Roedean has a number of awards to recognise excellence in a particular field, and these are available to girls joining the school in Year 7, Year 9, and Year 12.

Scholarships and Funding

(For UK-based students)

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.

Are you excited by the idea of working with brilliant teachers, of benefiting from the programmes outlined here, and of challenging yourselves to undertake things which you may not even have considered? If you are, then Roedean is the place for you.

At Roedean, we are dedicated to widening access for local families. Each year we offer financial support to parents of gifted pupils whose circumstances would otherwise put Roedean beyond their reach. The Awards Committee has a specified sum available to award to pupils at their discretion each year. Meeting the baseline criteria for financial assistance is not the only prerequisite for receiving a bursary award: applicants will be assessed on their academic performance, as demonstrated in the entrance assessment papers and their school report, in order to best direct funding decisions. 

Our Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries and Funding booklet will give you further insight into the scholarships and funding available at Roedean, the criteria and assessment for scholarships and the scholars' programmes for UK-based students. For overseas-based students, please take a look at the Overseas Admissions pages of our website. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, do please contact our Registrar, Ms Joanna Clarke ( or 01273 667685), before submitting an application. If you have, however, already spoken to a member of the Admissions team, please do fill out our online Registration Form if you haven't done so already, and the relevant scholarship form, both of which you will find links to at the bottom of this page.


Key Scholarship Dates for Year 7 & Year 9 UK Applicants for 2022 Entry
UK Scholarship Application Deadline Friday 5 November 2021
UK Academic Scholarship Examination Day Saturday 8 January 2022
UK Scholarship Practical Assessments and Interviews w/c Monday 17 January 2022    
UK Offers Made
Tuesday 8 February 2022
UK Acceptance Deadline Monday 7 March 2021


Key Scholarship Dates for Year 12 UK Applicants for 2022 Entry
UK Scholarship Application Deadline Friday 15 October 2021
UK Entrance Examinations and Scholarship Practical Assessments Thursday 11 November 2021
UK Scholarship Interviews Monday 15 November 2021
UK Offers Made  Wednesday 1 December 2021
UK Acceptance Deadline  Wednesday 8 December 2021
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