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Royal day
HRH The Princess Royal attended The Royal School, Surrey, at the end of last term to celebrate the achievements and endeavours of pupils over the last academic year. The then Princess Anne succeeded her Uncle, Lord Mountbatten of Burma, as President of the School in 1975. She has been a regular visitor to the School which is very proud of its Royal connections beginning with Queen Victoria, a founder donor, in 1840.
The School’s expansion to educate boys within the diamond structure means it is one of only eight schools in the country where pupils bene t academically from single-sex classes at key points in their learning.
Roedean has been providing education for girls for over 130 years.
The new Roedean Group provides a  exible partnership model which provides strategic leadership and expertise, staff training and mentoring, and investment to schools that share a commitment to Roedean’s educational vision.
Oliver Blond, Executive Head of the Roedean Group of Schools and Headmaster of Roedean, said: ‘We look forward to working with staff and pupils at Moira House and Deepdene, sharing in the increased opportunities for shared training and development. Together, the Roedean Group
of Schools will provide an academically strong provision across a wider geographical area for the bene t of a greater number of pupils in the region.’
Moira House and Roedean share a similar heritage, founded only 10
Moira House School and Deepdene School are now part
of the Roedean
Group of Schools
in Sussex.
years apart in the late 1880s, and at the time both schools stood apart from other schools because of their progressive approach to the education of girls.
Jill Hill, Chair of Governors at Moira House, said: ‘This move ensures that Moira House
will thrive long-term, and maintain its position as a local and international school that continues to create a stimulating environment in which pupils want to learn through excellent teaching, where they take responsibility for their own learning, both in the classroom
and outside of it, and achieve the very best results of which they are capable, in the spirit of the School’s founding principles.’
Deepdene School has been working with Roedean
School for the last year and
the announcement today is recognition of the bene ts that both Schools have been able to enjoy over this period. Deepdene School will continue to be an independent school, developing and delivering its own aims,
but, as a partner school, it will bene t from the leadership and investment opportunities of being part of the Group.
Elizabeth Brown, Head of Deepdene, said: ‘We are delighted to formalise our partnership and membership of the Roedean Group, and look forward to continuing to work with Roedean for the mutual bene t of our staff and pupils alike”
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