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Roedean has long provided a home and an education for those in need, from our very earliest days, we have provided bursaries and scholarships to those for whom a Roedean education would otherwise be out of reach, or who find themselves in times of hardship, including Jewish refugees in World War II.

The support of Roedean’s wider community of former pupils, parents, staff and friends has been key in the development of the School throughout its history, from the original school buildings in 1898 through to the all-weather pitch in 2018, and most recently our Take Your Seat appeal to refurbish the Theatre.

We are continually improving our facilities and expanding our Bursary fund to ensure we continue to offer a rich and rewarding educational experience for as many girls as possible.

Did being at Roedean help make you who you are today? Do you believe a Roedean education gives young girls the very best start in life?

If you would like to give something back, you can make a charitable donation to Roedean, or give your time and become involved in School life.

We are hugely grateful to all our generous benefactors who wish to support Roedean’s vision and we greatly appreciate every gift, large or small.

For more information on how you can get involved, or donate to Roedean, please click on the links for more details, or contact Grace Chaston, Head of Alumnae and Development: by email:, or by telephone: 01273 667398.

Ukrainian Bursary Appeal

We are now fundraising to provide 110% bursaries to up to ten Ukrainian refugees. These bursaries will be truly transformational for these students, who have had to leave behind so much as they flee the war in Ukraine.

Learn more

  • Legacies

    Roedean has produced a wealth of distinguished women who have made a considerable contribution to our society in many different walks of life.

    If you are thinking of making a will, or have already done so, once you have taken care of family and friends, you may wish to consider leaving a bequest to Roedean.

    Whether you wish to endow a Bursary, provide funds for a capital project, bestow an asset, or gift your stocks and shares, your bequest will be honoured and you will create a lasting legacy which will benefit future generations of Roedeanians.

    As a charity, a legacy or bequest to Roedean School (Charity Number 307063) is exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT). This means a gift to the School in your will could reduce your potential IHT liability. We always recommend you obtain the latest IHT advice from your professional advisor.

    If you would like to know more about leaving a gift to Roedean in your will, please contact Grace Chaston by email (, phone (01273 667398) or post (The Roedeanian Office, Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton. BN2 5RQ), or fill in the legacy giving form by clicking here.

    You can also read more about legacy giving in our Legacy Giving Brochure, if you would like a hard copy of the brochure please get in touch.

    Legacy Giving Brochure

  • Bursaries and Scholarships

    Throughout Roedean’s history the school has been proud to support girls with bursaries and scholarships. We are constantly looking to increase the level of support we are able to offer.

    You can support this in two ways, either by donating to the OR Scholarship Fund or by donating directly to the school, noting that you wish the donation to support the bursary fund. If you would like to donate directly through the school, please contact Grace Chaston, by email (, phone (01273 667398) or post (The Roedeanian Office, Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton. BN2 5RQ).

    Roedean Bursary Fund

    From the very start, Roedean has supported girls to attend through bursaries and scholarships. Much of this has been possible due to the generosity of our community. With continued support we will be able to expand our bursary fund and support even more girls to benefit from a Roedean education in the future.

    Bursaries are means-tested and are vital to us ensuring that access to a Roedean education is possible for all, whatever your background. All donations to our general bursary fund are gratefully received, or if you would like to discuss sponsoring a named Bursary, then please do get in touch.

    Scholarships are provided to students who exceed in a particular area, such as Sport, Music or Art, or, for students who show All Round excellence. You can read more about them here.

    To discuss making a gift to support Bursaries or Scholarships, please contact Grace Chaston on, 01273 667398 or by post at the School address.

    The OR Scholarship Fund

    The Old Roedeanians’ Scholarship Fund was established more than 90 years ago to support pupils – where possible Old Roedeanians’ daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters – who might otherwise have had their education disrupted by unpredicted circumstances or misfortune.

    Thanks to the generosity of Old Roedeanians, and careful investment, the fund has grown gradually. Donations are always gratefully received and are eligible for Gift Aid.

    There is a preference for pupils at the School who are studying at 6th Form level, and the Fund finances the ORA 6th Form Award.

    The Award is means-tested, and Award holders are selected by the OR Scholarship Fund Trustees from a list of potential recipients proposed by the School.

    If you would like to make a donation towards the Scholarship fund, please contact the OR Scholarship Fund Trustees.

    Contact the Scholarship Fund Trustees

  • Capital Giving

    At Roedean we are lucky to have a stunning site and beautiful buildings overlooking the sea. These buildings are expensive to maintain though, and there is a constant need to develop our facilities to ensure we can compete with the best schools in the country.

    We are extremely grateful for any donations towards maintaining the buildings, developing new facilities, or to provide departments with new equipment. If you would like to support any of these areas, you can either make a general donation, for the school to use as required, or you can nominate a particular project or department. All donations are eligible for Gift Aid and so can make a tremendous difference to our girls.

    If you are interested in supporting Roedean in this way, or would like more information. Please contact Grace Chaston by email (, phone (01273 667398) or post (The Roedeanian Office, Roedean School, Roedean Way, Brighton. BN2 5RQ), or you can fill in a gift form by clicking here.

    Download Gift Form