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Baden-Powell's words still ring true at Rose Hill School

Robert Baden-Powell would be turning 161 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.

Baden -Powell attended the school at the original site on the London Road in the 1860’s. He credits his time at Rose Hill, under Headmaster Thomas Allfree, exploring the nearby common and woods with the creation of the Scouts many years later. His book ‘Scouting for Boys’ was the fourth bestselling book of the twentieth century and sold 150 million copies. He kept in touch with the school until his death in Kenya in 1941.

In his final letter to the Scouts Baden-Powell wished the Scouts a happy life. “One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so you can enjoy life when you are a man. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. “Be prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy – stick to your Scout Promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and God help you to do it”.

Rose Hill School is very proud of its links with the founder of the Scouts and Girl Guides. The school has one of the houses named after him and there are thriving Cubs, Brownie and Rainbow clubs at the school.

Rose Hill School rated excellent in all areas.

22 November 2021

Local Prep School Rose Hill School has received a glowing report across all areas from the Independent Schools Inspectorate. Inspectors judged Rose Hill School to be ‘excellent’ and stated that in “all groups pupils make rapid progress from their various starting points.”

Robots at the ready!

11 October 2021

Rose Hill School has recently come to the end of an amazing week of activity focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) subjects, with the overarching theme of the week being robotics.

U11 pink team reach the semi-finals

11 October 2021

Huge congratulations go to the Rose Hill School Girls’ U11 pink team for reaching the semi-finals of the Sutton Valence hockey tournament.

Rose Hill School, IAPS National Football Champions

07 October 2021

The Rose Hill School U13 Boys’ Football Team were crowned IAPS National Football Champions at the IAPS National Football Finals last week.

Year 4 visit the British Museum

09 February 2018

Last week Rose Hill pupils from year 4 visited the British Museum to learn about AQncient Egypt.

Rose Hill School art trip to Eastbourne College

06 February 2018

Last week Year 7 went to Eastbourne College on an art trip.

Rose Hill School Brownies celebrate Burns Night

05 February 2018

Rose Hill School Brownies made paper thistles and tried haggis to celebrate Burns Night.

Year 6 visit Amex Stadium

02 February 2018

Rose Hill School Year 6 pupils went to visit the Amex Stadium as part of their geography work.

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