We are committed to broadening access to the school by offering financial support. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded on merit; they are not means-tested. From 13+ upwards, scholarships may be supplemented by bursaries, awarded at the time of entry, which are means-tested and awarded according to need.
Bedales (per term)
Dunhurst (per term)
Half Boarding (3 Nights): £6,500
Flexi-Boarding: £39 per night
Dunannie (per term)
Year 3: £2,985
Year 1 & 2: £2,575
Nursery (per day)*
Morning session (8.30 – 12.00): £29.25
Morning session (8.30 – 1.00): £36.25
School provided lunch: £2.80
Afternoon session 1.00 – 3.30: £21.25
* Children attend a minimum of two sessions per week up to a maximum of 10, depending on availability of places. The Government currently offers a free early years entitlement scheme of 15 hours per week which Dunannie supports. Children are entitled to these free sessions from the term following their third birthday.
First study: £29.00
Second and third studies (only at discretion of Director of Music): £21.00
Musical instrument hire charge (per term): £36.50
Speech and LAMDA
Group (3+): £10.00
Shared (2) (Dunhurst & Dunannie only): £20.50
Group (3+) (Dunhurst & Dunannie only): £15.00
Shared (2): £18.50
Group (3+): £8.50
Individual: £26.00 per hour or £15.50 per 30 minutes
Shared: £15.50 per hour
Group of 3: £10.50 per hour
Group of 4: £8.50 per hour
All fees for additional lessons are based on 35 minute lessons (apart from tennis) and shown per lesson. Should lessons be organised that are shorter or longer they will be charged on a pro rata basis.
We are committed to broadening access to the school by offering financial support and the school commits up to 5% of its fee income to this.
Scholarships awards are largely honorific – they bring with them financial recognition that is small relative to the fees. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded on merit. From 11+ upwards they may be supplemented by bursaries, awarded at the time of entry, which are meanstested
and awarded according to need. Means-tested bursaries may also be awarded at other
times to help families in any of the three schools through temporary financial difficulties.
In addition of up to 5% of its fee income allocated to means-tested financial assistance, grants can be made from the Bedales Grants Trust Fund, which was set up to help children of Old Bedalians and others.
In 2012-13 the school awarded 91 scholarships and 50 bursaries worth more than £0.81 million.
|10+ Music (younger, exceptionally gifted musicians: please enquire)||January of year of entry||Mid November before year of entry|
|10+ or 11+ Academic||January of year of entry||No separate application needed|
|11+ Academic, Music||January of year of entry||Mid November before year of entry|
|13+ Academic||Feb/Mar of year of entry||30 November before year of entry|
|13+ Music, Art||Jan/Feb of year of entry||30 November before year of entry|
|16+ Academic, Music, Art||Nov before year of entry||14 October before year of entry|
|16+ E C Simon Science Scholarship||No separate assessment||No separate application needed|
|17+ Drama, Design||No separate Assessment. We make awards at the end of 6.1 on the basis of students' contributions to these areas of Bedales life.||No separate application needed|
Bursaries at the time of entry
|11+ and 13+||Questionnaire||30 November in year before entry|
|16+||Questionnaire||31 October in year before entry|
|Bursaries to cover temporary financial difficulties -
All schools, at any time
|Entry will usually be to Dunhurst at 11+ or Bedales at 13+ or Sixth Form, although other entry points will be considered||Meeting and application form||Assessments in January for entry in the same year or the following academic year.|
* John Badley Foundation - the school has introduced a new initiative, the John Badley Foundation (JBF), which awards 100% bursaries to broaden access to the Bedales Schools. Applicants for JBF awards will undergo a separate assessment process, involving visiting the school for one day in January for entry in one of the next two academic years. For more information about the JBF bursary scheme, contact the Registrar Janie Jarman (01730) 711733; firstname.lastname@example.org). For more detailed information on how to apply for a JBF bursary click here.
More details on fees (eg. speech training, learning support, Dance, Music), scholarships and bursaries are available in the Current Information brochure.
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