Hampshire, United Kingdom
About Bedales School
Bedales School is an independent, co-educational, selective, day and boarding school for children aged 13-18. It is situated in Petersfield in Hampshire and there are 460 pupils on its roll. There are admission fees and scholarships and bursaries are available.
Bedales is a charitable trust and was founded in 1893 by J H Badley as a humane alternative to the authoritarian regimes of the late-Victorian public schools. Its founding ethos was, and still is, “Head, Hand and Heart.”
Mr Keith Budge
Values and vision
The school prides itself on having a strong sense of belonging and it has five core aims for its pupils; to develop inquisitive thinkers with a love learning, to help develop talents through doing and making, to foster each individual and encourage initiative, creativity and appreciation of beauty, to ensure students, alumni, parents and staff take pride in the communities distinctiveness and to feel valued and nourished, and to foster interest beyond the school, with the community and to develop national and international awareness
“The School is extremely successful in achieving its aims. It is a mutual learning society, determined to maintain its momentum for continuous development. At all stages, students are well educated, and the quality of their achievement and learning is excellent. Students with SEND or EAL achieve well and make rapid progress through the excellent support they receive as their needs are carefully met. More able students and those with particular gifts or talents achieve suitably high standards in a variety of activities.”