The Bedales Grants Trust Fund (BGTF) was founded in 1927 to provide financial support through bursaries for students at Bedales, particularly (but not exclusively) those with Old Bedalian connections. Over its long existence it has, through a combination of generous lifetime giving and legacies, been able to award a significant number of bursaries for students in need of fee support during their time at Bedales.

On average, the BGTF supports 20-25 students per year by funding one third of annual fees over their school career at Bedales. 

The BGTF is a registered charity (No.1036179) which is independent from the school and governed by independent trustees. The current trustees are Dennis Archer (Bedales staff 1974-2008), Cathy Baxandall, Chair (nee Dwyer, OB 1970-76), Camilla Church (OB 1989-1992), Stephen Davies (OB 1989-1994), Josephine Jonathan (OB 2006-2008) and Lynn Pearcy (OB 1972-1977).

Applications for BGTF support can be made via the Admissions Office: email:; tel: 01730 711544.

New donations to BGTF, whether lifetime or by means of a legacy in a will, are always welcome. For more information, please contact the Bedales Development Office (