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The new Bedales Art & Design building has been awarded a National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Posted on 26 June 2017
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Children from Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie experienced the magic of the Watercress Line last week.
Posted on 26 June 2017
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More than 60 children from local schools participated in a mini tennis festival at Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie on 14 June.
Posted on 16 June 2017
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In a recent article for Independent School Parent magazine, Jo Webbern, head of Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie, explains the school’s philosophy of giving children the freedom to do and make things for themselves, under the guidanc
Posted on 23 May 2017
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Bedales features heavily in an article recently published in TES on the subject of animals in schools. The author and lecturer at Kingston University, Jennifer Richardson, , explains that many schools are home to a variety of animals in the belief that it improves pupil engagement and may even bo
Posted on 22 May 2017
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In a recent blog for HMC (the Headmasters’ and headmistresses’ Conference), Keith Budge shares his concern that schools risk losing subjects such as art, drama and music, and with them our greatest assets in encouraging creat
Posted on 15 May 2017
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The centenary of the death of poet, Edward Thomas, who was killed in France at the Battle of Arras on April 9, 1917 is being marked by Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst and Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie.
Posted on 08 May 2017
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In the latest issue of Baby Hampshire, Jo Webbern, Head of Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie discusses the importance of outdoor learning.
Posted on 21 April 2017
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We have updated many aspects of the site including the navigation, so you can find the information you need more easily.
Posted on 21 April 2017
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In the light of recent development in Europe and the US, Absolutely Education reports on how we engage young people in politics.  The articles states: “The long tradition of debate and oratory in our independent schools is a very good place to start”; Keith Budge is featured discussing the approach at Bedales. In the article, Keith says: “Debate stands at the very heart of a classical education. In the classical context, the focus of education was on the subjects and skills deemed essential if one was to take an active part in civic life – for example, public debate. Any effective contribution to public life requires the exercise of rhetorical skills, and Bedales encourages both public speaking and debating,”
Posted on 16 March 2017

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