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Contents Admissions Overview

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Nursery Admissions

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Junior Admissions

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Senior Admissions

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Sixth Form Admissions

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Scholarships10

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International Applications

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Fees and Charges 

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Admissions Overview

At Roedean Moira House, we aim to make the admissions process as smooth and informative as possible. We understand that choosing the right school for your daughter is a big decision, and we will help in any way we can. Our Director of Admissions, Mrs Diana Banham, is supported by Admissions Co-ordinator Jessica Barnes, and they will be your main points of contact throughout the admissions process; the team will be happy to discuss any questions you may have along the way.

You are, of course, most welcome to visit the School; this is the best way to find out what makes a Roedean Moira House education so unique. You can find out more about our Open Days and about taster days on the relevant page on our website. Nursery, Reception, Year 3, Year 7, Year 9, and Sixth Form are the main entry points, but we welcome interest in other year groups depending on availability. We look forward to welcoming you to the school in the near future.

For all admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions team at admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. 3


Nursery Admissions Stage 1: Enquiry

Stage 3: Settling in

If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus after viewing the website, please contact the admissions team, and you are very welcome to call us with any other questions.

At Roedean Moira House Nursery we understand that sending your child to nursery can be an anxious time for both you and your child. With this in mind the way in which your child settles into nursery is of great importance and therefore we offer a settling in process that is tailored to each individual family. We offer a series of settling in sessions, which can take up to 2 weeks. We will arrange a time that is convenient to you and suits your child’s needs.

Stage 2: Visiting the Nursery Visiting the Nursery is the best way to find out what makes Roedean Moira House Nursery a special place to send your child. You can visit the Nursery at any time and come and see for yourself the happy and welcoming atmosphere that we pride ourselves on. You will be taken on a tour by the Head of Junior School or the Deputy Nursery Manager and will have the opportunity to meet the other staff and ask any questions you may have.

Stage 4: Registering your daughter You can register your child at any time in the Nursery, if places are available, and we are happy to talk through the admission process with you. Once you have registered your child we will liaise with you about settling in dates and your child’s official start date.

For all admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions team at admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. 4

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Junior Admissions (R-Yr6) Stage 3: Taster days The best possible way for your daughter to understand how the school works is to have a taster day, which allows her to experience what life could be like at the school from the inside. It can be a huge benefit for prospective students to have the chance to meet some of their potential future classmates and get to know the staff and facilities, whether you are considering day or boarding. Stage 4: Registering your daughter

Stage 1: Enquiry If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus after viewing the website, please contact the admissions team, and you are very welcome to call us with any other questions. Stage 2: Visiting the School Visiting the school and meeting the girls is the best way to find out what makes Roedean Moira House special. A visit during term-time is the only option, since you will experience the school in full swing with students and staff going about their daily life. Visitors often comment on the dynamic, positive, and happy atmosphere of the school, as well as the open and relaxed manner of the girls. You can either come to an Open Day or come on an individual visit – for both, you will be taken on a tour of the school by a member of staff and where possible, a student currently attending the Junior School, and you will also meet the Head of Junior School.

We would be delighted to discuss your daughter’s registration and talk you through the process. Once she is registered, we will keep you updated with any information regarding future events at Roedean Moira House which may be of interest. Stage 5: Reserving a Place As part of the taster day your daughter will be informally assessed by the class teacher while taking part in Maths and English activities to gain an understanding of the National Curriculum level she is working at. This will enable us to determine, for example, appropriate class arrangements or to identify children who may join our Curriculum Enhancement Programme or need learning enhancement. We make this a positive experience that is complimented by a range of exciting activities across many curricular and extra-curricular areas throughout the day. Stage 6: Offers Offers are made following completion of the above process, with the acceptance deadline and deposit requirements stated in the letter. UK ADMISSIONS

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Senior Admissions (Yrs7-9)

Stage 1: Enquiry

Stage 3: Rockpools Day

If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus after viewing the website, please contact the admissions team, and you are very welcome to call us with any other questions.

Rockpools Day is the first main admissions event normally held in the June, just over a year prior to entry. At Rockpools, the girls will become Marine Explorers for the day, catching creatures in their nets, whilst also learning about Marine Conservation, including sustainable sea food fishing, plastic pollution and protection of marine life. After a picnic on the beach the girls return to Roedean Moira House to work together on a presentation to take back to their own school. It is an informal and hugely enjoyable day when the girls begin to build friendships with each other and their relationship with the school.

