Scholarships & Bursaries


Roedean School (SA):
Academic Opening Scholarship

  1. Scholarships will be awarded based on the results of a competitive examination, open to girls presently in Grade 7. These are The Anne Cleaver, The Ella la Maitre, and The Joan Raikes Scholarships. Details, and the criteria relating to each scholarship, are attached. The awards are subject to excellent reports on work and conduct.
  2. Awards will not be made unless the standard of work in the examination is considered high enough to justify them.
  3. The standard of papers set will be that expected of outstanding scholars in Grade 7.
  4. The examination will consist of:
    • A paper in English incorporating comprehension, creative writing, general knowledge, general skills, and
      interpretation of facts and data.
    • A paper in Mathematics.

      NB:There is no set syllabus used for any of the above – the student’s general level of ability will be tested.

  5. Papers will be written at Roedean School (SA) on Tuesday, 7 March, 2017. In the case of girls living a very long distance from Roedean, special permission may be granted for them to write at their home schools. Requests to write offsite, must be submitted by the Principal of the school, at least a week before the examination. Provision will not be made for the examination to be written on an alternative day.
  6. The financial position of the parents is not a criterion.
  7. The decisions of the Bursary & Scholarship Committee in awarding the scholarships will be final and no correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
  8. Mr Thomas, the Executive Head, will notify the winners telephonically on 29 March, 2017 and all candidates will receive a letter informing them of the winners. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the results of the scholarship examination. The scholarships will commence at the beginning of 2018.
  9. 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, visual arts, and/or sport should be mentioned. Roedean reserves the right to request a letter of recommendation from the head of the school currently attended by the candidate.
  10. Applicants must complete the enclosed application form. Unsuccessful candidates are not under any obligation whatsoever to attend Roedean School (SA).
  11. The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 February, 2017
  12. Before making application to write the Roedean scholarship examination, parents should consult the head of the school currently attended by their daughter.

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



Roedean School 2018 Scholarship Winners

We are delighted to announce the 2018 Scholarship Winners:


Anne Cleaver

Megan Stuart

Jan Celliers

Ella la Maitre

Zahara Küҫük

Parkiew Senior School

Joan Raikes

Cultural: Music

Allegra Bierman

Roedean School (SA)



Keirah van de Loosdrecht

Roedean School (SA)


Kind regards,

Mr Murray Thomas,
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.


SA's Pioneers of Cognitive Education

Since 2009, Thinking Skill have been an integral part of the curriculum, preparing pupils for the challenges of higher education and life itself. We strive to prepare our girls to lead ‘life of significance’ in a world of exponential change. Roedean is the only school in SA to be accredited as a Thinking School from Grades 0-12.