Badley Day sees students and staff work together in a ‘whole school effort’ to practise the school motto – ‘Work of Each for Weal of All’ – on a range of projects to improve the outdoor environment at Bedales and beyond, as a celebration of the school’s foundation by education visionary John Badley.
In 2019, projects at Bedales Senior School included clearing a pond on the school site, extending the parking area adjacent to the school theatre, relocating a chicken coop, maintaining footpaths and clearing a pond at Steep Primary School, and carrying out maintenance at Steep Common and All Saints’ Church.
Bedales Prep, Dunhurst and Pre-prep, Dunannie host their own Badley Day celebrations. In 2019, Children from Dunannie carried out work around the school playground and orchard and Dunhurst held a community working bee followed by a choice of two walks.
An additional two 'all-in' community days, named after Bedales co-founder Oswald Powell and John Badley's wife, Amy Garrett, are held at Bedales Senior School in the Spring and Summer Terms.