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Bedales School, Hampshire

School Details
School Crest
Church Road,
United Kingdom,
GU32 2DG

Tel: +44 1730 300100
Fax: +44 1730 300500

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Keith Budge

Janie Jarman

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
13 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Please contact school for more details on staff numbers
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Interview, Please apply to school, Residential assessment, Assessment, Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Music, Means tested bursaries, Other scholarships, Sport, Drama, Other bursaries, Senior school entry, Financial need, Art, Academic, 6th Form

What we offer

  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Classics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Environmental studies
  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Government/Politics
  • Critical thinking
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Ancient Greek
  • French
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Japanese
  • German
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Martial arts
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Scuba diving
  • Rock climbing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Young Enterprise
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Skiing
  • Chess
  • Orienteering
  • Astronomy
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoBedales was founded to be different. Where other schools imposed conformity, we have nurtured individuality, initiative and an enquiring mind. We maintain high standards of behaviour, which we believe arise best from self-discipline and from caring about others.

Although our students are naturally ambitious and competitive, the school places particular emphasis on collaboration. Our students move on comfortably to university and beyond, because they are already used to organising their own time, studying in depth, and mixing and debating with their elders.

Personal relationships here evince remarkable trust and rapport. Mutual respect is earned, not exacted by rank. This is why everyone, staff and students, is on first-name terms.

The relaxed atmosphere allows students to concentrate on the complex business of learning, developing, and becoming their own person. We have led the country in replacing many GCSEs with our own more interesting and more demanding Bedales Assessed Courses.

A glance at our online calendar of events (www.bedales.org.uk) gives a sense of the breadth and depth of the opportunities at Bedales. The students who will gain most from our community are those who will give most and join us wholeheartedly in this unique educational experience.

Our top higher education destinations are a diverse mix of Oxbridge, red brick and art college, with 10% of students progressing to Oxbridge. Bedales students therefore arrive at a similar place to those in more formal education settings. They have just taken a different route.

Bedales students have achieved strong A Level results for 2016 with the school's highest ever percentage of A* grades at 22%. They have secured places at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Durham, Glasgow, Exeter, Warwick, New York University and University of California, Los Angeles. 46% of all grades were A*-A and 77% at A*-B

Bedales, together with its Prep school (Dunhurst) and Pre-prep (Dunannie) are set in the heart of the stunning South Downs National Park in Hampshire, only one hour from London by train. Entry is from Nursery through to Sixth Form with boarding from 10 years.

  • 20th September 2017 - Bedales Open Morning - contact Jo Alldridge (jalldridge@bedales.org.uk)
  • 7th October 2017 - Bedales Open Morning - contact Jo Alldridge (jalldridge@bedales.org.uk)
  • 25th November 2017 - Bedales Open Morning - contact Jo Alldridge (jalldridge@bedales.org.uk)
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