Senior School Admission

Senior School Admission

Roedean School ensures that each child receives the personal attention they require to develop as individuals. We maintain a class size average of 25pupils 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.

NB: Please make sure that you are applying for the correct grade.  Please note that Roedean’s grades are as follows:

Grade 0 Grade 0
Grade 1 Grade 1
Grade 2 Grade 2
Grade 3 Form I
Grade 4 Form II
Grade 5 Form III
Grade 6 Lower IV
Grade 7 Upper IV
Grade 8 Lower V
Grade 9 Middle V
Grade 10 Upper V
Grade 11 Ante Matric
Grade 12 Matric

Step 1

Download an application form and email along with:

  • proof of payment of the application fee (R 500)
  • copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • copies of the parent ’s IDs or passport
  • copy of the child’s latest school report, if applicable


Complete an Application Form online and return the following documents by email to

  • proof of payment of the application fee(R 500)
  • copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • copies of the parent’s IDs or passport
  • copy of the child’s latest school report, if applicable


Please feel free to visit Roedean to collect an application form.

Step 2

Book a facilities tour with our Marketing Director. Your whole family is welcome to join us on these tours. This may be completed prior to submitting an application form.

Step 3

Your daughter undergoes an assessment which consists of a 1-hour mathematics paper and a 1 hour English paper for MV (Grade 9) AM (Grade 11) and a  diagnostic exercise for LV (Grade 8) pupils, which consists of a half hour Maths and half hour English paper. An interview is arranged with the Executive or Deputy Headmistress where you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Step 4

Based on availability, the diagnostic assessment and the interview, your daughter is either offered a position at Roedean School or is placed on the waiting list.

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.