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  • Public Health - Cases of Measles in Hillingdon

    Published 05/05/23

    The local Public Health team has informed us that there has been a recent increase in the number of cases of Measles in Hillingdon. The cases all children aged 1 to 16, and all are unvaccinated.

    The current MMR vaccination uptake in Hillingdon is less than 75%, which means that 1 in every 4 children in the borough has not had the two doses of MMR vaccination that provides safe, effective protection against measles. There is variation in uptake across areas of the borough, which means that is some areas a greater number of children have not been vaccinated. This increases the risk of measles transmission in schools.

    Measles is a highly infectious respiratory virus that transmits through respiratory droplets from an infected person when they cough and sneeze which is then inhaled by another person. If that person is not fully vaccinated the risk of getting measles is high.

    The signs and symptoms of measles to be aware of are:

    • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
    • Sore red eyes that may be sensitive to light
    • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40°C
    • Small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks
    • A few days later, a red-brown blotchy rash will appear, usually starting on the head or upper neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body.

    It is important that if a child is suspected of having measles, they do not attend school. They must telephone their GP or NHS 111. Measles is a notifiable disease which means all cases must be followed up, and contacts identified and given advice on what action they need to take.

    For more information contact your GP or an visit the NHS information website:

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  • Year 11 Prom - Tickets Now Available!

    Published 12/04/23

    The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust is delighted to announce the details of the Year 11 Prom, taking place on the evening of Friday 14th July 2023. The event will celebrate the end of the GCSE examinations and will be a time to mark the end of Key Stage Four for our Year 11 cohort. 

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  • Sunrise Cricket Game

    Published 15/05/23

    On Friday 5th May, some of our Year 7 and Year 8 female students got the opportunity to go and watch the Sunrises - all women cricket team - play. Despite the inclement weather, our students had a fantastic opportunity to meet professional players as well get a bespoke training session from a Middlesex coach. The girls had a great time and really enjoyed the experience, and we are hoping events such as this will encourage more girls into professional sports.

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  • #DoSomethingThisHalfTerm

    Published 09/05/23

    Fun and free sessions and workshops for 8 to 24-year-olds who live, learn or earn in Hillingdon and may benefit from additional targeted support.

    Get active this half term with 2 fun-filled days of creative arts, sports, cooking and activities. During the 2 days, we'll focus on fun, fitness, wellbeing and teamwork, and will also be teaming up with YourStance to deliver emergency lifesaving skills. 

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  • Navigating Exam Season

    Published 09/05/23

    Exam season can be a challenging time for young people. Many feel stressed in the lead-up to their exams and worried in anticipation of their results. 

    As adults, it can be difficult to know what we can do to support children and young people during this time. Place 2 Be have created some tip sheets full of practical advice to help young people, schools and families manage stress during exam season. 

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  • Spring Spelling Bee

    Published 21/04/23

    This term Year 7 and Year 8 students took part in the Spring Spelling Bee, which again was a popular competition with all students actively engaged. They not only performed extremely well themselves but they also supported their peers. The first heats were tight in each class, however there can only be one winner! The winner for Year 7 students was Aiden Thomas in 7E whose speed was astounding. The winner in Year 8 was Afia Asempa Assumangin 8H, who was calm and confident throughout. Well done to both of you, and to all who took part!

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  • A Night At The Musicals

    Published 14/04/23

    Join us at Rosedale College on Thursday 27th April at 7:00pm for A Night At The Musicals Dance Show! Our students have been working hard and put together a wonderful show for you all to see. Tickets are £4, and they will be available to purchase via iPayimpact, and at the door on the night. 

    Refreshments will be served from 6:30pm. 

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  • Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme - Easter Offer

    Published 28/03/23

    Bookings for Hillingdon’s Easter Holiday, Activities and Food (HAF) programme have now opened! Through their programme of free healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy a nutritious meal each day. 

    The holiday programme is open to school-aged children from reception to Year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. They are also able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria, if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a HAF place, please email with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details. 

    Activities this Easter include: 

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball and multi-sports
    • Parent and child cookery sessions 
    • Dance, drama and arts programmes 
    • Multi-activity camps 
    • Remote Control car racing
    • Coding activities 
    • SEND activity camps
    • Specialist music and drama programmes for asylum/refugee children

    Find out more on their website - Easter HAF programme - Hillingdon Council where you can find out more about HAF, check out the Easter programme offer and find booking information.  

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  • World Maths Day

    Published 24/03/23

    For 16 years now, World Maths Day has united students across the globe in a celebration of learning! On 8th March, Students across the globe competed against each other celebrating mathematics. Rosedale College took part in celebrating numbers and the maths lessons were buzzing on the day in IT rooms, where the students were so exited competing against students across the globe.

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  • Macbeth Performance

    Published 17/03/23

    Students from Years 7 and 8 had the pleasure of watching a live performance of Macbeth as part of their English studies. This production was even more enjoyable because the actors engaged students by involving them all throughout the performance.

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  • World Book Day

    Published 13/03/23

    Key Stage Three students spent the day researching engag- ing children’s books. Students then wrote stories with a clear progressive message for an allocated target audience then spent time making them engaging and kinaesthetic. Stu- dents created some fabulous illustrations that were of very high quality. The concept of writing with a target audience in mind is a skill, which they will continue to enhance through not only secondary school and university but also when they get jobs. Staff and students relished the opportunity to show- case their final products.

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  • Student Council Summit

    Published 03/03/23

    Rosedale College student council leaders attended the Trust’s inaugural Council Summit on Monday 27th February, where council leaders from the Trust’s seven primary schools and secondary colleges came together. Collectively, our young leaders explored topics such as inclusivity, sustainability, ways of being heard, and tackling bullying. Leaders were able to take part in team building exercises, learn how to plan events, and shared their best ideas both at primary and secondary levels. Thank you so much to the staff who facilitated this event, especially Miss Page and Miss Morgan, who shared their experience of being school leaders when they were students themselves, and how that role prepared them for their adult lives. Well done to our council leaders, who were excellent ambassadors for the College.

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