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Senior School Admissions

Occasional Vacancies: Please add the application form link as follows: Click here to complete the online application form.

Senior School Admissions


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 to daughters of Roedean past pupils (SAORA)

Please note that the main points of entry to Roedean are:

  • Grade 0 for St Margaret’s 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.

NB: 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

Registration Process

Step 1

Click here to complete the online application form.

The following documents will need to be uploaded when completing the online application:

• Proof of payment of the R500 non-refundable registration fee
• 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

Roedean banking details:

Bank Account: Roedean School (SA)
Bank: First National Bank
Account Number: 54861162616
Branch: Rosebank
Branch Code: 253305
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Reference: Please use pupil’s surname and “Reg Fee” as a reference

Step 2

Click here to book a senior school tour.
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), UV (Grade 10) and AM (Grade 11). There is a diagnostic exercise for LV (Grade 8) pupils, which consists of a half hour Mathematics and half hour English paper. An interview is arranged with the Executive 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 (SA) or is placed on the waiting list.