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Roedean School

Founded in 1885, Roedean provides an outstanding holistic education for 630 day and boarding girls from 11 to 18. They have the space to grow up at their own pace and realise their full potential, and, happy and confident, they thrive in this environment. Academic results are impressive, and the girls' studies are complemented by a range of co-curricular activities – it is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world.

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/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 625

Roedean School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£8,235 to £15,840

Day fees per term:
£5,725 to £7,490

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
846 / 6006

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 19 (310)

Boarding: 11 to 19 (315)

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Additional Information


SEN Provision

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/or talent in one or two areas of specialism. They are worth a fee reduction of 10% per specialism, and all are awarded based on performance in the entrance tests, assessments if relevant, and interview.

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.

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, worth up to 40%. They reflect the holistic ethos of the school, and they are, therefore, awarded to students who combine excellence in three areas of school life, such as academic excellence with that 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 2020 entry

• Registration deadline, all year groups – Monday 7 October 2019

• Scholarship Application Deadline (Sixth Form) – Tuesday 15 October 2019

• Discovery Day (Years 7 & 9) – Wednesday 13 November 2019 (including NVR testing)

• Scholarship Application Deadline (Years 7 & 9) – Friday 8 November 2019

• Entrance Exams (Years 7 & 9) – Saturday 11 January 2020

• Practical Scholarship Assessments (Years 7 & 9) – w/c Monday 20 January 2020

• Scholarship Interviews (Years 7 & 9) – w/c Monday 20 January 2020

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