Passion for Sport

Roedean is becoming increasingly competitve in a wide range of sports, including Cricket, Volleyball, and Football, all of which have been introduced to the school recently.  The girls' confidence in matches is growing, we are able to field three teams in the younger age-groups, showing our strength in depth, and we are becoming feared adversaries in the area.  The girls are relishing the buzz that comes from being successful and working well as a team, and this positive atmosphere is spreading.

In sports, pupils achieve excellence with local and national honours.

ISI Inspection 2016


As well as enjoying success in team sports at school, Roedean has a number of exceptionally talented sportswomen, including three national champions in Athletics, Table Tennis, and Street Dance.  In addition, a good number also represent the county in sports such as Netball, Water Polo, and Cross Country.  The Sports Scholars have a dedicated programme which runs throughout the year, including masterclasses and workshops with Sports Physios, nutritionists, and high-level coaches, in order to give the girls the best possible chance to develop their talents through focused and targeted commitment.


But Sport at Roedean is for everyone.  To ensure that all our girls can have a passion for sport, and will continue with it later in life, we endeavour to offer the widest range of activities and opportunities possible. 

  • We understand that exercise complements all other aspects of school life, and try hard to make sure that they can all co-exist well.
  • From our elite-level sportswomen to girls who just enjoy getting involved, we have weekly fixtures to ensure that there is a strongly competitive edge at all levels, and a programme of house matches and competitions which enable every single girl to take part in sport. 
  • Whether part of one of the many sports squads, clubs, the Sport Scholars’ Programme, or community partnerships, sport is a vital part of life at Roedean and the wider community.

At Roedean, sport is for all, whether it’s just to get your heart-rate up or you’re an elite sportswoman – there’s something for everyone.

Miss Karen Andrew, Director of Sport

Student finishing Race for Life

International Honours

Our sports department has recently expanded, and includes staff who have international representational honours.  The specialisms offered are netball, hockey, lacrosse, football, tennis, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, golf, cricket, squash, dance, and off-site horse-riding and sailing.


Our sports offer also includes archery, badminton, fitness and conditioning, martial arts, yoga, trampolining, volleyball, and Zumba.  We are constantly expanding to include those activities which the girls would like to pursue.

There is so much sport to participate in at Roedean, and with amazing facilities we are able to really improve our chosen sports and confidently learn new ones. 

     Maggie, Year 10

Students with swimming trophy

Sports increasingly busy and competitive – 'come back in three years and we’ll be winning everything.' Reckoned girls, grounds at the front pitch-perfect with all the trimmings and added sea views.  

Good Schools’ Guide 2014