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Bedales School

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: Bedales School, Church Road, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DG
Website: bedales.org.uk
Founded: 1893
Number of Pupils: Senior 470; Prep 214; Pre-prep 89; Whole School 773
Ages: 3-8 (Dunannie); 8-13 (Dunhurst); 13-18 (Bedales)
Fees: Nursery £510- £710; Pre-prep £3,945-£5,150; Prep £6,745-£9,750; Senior £11,145-£14,185
Head Teacher: Will Goldsmith
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Selection by assessment and interview
Contact: 01730 711733 (Bedales Senior) and 01730 711558 (D&D)
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings, Senior: 3 February, 11 May. Prep: 2 March. Pre-prep: 5 March. For open mornings for Autumn 2024, please visit https://www.bedales.org.uk/opendays

Watch the videos…

Bedales School: Cultivating a Community of Learners from Bedales School on Vimeo.

Welcome to Bedales Senior from Bedales School on Vimeo.

The Curriculum

Bedales’ innovative, intellectually challenging curriculum nurtures creative thinkers and promotes inquisitive and independent learning. At the senior school, students take a core of five GCSEs in combination with Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs), the school’s alternative to exam-only assessments, recognised by UCAS. Sixth formers take enrichment courses alongside A-levels.

Games & The Arts

Bedales competes in many sports including football, hockey, tennis, cricket and netball. Excellent facilities include floodlit astroturf, hockey pitches, tennis and netball courts and an indoor swimming pool. We are acclaimed for our drama, theatre, art and music opportunities for participation in performances, including overseas tours.

Pastoral Care

Bedales is shaped around what is best for the student’s welfare and happiness. At the senior school, every student has a houseparent for close support and a tutor for personalised academic guidance. Tutor groups and dormitories are mixed age, to encourage support and shared experience across the years. A dedicated upper sixth boarding house prepares students for university and life beyond.

Recent Scholarships

Scholarships are available from 10+ for music and academic, 13+ for art, and 16+ for drama, dance, sport and design.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

The school’s motto – ‘work of each for weal of all’ – emphasises both our attention to nurturing the individual as well as coming together in a collective endeavour. Today, our approach draws on innovative traditions with Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs) taught alongside five core GCSEs and approaches to boarding, pastoral care and interpersonal relationships that break down unnecessary barriers. Our students go on to a wide range of some of the most prestigious academic and artistic institutions in the UK and internationally, joining a host of alumni who are distinctively Bedalian for life.

Outstanding Characteristics

Shared progressive ethos and vision across the three Bedales schools with impressive university destinations including Oxbridge, music conservatoires, art colleges and overseas institutions such as Cornell and Columbia. Innovation in the curriculum with high expectations.