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The Founders’ Mission Roedean School was founded in 1885, to provide ‘a thorough physical, intellectual and moral’ education with ‘as much liberty as is consistent with safety’. It sought from the outset to prepare students for a university education and their future careers. The School’s first prospectus outlined six key pillars of Roedean School:

To encourage healthy and active living

To provide a strong academic foundation

To develop an appreciation of sport, culture and the arts

To build independence of thought and character

To develop skills and confidence for university and careers

To develop a strong sense of personal and moral values

They have high levels of self-esteem and understand the importance of contributing to the school community.

This founding vision continues in the School to this day. Roedean provides a distinctively academic, high-quality, all-round education within a caring and friendly community in a wonderful coastal setting. Our aim is to inspire and challenge every student to develop their strengths and passions, seek the highest academic and personal standards for themselves and develop a strong foundation for their future. At Roedean, pupils develop lifelong friendships, a love of learning, a strong sense of belonging and a sense of pride in themselves and their school which remains with them long after they have left.

Teaching creates challenge and also fosters initiative, and independence of thinking and reasoning skills.

Quotations are from the ISI Inspection Report 2016.

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Roedean School’s Aims for the Girls HAPPY Enjoy their school days and flourish as individuals, developing healthy and balanced approaches to their own wellbeing.

CURIOUS Develop their intellectual curiosity, passions and rigour as a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

ENGAGED Engage in a range of activities and opportunities beyond the curriculum to develop their skills, talents and interests.

INDEPENDENT & CREATIVE

Roedean’s Five-Year Strategy Following a full evaluation of the current position of the School in December 2013, the Council of Roedean School and the Headmaster devised and agreed a five year strategic plan, covering these five pillars of school improvement: Academic to improve academic standards & outcomes Pastoral to improve pupil experience, wellbeing and quality of care Facilities to improve the educational offer and school facilities Reputation to create a ‘school of choice’ and develop new strengths Resources to finance greater pupil numbers and build a solid financial foundation

Learn to think independently, creatively and critically to develop their resilience and enjoyment of challenge.

CONFIDENT Develop the confidence to express their own voice and the self-belief to realise that anything is possible.

COMPASSIONATE Develop a sense of active social responsibility, respect for others, generosity of spirit, tolerance and compassion.

Pupils display a well developed sense of their own identities.

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Strong selfmotivation is encouraged by excellent individual support.

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ISI Inspection 2016 A clear vision for the future High levels of success in the many extra-curricular activities Excellent standards of personal development

Outstanding creativity

Teaching is excellent Excellent leadership

High levels of self-esteem Outstanding integration between pupils

Excellence in every area

Exemplary attitude towards learning

Pupils are very supportive of each other

Teaching Quality 2013: 60% Good to Excellent

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2016: 90% Good to Excellent

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A deep appreciation of the non-material aspects of life. EXCELLENT

The success of the school Compliance with regulatory requirements

FULLY COMPLIANT

The quality of academic and other achievements

EXCELLENT

The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning

EXCELLENT

The contribution of curricular and extra-curricular provision

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT

The contribution of teaching

The quality of the pupils’ personal development

EXCELLENT

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils

EXCELLENT

The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care

EXCELLENT

The contribution of arrangements for welfare, health and safety

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT

The quality of boarding

The effectiveness of governance, leadership and management

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT

The quality of governance The quality of leadership and management

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Growing a ‘School of Choice’ The current strategies and leadership of Roedean are leading to rapid and growing interest in the school from local, UK, and overseas pupils, at levels not seen for many decades.

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2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Target

370 girls

410 girls

440 girls

490 girls

570 girls

620 girls

650 girls

Large UK Growth in Younger Years U3-U4 (Years 7-9) 250

200 2016 180 UK girls 90%

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100 2013 66 UK girls 67% 50

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2018 Target of 210 UK girls 91%


Growing UK Interest in Roedean 80

70 2018 Target of 70% UK

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50

2016 60% UK 2013 Below 50% UK

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Greater Alumnae Engagement 25 2018 Target of 25 Alumnae daughters

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2016 15 Alumnae daughters

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2013 1 Alumnae daughter

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Developing the Facilities The Library 2018

The Pitch 2017-18 Lawrence House 2017 Sixth Form Centre 2016 School Farm 2017 Boarding Houses 2014-16

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The Future Sports Centre

Sports Pavillion

Arts Centre

Music School

STEM Centre

The Library

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Year 5 Positives School reaches Top 100 consistently

School gains best-ever A Level and GCSEs

School grows from 370 to 570

School events and activities increase over 100%

School reaches 75% UK pupils in Years 7-11

School achieves three outstanding inspections

School finances sustain growth model

School supports more bursaries than ever

A Level Results 2017

2016

2015

2014

A*

20.6%

18.5%

20.6%

21.8%

A* – A

54.1%

61.9%

55.3%

48.6%

A* – B

80.3%

83.6%

77.0%

75.1%

A* – C

90.4%

95.8%

87.6%

93.4%

GCSE Results

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2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

A*

50.2%

46.2%

41.3%

40.3%

37.1%

A* – A

76.1%

74.3%

69.8%

75.3%

69.1%

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The Alumnae Relations & Development Office Establish and build positive relationships with Roedeanians: ORs, parents, former staff and friends of the School Publish communications and oversee a range of events to strengthen the community Work closely with the Headmaster, Senior Team and Council to enable strong and productive relationships between the School and its wider community Work in partnership with community groups including the Parents’ Guild, the ORA, Governors, and Roedean Rocks Build a culture of philanthropy to support School developments and bursaries

Developing Breadth and Reach

Partner City Academy & Ringmer Schools

Community Action Projects

Partner Deepdene & St Mark’s

Physics Partners

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Roedean Group of Schools

Roedean Academy

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A Vision for Roedean As an exclusive and expensive independent school, Roedean seeks to widen access to its educational provision, support the wider education system and help increase social mobility.

This vision has four key principles:

To enable a wider body of students to benefit directly from our education

To enable state school pupils beyond Roedean to benefit from our education

To share our expertise and vision to bring Roedean’s model to more schools

To bring benefit to Roedean by learning from experts in different schools

Roedean Group of Schools Roedean Group of Schools aims to develop the group, as follows:

Roedean: 11-18 Girls’ Independent School

Roedean Moira House: 0-18 Girls’ Independent School

Roedean Deepdene Prep: 0-11 Co-Educational Prep School

Roedean Primary: 4-11 Co-educational State School

Roedean Overseas: Co-educational International School

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Aims:

To support, sustain and expand our commitment to bursary provision

To extend and embed our charitable aims to provide greater public benefit

To support local educational provision by sharing our resources

To enhance staff development through the sharing of good practice

Objectives:

Develop an overseas campus to provide funding for bursaries

Partner a primary school to share educational advantages and skills between schools

Support and improve local schools facing challenges to build local educational capacity Roedean is one of the UK’s most successful and famous independent schools, and has been providing a high quality and innovative education for girls for over 130 years. In 1903, Roedean set up a sister school, Roedean, South Africa, taking the Roedean model to a new continent. Roedean has been approached on numerous separate occasions with a view to taking over or opening other schools.

These opportunities fall into three categories:

Supporting, partnering or running a state school

Merging with or acquiring an independent school

Opening an overseas campus

In 2017, the Council of Roedean School formed the Roedean Group of Schools to develop Roedean’s educational model beyond the limits of Roedean School.

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