Scholarship & Bursaries

Name of award: Scholarship for sporting or cultural achievement

General award criteria:

  • Must be Lower V (Grade 8) or Upper V (Grade 10) on entry.
  • Open to pupils from Roedean Junior School and other schools.
  • This scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the Executive Head, acting in consultation with the Bursary & Scholarship Committee.
  • The candidate will be selected according to the criteria of outstanding contributions, whether by way of meritorious sporting achievement or cultural achievement.
  • The applicant and at least one parent should be South African citizens or have permanent residence. Roedean School reserves the right to request proof of this.

Further award criteria:

  1. The applicant should be of provincial standard in at least one sport and proof of provincial colours should be submitted with the application. The applicant should play at least two other sports offered at Roedean School (SA) at A-team standard.
  2. Applications close on 15 February, 2021 and interviews will be conducted on Saturday, 20 February.
  3. No award will be made if the level of skill and/or ability demonstrated is not high enough to justify it. The award is subject to the candidate maintaining a high standard of academic work, sporting achievement, and conduct.
  4. Provision will not be made for the interview to be conducted on an alternative day.
  5. The financial position of the parents is not a criterion.
  6. The decisions of the Bursary & Scholarship Committee in awarding this scholarship will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
  7. Mrs Rogers, the Executive Head, will notify the winners, telephonically, on
    17 March, 2021, and all candidates will receive a letter informing them of the winners. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the results of the interviews. The scholarship will commence at the beginning of 2022.
  8. In making application, a detailed Grade 6 report will be required. In addition, any talent displayed by the candidate in the fields of music, dramatic arts, and/or visual arts should be mentioned. We reserve the right to request a letter of recommendation from the head of the school which the candidate currently attends.
  9. Unsuccessful candidates are not under any obligation whatsoever to attend Roedean School (SA).
  10. Before making application, parents should consult the Head of the school currently attended by their daughter.

Conditions of continued support (annual review)

  • Behaviour — the candidate must conform to the Guiding Principles of Roedean School (SA) and make a positive contribution to the school community.
  • To retain the scholarship, the student will be assessed annually on academic performance, her skill and ability in her chosen discipline, and her level of commitment to the school.
  • The award is subject to the candidate maintaining a high standard of work and conduct.

Conditions for withdrawal of award

  • This award may be forfeited in consequence of unsatisfactory work or conduct, as determined by the Executive Head acting in consultation with the Bursary & Scholarship Committee.
  • This award may be withdrawn owing to non-payment of school fees.

For additional information, please contact:
Christy Littlejohn
011 647 3221 or

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Sport and Cultural

Roedean School 2021 Scholarship Winners

We are delighted to announce the 2021 Scholarship Winners:

Anne Cleaver
Aadilah Noorbhai
(Roedean School)

Ella la Maitre
Allison Cuffe
(Roedean School)

Joan Raikes
Afika Ntshiqa
(Knights Preparatory School)

Jenna Murphy
(Roedean School)

Marie-Ella Maske
(St Katharine’s School)

Mrs Fiona Rogers,
Executive Head

Roedean School Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded for 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 augmented by the Roedean Trust

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