The John Badley Foundation offers financial support through bursaries, giving more young people a chance to benefit from the transformational opportunity a Bedales education can provide.

If you would like to support a child to come to Bedales, please consider joining the 1893 Club

All members of the 1893 Club commit to donate a regular gift to the Foundation. 

In order to offer a bursary place, the school must have the confidence that it will be able to fund that child’s entire time at the school, whether they start at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst or in sixth form.  Therefore, regular gifts play a crucial role in helping the John Badley Foundation to plan future support.

We suggest you commemorate the year Bedales was founded by donating £18.93 per month, but you could make a quarterly donation of this amount, or even just once per year. 

Match funding

When the time comes to fund the full school fees for a bursary recipient, Bedales School will cover half of the costs. Therefore, every pound you donate to the John Badley Foundation will be doubled.

Join the 1893 Club today

It’s easy to set up a monthly gift, just click on the link below:

Please don’t forget to tell us who you are when you donate online.

Or, if you would prefer to complete a form (or donate quarterly or annually) please download the 1893 Club form and Direct Debit Instruction form.

Benefits of becoming an 1893 Club member

You will be giving a young person a life-changing opportunity

  • You will be offered a special 1893 Club pin badge
  • Wearing your 1893 Club pin badge at specific school events, will qualify you for a free drink
  • You will be invited to the annual ‘Thank You’ Afternoon Tea and Pimm’s Reception (during Badley Weekend in September). This is a relaxed gathering of people from across the Bedalian community who have all shown their support. We enjoy wonderful Jazz played by students on the terrace of the Sam Banks Pavilion and following the tea, guests are offered a tour of a particular area of the school. (In 2017 guests were given an exclusive preview of the Lupton Hall during its refurbishment.  In 2016 a guided tour of the new Art & Design building was given.)
  • You will also be invited to other school events throughout the year

Thank you for your support