An independent single-sex boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18
About the School
Roedean combines the tradition and heritage of a school for girls founded in 1885 with dynamic teaching, an extensive co-curricular offer, exceptional accommodation following an £11million refurbishment, and modern facilities. The school is easily accessible from London and the South, Gatwick airport is 30 minutes away, and it is the mix of local, London, and overseas girls which gives it a special and dynamic atmosphere. With its stunning and unique cliff-top position by the sea in Brighton, the girls have the space to grow up at their own pace here and realise their full potential; they thrive in this environment, happy and confident in their abilities.
As an academic school, Roedean seeks to inspire curiosity and a love of learning in all the girls. The strength of teaching at Roedean is that discussion and debate sit at the heart of learning. Lessons are thought-provoking and meaningful; the Sciences are as popular as the Humanities, and in all lessons girls thrive through collaboration, cooperation, challenge, and discussion with each other. Girls are keen to think, to learn, to explore, and to develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The success of this approach is borne out by the fact that the girls achieve very highly, and go on to pursue their education at top institutions in the UK and beyond.
Roedean’s holistic vision of education also places a very high value on all the experiences that take place beyond the classroom, in Sport, Art, Drama, Music, and Dance, all of which make up an essential part of life at Roedean. The opportunity for girls to be able to excel in a number of different fields is one of the great gifts of Roedean, since it provides them with the space and time to devote to their passions, and all in one place. On-site facilities include the Chapel, cloisters, a flood-lit all-weather pitch, indoor swimming pool, professional theatre, cafés, dance studios, libraries, tennis and netball courts, cricket and football pitches, the Farm with sheep and goats, and acres of grounds and fields.
Roedean offers the kind of teaching, learning, and all-round experiences that enable every single girl to find her passion and voice, meaning everyone leaves Roedean feeling that anything is possible. It is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world. A Roedean education is a unique and wonderful experience.
Staff and Student Quotes
‘Studying and living at Roedean is a very special experience. The living spaces are a real home away from home. Each of the six Houses has its own character and unique spirit, each with superb open plan areas to socialise and study spaces to work on your own or in groups. These first-class facilities allow all of our students to feel settled and happy very quickly. We take great care and we are proud to work relentlessly to create a positive, enriching and vibrant community, making each evening and weekend enjoyable and feeling part of something bigger than ourselves. It is such a pleasure to see our boarders becoming more mature, independent and engaged with the world around them. Being a Roedean Boarder is a very exciting way of living.’
Miss Charlotte Le Bihan
Director of Boarding
‘My experience at Roedean so far has been wonderful. I have been given a lot of different opportunities to try a lot of things I have never tried before, which broaden my horizons. As an international student for whom English is not their first language, it’s not hard to catch up, as all the teachers are willing to help and support me through my GCSE course. Boarding is amazing as I am always around my friends and can enjoy any evening with them; everyone at Roedean welcomes you and makes friends with each other no matter where they are from.’