There is an activity slot (Garrett Time) to start the day from 8.25 - 9.25am followed by tutor time, with lessons following at 9.45am and continuing to 12.20pm. The second activity slot appears as a middle of the day break from lessons after lunch from 1.10 - 2.10pm (Badley Time) with lessons resuming at 2.10pm and finishing at 6.00pm, with a short break from 4.35 - 4.50pm. The final activity slot of the day runs from 7.15 - 8.15pm (Powell Time). We expect students to choose a range of activities, including service opportunities, loosely organised into 'Head, Hand and Heart' categories in their Garrett, Badley and Powell sessions (named after key figures in the founding of the school).

After the last class ends at 6.00pm, day students, like their boarding counterparts, will take part in hand-shaking at assemblies and enjoy the many events and activities that take place in the school every evening, including Jaw and Civics. Depending on their activity slots and assemblies, day students will be free to leave from 6.30pm.

Bedales Later Start Pilot Timetable
Period/Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7.30-9.30am Breakfast open from 7.30am; last entry at 9.00am

8.25-9.25am

Garrett Time

Study opportunities and 'head, hand, heart' activities, which focus on starting the day well
9.25-9.45am  Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time

9.45-10.55am

Period 1 & 2

           

10.55-11.10am

Break

Break time Break time Break time Break time Break time Break time

11.10am-12.20pm

Period 3 & 4

          Period 3: 11.10-11.45am

12.20-1.10pm

Lunch

Split lunch - early entry (12.20pm) for students with early commitments and Block 3 12.25-1.00pm 
Period 5
Split lunch - early entry (12.20pm) for students with early commitments and Block 3 11.50am-1.00pm: Period 4 and 5

1.10-2.10pm

Badley Time

'Head, hand, heart' activities and study options, alongside larger cross year group rehearsals in the arts and sports training or fixtures Split lunch 'Head, hand, heart' activities and study options, alongside larger cross year group rehearsals in the arts and sports training or fixtures  

2.10-3.20pm

Period 5 & 6

    Service and sports opportunities, alongside study options, cross year group rehearsals in the arts and the option to go home      

3.20-3.25pm

Break

Walking time Walking time Service and sports opportunities, alongside study options, cross year group rehearsals in the arts and the option to go home Walking time Walking time  

3.25-4.35pm

Period 7 & 8

    Service and sports opportunities, alongside study options, cross year group rehearsals in the arts and the option to go home      

4.35-4.50pm

Break

Break time Break time Service and sports opportunities, alongside study options, cross year group rehearsals in the arts and the option to go home Break time Break time  

4.50-6.00pm

Period 9 & 10

    Service and sports opportunities, alongside study options, cross year group rehearsals in the arts and the option to go home      

6.00-6.30pm

Assembly Time

Jaw Rotating House / Year Group Assembly Sign-in for boarders at 6.00pm School Assembly    

6.30-7.00pm

Supper

           
7.00-7.15pm Sign-in window on Flat for boarders or Day students who are staying

7.15-8.15pm 

Powell Time

Study opportunities and 'head, hand, heart' activities with practical subject areas being available for use (the Art & Design building and the Music School) alongside cross year group rehearsals in the arts
8.15-8.45pm Free time
8.45-9.00pm Sign-in on Flat - then free time
10.00pm Bedtime
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Jaw

The name ‘Jaw’ is believed to have been coined by Oscar Wilde, when visiting his son at Bedales. The fortnightly Jaw engages students in moral and spiritual concerns, usually through using visiting speakers. Sometimes this involves marking a point in the faith calendar or a student-led debate. Read more about Jaw.

Civics

The Civics programme gives students the opportunity to hear views and opinions from highly regarded personalities from a variety of backgrounds, industries or professions. These events are very popular for the students as it gives them a real insight into other lives, worlds, issues and potential careers. Past speakers have included Sir John Scarlett, former Head of MI6 and Oxford Don, Dr Peter Frankopan on the topic of the Byzantine Empire.  

Wednesday afternoons

On Wednesday afternoons students can choose to study, attend a rehearsal, play sport, volunteer, or walk into Petersfield in small groups. 

Day students

Although they have their own base in the centre of the school, day students are made welcome in the boarding houses: they can be equally involved in the communal life of the school but simply go home to sleep.

Every day student has a houseparent, who pays particular attention to the student’s overall welfare and well-being, and is in regular liaison with the student’s tutor and parents.

View a film about a day in the life of our Sixth Form students.