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

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