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Welcome to Bedales Schools

Bedales was founded by John Haden Badley in 1893 to be a humane alternative to the authoritarian regimes typical of late-Victorian public schools.

We aim to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and the freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged.  First rate teaching and learning, with formative and summative assessment, must underpin academic excellence.  These qualities, which create lifelong learners and develop both critical and creative thinking, should permeate every area of our lives – whether that be in assemblies, conversations or classrooms.