Roedean prides itself on having outstanding pastoral care. The small size of each boarding house means that you will very quickly develop a strong rapport with the other girls in your house, as well as with the house staff. Touching base at regular intervals every day means that the staff can quickly identify a girl who may be home-sick or struggling with a piece of work, and they can resolve any problems at an early stage.
In addition to the staff who are available to girls, some find it easier to talk to people who are nearer their own age, and our team of Peer Listeners, made up of girls in the senior year-groups, is available every day of the week to listen and chat to any girls, either individually or in a small group. These girls have been trained by the School Counsellor, and are very friendly, and ready with valuable advice for a variety of situations.
Your all-round health and well-being is of paramount importance to us. We want you to be happy and healthy, with access to support, guidance, and advice on a whole range of medical related issues. The Health Centre is available to all pupils, both day and boarding, and staffed by highly-qualified registered nurses.
We offer 24-hour care and are open from 7.30am to 7.30pm, with a nurse on call when the Health Centre is closed. There are seven beds for pupils who are unwell. We have visiting Doctors from the local surgery who cover two surgeries in the school on Mondays and Thursdays. Outside of these surgery times, the girls may attend the Health Centre if they are unwell and need to see the Doctor on that day. The girls also have access to the School Counsellor, via the Health Centre, should they need this.