Headmaster of Bedales
Bedales was founded to be different. Where other schools imposed conformity, we have nurtured individuality, initiative and an enquiring mind.
The school places particular emphasis on collaboration and care for others, although our students are naturally ambitious and competitive. Personal relationships here evince remarkable trust and rapport. Mutual respect is earned, not exacted by rank. This is why everyone, staff and students, is on first-name terms. The relaxed atmosphere allows students to concentrate on the complex business of learning, developing, and becoming their own person. We have led the country in replacing many GCSEs with our own more interesting and more demanding Bedales Assessed Courses.
Bedales students move on comfortably to university and beyond because they are self-disciplined, already used to organising their own time, studying in depth, and mixing and debating with their elders.
The students who will gain most from our community are those who will give most and join us wholeheartedly in this unique educational experience.