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.
13 September 2019
Elisa Conlan, Upper Sixth, has recently exhibited in London with graduating Chelsea MA students.
10 September 2019
A group of our talented dramatists performed ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.
6 September 2019
Pupils, parents and staff celebrated the start of the new school year with a range of whole-school events last weekend.
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