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This part of the website is for you to to get in touch with fellow Old Roedeanians and keep you up to date with both School and ORA news, activities and events. You can also find out how to give your support and get more involved with the School today.
In 2009, Roedean merged with St Mary's Hall (SMH). SMH alumni can reach their Association here.
When the Lawrence sisters founded Roedean in 1885, they had plenty of staunch supporters to count on for advice and guidance. The construction of the school was only achieved through the generous financial support of many Midlands industrialists and friends who believed in the sisters’ vision and ethos.
Today, Roedean continues to leave its impression on people and generations of Old Roedeanians still regard their time here as the catalyst for the happy and successful lives they now lead.
President of the Old Roedeanians’ Association (ORA) Sasha Glynn explains,
Apart from the excellent education we received and the enduring international friendships we made at Roedean, we learned that above all, it is important to live your life with kindness, compassion and understanding.
One recent leaver reflects,
During my time at Roedean, I always remember forming goals and ambitions about the future. Whether it be the speakers on Speech Day or the newspaper and magazine articles posted around school about the success stories of Old Roedeanians or even the older girls, there was never a shortage of role models to look up to during my seven years here. This helped me to become driven and motivated, and to aspire to become successful in the future.
Another OR explains,
The sense of community and family is unrivalled at Roedean. The House Staff and teachers went out of their way to make sure that we were all happy and enjoying school. I miss the girls in my year who I grew up with there and I hope others are able to have the same incredible experience that I did.
It is not just the pupils who remember the school so fondly. One former parent says,
Although my daughters left Roedean many years ago, it is still very close to my heart.
This strength of feeling has led to Roedean enjoying a wide circle of alumni - friends and supporters, former staff, pupils and parents alike - described as ‘a mighty source of strength’, keeping an eye on the school’s wellbeing and contributing to its continued success.