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

The year Dunannie was founded
Flock of Jacob sheep
320 seats
In the Olivier Theatre opened in 1996
Flood-lit all-weather pitches
Loaves baked weekly by students
Keith Budge appointed as Headmaster in 2001
Outdoor Music Garden in Orchard
Bedales Prep (Dunhurst) is co-located with Bedales Pre-prep (Dunannie) and Bedales Senior School on 120 acre estate
Dunhurst was founded
pupils, aged 3-8
Day and boarding students, aged 13-18
Flexi boarding available at Dunhurst
Jo Webbern appointed as Head of Dunannie
Land Rover restored by students
Founded in 1899 by John Haden Badley
Bedales Pre-prep (Dunannie) is co-located with Bedales Prep (Dunhurst) and Bedales Senior School on 120 acre estate
Co-educational house for 6.2 (upper sixth)
Outdoor classroom
Fully co-educational since 1898
Self-contained fully equipped Nursery in converted barn
Dunhurst moved to current building
Annual Science Eckersley Lecture began in 1966
Our ratio of staff to students
Outdoor Work classroom
Bedales Senior School is co-located with Bedales Pre-prep (Dunannie) and Bedales Prep (Dunhurst) on 120-acre estate
120 acre estate with 17 acres of playing fields
Dunhurst art room built by staff in 1967
Day and boarding pupils, aged 8-13
2014 - opening of the Kadian Observatory, built by students
2016 new Art & Design Building opened
Allocated for scholarships and means-tested bursaries every year
Miles from London
Bedales Assessed Courses introduced in 2006 as a more interesting and challenging alternative to GCSE
The now well-established tradition of Whole School Efforts began in 1985
Over 300 boarders at Bedales