Keith Budge
Headmaster, Bedales Schools

Head, Hand and Heart

Bedales was founded to be different. Where other independent boarding schools imposed conformity, we have always nurtured individuality, initiative and an enquiring mind. Our founder, J H Badley, wanted to educate the whole person – 'head, hand and heart'. Pursuing this ideal, Bedales has evolved constantly. Most recently, we have led the way in replacing some GCSEs with our own more interesting and more demanding Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs).

The students who will gain most from our community are those who will give most and join us wholeheartedly in this unique educational experience.

This website gives a flavour, so please browse and enjoy. But do come and visit us to experience what makes Bedales special. 

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  • From the EYFS, where provision is excellent, pupils are increasingly involved in their learning and make excellent progress.

    ISI Report, 2014, Bedales
This week's diaryView all
Mon03Nov
Swaziland Returns6:50am
Mon03Nov
Blk 5 China trip returns3:50pm
Tue04Nov
Half term ends. Boarding houses open from 6pm. School supper 6-6.45pm School train met by coach. Boarders return by 9pm