Founded in 1885 as one of the first girls boarding schools in the country, Roedean provides an excellent academic education for around 400 day, full and weekly boarding girls from 11 to 18 years. Its vision: looking outward, aiming high is inspired by its stunning 40-acre setting to the east of Brighton and its extensive campus with spectacular views across the English Channel.
Mr Oliver Blond (Head)
Religious affiliation: Church of England
Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding
Gender profile: Girls only
Roedean School fees:
Boarding fees per term:
£7,880 to £14,235
Day fees per term:
£5,480 to £7,165
Scholarships & bursaries:
ISC reference number:
DfE reference number:
846 / 6006
Girls - age range & pupil numbers:
Day: 11 to 19 (299)
Boarding: 11 to 19 (319)
Sixth form: (168)
At Roedean we recognise that children learn at different rates and have individual needs. Our aim is to enrich and extend the learning of all pupils in accordance with The SEN Code of Practice (2015), The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2010 and The Equality Act 2010.
The Learning Support Department is available to assist any pupil who has been identified as having difficulty in accessing the school curriculum. The SENCO and SEN department works in close collaboration with Heads of Year, Housemistresses, Tutors, Senior Team and teaching staff to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
Scholarships for entry into Years 7, 9, and 12
At Roedean, scholarships are available to new entrants to the school in order to recognise academic excellence, and talent in areas of specialism. They are worth a fee-reduction which ranges from 5% to 40%, and all are awarded based on performance in the entrance tests, assessments if relevant, and interview. Applicants for scholarships for entry into the Sixth Form also sit a General Paper.
Academic scholarships are awarded to academically able students, and assessment is on the basis of entrance tests (in English, Maths, and Non-Verbal Reasoning) and an interview.
Scholarships in Areas of Specialism
Scholarships are available in Art, Dance, Drama, Music, and Sport. For each of these scholarships, there is a practical assessment and an interview; ability and potential are taken into consideration as part of the awarding process.
At the School's discretion, exceptional applicants may be awarded one of the following:
Lawrence Scholarships (Years 7 & 9)
The Lawrence Scholarships are the most prestigious all-round scholarships available at Roedean. They reflect the holistic ethos of the school, and they are therefore awarded to students who combine excellence in two areas of school life, such as academic excellence with that in one area of specialism, or in two areas of specialism (for example, in both Music and Art).
Newnham Scholarships (Years 9 & 12)
The Newnham Scholarships are the highest and most fiercely-competitive academic award available at Roedean, worth up to 40%; they are awarded to the best academic scholarship applicants.
Key Dates for September 2018 entry
- Registration deadline, all year groups – Tuesday 16 October 2018
- Scholarship Application Deadline (Sixth Form) – Tuesday 16 October 2018
- Discovery Day (Years 7 & 9) – Wednesday 7 November 2018 (including NVR testing)
- Scholarship Application Deadline (Years 7 & 9) – Friday 16 November 2018
- Entrance Exams (Years 7 & 9) – Saturday 12 January 2019
- Practical Scholarship Assessments (Years 7 & 9) – w/c Monday 21 January 2019
- Scholarship Interviews (Years 7 & 9) – w/c Monday 21 January 2019
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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
- Academic scholarships
- All Rounder awards
- Art scholarships
- Drama scholarships
- Music scholarships
- Sport scholarships
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Clergy discounts
- H M Forces discounts
- Sibling discounts
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
- Lump sum payment discounts
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies