Boarding comes in different shapes and sizes at Roedean Moira House. Many girls are full boarders, and there are lots of activities which take place on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.
In addition to your bedroom, there are a variety of spaces where you can work or relax, play games, or practise the piano. In the Boarding House, there are Common Rooms where you can just catch up with your friends at the end of the day, and where there is a television, DVD player, and a selection of games and puzzles for you to enjoy in the evening.
You will be fed very well in the Main Dining Room for all meals, but there are also a number of pantry kitchens within the Boarding House, where there are cookers, hobs, and fridges.
The Weekend Programme is full and varied, and it caters to the interests of the girls – there are trips up to museums and galleries in London, sporting activities such as canoeing and rock-climbing, and ice-skating, and the Christmas market local to Brighton, to name just a few.
Weekly and Flexi-Boarding
At Roedean Moira House, you might decide to dip your toes into boarding by starting with weekly or flexi-boarding. As you move through the school and grow in confidence and independence, you might then choose to board more often, so that you can share the boarding experience with your friends and spend more time on your co-curricular interests. As a Flexi-boarder, you can stay at school for up to four nights per week – you have a dedicated space in the house where you can leave your possessions even when you are not staying overnight. You can also choose to board, if space allows, if there is a weekend activity in which you want to take part.
Weekly boarding is becoming increasingly popular with families who live in London or just outside of our bus routes. It means that you can get the most out of the educational and co-curricular opportunities from Monday to Friday, and then return home to other friends and family at the weekends. You are, of course, very much part of the school community and receive the same level of care, opportunity, and accommodation as those who board.
All pupils benefit from the collaborative attitudes of the boarding pupils and the diverse cultural experiences they share.
ISI Inspection Report, March 2017