Senior School Admissions
Our admissions process
The main entry point into the Senior School is Lower V (Grade 8). Spaces in other grades occasionally open up in other grades throughout the year.
Senior Admissions Overview
Roedean School ensures that each child receives the personal attention they require to develop as individuals. We maintain a class size average of 25 pupils, which means that girls are often 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 Margaret’s (Foundation Phase) and the Junior School
Lower V (Grade 8) for the Senior School
Roedean School Bursaries
Working in partnership with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and the Student Scholarship Programme (SSP), Roedean awards four or five merit bursaries each year to pupils entering Grade 8. They are awarded to pupils who excel academically and demonstrate the ability to make contributions to Roedean in other areas.
Applications are made through Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and SSP, who recommend suitable candidates to the school. These candidates are then interviewed by the school.
Occasional vacancies do occur for all other classes at various stages during the year. If you are interested in your daughter attending Roedean (SA) – Senior School, please download a registration form and submit it with payment. Should the possibility of a place in the appropriate class become available, we will invite your daughter for an assessment.
Entry into Grades 8-12
Should there be a possibility of a placement becoming available, your daughter will then undergo assessment which consists of a Mathematics paper and an English paper for Middle V (Grade 9), Upper V (Grade 10) and Ante Matric (Grade 11). There is a diagnostic exercise for Lower V (Grade 8) pupils, which consists of a Mathematics and English paper.
An interview is arranged with the Headmistress or Deputy Headmistress where you have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Based on availability, the diagnostic assessment and the interview, your daughter will then either be offered a position at Roedean School or be placed on the waiting list.
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
Get a Private Tour of Roedean School!
We invite you to come and experience our amazing campus first-hand and explore all that Roedean School has to offer. Fill in the form below and we will schedule a private tour of the Roedean campus for you and your family.
The following documents will need to be uploaded when completing the online application:
- A copy of the applicant’s unabridged birth certificate.
- A copy of the applicant’s passport (non-South African citizens).
- Copies of both parents’ identity documents (South African citizens) or passports (non-South African citizens).
- A copy of the applicant’s latest school report, if applicable.
- Please note you will need to pay a R500 non-refundable registration fee and upload proof of payment.