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, distinctively academic 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.
Located in Brighton, East Sussex, Roedean is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 – 18. Established in 1885, the School’s striking position on a cliff east of Brighton, at the foot of the South Downs National Park, offers the best of dynamic city life and calming coastal surroundings to inspire, refresh, and invigorate pupils. 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 students 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. 73% of the 2022 A‑Level cohort achieved the grades for their first-choice university. Nearly a third of the students pursued STEM courses at university, reflecting the trend at Roedean over the past decade, and many will also be taking up an impressive range of creative arts undergraduate courses.
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, including this year’s productions of the musical Six, Les Miserable and Mary Poppins. There are also further opportunities to perform in music concerts, recitals, and dance showcases.
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 and satisfaction from the weekly activities they undertake.
Roedean aims to provide an all-round education that gives girls the space and time to achieve outstanding academic grades, but also to pursue passions and try new things. Roedean Head, Mrs Green, firmly believes that this holistic approach makes for confident, ambitious, and compassionate young women who are ready to make their mark on the world. Roedean’s student-first approach and ethos of holistic development ensures each student feels valued, grounded, and prepared for their future.
“Such a ‘genuinely holistic and rounded education’ makes for girls who are ready to stand up and make a difference in the real world.” (Tatler School Guide 2022)