From its very beginnings, Bedales has had a reputation as a radical sort of place. Founded in the late 19th-century in reaction to the regimented, over-regulated education system of the day, it remains an ahead-of-the-curve, gently selective co-ed for children who thrive on getting stuck in. And, at a time when the importance of hands-on, Good Life-style skills is coming back to the fore, the emphasis on outdoor work (Bedales has a farm, pupils keep bees and learn about traditional crafts such as blacksmithing) feels spot-on.
Academically, the school offers a pioneering, progressive combination of GCSEs, IGCSEs and its own (UCAS-recognised) Bedales Assessed Courses ...
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Fees and bursaries
Day fees per term
Boarding fees per term
Bedales offers fee support of up to 100 per cent, with the potential for further support for additional costs, to families who would not otherwise be able to afford them. While the school does not require pupils to already qualify for a scholarship award to be eligible for a bursary, they do note that since the available funds are limited and the school wishes to enable pupils with particularly strong talents the chance to attend, a number of bursary beneficiaries are also scholars.
For more information, as well as contact information for further details, please see the school’s website:
Registrar Janie Jarmanadmissions@bedales.org.uk
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Bedales wins Independent-State School Partnership Award for innovative collaboration
Bedales has won the Independent-state school partnership award in the 2021 Tes Independent School Awards for its collaboration with The Key pupil referral unit.
Bedales student shortlisted for Young Composers Award
An original composition by a Bedales student has been shortlisted in the National
Centre for Early Music (NCEM)’s Young Composers Award 2021.
WATCH: Bedales Spring Concert
WATCH: Bedales Virtual Open Morning Teaser
Next virtual open mornings are 24th April and 12th June 2021.
WATCH: Bedales Summer Rock Show 2020 - The Chain
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