Roedean is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11–18. The school was founded in 1885 and occupies a picturesque spot just outside the coastal town of Brighton on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Its grand Victorian buildings look out over green playing fields to the sea beyond, and there is even a ‘secret’ tunnel that runs from the school to the sea.
At key Stage 3, girls study a wide range of subjects and have five periods of sport each week. The school’s ‘Head, Heart & Hand’ enrichment programme provides girls with opportunities to try a wide range of different academic, physical and creative activities throughout the year. Girls at the school consistently perform well in public exams and, in 2018, 93.2% of GCSE results were in the A*–B (9–5) range.
The school offers day places, plus weekly, flexi and full boarding places. All girls are fully integrated into one of four ‘Houses’, which provide a sense of community and exceptional facilities. Currently, just under 60% of students are boarders and around 50% of all students are from overseas.
Address: Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton BN2 5RQ
County: East Sussex
Admissions info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 667626
School Type: Girls’ independent day and boarding school
Number of Pupils: Approx. 500
Open Day Date: Three per year
Exam Date: January
Exam Type / Board: School’s own
The entry process for Roedean takes the form of a series of activity days and admissions events.
The first of these events is ‘Rockpools Day’, which takes place in June and is an informal activity day. Prospective students explore the rock pools together and take part in team-building exercises.
The school holds several taster days and all registered girls are invited to take part in ‘Discovery Day’ in November. This is an assessment day, which consists of various themed academic activities, a non-verbal reasoning test and a short interview. Conditional offers of places are made following this event.
The entrance exams – papers in English and maths – take place in January of the year of entry. Girls who were unable to attend ‘Discovery Day’ will also be interviewed and take the non-verbal reasoning test on examination day.
The school sends out offers in the first week of February and acceptance is required by early March.
The school published a ‘Standard UK Entry Process’ booklet, which can be viewed on its website.
The school hosts three open days a year for prospective students and their families. Dates are published on the school’s website and to book a place you must complete an online booking form. Individual visits can also be arranged through the Director of Admissions, Mrs Diana Banham: email@example.com or 01273 667626.
Parents who would like their daughter to be considered for a place at Roedean must complete the online registration form by the deadline in October. However, it is important to speak to a member of the admissions team before doing so. The registration fee is £150.
Several scholarships worth up to 50% of the fees are available to girls in Year 7, plus a limited number of means-tested bursaries for up to 100% of the fees. The school published a ‘Scholarship and Funding’ booklet, which covers all the key information.
All candidates applying for entry to Roedean have to sit a non-verbal reasoning test and written papers in English and maths.
The papers are based on Years 5 and 6 of the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. However they are designed to be challenging to help identify the most able candidates.
One of the best ways of preparing for competitive entrance exams is to use practice papers. These help students to familiarise themselves with the format and question types they will encounter in the actual test in an efficient and effective manner. They also provide an excellent opportunity for students to practise working under time pressure.
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