Bedales is set in 120 acres of South Downs National Park in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire.

Originally based in Lindfield, West Sussex, Bedales founder John Badley moved the school to Petersfield in rural Hampshire in 1900 when the lease on the original school house was expiring, so students could continue to benefit from clean air and a close connection to the landscape.

The estate includes playing fields, orchards, woodland, pasture and a nature reserve; the countryside comes right to the heart of the schools.

Our facilities

Our three schools share the following facilities:

  • Full-size, floodlit astroturf
  • Sports Hall, with the floor space to take eight badminton courts and equipped with indoor cricket nets
  • Modern indoor swimming pool
  • Two gymnasiums
  • Multi-gym
  • Six hard floodlit netball/tennis courts
  • 17 acres of playing fields, incorporating cricket and football pitches

We also have exceptional IT facilities, with wireless coverage across our campus.

Our buildings

An eclectic mix of buildings adds to the charm of the school’s setting.

They range from the modern, custom-designed classrooms at Bedales Prep and Bedales Pre-prep, through to the Grade I listed Lupton Hall and Memorial Library at Bedales, and the contemporary, award-winning Olivier Theatre, Orchard Building and Art & Design Building.

Facilities hire

Bedales runs an active lettings programme used by local and international organisations. The school lets its facilities for residential conferences during the school holidays and for non-residential events at any time of the year.

Find out more about hiring the facilities at Bedales here.