The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) has announced that Bedales Headmaster, Keith Budge, will be HMC Chair for 2017-18, and assumes the role of HMC Chair Elect from 1 September 2016. HMC represents the majority of the UK’s leading independent schools and has a growing international membership. The HMC Chair is a part-time and representative role carried out by a serving head.
Posted on 01 September 2016
The school with the arts at its heart has opened its eagerly awaited new Art & Design building. On Saturday 25 June, Bedales’ new two-storey timber clad building opened to cheers from parents and students in a ceremony incorporating an orchestra and choral singing as part of its annual Parents’ Day celebrations. The building combines all the Art and Design disciplines taught at Bedales under one roof – painting and fashion, industrial design and sculpture, woodwork, jewellery, ceramics, print-making, sculpting and drawing. A large oak tree dominates the development and the building backs onto the Outdoor Work department, which the school hopes will encourage collaboration between disciplines and engagement with the outdoors.
Posted on 01 July 2016
To celebrate the end of term, and to practise spoken French in a ‘real’ situation, Year 3 invited their parents to ‘Le Paradis des Enfants’ a pop-up creperie at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie. With help from older students, the children made and served chocolate, strawberries and sugar and spinach and cheese crêpes. It was such a success that the children had uninvited guests from the senior schools and we ran out of crêpes! Pictured: Dunannie pupils serving up their crêpes.
Posted on 01 July 2016
Colin Baty has been announced as the new Head of Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst (Steep, Hampshire) from September 2017. He will succeed Jane Grubb who has decided to stand down next summer after six years to pursue a new business venture. Colin taught at Dunhurst between 1999 and 2005 and his wife Debbie taught at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie, from 1996 to 2005 and grew up in Steep. They were also both house parents at the prep school.
Posted on 22 June 2016
Children at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie, celebrated Water Day last week where they learned the importance of water as a resource with the help of charity, WaterAid.
Posted on 17 June 2016
A fun run and picnic was held in the sunshine at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie last week. Approximately £270 was raised for Friends of Dunannie, Save the Children and Young Minds.
Posted on 23 May 2016
This year’s Dog Show & Fete was a hit with both two-legged and four-legged friends on Saturday 7 May on the sports pitch at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst. The annual event is hosted by the Friends of Dunhurst (parents’ association) and this year raised funds for the John Badley Foundation (JBF), which provides full bursary support for pupils to attend Bedales Prep and Senior Schools. Categories included: Cuddliest Dog in The World, Best Rescue Dog and Dog Most Likely to Catch a Rabbit. The Dog Show was part of the JBF Big Weekend which included a quiz night and lunch with special guest and Old Bedalian Kirstie Allsopp; in total the weekend raised £6,500.
Posted on 13 May 2016
Ahead of the Liberating Leaders conference at Bedales on 25 May, the TES has published an article on school leadership by Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales School
Posted on 10 May 2016
Bedales Parents’ Association has great pleasure in inviting you to the inaugural John Badley Foundation Big Weekend on 6, 7 and 9 May. Parental engagement is a vital part of what we do and this weekend is all about fostering the fruitful partnership between School, students and parents.
Posted on 22 April 2016
The Petersfield Shakespeare Festival is set to return this summer in time to celebrate the 400 Anniversary of the great bard, with a nod to the entire canon by bringing to the stage a Tragedy, a Comedy, a History and… The Tempest!
Posted on 20 April 2016