Bede's is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 months to 18 years. The school is situated on two separate sites, with the prep school by the sea in Eastbourne and the senior school located in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
The school prides itself on 'discovering and developing the talents of each and every pupil' and is a school 'where every girl and boy is encouraged to aspire to be the best they can be, but most importantly they are empowered to enjoy their learning.'
Head Peter Goodyer says: 'Every child is unique, each possessing hidden talents which wait, like treasure, longing to be unearthed.'
'At Bede's, we foster a community of discovery which encourages every individual to find and develop these passions, seek new horizons, develop lasting friendships and achieve their potential.'
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The school was last inspected in November 2019. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
What makes Bede's different?
Attain asked the school, what makes Bede's different – and why should parents consider it?
We offer education from the age of 3 months through to 18 years and pride ourselves on developing the talents of each and every pupil.
Bede's is a school where every pupil is encouraged to aspire to be the best they can be, but most importantly they are empowered to enjoy their learning.
Bede's is a colourful and busy place, with lots of energy and a delightful rhythm. We are welcoming, kind and extremely ambitious for all of our pupils.
At Bede's, we foster a community of discovery which encourages every individual to find and develop these passions, seek new horizons, develop lasting friendships and achieve their potential.
We are also, significantly, firm believers that if children are happy during their time in school then their happiness will inform their successes – so much so that every teacher and pupil at Bede's is united by the idea that if we support one another and work hard then we can all exceed every expectation.
Bede’s School includes a number of truly unique amenities including its own zoo, a multi-award winning art school and the UK’s oldest residential modern dance and ballet school.
Open Mornings, 4th & 11th March
Discover more about Bede's at the Prep School and Nursery Open Morning on Saturday 4th March or the Senior School Open Morning on Saturday 11th March.