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Bede's Senior School, Sussex

The Dicker, near Hailsham, Sussex, BN27 3QH
Tel: +44 1323 843252  Fax: +44 1323 442628
Web: www.bedes.org
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Headmaster: Dr Richard Maloney, MTheol MA PhD
Admissions Manager: Ms Michele Holden
Business Manager: Mr D Neely

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Age range:13 - 18
Day pupils: 330 boys and 221 girls
Annual day fees: £15,450 - £15,450
Annual weekly boarding fees: £25,725 - £25,725
Full boarding pupils: 190 boys and 133 girls
Annual full boarding fees: £25,725 - £25,725
TOTAL PUPILS: 520 boys and 354 girls, including 197 boys and 142 girls in the 6th form
Staff numbers: 273 full time and 84 part time
Method of entry: GCSE results, Interview, References, Report from previous school
Accreditations and affiliations: AGBIS, BSA, HMC
Religious affiliation: Non-denominational
Teaching languages: English
Scholarships and bursaries: 6th Form, Academic, Art, Ballet or dance, CDT, Drama, Financial need, Means tested assisted places, Music, Other scholarships, Senior school entry, Sport

A word from the head

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At Bede’s we have an unswerving commitment to bringing the best out of every student. Each young person has something exceptional to offer, a talent to express, successes to find. Our job is to help unfold those talents and interests.

We are justly proud of our achievements in supporting our students to attain the very best they can academically. Moreover, we recognise the need for young people to develop self-confidence, enjoyment in their learning and for them to participate and excel beyond the classroom. We want our students to see the value in accepting social responsibility, to develop teamwork and leadership skills, to behave with integrity and respect themselves and others. It is only in these things that a truly successful education is found.

Bede’s is an extraordinary school with an extraordinary atmosphere. Our driving motivation is for every student to feel valued, supported and, ultimately, for them to flourish and contribute to society. Our website offers an insight into our work and, in due course, I look forward to welcoming you to our unique school.

Dr Richard Maloney

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  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Environmental studies
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Language club
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
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Curriculum and exams

Exam boards: All GCE exam boards, AQA, AS Level, BTEC, Cambridge Pre-U, Edexcel Foundation, GCSE, IELTS, IGCSE, OCR
  • % pass rate at grades A* to C (exams at age 16): 84%
  • % pass rate (exams at age 18): 96%
  • Are vocational courses (such as AVCE/GNVQ) offered?
  • Yes
  • 50 courses are offered for age 18 exams
  • 98% of pupils went on to Higher Education or took a Gap Year

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  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

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