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

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