From September 2015, Bede’s introduced a new category of pupil known as a ‘Day Boarder.’
This is where a day boy or girl is formally attached to a boarding house and is expected to take the evening buses home on Monday to Thursday (evening buses will leave at 7:15pm), having completed their Prep in their house.
Day boarders eat at the School before they travel home, have their own personal study space in the boarding houses and, aside from not sleeping there, are full members of that house.
We believe that these changes have offered Bede’s pupils a number of advantages. Firstly, for those day families who prefer a later stay at school, there is a chance for comfortable, engaged study every evening of the school week.
Secondly, reducing pupil numbers in the day houses has facilitated improved pupil care and grants day pupils better access to more conducive and well-regulated study spaces in the existing day houses.
Thirdly, the scheme has enabled the School to equalise pupil numbers across the ten houses which, aside from enhanced care, has helped facilitate more-balanced House Competitions.
22 November 2017
With a few weeks to go until its first performances, Mr Oliver looks ahead to our production of an unforgettable American tragedy.
20 November 2017
Read all the Prep and Senior School sports results from Week 10 of the Autumn Term, including Football, Hockey and Swimming.
16 November 2017
Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive of the BSA, was joined by staff and students to plant a tree as part of BSA's ‘Boarding Orchard’.
People need to know that this is the future of independent schooling. It’s quite a unique place.Edmund Cudlipp, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2014
Until I came here I don’t think I had ever really experienced quiet and calm. It has been such a change in lifestyle.Ana-Maria Bologan, Upper Sixth Interviewed in 2014
Bede’s is centred on developing individuals rather than on trying to force them to be something they are not.Louis Muston, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2014