Bede’s Preparatory School
Bede’s Prep School has a reputation for offering innovation in the classroom, expansive opportunities outside of it and outstanding care in every aspect of school life – both in the boarding house and for our many day pupils.
Based in Eastbourne and with easy travel links to Gatwick, our site borders South Downs National Park and is nestled on a cliff top above Beachy Head with stunning views of the sea.
Ours is an holistic educational philosophy, meaning that we develop every aspect of a young person. We believe in providing children with rich learning opportunities that stimulate and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding, engaging them in practical experiences which bring learning to life.
Children at all of the Bede’s schools make independent choices and decisions about their participation in school life, become involved in the organisation, management and leadership of activities and take part in our expansive Co-Curricular Programme for myriad reasons – recreational, competitive or educational.
More than anything however, pupils feel empowered at Bede’s.
This is because we are a school which enriches young people in the round so that they may lead full, worthwhile lives as confident, balanced members of their communities.
A great deal of who I am comes from things I have learned outside of traditional classroom environments. Because of this, I am a firm believer in practical, skills-based education.
Giles Entwisle, Headmaster
The best thing about this School is that it creates moments when I sit back and think, I really could do anything.
Olivia, aged 12
I joined Bede’s in the Nursery and since day one I have loved the atmosphere. It’s such a friendly place.
Tom, aged 11