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Roedean School

Roedean School

Roedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQ, East Sussex

01273 667500



Roedean School
School type Girls' Boarding & Day
Founded 1885
Headmaster Mr. Oliver Bond
Date Appointed 2013
Girls Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 630
Number of sixth formers 155
Day fees per annum £5,670 - £7,415 per term
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £10,030 - £11,185 per term
Boarding fees per annum £10,990 - £13,305 per term
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations GSA,BSA,HMC

A Roedean education is unique. The School’s genuinely holistic ethos brings together excellent academic results, a wide range of activities, outstanding facilities, and the space for every girl to forge her own path. Academic results are consistently strong: in 2020, at A Level, nearly 80% of all grades were A*-A, and 40% were A* grades; at GCSE, the majority of all grades, 71%, were at Grade 9-8, and over one third, 43%, were awarded Grade 9.

Roedean is a wonderful school, now numbering 630 girls, up from 360 on roll in 2014. The School enjoys very strong interest, both from local families and from those in London and the South-East who often become weekly and flexi-boarders; they come to the school for its fantastic grounds and facilities, and also for a school that focuses on developing academic strengths without losing the enjoyment and delight that must be part of an all-round education. The girls grow up at their own pace, not constrained by finite external expectations, and they have the freedom to develop their talents and passions.

Roedean’s ethos is focused on the remarkable benefits of a holistic approach to education, in which academic pursuits are complemented by a wide range of co-curricular activities. With well over 100 activities on offer every week, the girls enjoy sea-swimming (we are entering the 2020 Cross-Channel relay race), international travel awards, pygmy goats on our Farm, House competitions, and our flood-lit all-weather pitch. Roedean girls excel in a range of sports, many musicians play beyond Grade 8 level, and girls achieve at the very highest level in ballet. It is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world.

Roedean is an extraordinary school – the girls play cricket and hockey with the sea’s blue in front of them and the green of the South Downs behind them, the Maths and Humanities classrooms have perhaps the best views of any in the country, and which other boarding houses have been likened to a boutique hotel? But it is not just the location, but the strong academic focus with a genuine belief in the importance of creativity and an all-round education that makes Roedean unique.