Roedean School Review, Fees, Results, Rankings And More

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Summary Of School

  • Type of school: Girls
  • Age range: 11-18
  • Pupils: 625
  • Boarders: 50%
  • Fees: £39,915
  • 2019 A Level Results: 56% A*/A
  • 2019 GCSE Results: 68% A*/A


The appearance of the Roedean School is that of a surreal picturesque structure that seems to appear only in folktales. The beautiful institution is located by a cliff, offering a magnificent panoramic view overlooking the alluring Brighton Marina and the English Channel. On top of the cliff lies the School, where more than 100 years of heritage is acclaimed for producing some of the brightest leaders in society, through its exemplary education and extraordinary facilities.

The Roedean School is colloquially known as the girls’ version of Eton College as the institution offers top-notch education at the highest level. This has produced some of the most academically successful and well-rounded students that find themselves venturing into some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Roedean prides itself with its emphasis on student empowerment by encouraging students to pursue their passion through the vast number of extracurricular activities available. This complements the quality education that students of the institution receive. Roedean students are guaranteed a holistic education where their views, passions, well-being and diversity are treasured, and the product of Roedean’s methodology is a new generation of strong women leaders that will thrive in their respective careers.

Roedean School Courses and Programmes

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – Year 9)

  • Subjects: Modern Languages, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Sciences, Maths, Dance etc
  • 5 periods of Sport/ week
  • ICT lessons on coding and Raspberry Pi

Key Stage 4

  • Sixth Form
  • GCSE programmes
  1. Pre-A Level Programme – age 15/16
  2. One-Year GCSE Academic – age 15/16
  3. Two-Year GCSE Course (mainstream curriculum) – age 14/15

Roedean Application Deadline

Key Dates for Years 7 & 9 2021 entry

Rockpools Day

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Open Day

tbc Saturday 2 October 2020

Registration Deadline

Monday 12 October 2020

Discovery Day

Wednesday 17 November 2020

Entrance Tests

Saturday 9 January 2021

Offers made

Tuesday 9 February 2021

Acceptance Deadline

Monday 1 March 2021

Open Morning

tbc Saturday 6 March 2021

Open Morning

tbc Saturday 8 May 2021

New Girls’ Day

Tuesday 8 June 2021


Key Dates for Year 12 2021 entry

Information Afternoon

tbc June 2020

Registration Deadline

Monday 12 October 2020

Entrance Tests

Thursday 12 November 2020

Offers made

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Acceptance Deadline

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Open Morning

tbc Saturday 6 March 2021

Roedean School Ranking

Most students of the Roedean School find themselves enrolling in top Universities. As of 2019, 61% of the Roedean graduates find themselves going to top Russell group universities. 

The success of Roedean School’s education goes beyond that of prestigious universities enrolment, 54.8% of Roedean’s student also achieved A*/A result for their A Levels examination in 2019, placing them on the 75th place in the boarding school rankings.

On top of that, 52% of Rodean’s students achieved a Grade 9-8 in 2019’s GCSE, marking the highest percentage at this level in the School’s history. Victoria, a Roedean student, was even one of the only 10 students in the country who achieved a clean sweep of twelve Grade 9s in GCSE.

Roedean School Fees

1) Registration Fee

  • £150 (non-refundable)

2) Deposit

  • Students whose normal residence is outside of the UK: a deposit of a full term’s fees is paid to accept the offer at Roedean
  • Unless stated otherwise, all deposits are refunded without interest after the pupil has left the school and after fees and extras have been settled. 
  • In the event if the pupil does not take up the accepted place, deposit is non-refundable

3) Fees for 2019/20 (£)






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4) One-Year GCSE and Pre-A Level Programmes – £13305

Fees are subjected to the annual standard of living increase

  • Fees include textbooks and appropriate stationery up to GCSE level
  • Further charge of 915/term is applicable for the Language Pathway Course
  • Additional fee of 1430/term is made in respect of boarders entering Sixth Form Directly

Roedean School Entry Requirements

Stage 1: Enquiry 

  • Provide full school report ad UKiset report upon registering 

Stage 2: Registering

  • Invitation of registration will be sent out upon receiving a satisfactory school report and UKiset.

