Bedales moves to remote learning

Posted on 20th March 2020

Following the Government’s announcement that schools in England will close from 20 March 2020, the three Bedales Schools (Senior, Prep and Pre-prep) closed their site to pupils from 19 March this term, a week earlier than planned. Some students will remain at school until 21 March to finish practical art and design project work, or for boarders to finalise arrangements for their travel home.

The school term will continue next week with a switch to remote teaching and learning from Monday 23 March 2020.

Head of Bedales Schools, Magnus Bashaarat commented:

“These are extraordinary times, as we all are all witnessing, but the cohesion and mutual support of the Bedales community has been much evidenced over recent weeks. Like other organisations, schools are needing to adapt quickly to this fast-changing and extremely challenging situation.”

“I am hugely grateful to our students, staff, and parents for their positive and supportive response as these unusual circumstances unfold. We are working hard to ensure pupils across the three Bedales Schools continue to access our unique curriculum as we introduce the systems for remote delivery of their education.“

Meanwhile, the school is following Government advice to minimise the spread of COVID-19. Pupils, staff, parents and visitors are complying with a revised visitor policy which requires individuals to have been free of symptoms of a new, continuous cough and/or high temperature for seven days, and that if they live with others, all family members being free of symptoms for 14 days, otherwise they will have been required to isolate themselves at home.

Government advice on Coronavirus | Bedales visitor policy