Every year the school community celebrates the educational principles of founder John Badley through an annual event: the 'Badley Celebration Weekend'. Staff, students and parents from the three Bedales Schools participate in a range of events and celebrations – including working together on projects for the Badley Whole School Effort across the campus in the spirit of the school motto “Work of Each for Weal of All” where activities can include tree planting and lake dredging. The Badley Community Festival takes place the day after and is a themed celebratory event.

Badley Weekend & Badley Community Festival 2016

Bedales Community Festival drew people from far and wide during the annual celebration in recognition of Bedales' founder, John Haden Badley. Visitors were treated to an array of displays which included birds of prey, a petting zoo and hands-on activities including code-breaking, climbing wall, cake decorating, pizza baking and sand art. An activity tent set up by Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie, kept the under 8s entertained and live music and refreshments based around the pavilion proved a hit with visitors. The Festival raised £2,300 to be split between MencapThe Kings Arms and Home Start Butser. Find out more about 2016's Festival.

Above: Head, Hand and Heart, Badley Weekend 2016 poster designed by Rosanna Verdon-Roe, 6.1.