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.More About Prep School
“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, HeadmasterRead Mr Entwisle's introduction to Bede's Prep School
News and Blogs
4 July 2018
Bede’s Prep has been rated as excellent or outstanding in all areas of its inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
25 June 2018
On Friday 22 June, the Friends of Bede’s Prep proudly presented a cheque for £5,500 to Eastbourne Foodbank.
22 June 2018
We are lucky to have alumni Dan Harding and Olly Davies back at Bede’s and inspiring our current pupils by coaching football.
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 Interviewed in 2014
You might say I have Science in my blood. Every day I find out about new things and am challenged in different ways.Tom, Aged 11 Interviewed in 2013
There are two main things that have run through my whole life. One is Bede's, the other is Tennis.Saffy, Aged 11 Interviewed in 2013