Beyond the Classroom

Set at the stunning interface between the South Downs National Park and the English Channel, the Roedean Farm provides girls with a unique experience of the exquisite local ecology.

The foundations of conservation and sustainable farming practice underpin all educational activities on the Farm: biodiversity surveys, the impact of grazing, and other conservation projects are tied into the Biology, Geography, and PSHE curriculum. Pupils and staff also work with local schools to further promote conservationism.

Animal welfare remains our primary concern – providing genuine opportunities for compassion is at the heart of our Farm philosophy. All tutor groups are encouraged to take on farming responsibilities to promote these values across the School. The sheep, goats, and poultry are managed in line with traditional and current farming practices, including rearing and health care.








Holly Banfield

Farm Manager and former pupil

“Getting the girls involved in the Farm at Roedean is truly special… I also love being able to work with animals I have know for many years, in such a unique location.”



I like attending Farm Club because it’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle of school; it’s fairly quiet and it just feels calming to be outside.
Read Megan’s Story
Phil Halsey (maths teacher and former head ‘farmer’) 


“For over five years, the Roedean farm, located within our own grounds, has encouraged girls to use our wonderful outside space.”
Read Phil Halsey’s Story
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  • Our Farm Mission

    • Develop awareness of farming and livestock

    • Encourage outdoor pursuits

    • Promote sustainable farming and ecology

    • Raise awareness about the environment, agriculture and food production

    • Give opportunities and training for the care and handling of animals

    • Ensure animal welfare through training and guidance

    The Farm continues to be very popular with students, particularly at lambing time, but Farm Club runs as part of the Co-Curricular Programme four days a week, with around 20 students attending every day to feed and care for the animals – they also work hard to find ways to make the Farm a stimulating environment for the animals.