• Best ever GCSE performance at top grade

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  • We grow enquiring minds







Keith Budge
Headmaster of Bedales

Bedales was founded to be different. Where other independent boarding schools imposed conformity, we have nurtured individuality, initiative and an enquiring mind.

We maintain discipline, but we believe it arises best from self-discipline and from caring about others. Although our students are naturally ambitious and competitive, the school places particular emphasis on collaboration.

Our students move on comfortably to university and beyond, because they are already used to organising their own time; studying in depth; and having spirited discussions with their teachers.

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 courses. More on our approach to learning.

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  • At all stages, students are well educated, and the quality of their achievement and learning is excellent.

    ISI Report, 2014, Bedales
  • 1:7
    Our ratio of staff to students

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Swaziland Returns6:50am
Blk 5 China trip returns3:50pm
Half term ends. Boarding houses open from 6pm. School supper 6-6.45pm School train met by coach. Boarders return by 9pm