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Robert Baden-Powell Birthday!

Baden-Powell attended the school 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. Last year the school launched its own Scout troop to join the already thriving Cub, Brownie and Rainbow clubs at the school.

Philippa Lang-Daly, Scout Leader and Deputy Head said “the Scouting Movement is as important today as it was when it was founded in 1910. Our pupils face very different challenges but the ambitions of the movement are still the same which in essence is to be a good citizen. Our pupils spend time working as a team as well as spending time outdoors, using their resilience to overcome challenges”.

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 explore the British Museum

28 January 2020

Year 4 visited the British Museum last Friday.

Lower School Production of Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way!

13 December 2019

When we found out this year's Junior Production was 'Mary Poppins', we felt excited about what part we would get and how rehearsals would go. Rehearsals started straight away and we realised it wasn't going to be as easy as we thought! It was going to be tough and we would need to work very hard!

Year 7 art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne

14 November 2019

On Thursday, 9 November Year 7 went on an Art trip to the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. After a bus journey to Eastbourne College we had a delicious lunch in their canteen. We then walked a short distance to the Towner Gallery which is located right next to the College. It wasn’t hard to miss as there was an amazing mural painted on the side of the building, in all sorts of shapes and colours, celebrating the Towner’s 10th Anniversary.

Rose Hill School Sports Tour to Holland

11 November 2019

During the half-term break 45 Rose Hill School pupils and staff travelled to Eindhoven in Holland as part of the school’s Sports tour. During the trip the boys were lucky enough to train with Dutch Giants PSV Eindhoven, whilst the girls trained with the Dutch National Hockey Champions Oranje-Rood.

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