their teachers to mark papers that they had been unprepared for would be a major wasted opportunity.

Students have been given information by their subject teachers about how and what to prepare for in their examinations.

This will include activities such as:

 Reading class notes.

 Using revision guides and workbooks.

 Accessing online resources such as Google Classroom, GCSEPod, MathsWatch and Educake.

 Making revision cards/mats/notes.

Below is a copy of the Trial/Exam timetable:

ROS121 Gorran Haven bus – new morning departure times from Jan 2020

Happy new year all!

We have been informed by the council that updated AM departure times for the ROS121 service from January have been updated and parents should have received letters informing of the change. The departures are 10 minutes later than previously published, so now departing Gorran Haven at 8:13 instead of 8:03 am.

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 DfE School Performance Tables for 2019

The DfE School Performance Tables for 2019 have been published.

Well done to our hardworking students and staff and thank you parents, carers and families for your fantastic support.

To find out The Roseland Academy’s position in Cornwall, follow this link: