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Academic achievement was always the priority for the three founders of Roedean. But the Lawrence sisters hoped lungfuls of fresh sea air, space and an inspiring view would guard against overwork and help create strong, healthy women. Where better to put a girls school than Brighton?
Therefore, the Founders’ three ideals were:
Although our facilities have been continuously enhanced and our teaching methods have evolved, the ethos of the founding sisters continues to underpin our community. As a result, it is safe to say we are one of the leading private schools in Sussex.
In an all-girls school, everything - from teaching styles to pastoral care, from the curriculum to the extra-curricular programme, from the uniform to the school play, from the sports on offer to the myriad opportunities for teamwork and leadership - is girl-centered. What does this mean in practice compared to coed private schools?
If your daughter is happy and fulfilled at school she will typically achieve in all aspects of school life. There is no shame in taking learning seriously at Roedean; Roedeanians work hard and aim high and achieve excellent academic success as a result.
Since our experienced teachers know how girls learn they can enable your daughter to learn in the most appropriate and effective ways. Personalised teaching means that the same subject could be presented in multiple ways in a typical Roedean class.
Your daughter is more likely to reach her full academic potential if she can study the subjects that she is passionate about. Unusually, for a private girls boarding school we have particular expertise in maths and sciences at Roedean, perhaps because they are much easier to pursue without their masculine connotations.
If you are ready to find out more about Roedean, request a prospectus or arrange a visit the school. Alternatively, read more about the advantages of girls’ education.