Stage 3: Assessment 

Year 7&10 & One Year GCSE Programme

  • Entrance exams in English, Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • Location of Entry exams: local British Council offices, Educational agent’s offices, or current school.
  • A Skype interview will then be arranged for candidates who complete the admissions process

Year 12

  • Entrance exams in English, Maths, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 
  • Non-native speakers must sit the Oxford Online Placement Test
  • Location of Assessments: local British Council offices, Educational agent’s offices, or current school.
  • A Skype interview will then be arranged for candidates who complete the admissions process

Upon acceptance

  • Students will choose 3 subjects for A-Level studies
  • Students will sit for a 30-minute paper in each of the subjects chosen.

Stage 4: Offers

  • 2 weeks acceptance deadline
  • To secure the place: acceptance form must be returned alongside with a full deposit

Roedean School Reviews


“My daughter opted for Roedean which has several large departments focusing in Math/Sciences. Also the destination of school leavers tend to get into the top ten Unis in the country. Roedean is an international school, where there is a successful blend of nationalities and my daughter has fitted in quite well.”

Isabelle, Year 10

“I think Roedean is amazing because of the atmosphere, and because if you need help there is always a friendly face to turn to, whether it’s staff or the pupils in the years above you.”

Jemma, Year 11

“Everyday when I arrive at the school, I look at the sea and sky and think how beautiful it is. My mum tells everyone that I go to Roedean, and that makes me feel very proud.”

Moellie, Year 9

“The Sport, Art and academic facilities are amazing and they provide us with frat opportunities, but I especially love the farm.”

Tilly, Year 10

“I have particularly enjoyed taking part in school productions and plays. It has given me the opportunity to become more confident and also to create new friendships throughout the school.”

Portia, Year 8

“My favorite thing about Roedean is that it empowers girls and give them opportunities that no other school can offer.”

Roedean School Accommodation

It is an understatement to simply describe Roedean’s boarding houses as beautiful. The incredibly glamorous boarding houses have been a hallmark for both the pupils’ experience and the parents’ impressions of the Roedean School. One of the parents described the boarding house as ‘incredible, impressive and leaves a vivid first impression’. Each house is equipped with a piano, a common room with comfortable seatings, TV and a kitchen. Parents can also expect frequent updates from the housemistress regarding the well-being of their daughters. Irrefutably, a stay in Roedean will surely leave a pleasant long-lasting memory.

House 1-4 Sussex Square

Year 7-11

Keswick House

Sixth Form

Lawrence House

Sixth Form

Roedean Student Services And Extracurricular Activities

The Roedean School champions women’s involvement in sports by offering world-class facilities together with an abundance of sporting opportunities. A vast 26 different sports are offered for students to participate, where top-notch facilities including 2 dance studios, an indoor pool, an all-weather pitch, 12 tennis courts and even a golf course just to name a few are offered for the students to discover their hidden talents and potentials.

Lego engineering, sea-swimming club and astronomy club are among the extensive list of 128 co-curricular activities offered to the students of Roedean school. Not to mention, students can gain access to the gorgeous Brighton shores through a private tunnel. Furthermore, Roedean School takes their role in giving back to the community very seriously and students of Roedean can expect themselves to be involved in volunteering initiatives in the community very frequently.

Chapel is compulsory unless students of Roedean choose not to get involved for religious reasons. However, Roedean School as a true embodiment of inclusivity, encourages its pupils to practice their own religions freely and candidly; during Ramadan, a Muslim student was invited to give a talk in the Chapel, and many other girls of other faiths are encouraged to practice their religions freely. It is important to note that Chapel talks are very much pupil-led as Roedean School prides itself as a huge advocate in their students’ active involvement as it is pivotal to empower the girls’ advancement in society.


Roedean offers exceptional Pastoral Care as staff will regularly check up on pupils to ensure their utmost wellbeing. Furthermore, Peer Listeners who are made up of girls in senior year-groups and trained by the School Counsellor are available every day for the juniors who find it easier to communicate with people who are nearer to their own age.

Boarders of Roedean school can expect a 24-hour healthcare with a nurse-on-call even when the Health Centre is closed. The pupils of Roedean also have access to the School Counsellor via the Health Centre when needed.

Roedean School Contact Information

  • Official Website:
  • Admission Telephone: Director of Admissions, Mrs Diana Banham: 01273667626
  • General enquiries Telephone: 01273667500
  • Address: Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQ
  • General enquiries email: [email protected]

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