Millions of children in the UK are living on the brink of poverty, but if a child is talented and hardworking, absolutely nothing should stop them from reaching their full potential. 

An inability to pay for an education that will allow a child to flourish and become the best possible version of themselves should not be a barrier.

The John Badley Foundation is ambitious and far reaching. We aim to offer fully funded places for children whose family circumstances mean that attending Dunhurst and Bedales would otherwise be impossible.

Keeping the school open to a diverse and vibrant community has got to be a good thing for everyone.  

Help us to change lives and give more children the chance to reach their full potential, by joining the 1893 Club. 

“No one tried to judge me and there was no time to be nervous or introspective - there was always far too much to do" - John Badley Foundation Beneficiary 

All members commit to donate a regular gift of £18.93 (to commemorate Bedales’ founding year) every month, quarter, or just once a year.  When the time comes to offer a full bursary place, Bedales School will cover half of the cost. Therefore, every £1 you donate to the John Badley Foundation will be doubled.

Everyone who joins the 1893 Club will be invited to special events and given a membership badge.

“I would like to say that Bedales was definitely instrumental in putting the ‘yes’ inside me. Being in a solid community of people, staff and students, who encouraged me to do what I love doing erased much of the self-doubt within me. Finding my path on my terms has been so important to me since leaving and something Bedales helped instil in me, for which I am grateful." - John Badley Foundation Beneficiary 

John Badley Foundation + Bedales Education = Life Transformation

Join the 1893 Club today

It’s easy to set up a monthly gift, just click on the link below:

Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Please don’t forget to tell us who you are when you donate online.

Or, if you would prefer to complete a form (or donate quarterly or annually) please download the 1893 Club form and Direct Debit Instruction form.

Benefits of becoming an 1893 Club member

You will be giving a young person a life-changing opportunity

  • You will be offered a special 1893 Club pin badge
  • Wearing your 1893 Club pin badge at specific school events, will qualify you for a free drink
  • You will be invited to the annual ‘Thank You’ Afternoon Tea and Pimm’s Reception (during Badley Weekend in September). This is a relaxed gathering of people from across the Bedalian community who have all shown their support. We enjoy wonderful Jazz played by students on the terrace of the Sam Banks Pavilion and following the tea, guests are offered a tour of a particular area of the school. (In 2017 guests were given an exclusive preview of the Lupton Hall during its refurbishment.  In 2016 a guided tour of the new Art & Design building was given.)
  • You will also be invited to other school events throughout the year

Thank you for your support