Roedean School SA

Roedean School ensures that each child receives the personal attention they require to develop as individuals. We maintain a class size average of 25 pupils which means that often girls are first placed on a waiting list before we proceed with an application process.

Special consideration is given to siblings and daughters of Roedean past pupils (SAORA)

Please note that the main points of entry to Roedean are:

  • Grade 0 for St Margarets and the Junior School
  • Lower V (Grade 8) for the Senior School

Roedean School Bursaries

Five bursaries per year are awarded to candidates entering Grade 8, who excel academically and demonstrate the ability to make contributions to Roedean in other areas. These candidates will need to follow the normal admissions procedures (family interview, assessment and latest school report) before applying for a bursary.

Parents will be expected to contribute financially by paying fees they pay at their daughter’s current institution and the remainder of the balance will be augmented by the Roedean Trust.

Admissions Procedures for Junior School


Roedean School (SA) – Junior School is a selectiveindependentChristianEnglish-medium, girls’ school and is a member of ISASA. It welcomes applications in respect of girls of all races and religions, and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who will benefit from an all-round academic education, and will contribute fully and enthusiastically to the wider life of the school.

Roedean School (SA) – Junior School prepares girls for entry into Lower V (Grade 8) into Roedean School (SA) – Senior School, and for a life of significance beyond school. Unlike our senior school, Roedean School (SA) – Junior School does not offer bursaries or scholarships.

Entry into Roedean Junior School:

The majority of girls enter Roedean School (SA) – Junior School into the Grade 0 class in the calendar year that they turn 6. Candidates must have reached their 5th birthday when entering the school into Grade 0.

Occasional vacancies do occur for all other classes at various stages during the year.

There is a priority given to siblings of pupils, past pupils of Roedean School (SA), and daughters of old girls. These candidates will undergo the same assessment procedure and will need to meet the standards set by Roedean School (SA) – Junior School.

Daughters of members of staff at Roedean (SA) will undergo the same selection process as other applicants, and the same assessment criteria, are used as for other candidates.