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5ft 5 is old speak? Don't worry, I'm Canadian and I have to use google to figure out my height in CM for all the government documents.
Anyways, at her age and size, she'll probably want to be on max a 155cm ski, which is the women's race spec, those Rossignols fit the spec for the turn radius, but they might be a bit long and unwieldy for her.
That being said, it might be worth asking her what type of racing they're doing, because a GS race and a slalom race take two different types of skis.
on a UK plastic /indoor snow slope she will be skiing mostly slalom, so a 150 - 155 SL ski is order of the day, anything else will make life difficult for her
have an ask around the club where she trains, or try the skibay group on facebook, you should be able to pick up something there, (there is also a racers skibay group too) used skis, so long as they are not destroyed are going to be a lot better than the rentals at the slope, also be careful that you are not getting a full FIS race ski, she doesn't need that level of ski but a good youth race ski should be just fine.... IMPORTANT BIT does she have boots? if not get these sorted first, they are much more important than any ski as they are the interface between your body and the skis
good luck getting sorted