Badley Day sees students and staff work together in a ‘whole school effort’ to practise the school motto – ‘Work of Each for Weal of All’ – on a range of projects to improve the outdoor environment at Bedales and beyond, as a celebration of the school’s foundation by education visionary John Badley.

Badley Day
Badley Day
Badley Day
Badley Day
Badley Day
Badley Day

In 2019, projects at Bedales Senior School included clearing a pond on the school site, extending the parking area adjacent to the school theatre, relocating a chicken coop, maintaining footpaths and clearing a pond at Steep Primary School, and carrying out maintenance at Steep Common and All Saints’ Church.

Bedales Prep, Dunhurst and Pre-prep, Dunannie host their own Badley Day celebrations. In 2019, Children from Dunannie carried out work around the school playground and orchard and Dunhurst held a community working bee followed by a choice of two walks.

Dunhurst Badley Day
Dunhurst Badley Day
Dunhurst Badley Day
Dunhurst Badley Day
Dunhurst Badley Day
Dunhurst Badley Day

An additional two 'all-in' community days, named after John Badley's wife, Amy Garrett, and Bedales co-founder Oswald Powell, are held at Bedales Senior School in the Spring and Summer Terms.