Stage 2: Visiting the School Visiting the school and meeting the girls is the best way to find out what makes Roedean Moira House special. A visit during term-time is the only option, since you will experience the school in full swing with students and staff going about their daily life. Visitors often comment on the dynamic, positive, and happy atmosphere of the school, as well as the open and relaxed manner of the girls. You can either come to an Open Day or come on an individual visit – for both, you will be taken on a tour of the school and boarding houses with a student of approximately the same age as your daughter and you will meet the Headmaster.

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Stage 4: Registering your daughter We would be delighted to discuss your daughter’s registration and talk you through the process. Once she is registered, we will keep you updated with any information regarding her entry exams, as well as future events at Roedean Moira House which may be of interest.


The registration deadline is in the October prior to entry. Stage 5: Taster Days The best possible way for your daughter to understand how the school works is to have a taster day after registration, which allows her to experience what life could be like at the school from the inside. It can be a huge benefit for prospective students to have the chance to meet some of their potential future classmates and get to know the staff and facilities, whether you are considering day or boarding. Stage 6: Discovery Day Discovery Day, which takes place in the November prior to entry, is the first formal admissions event for registered girls, and it is one of the highlights of the year. The day is focused around three themed academic activities. The girls take a Non-Verbal Reasoning test on this day, and have a short interview. Stage 7: Assessment Entrance testing in English and Maths takes place in the January of the year of entry (and those girls who did not attend Discovery Day also take the Non-Verbal Reasoning test and have an interview). For Year 7 entry, the content of both papers is in line with the National Curriculum expectations in Years 5 & 6. The papers will, however, be challenging, as they are designed to highlight the abilities of the most able pupils. It is likely that successful candidates will be studying at the upper level of Key Stage 2.

but elements of the papers will also stretch the most able and give them the opportunity to demonstrate their full ability. We try to make the experience as positive as an exam day can be; the afternoon will be full of exciting activities to give a flavour of the varied life offered at Roedean Moira House. Stage 8: Offers Offers are made in the first week of February, with the acceptance deadline being early March. Key Dates for 2020 entry Rockpools Day

Thursday 20 June 2019

Open Morning

Saturday 21 September 2019

Registration deadline

Monday 7 October 2019

Discovery Day

Thursday 14 November 2019

Entrance tests

Saturday 11 January 2020

Offers made

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Acceptance deadline

Monday 2 March 2020

Open Morning

tbc March 2020

Open Morning

tbc May 2020

New Girls’ Day

tbc June 2020

For Year 9 entry, the content of the papers is in line with usual expectations of a Year 8 pupil,

For all admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions team on admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. UK ADMISSIONS

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Sixth Form Admissions Each year, students join Roedean Moira House Sixth Form from a variety of backgrounds, from schools in the local area to those further afield in the UK, along with international students from around the world. Stage 1: Enquiry If you would like a hard copy of the prospectus after viewing the website, please contact the admissions team, and you are very welcome to call us with any other questions. Stage 2: Visiting the School Visiting the school and meeting the girls is the best way to find out what makes Roedean Moira House special. A visit during term-time is the best option, since you will experience the school in full swing with students and staff going about their daily life. Visitors often comment on the dynamic, positive, and happy atmosphere of the school, as well as the open and relaxed manner of the girls. You can either come to an Open Day or come on an individual visit – for both, you will be taken on a tour of the school and boarding house with a student of approximately the same age as your daughter, and you will meet the Headmaster. Stage 3: Registering your daughter We would be delighted to discuss your daughter’s registration and talk you through the process. Once she is registered, we will keep you updated with any information regarding her entry exams, as well as future events at Roedean Moira House which may be of interest, such as the Sixth Form Information Event outlined below. The registration deadline is in the October prior to entry.

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Stage 4: The Sixth Form Information Event The Sixth Form offer at Roedean Moira House is described in more detail, showing the breadth and huge advantages of our provision for Sixth Form students. Representatives from each department are available to explain what is involved in the study of each of the twenty-two subjects on offer at A-level; this is particularly relevant if your daughter is hoping to pursue subjects which she has not studied previously. Advice is also available during the evening about subject combinations at A-level, especially for those with career aspirations which might have specific subject requirements. Stage 5: Assessment Entry into the Sixth Form is assessed in midNovember by means of entrance tests in English, Maths, an NVR and an academic interview. References, including predicted GCSE grades, and a recent report are sought from your daughter’s current school. Stage 6: Offers We are very aware that you will be keen to find out if your daughter has been successful, so offers of places are made to successful candidates at the beginning of December; there is an acceptance deadline of one week. The places offered are dependent on your daughter achieving seven A*-C grades at GCSE which is the entry standard for the Sixth Form, together with the required grades for her chosen A Level subjects.


