Bedales School

Bedales has been the liberal alternative since 1893 (co-ed since 1898). Age 3 to 18; 70% of seniors board. We are disciplined but not rule-bound (no uniform!); relaxed but respectful (everyone uses first names). Creative arts and outdoor work are strong. We develop independent thinkers, especially through our own courses that replace duller GCSEs. Our students are at ease in themselves.

Church Road
GU32 2DG

+44 (0)1730 711733

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational

Day/boarding type: Day and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 466

Bedales School fees:

Boarding fees per term:

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
850 / 6007

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (92)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (139)

Sixth Form: (89)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 13 to 18 (59)

Boarding: 13 to 18 (176)

Sixth Form: (105)

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Additional Information

Students with special educational needs (SEN) and specific learning difficulties are given help by a member of a team of qualified specialist teachers who hold additional (post graduate) qualifications for teaching students with Specific Learning Difficulties. The Learning Support team may also aid students without specific learning problems but who require support with improving their organisation and study skills. 

Students with specific learning difficulties receive one-to-one support on a weekly basis with a specialist  teacher. Usually these lessons take place during a private study period; students are never withdrawn from academic lessons. Typically students will receive one learning support lesson per week, but this depends on their individual need, and most of them will go on to achieve high grades at GCSE and A level. All but a few enter higher education where they read a wide range of subjects.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies