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.
16 October 2019
Our Legat dancers took a trip to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch a very special performance of 'Romeo and Juliet'.
15 October 2019
From a Lifeguard Qualification to a Swerve Soccer or England Netball Camp, our Half Term Sports Camps have plenty on offer.
14 October 2019
Recently, our Lower Sixth Humanities students got the chance to polish their public speaking in the Bede's Debating Morning.
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