Alton Road, Steep, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 2DR
10 reasons to choose Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep
Main point of differentiation
With a Schoolsmith Score® of 87 Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep is the highest scoring prep school in the Petersfield area. It offers boarding, has the most thematic curriculum, and has an emphasis on the arts, self-directed activity and Outdoor Learning.
Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 4 for the 10% of pupils who board. 50% are full boarders and 50% are weekly or flexi boarders. The school has an academically selective admissions policy from Year 4. It is the prep school to Bedales School, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep range from £3,945 (Rec) to £7,335 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £9,750 per term.
Average class size
Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep has one class per year in Dunannie, two in Dunhurst rising to four from Year 7, and an average class size of 16 pupils.
At the end of Year 8, most Prep School pupils move up to Bedales Senior School.
The Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum with additions and variations and also includes PSHE, French, Spanish, Latin. It is a thematic, topic-based curriculum to Year 6, and subject-based thereafter. ‘Greens’ for Years 4 to 8, is a self-directed activity for four to seven periods per week. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, JAW (a visiting speaker programme) and residential trips from Year 4. ‘Outdoor Work’ is two periods per week of nature studies, conservation, horticulture, husbandry, and bushcraft.
Specialist teachers for sport, music, languages, art, DT, drama, dance and computing throughout, for maths and science from Year 4, and for all subjects from Year 7.
Sport at Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Regular Art Days and 4 lessons per week for art, design, ceramics, and textiles. All pupils learn an instrument in class and almost all take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Five choirs, 3 orchestras (including a pre-prep orchestra) and over 20 instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 7.00pm. Minibus service.
Find another school near Bedales Prep School and Pre-Prep
Bedales School (1.2 miles); Churcher’s College (1.4 miles); Ditcham Park School (5.1 miles); Brockwood Park School (8.9 miles); St Edmund’s School, Hindhead (11.9 miles).
Bohunt School (8.4 miles); Midhurst Rother College (10.2 miles); Woolmer Hill School (11.3 miles).