Key Dates for 2020 entry Information Afternoon

Thursday 26 September 2019

Registration deadline

Monday 7 October 2019

Entrance tests

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Offers made

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Acceptance deadline

Wednesday 11 December 2019

For all admissions enquiries please contact our Admissions team on admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. UK ADMISSIONS

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Scholarships Roedean Moira House is committed to the development of Scholars, through tailored provision and support in their area of specialism throughout their school career. In return, Scholars and award holders are expected to maintain the highest standards, representing Roedean Moira House, in order to enhance the academic, sporting, and creative life of the School. Both Scholarships and Bursaries give financial assistance. Scholarship awards are given on the basis of excellence; a bursary can be given in recognition of financial need, and can enhance the value of a Scholarship award. Expectations of Roedean Scholars At Roedean Moira House, scholarships are awarded as recognition of both excellent previous achievement and potential for further development. Our aim is to provide each girl with the encouragement, support, and guidance she needs to develop her talents and excel in her specialist area. Our scholars are role models, who always set an example to those around them; their diligence and conscientious approach in school has a positive influence on others, and their support for their peers is highly valued. While we do not want our scholars to feel that they must always achieve full marks, we do expect them to apply themselves enthusiastically and try their best in everything they do at school. The scholars champion the area of school life for which they hold an award, and they are leaders within it. They are expected to participate fully in the extra-curricular activities of the relevant department, and always to prioritise commitments within school over others, wherever possible. Scholars in practical subjects are strongly encouraged to take any relevant subject at least to GCSE level, and 10

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perhaps also in the Sixth Form. Scholarships for entry into Years 7, 9, & 12 At Roedean Moira House, scholarships are available to new entrants to the school in order to recognise academic excellence and/or talent in one or two areas of specialism. They are worth a fee-reduction which ranges from 5% to 50%, and all are awarded based on performance in the entrance tests, assessments if relevant, and interview. The two different types of scholarships are outlined below: 1 Academic Scholarships Academic scholarships are awarded to academically able students, and assessment is on the basis of entrance tests (in English, Maths, and Non-Verbal Reasoning) and an interview. 2 Scholarships in Areas of Specialism Scholarships are available in Art, Dance, Drama, Music, and Sport. For each of these scholarships, there is a practical assessment and an interview; ability and potential are taken into consideration as part of the awarding process. At the School’s discretion, exceptional applicants may be awarded a Roedean Moira House Scholarship These scholarships are the most prestigious scholarships available, worth 50%. They reflect the holistic ethos of the school, and they are


therefore awarded to students who combine excellence in three areas of school life, such as academic excellence with that in two areas of specialism (for example, in both Music and Art). Eastbourne Scholarships: means-tested awards for entry into Years 7, 9, 10, & 12 These Awards, which are a combination of both scholarship and means-tested funding, are available for local girls joining in Year 7, 9, 10 & 12 from the state sector and living within a radius of 20 miles of the school. Year 7 & 9 Criteria: Girls must be in the top 2% of the Year 6/8 ability range in English and Maths, and be recommended by the Headteacher of their current primary school. Value: There are a small number of scholarships worth 70%-80% of the fees, in addition to a number of awards up to 50%. Process: Assessment in English, Maths, and Non Verbal Reasoning, with an interview. Year 10 & 12 Criteria: Girls must have GCSE predicted grades of all A* and A grades. Roedean Moira House Scholars are highly motivated and academically confident. They are aspirational students with a thirst for scholarship and will be able to demonstrate a positive and flexible approach to learning and an ability to integrate fully into a new academic environment.

Process: Assessment in English, Maths, and NVR, with an interview. Headmaster’s Awards are also available for girls entering Years 3 to 6, in recognition of all-round talent. Key Dates for Years 7 & 9 2020 entry Scholarship application deadline

Friday 8 November 2019

Entrance Tests

Saturday 11 January 2020

Practical assessments & w/c Monday 20 Interviews January 2020 Offers made

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Acceptance deadline

Monday 2 March 2020

Key Dates for Year 12 2020 entry Scholarship application deadline

Friday 8 November 2019

Entrance tests

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Scholarship interviews

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Offers made

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Acceptance deadline

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Value: There are a small number of scholarships worth 70%-80% of the fees, in addition to a number of awards up to 50%.

