Boarding For All Ages


Home From Home:
Our Boarding Options

Our highly-skilled housemistress and boarding staff recognise that our girls thrive in age-appropriate boarding settings.

Our junior boarders (Year 7, 8 & 9) enjoy shared bedrooms in separate wings of each house. As this can be the girls’ first experience of boarding, we deliver a bespoke experience which includes a warm and welcoming home away from home, supervised prep, a vast programme of weeknight and weekend activities, and pastoral workshops.

As our boarders’ progress through school, we appreciate them becoming increasingly independent and mature in both their academic studies and how they live together. Our Sixth Formers live together in separate houses, a short distance from the main school building. This gives them the opportunity to thrive, ahead of university and life beyond Roedean, and continue to build mutually respectful relationships with staff. Each girl has a single bedroom, with silent and collaborative study spaces available.

Full Boarding

Many girls are full boarders, and there are over 330 girls on site at the weekends, enjoying lots of activities on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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Weekly and Flexi-Boarding

At Roedean, you might decide to dip your toes into boarding by starting with weekly or flexi-boarding. 
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“The multi-cultural nature of the boarding community is a distinctive feature of the school and boarders of all ages speak of their joy of being part of a society that is rooted in so many nationalities.”

— ISI report, Nov 2021 —

Full Boarder

Alicia, Year 9

My favourite thing about boarding is that it’s like living with your friends even though I do not share a room. I love the fact that I get to experience the aspect of being a boarder and that I always have exciting stories to tell my parents.

Flexi Boarding

Freya, Year 10

My parents travel a lot, so we find the flexibility of boarding here really useful; I have sometimes been a full boarder as well as a flexi boarder. My experience has been that boarding has allowed me to make really close friendships.


“Roedean now has the swankiest boarding facilities in the country, perhaps in the universe.

— Tatler —