Day students at Bedales play a vital role in school life, and have the same curricular and co-curricular opportunities as Boarders.

Students in the Day Common Room at Bedales Senior

The Day Common Room

The Day Common Room (DCR) is a lively and supportive space at the heart of the school, which serves as a base for Day students. However, As Day students and Boarders are fully integrated, it is an area where everyone is welcome.

As well as housing Day students’ lockers, students visit the DCR to play table football, table tennis, board games or challenge each other to a game on the Nintendo Wii.

For those students looking for a quieter environment, the Goldie has study spaces and chill out areas, ideal for doing prep during study periods. 

Wednesday afternoons

Wednesday afternoon is a time when students have more flexibility to choose what to do with their time. 

Like Boarders, Day students can use the time to take part in sports fixtures, spend time in the music, art or design departments, head into Petersfield with friends, or simply relax in the DCR.

Pizza Shack at Bedales

Day House Council

The Day House Council gives Day students the opportunity to get their views heard and make suggestions. The Day Council meets once a week, with several representatives from each year group, to discuss matters in order to improve the day-to-day experience for Day students.

Day House staff

The Day Houseparents provide pastoral support and guidance for Day students in their care. They work closely with each other, as well as students and their families, school colleagues and other agencies to support students and oversee the DCR.

The Day House team are:

  • Charlotte Harding, Senior Day Houseparent 
  • Kevin Boniface, Day Houseparent
  • Emma Eldridge, Day Houseparent
  • Chloe Nicklin-Smith, Day Houseparent (currently on maternity leave)
  • Jo Offer, Day House Assistant