We want all new students and parents/carers coming to Rossington All Saints Academy to feel excited and comfortable when they arrive here. This page will be updated with photographs, tips and advice to help you through the journey.
To view our helpful 'Moving Up' guide and this years 'Transition Competition', for those set to join our Academy, please see the bottom of this page.
See below, a few photographs from important places around school that you need to know!
The main hall is in the atrium. We use the hall for collective worship. Each week you will attend collective worship with your house. Each form group has an allocated row to sit on.
The blue line is next to the bike sheds. Once you cross the blue line mobile phones should not be seen or heard. You will be welcomed on the blue line each day by the senior leadership team and a learning manager. They will ask to see your student planner, knowledge organiser, jotter and equipment.
You can access student reception in the morning, break, lunch and after school. If you have lost an item of your equipment you can go to check to see if it has been handed in. You will also need to go to reception to collect an exit slip of you have a medical appointment.
The thumb print machine is in the atrium next to the hall doors. Your parents/carers can top up your lunch account online or you can bring money to put on this machine yourself. You can use this machine to check how much money you have left on your account. A copy of the menu will be available on the online account and your parents/carers will also be able to keep track of what you are buying and how much money you have left.
The proud cloud is on the wall as you head to the science corridor. Teachers nominate students to go on to the proud cloud for displaying resilience, effort, an excellent attitude to learning or showing care and compassion.
The red pledge box found on the image to the left, next to the thumb print machine, is where you will post your pledge forms and more information about the pledge system will be in your student planner.
You will be required to wear the DELTA school uniform and PE kit. A copy of the required equipment/uniform can also be found in student planners.
The canteen is in the atrium. We have three lunch sittings. The Y7 lunch time is 12.30- 1pm. You will queue up in two lines and be let in to choose your food by a member of staff. Once you have chosen your food you will pay for it using your thumb and the money will be taken from your account automatically. You will then be able to choose a place to sit in the canteen. You must take your tray away and clear any rubbish after you have eaten. All food must be consumed at the table.
The playground is at the back of the school. You can go on to the playground at break and lunch time. You are not allowed to eat or drink on the playground.
Outdoor learning space
The outdoor learning space is on the playground at the back of the school. Your teachers may use this space during lesson time to complete practical learning activities.
Students in PE will have 2hrs of PE each week where they will have the opportunity to take part in 12 different sports/activities each year.
Multi Use Games Area
These will range from your more traditional sports such as Football, Badminton and Cricket to less traditional activities such as Handball, Kabaddi and Softball.
Students will also have the opportunity to take part in activities after school as part of our enrichment programme, where they will be take part for fun or join one of the school teams and compete against other schools in a range of sports such as trampolining, table tennis and athletics.
In year 7 students learn the basics, how to use the equipment, be safe and hygienic and basic healthy eating.
In year 8 and 9 students will continue to build on their learning but will be focusing more on making meals, building their cooking skills, how to manage their time as dishes become more complex, catering terminology, nutrition and food provenance.
Here at RASA we are blessed with several modern computer suites that run lots of different software to give pupils the best possible computing experience. Students will learn about the following areas.
During your art lessons you will focus on the elements of art such as; texture, tone, colour and line. You will also use skills gained in ICT through photoshop activities with photography opportunities at GCSE level.
In music you will learn about lots of different styles of music and get to try lots of different instruments. We have a large classroom with lots of keyboards and computers, and 3 smaller rooms where you can find a quiet space to practice. The music department also run extra curricular clubs and trips and visits.
On each table there will be a purple box, which will be filled with subject specific equipment to use in lessons. There is also a colour coded plan featured on top of the box to assist with the seating plan.
At RASA we have many science labs that look different to your usual classrooms. This is so you will have more room to take part in lots of different experiements. The science department also run extra curricular clubs and trips and visits.
Hello! I'm Miss Burke, I will be your Learning Manager
The best thing about Rossington All Saints Academy is the care between students and staff creating a community feeling. All staff care about the students achievements and well being. Working here is like one big family and students are happy to be at school and enjoy learning, striving to be the best they can be everyday.
The advice I would give to you is to always try to be the best you can be, that is all we ask. If you give 100%, demonstrating resilience, you, your family and your teachers will always be proud and you will enjoy school more.
I like to socialise with my family and friends, going on walks and out for meals which also means I like to exercise and keep fit - but that doesn’t mean you won’t see me with a cheese bagel in my hand at break and fish and chips on a friday!
Don't worry if you have lots of questions, this is completely normal and happens every year. There will always be someone to help you. I'm looking forward to meeting you all soon!
One of our current Y7 students has some advice for you!
What is your favourite subject and why?
My favourite subject is maths because I find it really easy to work out the questions and to communicate with the teacher and ask for help when needed.
What do you enjoy about coming to Rossington All Saints Academy?
I enjoy coming to this school because I made a load of friends to socialise with and to play. The teachers are great because they respect you properly and they teach you well.
What advice would you give to a Year 6 student coming up to Year 7?
I would tell them to socialise, make new friends and always ask for help because if you don’t ask you might never know the answer, don’t be scared.
What I was scared of when I came up to secondary?
I was worried about my equipment and clothing when I came up because I didn’t think I would get it all in time but I eventually got there. Find a way around it and you will succeed.
When coming up you might think it is hard to make friends if you feel scared. When I came up I was the only one from my primary school but I talked to someone who looked lonely and we became friends and it turns out he was the only one from his school too.
What after school clubs do you take part in?
After school there will be a variety of options of school clubs like dodgeball, football, basketball and many more, that you may like and they are all ran by school staff. Some are great exercise like the PE ones but there are also homework and subject clubs.