Roedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQ, East Sussex
Girls' Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
|Head of School||Niamh Green|
|Girls Age Range||11-18 years (boarding from 11)|
|Number of pupils||700|
|Day fees per annum||£6,290 - £8,220 per term|
|Weekly Boarding fees per annum||£11,120 - £12,400 per term|
|Boarding fees per annum||£12,180 - £14,745 per term|
|Average Class Size||18|
|Associations||GSA, BSA, HMC, ISC|
Roedean is the place to nurture your talents, spark your curiosity, develop your skills, and let your imagination run riot. This is because we believe that education is about far more than just exam results. Roedean provides an all-round education within a caring and friendly community, where girls do achieve outstanding academic grades, but also pursue passions and challenge themselves to try new things.
Roedean offers day and boarding for girls aged 11 to 18 in an inspiring cliff-top location on the South Coast that has breathtaking sea-views and is close enough to Brighton to take advantage of this cultural and dynamic city. Just 30 minutes from Gatwick by car and offering the 'Victoria Escort' - where girls are chaperoned between Brighton Station and London Victoria (53 minutes) by a member of staff on Friday and Sunday evenings - Roedean is extremely accessible.
All girls develop a love for learning at Roedean and are encouraged at all stages to pursue intellectual challenge and their own interests. Outstanding GCSE and A-Level results are evidence of the resilience, curiosity and confidence fostered by Roedean’s approach to academics. Our latest results show a remarkable 71% of 9-8 grades (equal to A** and A*) at GCSE and 71% A*-A grades achieved at A Level. Typically, a third of students leaving Sixth Form pursue STEM courses at university, whilst 5-6% have accepted Oxbridge offers in recent years.
From those learning new games to elite sportswomen, Roedean offers 14 different sports, with girls representing Roedean in over 800 fixtures across the board. Roedean strongly believes that whatever the pupil’s aspirations in sport that her experience should be enjoyable, rewarding, and memorable.
The Creative and Performing Arts are at the very core of Roedean's ethos; the School delights in the girls' successes on stage in our newly-refurbished 350-seat professional theatre, including Les Misérables, Six, Matilda, Cabaret, and Hairspray with further opportunities to perform in music concerts, recitals, and dance showcases throughout each term at Roedean. All lessons and performances will now be held on brand-new Steinway pianos, and we now have a new Music Technology classroom with a suite of the latest generation Apple iMac computers and software.
Representing students from over 40 countries, the School has a dynamic feel; the girls hear about different experiences and traditions each day, and this helps to develop a strong sense of community and a deep understanding of other cultures and backgrounds. Roedean has a strong social conscience, and the girls play an active role in the wider community, taking great pleasure from the weekly activities they undertake, which include Sports Leaders, Language Buddies and Reading Buddies at local primary schools, and Community Action Projects such as with our neighbours the Blind Veterans.
During our most recent ISI Inspection in November 2021, Roedean was given a perfect score in every single category, with the girls’ progress, positivity and keenness to get involved all being recognised by the Inspection. Roedean offers a truly inspirational setting for girls to inhabit as they grow up, where opportunities are endless. It is this holistic educational journey that develops real independence and initiative beyond the classroom, with increased social awareness, an outward-looking approach, and a desire to make a difference in the world.