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Roedean School

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.

Roedean Way
East Sussex

+44 (0)1273 667500

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ISC associations: HMC, GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 569

Roedean School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£10,310 to £12,480

Day fees per term:
£5,320 to £6,955

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
846 / 6006

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 19 (267)

Boarding: 11 to 19 (302)

Sixth form: (175)

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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

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.

Lawrence Scholarships

The Lawrence Scholarships are the most prestigious 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).

Key Dates for September 2018 entry

  • Registration deadline, all year groups – Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Scholarship Application Deadline (Sixth Form) – Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Discovery Day (Years 7 & 9) – Wednesday 8 November 2017 (including NVR testing)
  • Scholarship Application Deadline (Years 7 & 9) – Friday 17 November 2017
  • Practical Scholarship Assessments (Years 7 & 9) – w/c Monday 8 January 2018
  • Entrance Exams (Years 7 & 9) – Saturday 13 January 2018
  • Scholarship Interviews (Years 7 & 9) – w/c 22 January 2018

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils


Mrs Diana Banham

Senior Registrar


Disclaimer:Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies