Roedean School (South Africa)
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|Roedean School (SA)|
Honneur aulx Dignes (Honour to the Worthy)
|Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Number of students||794 girls|
|School color(s)||Green, blue, and white|
|Fees||R 126 582 p.a. (boarding)
R 90 000 p.a. (tuition)
The school was founded in 1903 by Theresa Lawrence and her close friend, Katherine Margaret Earle: two young women in their early thirties, both educated at the University of Cambridge. They acted as joint Heads of School during the years 1903–1930. It is a sister school of Roedean School in Brighton, England which was founded by three older sisters of Theresa Lawrence, namely Penelope, Millicent, and Dorothy.
The school began with 22 pupils, and was situated in a small house in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. In 1904, it relocated to its current site in Houghton, Johannesburg.
Sir Herbert Baker, a prominent architect responsible for many of Johannesburg's most historical houses and monuments, designed the original school buildings. The oldest structures include St. Ursula's Building and Founder's Hall. Over the years, additions have been made, but the signature Herbert Baker features, with arches, colonnades, unwashed brickwork, and courtyards have been maintained.
- Mary Maytham Kidd, botanical artist
- Sheena Duncan, social activist
- Jani Allan, columnist
- Rosemary Crouch, occupational therapist specialising in psychiatry and mental health
- Belinda Bowling, United Nations Environment Programme Afghanistan Country Director
- Maud Sumner, artist
- Lauren Beukes – author 
Roedean's leavers write the Independent Examinations Board exams.
|Number of candidates||73||71||83||74||61|
|Number of failures||0||0||0||0||0|
|University endorsement (%)||100||100||100||100||100|
|A aggregates (%)||53.4||29.6||55.4||44.6||59|
|A-B-C aggregates (%)||98.6||100||97.6||94.6||95.1|
|Number in top 50||3||3||2||4||2|
- "BC 973 Mary Maytham Kidd Collection". Manuscripts & Archives. University of Cape Town Libraries. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- McGrory, Mary (29 July 1985). "Cheerful reformer fights apartheid". Eugene Register-Guard. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- "Rosemary Crouch – Matric Class 1956". Featured Alumni. Roedean School. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
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