Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the South Downs, the Bedales Schools teach by creating curiosity and setting challenges.
Bedales comprises three co-educational schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Bedales Pre prep, Dunannie (ages 3-8); Bedales Prep, Dunhurst (ages 8-13); and Bedales itself (ages 13-18).
Throughout a child’s school journey, we ensure confidence grows as the child grows, and with it their desire to question and discuss. This distinctive approach to learning helps children excel academically.
Every opportunity is taken to explore: learning at the three schools extends far beyond the classroom. Whether it is a lesson in Outdoor Work or Mathematics, outdoor learning is very much part of the ethos of educating through ‘head, hand and heart’.
Bedales prides itself on the creative nature of teaching and learning, maintaining as much freedom as is practically possible from the pressures of testing whilst underpinning a rigorous and high quality curriculum. We have introduced our own more challenging and interesting GCSE alternative in 12 subjects including English Literature, Design, Global Awareness and Philosophy, Religion & Ethics.
Pupils at Dunannie and Dunhurst adopt the Bedales approach of a more inquisitive way of learning very early on. They relish the challenge of embracing new topics and enjoy the journey of learning in partnership with their teachers. Day and boarding is offered, with flexi-boarding available up to the end of year 8.
There are regular open mornings and taster days; scholarships and a limited number of bursaries (up to 100%) are also offered from year 7.