At Roedean, the girls flourish on a coastal campus that offers more space, light and fresh air than any comparable site in Brighton. Naturally, being on top of a cliff, it is the iconic building that is likely to attract your attention first. The main school, now restored to its traditional honey colour, was designed by Victorian architect Sir John Simpson in close consultation with the Lawrence sisters.

The 120 acre site sits snugly on the edge of the South Downs National Park and the English Channel. Roedean girls can walk down to the undercliff to explore the rockpools, or learn to sail from the marina, but they can also count the rabbits from their window, or pick blackberries from the hedges. And, aside from the outstanding natural beauty of the area, there is an excellent academic reputation, which also encourages pupils to play a full part in school life all through the year, whether through a sporting, musical or artistic contribution.