Roedean Moira House is the first school in the Roedean Group of Schools. We are extremely proud that this girls’ school in Eastbourne will launch in September 2018, and will be run by Roedean with new vision and new leadership. It will provide wonderful opportunities for girls who are just starting their educational journey all the way through to completing their secondary education and going out into the world. Roedean Moira House will offer a truly exciting alternative to the independent school market in Eastbourne.
As an outstanding preparation for life after school, Roedean’s educational model is to offer a genuinely holistic and academic education which enables pupils to enjoy their education, develop their own interests, and discover their academic passions. We are delighted that girls in Eastbourne and beyond will have access to a Roedean education, which is characterised by a commitment to academic excellence, high-quality pastoral support, and an exceptional range of opportunities beyond the curriculum, all within a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Roedean Moira House will provide this model in Eastbourne.
With affordability being one of the key issues for parents and the cost of independent day education in Eastbourne often being prohibitive, Roedean Moira House is proud to make independent education more accessible, while maintaining the highest quality and standards.
Significant investment is being put into the School, with newly appointed and highly experienced senior staff. A strong curriculum and co-curricular programme provide the solid foundations on which the pupils’ future education is built. We provide our students with an inspiring learning environment within which we will aim to provide opportunities for those with particular talents or interests and support those who need extra help.
We are delighted that, from September 2018, two new Science laboratories will be in use, further enhancing the outstanding teaching provision at the school. We hope that these facilities will encourage girls to pursue the Sciences at all levels, and continue to ensure greater diversity in the Sciences beyond school.
At Roedean Moira House, there are full boarders, flexi- and weekly boarders, and day girls, but the life is really no different for any of the girls. A girl’s family might live ten time zones away, or she might travel each week from somewhere an hour’s drive away, or she might have grown up just around the corner, but the school experience is the same for all. At Roedean Moira House, girls can trial boarding by starting with weekly or flexi-boarding. As they move through the school and grow in confidence, many then choose to board more often, in order to spend more time with their friends and take full advantage of the brilliant facilities.
Roedean Moira House is a home from home – students flourish and are successful in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. We have invested in boarding this year by refurbishing Boston House, a beautiful building from 1900 with many original features, to an extremely high standard. At weekends, there is a full and varied Weekend Programme on Friday evening, Saturdays and Sundays, which caters to the interests of every girl – there are trips to museums, theatres and galleries in London, sporting activities such as canoeing and bowling, and trips to the dry-ski slope and the beach.
The Roedean Moira House Sport facilities are excellent, including an indoor swimming pool, a well-equipped sports hall, pitches and courts for a variety of sports, and wonderful grass tennis courts.
Our school is extremely proud to have provided the ‘Ball Crew’ at the Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament, formerly known as the Aegon International Eastbourne, at Devonshire Park for the past 25 years. This is of course a highly respected international tennis tournament, which leads directly into the grass-court season. To host such an event is not only a huge accolade for Roedean Moira House, but is also a wonderful opportunity for students in the school to work closely with the most highly ranked players in the world who may be their role-models and, indeed, heroes.
It is an honour for the school that the LTA use the Roedean Moira House grass courts in the run-up to this event, and our students have the chance to practise on them regularly.
We look forward to welcoming you to our School.
Mr Andrew Wood