Day Girls and Boarders have a similar experience

Students enjoying teatime doughnuts

Roedean girls’ families might live many time zones away, or they might have grown up just around the corner.  Many girls come to school each day (82% of KS3 are day girls), and they join others who board here, either as full boarders, or weekly or flexi-boarders.

Day girls and boarders are together in houses, allowing for a sense of shared community.

ISI Inspection 2016

Many day girls stay in school until about 6pm or later, so that they can take a full and active part in all of the wonderful co-curricular activities on offer, such as music rehearsals, clubs, or sports training sessions.  School buses on 15 routes collect girls in the mornings and return them home again at the end of the day, leaving school at 5:45pm.  Some routes operate in and around Brighton, Hove, and Portslade, and others go much farther afield.

Roedean life is no different whether you’re a day girl or a boarder.  The day girl buses get into school in time for breakfast in the morning and leave after dinner and afternoon activities, so the day girls don’t miss out on anything.  Although I am a day girl, I have plenty of friends who are boarders – there is no distinction really, other than the boarders have a bedroom here!

Loretta, Deputy Head of School