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Bede's Preparatory School

Duke's Drive, Eastbourne, Sussex, United Kingdom BN20 7XL

Age Range & Fees

Age Range0 to 13
Annual Day Fees£10230 to £17400
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£25110 to £25650

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
193Day154
16Full Board10
0Weekly0
209Total164

Number of Staff

Full-time: 50
Part-time: 30

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Mr Giles Entwisle


Bede's Preparatory School is part of the St Bede's School Trust. Situated on the edge of the South Downs, overlooking the beach at Eastbourne, the Prep School caters for day and boarding pupils up to the age of 13. At this point most of the pupils move onto the Senior School, set in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Each school provides magnificent facilities on site, fresh air and the space for pupils to discover their talents in and out of the classroom.

At Bede’s, education is all about the individual. Our pupils explore and develop their talents in small classes, where they are stimulated and challenged; while extensive extra-curricular activities provide a broad education in its truest sense. This breadth enables pupils to try many different things and find out what they are really good at.

To ensure our pupils are getting the most out of their education, we monitor each individual’s academic and social progress closely and there is always a helping hand available if needed. Our pupils gain the confidence to give things a go, and to ask when they are unsure. They learn that in school, as in life, the more they put in, the more they take out and there is always a buzz of excitement and energy at Bede’s.

To appreciate this vitality fully, you really need to experience it for yourself. We warmly invite you to visit our school, meet our pupils and staff and experience Bede’s first hand.

Nicholas Bevington
Headmaster
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    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Environmental studies
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Photography
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • Greek
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Football
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Horse riding and management
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Dyslexia

    Method of Entry

    • Interview
    • This is a non-selective school
    • Report from previous school
    • Visit school
    • Taster days

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Drama
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Art
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Financial need
    • Sport
    • Ballet or dance
    • Means tested bursaries

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • IAPS

    Religious Affliations:

    • Church of England
    • Inter-denominational


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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