Holistic Education

The Roedean package is much more than just work. Our all-embracing education goes far beyond excellent academic results, and you will flourish in an environment which is challenging and supportive. You may not achieve success on a national level, but you will always be valued as an individual and given the opportunities to develop your talents, and perhaps even discover one that you did not know you had!

A star outside the classroom is often an A* within it

We know that if you are happy in your environment, you will be successful in a variety of different spheres of school life. The wide range of co-curricular activities on offer at school will complement your academic work, and successes in one area often build confidence to be successful in another. At Roedean, we focus on kindling every girl’s passions, giving you the space to cherish the excitement, freedom, and wonder which comes with finding out about the world around you.

A Diverse Range of Activities

At Roedean, a diverse range of activities are open to the girls, in order to ensure that they are challenged and stimulated in their free-time.  They are designed to give the girls the opportunity to try as many new things as they can, in order to discover their talents and passions. 

  • Many of the activities take place immediately after lunch or in the afternoon before the day buses leave, meaning that all girls can enjoy them. 

  • There are also, however, activities which occur in the evenings, and day-girls are welcome to remain at school to take part in these.

  • In addition to those found at many schools, such as Chess Club, music rehearsals, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Young Enterprise, Ecology Club, and academic clinics and extension groups, Roedean offers more unusual activities, such as “Classics – go hard or go Homer”, Leith’s Cookery, scuba-diving, “App Attack”, and kick-boxing. 

Students smiling whilst playing violins
Two students holding pieces of art in the studio
Swimmers about to dive off the starting block
Dance performers looking up and wearing green sequined costumes
Student feeding a sheep on the farm
The legs of students wearing sport socks and trainers
Performers in the 'Oliver' play onstage
Students dancing in black and white costumes
Students looking down in a cooking lesson

What They Say…

A place that allows unforced blossoming amongst kindred spirits. ‘Whether you’re a singer, guitar player or sports player, it’s very good to have social identity around the stuff you’re interested in,’ says mother. 

– Good Schools Guide

What They Say…

The contribution of the curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities strongly supports pupils’ excellent achievements. 

– ISI Inspection 2016