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The Journey through Education at Rossie aims to re-engage young people in learning, promote achievement and attainment as well as developing skills for learning, life and work.


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Education at Rossie

We provide our young people with a highly commended education provision through which they increase confidence, self esteem and independence in learning.

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What we do

We have a dual-qualification system and offer National Qualifications that are recognised via the Scottish Curriculum and the English National Curriculum.

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We offer a broad range of subjects which are in line with the Curriculum for Excellence. We have recently broadened our curriculum to include both Dance and Forest Schools.

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Outdoor learning Jasmin's Garden

Forest School

Our Forest School is a holistic approach to education and has added extensive opportunities for our young people to gain skills for learning, life and work.

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Eco School

Our Eco-School is operated under the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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Outdoor learning vegetable gardens
Rossie art school

Opportunities to Achieve and Learn New Skills

In partnership with Dundee and Angus College our established Hair and Beauty Salon frequently welcomes students and lecturers to work with our young people

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Supporting our Young People in Education


Upon arrival young people are introduced to the school via our highly commended and very successful Induction programme (HMIe 2018).

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Rossie sunset

How we are regulated

We are inspected every 4-6 years by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education. Inspections ensure we continue to plan for improvement.

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Our School Community

Rossie is at the heart of the local community, reciprocally fostering relationships between pupils, staff and families.

School Trips
Rossie affords young people day trips to places of historical, cultural, sporting and educational interests and are member of the National Trust for Scotland.

Charity Fundraising
Rossie adopts a local charity each year. Our young people work with our Charity Co-ordinator to raise awareness and funds. Our young people have supported a number of charities including NHS Tayside’s Children’s Ward, Guide Dogs, McMillan and Wigs for Kids, and raised money through candy/bake sales, hamper raffles and sponsored walks.

Christmas Show
Each year, our young people showcase their varied talents in our vibrant Christmas Extravaganza.

Fun Days
Fun days are held throughout the year. This enables young people, staff, families/carers and members of the local community to come together to enjoy an array of activities arranged by our young people.

Our Latest Achievements

We are very proud of our staff within our Education Service. Our English teacher was shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year category at Education Scotland’s annual Awards, which took place in June 2019.

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UNICEF works with schools across the UK to help produce creative and inspiring learning spaces, where children and young people are respected. Schools also work with UNICEF towards becoming a fully ‘Rights Respecting’ school, and this is formally recognised and acknowledged through Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

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Rossie obtains a Green Flag status, and our inspirational vision for achieving this award is currently sitting with assessors.The Green Flag Award aims to ensure that everybody has access to high quality green, open spaces, no matter where they live, and that these spaces are maintained to a high standard.

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is passionate about the conservation of nature spaces, wild habitats and wider landscapes. Their aim is to inspire young people all over the UK to discover and connect with nature, and achieve this through fun activities such as ‘Giving Nature and home’ and bird watching.

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In November 2018, Rossie won the Youth and Education category for our inspirational project ‘Reviving Rossie – Awakening a Secret Wood’. This is a compilation of projects aimed to enlighten hundreds of young people’s understanding, participation and appreciation of wildlife and its surroundings.

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Who we help

Fantastic facilities – the opportunities for young people to learn, develop and grow is amazing. Such a great place for young people

– Panel Member

Young people

We support our young people through all aspects of their stay, while giving them hope for the future. Find out more if you’re a young person looking for more information.

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Parents & Carers

We ensure parents and carers are involved in their child’s care plan as much as possible. Find out more if you’re a parent or carer looking for more information.

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We work with our partners to provide a bespoke service to each of our young people. Find out more about our partners.

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Rossie Young People’s Trust