Bedales in numbers

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

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