Roedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQ, East Sussex
Girls' Boarding & Day
|Headmaster||Mr. Oliver Bond|
|Girls Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||607|
|Number of boarders||317|
|Number of sixth formers||167|
|Day fees per annum||£5,480 - £7,165 per term|
|Weekly Boarding fees per annum||£9,690 - £10,805 per term|
|Boarding fees per annum||£10,620 - £12,855|
|Average Class Size||18|
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The 2014 Good Schools’ Guide described Roedean as ‘a school that’s going places’, and five years later the guide’s prediction has proven to be very accurate. Academic results are consistently strong, with 54% A*-A at A Level, 22.6% of GCSEs in 2018 were awarded the new elite Grade 9, and one in three leavers have gone on to study STEM subjects at university over the last 5 years.
Roedean is a wonderful school, with over 600 girls, the result of consistent annual growth – in 2014, there were 360 girls on roll. The School enjoys strong interest from those in London who are choosing to take advantage of the weekly and flexi-boarding opportunities; they are drawn by Roedean’s fantastic grounds and space, 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 are given the opportunity to grow up at their own pace, and have the freedom to develop their talents and passions.
Roedean’s ethos is clearly 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. The girls love the Farm with its newly-arrived pygmy goats, and the new flood-lit all-weather pitch on site. 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. At Roedean, there can be no doubt that the girls’ rounded education produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world.
Roedean is one of the UK’s leading girls’ schools – the girls play sport with the sea’s blue behind them and the green of the South Downs in front of them, and the boarding houses have been likened to a boutique hotel. It is not just this, but the strong academic focus with a genuine belief in the importance of creativity and an all-round education that makes Roedean unique.