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Senior School Admission Process


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 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 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.

Step 1

Download an application form and return by fax (+27 11 643 1484) or email along with:


Complete an Application Form online and return the following documents by fax (+27 11 643 1484) or email


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

Step 2

Book a facilities tour with our Public Relations 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 Headmistress 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.