Come and see
Do please come and visit us - we are an hour from London. That is the best way to experience the unique 'head, hand, heart' ethos of the school. We hold frequent Open Mornings and Taster Days. Although please note that all large-scale admissions events are currently virtual due to the restrictions on accessing UK schools.
At the senior school approximately two-thirds of students are boarders. Most families are based in London and the South East, UK. About 10 per cent of parents work or live overseas. London (Waterloo Station) and the major airports of Gatwick and Heathrow are all approximately one hour travelling time. We run a morning bus service from surrounding towns and villages.
The school participates in overseas recruitment visits. Although we recommend that all potential candidates visit the school before entry, we are able to offer admissions assessments overseas.
We are committed to broadening access to the school through financial support. We participate in bursary initiatives which are means-tested and awarded according to need; these include the school's own John Badley Foundation and Bedales Grants Trust Fund, and also ButtleUK and Royal Springboard. Scholarship awards are largely honorific – they bring with them financial recognition that is small relative to the fees. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded on merit.