|Roedean Moira House|
Upper Carlisle Road
|Motto||"Nemo a me alienus" - "Other people matter"|
|Department for Education URN||114651 Tables|
|School Principal||Mr A Wood|
|Gender||Girls (Boys in nursery ages 0-4)|
|Age||0 to 18|
Roedean Moira House, formerly Moira House School, was an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 6 weeks to 18 years. Founded by Charles Ingham in Surrey in 1875, and moving to Eastbourne in 1887, Moira House is an inter-denominational school. On 27 January 2018, Moira House merged with Roedean School as part of the newly created Roedean Group of Schools and was renamed Roedean Moira House. The school had 312 pupils on roll (March 2017) including 10 boys, 302 girls, with 55 in the sixth form. However the school permanently closed in August 2020.
It was established in 1875 by Charles Ingham at a place called "Moira House". Later, circa 1890 it moved to its current location. In January 2018, Moira House became part of the Roedean Group of Schools and its name was changed to Roedean Moira House. However the school permanently closed in August 2020.
Traditionally siblings were allocated to the same house.
In the school the houses were named after significant figures in myths and legends:
- Excalibur, symbolised by a sword and the colour gold
- Pegasus, symbolised by a pegasus and the colour white
- Vulcan, symbolised by a flame and the colour red
- Merlin, symbolised by a wizard and the colour green
With views over the sea, the grounds opened directly onto the South Downs National Park providing walking, cycling and pony trekking opportunities for the girls. Playing fields provided facilities for tennis (including lawn), cricket, football, equestrian, hockey (including astro), netball, lacrosse and athletics. The school also had a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool, and sports hall, and opened an equestrian centre in September 2016.
Visiting staff taught cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, violin, vocal etc. Girls who wished to do so were able to take Associated Board of Examination music exams. The Chamber Choir performed internationally, from San Francisco to Hong Kong. They had also sung more locally, such as Canterbury Cathedral. Every two years there was a Performing Arts Tour which, for those who participated, involved flying to other parts of the world to perform. Previous tours were to Australia, Dubai, San Francisco and Barbados. The most recent tour was to New York where the girls sang at the Empire State Building, the United Nations Building and the Statue of Liberty. Girls could study LAMDA exams in drama and can study Musical Theatre.
- Isabelle Allen, actress
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- Karin Giannone, news presenter at BBC News
- Rumer Godden, author
- Gina Miller, initiator of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 2016 case against the British government over its authority to implement Brexit without approval from the House of Commons. Autobiography 2018 "Rise"
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- "Official Launch of Roedean Moira House". School web site. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "Roedean Forms the Roedean Group of Schools". Roedean School. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "Roedean Forms Roedean Group of Schools And Welcomes New Additions". School House. School House Magazine. October 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- "EDUCATIONAL QUALITY INSPECTION MOIRA HOUSE SCHOOL Inspection Report" (PDF). Independent Schools Inspectorate. March 2017. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- Kelly, Chantelle (5 September 2017). "Moira House School and Deepdene School to join Roedean Group of Schools". Private Schools Magazine. Target Publishing. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
- CANONGATE ISBN 978 1 78689 290 4