Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
About Roedean School
Roedean is a mainstream, single-sex, independent school for girls aged 11-18. The School is situated to the east of Brighton, in a beautiful location on the South Downs overlooking the English Channel. There are 635 students on its roll this year, and 660 pupils expected next year. It is a selective school with termly fees, but scholarships and bursaries are available for girls going into Years 7, 9, and 12.
Values and vision
The School was founded in 1885, and the founding sisters wanted to provide a “thorough, physical, intellectual, and moral” education. This ethos continues today, and Roedean provides a genuinely holistic education, in which all elements complement each other; this approach places a high value on all the experiences that happen beyond the classroom in sport, art, drama, music, and dance, as well as community outreach and partnerships.
The ‘Six Pillars’ of Roedean are to encourage healthy and active living, a strong academic foundation, an appreciation of sport, culture, and the arts, to build independence of thought and character, to build on skills and confidence, and to have moral and personal values.
“The school is highly successful in achieving its aims. All pupils, including those with SEND or EAL and the more able, achieve excellent results in external examinations. Pupils, including those in Sixth Form, make a high rate of progress in relation to the average for pupils of similar abilities. They have an exemplary attitude towards learning which contributes to their success. Pupils enjoy their lessons, working together well to attain high standards of learning.”