The school was awarded a Gold CAP Award for its exceptional standards – receiving the highest ever score for a first-time assessment of any school following an unannounced inspection.
The CAP (Continuing Advancement Programme) Awards recognise excellence in housekeeping.
Kate Hawley, domestic bursar at Roedean, said the housekeeping team was delighted with the award: “We are incredibly proud of the achievement. It’s wonderful that our team have been recognised for all their hard work. To receive the highest ever score for a first time assessment is a credit to the department and their dedication to Roedean.”
Ian Jackson, director of the CAP Awards, said: “We have a set of strict criteria based on government, best practice and industry guidelines which I am pleased to say that Roedean comfortably exceeded.
“I was genuinely impressed by the standards that I witnessed during my visit including the enthusiasm, friendliness and supportive nature of the housekeeping team for life at Roedean.”
During the inspection, the cleanliness of the premises was scored with the absence of dust and debris scoring the highest.
All areas of the school were inspected from the boarding houses through to the theatre and on to the classroom and dining rooms.
Each area had its score recorded according to the cleanliness; for instance sofa cushions having been removed for cleaning under and around, skirting boards under desks free from dust and common rooms being clean at low, medium and high level.