At present Roedean provides one to one language/learning support for individual girls across the whole school from Year 7 to Upper Sixth. While the majority of these girls come to us for English language development and curriculum support, some of them are bilingual dyslexics and so are supported by the Special Needs department for their learning difficulties as well as by the EAL department for their linguistic difficulties. Girls are provided with lessons outside their main school timetable and charged extra for the support.
Learning support also includes one to one lessons from specialist teachers, assessment for examination, access arrangements from specialist teacher or educational psychologist. Individual education profiles are kept for each girl on the special needs register on the central database all supervised by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
Scholarships are central to Roedean’s ethos, and all girls are encouraged to strive to realise their potential. Roedean Scholars play a vital role in demonstrating, modelling, and championing the values which are at the heart of making Roedean an exceptional school. They challenge themselves to excel, and benefit greatly from this experience.
We have high expectations of our Scholars, and, to support this, we provide them with tailor-made programmes, expertise, and guidance. Our aim is for Scholars to develop during their time at Roedean, to challenge themselves to exceed the high expectations they have of themselves, and to inspire their peers.
We expect our Scholars to have a specialism in one area, whether that be Music, Sport, Art, Dance, Drama or the Academic, but we also hope that they will be talented and dedicated in a variety of areas.
We are looking for talented sportswomen who will lead on the pitch and on the stage; we want exceptional musicians who will also be highly skilled artists; we seek academics who can dance beautifully. Our Scholars will be leaders in our community, and will contribute to all aspects of school life.
Throughout Roedean’s history the school has been proud to support girls with bursaries and scholarships. We are constantly looking to increase the level of support we are able to offer.
You can support this in two ways, either by donating to the OR Scholarship Fund or by donating directly to the school, noting that you wish the donation to support the bursary fund. If you would like to donate directly through the school, please contact Grace Chaston, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (01273 667398) or post (The Roedeanian Office, Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton. BN2 5RQ).
Roedean is a wonderful school where you will have the chance to grow up at your own pace, in beautiful surroundings, and let your talents and imagination run free. Few schools in the country enjoy such an inspirational location so close to the sea and a national park, and the accommodation and facilities here are exceptional. Roedean is a school where you will flourish.
The girls perform exceptionally well academically, with every girl achieving her best. Their successes are the result of their curiosity and intellectual engagement, as well as their developing self-confidence and maturity. Making learning exciting and memorable lies at the heart of a Roedean education. However, academic results are not the sole success criteria: along with other girls aged from 11 to 18, many from Sussex and London, and others from over thirty different countries, you will enjoy a holistic education, and be inspired as much by the world outside the classroom as the world within it in. At Roedean, every aspect of school life complements the others, and it is precisely this rounded education which produces independent and creative young women who will make their mark in the world.
Roedean is growing in number, and you will join a school which is dynamic and vibrant, with space to breathe and think. It is an extraordinary school – we hope that you enjoy finding out about it, but we believe that nothing can better a visit to get to know the girls, staff, and school first-hand. We hope to see you soon, and we are confident that you will agree that Roedean really is unique.