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The Rose Hill F24 races at Goodwood Motor Circuit

We grabbed some shelter and set about identifying why the brakes had failed. This was a true engineering challenge and everyone pitched in to help, ably led by our chief mechanic, Honor. After nearly 11/2 hour, the team had the car ready for scrutineering.

After passing scrutineering, we sent out our most experienced driver, Dylan. His job was to evaluate the car’s performance on the new slick racing tyres (on a wet track!!), new nose cone design and our reliable brakes. About 20 minutes later, he came in and we practiced a driver change over with Finn. The weather held for Finn’s stint and he posted respectable lap times (most importantly much faster than our closest rivals, Tonbridge School).

Our pit lane manager, Dylan, called the car in and under Honor’s guidance, the team stripped the gearing off the motor and fitted a bigger cog. They also altered the brakes and checked that the motor was not being stressed in the harsh conditions.

Our newest driver, Charlie, had the task of checking out our new gearing and instantly posted the fastest lap. The car was slower off the line but was able to reach a much higher top speed on the long sweeping Goodwood circuit. Freddie took up the baton next and was able to keep in touch with Charlie’s blistering pace, but the weather started to deteriorate and this was having a negative effect upon his top speed.

Dylan had his second outing and unfortunately the 40mph winds got the better of the car and the batteries gave out on St Mary hill. After a speedy trip on a low loader, we put in new batteries and sent out Finn who smashed Charlie’s lap record.

The test day was a gruelling slog for car and team, but with true Rose Hill spirit of determination, perseverance and resilience we came through looking better than ever and in great shape for the 2019 season. As always, we thank our sponsors: PCL and Tonbridge Accident and Repair Centre, without whom we could not race.

Rose Hill School is shortlisted for Prep School of the Year

04 May 2022

It is with immense pride that Rose Hill School can announce that it has been shortlisted for the Tes Schools Awards Prep School of the Year 2022, one of eight schools within the category.

Immersive Learning, Focus Day 4

11 March 2022

Focus Days are an integral part of our teaching curriculum, not in addition to it, and allow for us to half a term#s work to be completed in one day.

World Book Day

04 March 2022

It’s been a busy week full of book related fun. To kick off Book Week The Library hosted a Book Hunt for the Prep School on Monday which saw the children hunting high and low for a selection of titles. On Tuesday it was Pre Prep’s turn as they took to the Astro to hunt for favourite book characters—I’m glad to say the glum weather did not dampen their high spirits! Prep School have been designing bookmarks during their library sessions with some fantastic designs created by our artistic pupils.

A day of Enterprise, Enquiry, Adventure & Philanthropy

28 January 2022

As always, our Focus Day this term was a great opportunity for pupils to develop lifelong learning skills in Enterprise, Enquiry, Adventure and Philanthropy.

Rose Hill U9A boys' hockey team scoop bronze

08 March 2019

The U9A team were thrilled to scoop bronze at last week's district hockey tournament.

Learning by Experience - how we use the Creative Curriculum at Rose Hill

01 March 2019

Rose Hill featured in the latest edition of Independent School Parent Magazine. The article was written by our Head of Pre-Prep Adrian Brindley and talks about how we use the Creative Curriculum within the school.

U11 team meet England netball star

28 February 2019

The U11 Netball team went along to the IAPS tournament held at Kent College.

Baden Powell's Birthday!

22 February 2019

Robert Baden-Powell would be turning 162 today and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year with ice cream and cookies for pudding.

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