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At Bede's Prep School, we inspire children to be model, outward-looking, cosmopolitan citizens, and enable them to learn that giving is more rewarding than receiving.

Everything we do is underpinned by supportive, friendly, superlative pastoral care, and throughout the school we encourage pupils to recognise and use their talents while also developing spiritual, moral and ethical values.

The children are involved in the setting of rules and procedures, older pupils have the opportunity to become Prefects, and through our House or 'Section' system we develop a sense of community and competition in every pupil.

A major benefit of this approach is that our pupils are a joy to be around, whether that be during their time here or in the future, when the return and tell us about how something we did made the difference for them.

Ben Purkiss
There’s something very special about this place. It helps children to be who they want to be and gives them everything they need to get there.

Ben Purkiss, Deputy Head and Teacher of Science

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Pupil Stories

  • Olivia, Aged 12

    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
  • Tom, Aged 11

    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 Interviewed in 2014
  • Rosa, Aged 12

    Playing all the instruments I do means that I'm really busy, but I love it and the school has really supported me.

    Rosa, Aged 12 Interviewed in 2012
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