For all admissions enquiries please contact our Admissions team on admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. UK ADMISSIONS

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International Applications Roedean Moira House is always delighted to consider bright students who seek to enter top UK schools and world-class universities. This is a rolling admissions process, and we welcome applications at any time of the year; however, we advise early application during the Autumn Term preceding the September of entry in order to ensure boarding places are available. Each year, international candidates join the school in the same way as those from the UK. A reasonable level of fluency in English and a good understanding of it from the outset are expected, so that the girls can access the curriculum well and make good progress. We do however offer a great deal of extra language support to our international students where it is needed. Stage 1: Enquiry Those applying from outside the United Kingdom can do so via an educational agency

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or directly. We would be delighted to discuss your daughter’s registration and talk you through the process; please introduce her to us by providing us with her details, her latest school report, and a reference. If you have an opportunity to visit the school, please do make every effort, because you will see that Roedean Moira House is a happy and dynamic environment, providing an excellent all-round education. Stage 2: Registering your daughter You will be invited to register upon receipt of a satisfactory school report and reference. Once your daughter is registered, it is important to move towards entrance exams and interview as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated with any information regarding these exams, as well as future events at Roedean Moira House which may be of interest.


Stage 3: Assessment

Stage 4: Offers

Entry is assessed by means of entrance exams in English, Maths, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These can be sat either at local British Council offices, at an educational agent’s offices, or at your daughter’s current school. A Skype interview will be arranged for successful candidates to complete the admissions process.

Once a place has been offered, there is a 2 week acceptance deadline.

For all admissions enquiries please contact our Admissions team on admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. OVERSEAS ADMISSIONS

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Fees and Charges Registration Fee £100 is payable with the application, and is non-refundable.

Day Fees Reception - Year 4

£3,225

Deposit

Years 5

£4,245

Years 6 - 7

£4,525

Years 8 - 9

£5,420

Years 10 - 12

£5,950

Year 13

£6,230

For Nursery applicants, a deposit of £250 is paid to accept the offer. For day students whose parents are UKbased and for short stay students who are staying for up to 1 term, a deposit of £500 is paid to accept the offer of a place.

Boarding Fees

Weekly

Full

For boarding students whose parents are UK-based, a deposit of £1000 is paid to accept the offer of a place.

Years 4 - 6

£7,560

£8,440

Years 7 - 8

£8,485

£9,300

For short stay students who are staying between 1 and 3 terms, a deposit of £2000 is paid to accept the offer of a place.

Years 9 - 11

£9,905

£11,245

Years 12 - 13

£10,180

£11,530

For permanent boarding students whose parents live or work outside the UK, a deposit of £5000 is paid to accept the offer of a place.

Unless stated otherwise, all deposits are refunded without interest after the pupil has left the School and after all fees and ‘extras’ have been settled. If the pupil does not take up the accepted place, the deposit is nonrefundable. Fees for 2019-2020 These are the UK termly fees for the academic year 2019-2020. At Year 7 in particular, we believe that this exciting fee structure allows access to the school to a wider range of students than has previously been the case.

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Flexi boarding (1-3 nights per week) is charged at £25 - £40 per night when booked a term in advance, depending on the amount of nights. Short stays of up to 1 term, are charged at £1,110 per week inclusive, including weekend trips, activities and travel insurance. Short stays of between 1 and 3 terms are charged at the same rate as full boarding. •

The above fees will be subject to the annual standard living review.

All fees include Lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and all text books and appropriate stationery up to GCSE level.

Boarding fees also include breakfast and dinner.

International students who are unable to access the normal curriculum due to their


English level, will incur a further charge of £1,430 per term for English as an Additional Language lessons. Charges for Extra Subjects and Activities Weekend and extra-curricular trips/ activities will incur an extra cost unless otherwise stated. Full details of subjects/activities offered for 2019/2020 will be available on our website in due course. Written permission of the parent or guardian is required before a pupil can be accepted for tuition in an extra subject/activity.

Since payment has to be made to the teachers concerned, subjects or activities may only be terminated at the end of the term, for which one term’s notice in writing is required. If a subject or activity is discontinued during a term, the whole of that term’s charge will be payable. Where pupils require private academic coaching, a separate written contract between the parents and the School will be completed.

For all admissions enquiries please contact our Admissions team on admissions@ roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1323 644144. FEES AND CHARGES

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Our Admissions Team (admissions@roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk), will be happy to discuss any questions you may have along the way, along with Mrs Diana Banham, Group Director of Admissions. Roedean Moira House, Upper Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7TE T: +44(0)1323 644144 | W: roedeanmoirahouse.co.uk

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How to Apply 2020 entry - Roedean Moira House  

See inside for key dates, Admissions Process, and information on Scholarships and Fees.

How to Apply 2020 entry - Roedean Moira House  

See inside for key dates, Admissions Process, and information on Scholarships and Fees.

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