Rosebery School for Girls
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Rosebery School is an all-girls school located in Epsom, Surrey. It consists of a lower school for those aged between 11 and 16, and a Sixth Form for those aged between 16 and 18. The school has academy status. It is situated close to the A24 and the railway.
Rosebery School sits on an area of land given to the borough by Lord Rosebery, along with the nearby Rosebery Park. It is the product of the amalgamation of Rosebery Grammar School for Girls and Epsom County School for Girls. It was founded in 1927 and became an academy on 1 December 2011.
At Rosebery, pupils are organised into different houses: Malala, Elizabeth, Pankhurst and Curie. When a new pupil joins she is placed in a house, remaining part of it throughout her time at the school.Pupils who already have a sister in the School join the house to which their sister already belongs. The houses names changed in 2016 to that of inspirational women. They were formerly Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald.
All girls in the lower school, Years 7-11, wear a uniform, recognised for its kilt and navy blue jumper bearing a red primrose in recognition of the family name of Lord Rosebery. The school was opened by Lord Rosebery on his birthday and he gave permission for his name to be used for the school. Lord Rosebery, born Archibald Primrose, assumed the title of 5th Earl of Rosebery and was married to Hannah, heiress daughter of Baron Mayer de Rothschild; it is said that their family tartan was used for the initial uniform. Current Sixth formers do not wear a uniform, but must wear appropriate clothing, no extremes of fashion are allowed. Girls will also, depending on which house they belong to, wear a coloured badge with the logo of Rosebery School.
In 2006, Rosebery was awarded specialist status for Mathematics and ICT. Following this they installed a VLE or Virtual Learning Environment, which enables students and staff to post work and information making them available both at school and home.
Rosebery Grammar School for Girls
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The most recent inspection occurred on 30th and 31st of January 2013, and was given an overall rating of good.