Developing the empowered leaders of tomorrow
Our mission remains the same as when the school was founded in 1903, which is to empower young women for their roles in the world. Roedean’s motto, ‘Inspiring a life of significance’, instils in our pupils an understanding of the socio-economic realities of the world and encourages them to use their education for the common good of others.
We are a member of the Global Round Square Association, which is an international network of over 200 schools in 50 countries, committed to developing courageous and compassionate leaders and to the values of the six Round Square IDEALS: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
We are also active participants in The President’s Award Youth Empowerment Programme which aims to help young people find their purpose, passion and place in this world.
Active social responsibility is fundamental to the school’s ethos. On 28 March 2019, we celebrated ten years of collaboration with the Roedean Academy. The Roedean Academy is one of the many structured programmes aimed at encouraging pupils to give back to society. The Academy provides tutoring in Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting and English to 100 pupils from an under-resourced neighbouring school, Barnato Park.
Women in Leadership is one of Roedean’s strategic objectives. In partnership with the South African Old Roedeanian Association (SAORA) we launched the hugely successful Pupils’ Leadership Summit in 2019, which we host each year. The Summit offers a platform to discuss critical social issues that affect young women.
for building solidarity for social change
in education and social entrepreneurship
and social entrepreneurship