Dorms is a Boys' Boarding House which occupies what was originally a row of six artisan's cottages.
The young men of Dorms are most famous for their sporting achievements, with many alumni of the House now competing professionally at local and national level. Sport is far from the whole story at Dorms however, as we also boast some of the schools most able academic scholars and artists.
Some of the defining characteristics of Dorms boys are their love of difference, team spirit and dedication to hard work.
We like to think that the young men who make up the Dorms family are shining examples of Bede's progressive philosophy, with each of our residents striving for a specialism, a talent unique to them which our tutors work tirelessly to develop.
In recent years we have seen members of Dorms go on to scholarships at film schools, play rugby for England and to a diversity of the very top tier universities.
It is a testament to the boys that live here that they will always help one another to shine. They are ever supportive and are always pushing each other towards new successes.
Some examples of the recent achievements of the young men of Dorms can be found on this page. Others can be found in the local and national press.
“ Creating a supportive and tolerant environment in which all are valued is my goal. I want students to leave feeling they have the confidence to succeed and the desire to make their world a better place. ”
Reu Hickman, Dorms Housemaster and Teacher of Media
Dorms House News
2 July 2019
First Year, Fifth Form, Bloomsbury House, Camberlot House, Charleston House, Crossways House, Deis House, Dorms House, Dorter House, Knights House
Hundreds of First Year and Lower Fifth pupils volunteered for a range of local charities for our Make a Difference Day.
19 October 2018
Marie Boyer, Lower Sixth, reports on this year's House Music Competition, which saw fantastic performances from all groups.
18 October 2018
Our annual Pumpkin Carving contest took place on Tuesday 16 October - and competition was fierce as ever!
Dorms House staff
“ Creating a supportive and tolerant environment in which all are valued is my goal. I want students to leave feeling they have the confidence to succeed and the desire to make their world a better place.”
Reu Hickman, Dorms Housemaster and Teacher of Media and Film Studies
“I enjoy being part of a fabulous team and knowing that I am making a difference to the boys school life. Who couldn’t love having an extra 52 teenage sons? ”
Nicky Rickard, Dorms House Matron
“The best part about being a matron is helping children from every culture and walk of life to succeed and grow up to be whoever they want to be.”
Susan Winter, Dorms House Matron
“Bede's is a school about offering every individual the opportunity to pursue their passions. It's a great place to work and learn, no matter your age.”
Lenham Neil, Head of Junior Cricket and Dorms House Tutor
“Working with students, and seeing them develop in confidence and self belief to achieve great things, is always impressive and immensely rewarding.”
Clare Mander, Teacher of Learning Enhancement and English and Dorms House Tutor
“For me, there is nothing to rival the experience of seeing a non-native speaker developing the capacity to truly express themselves using a new language. The process is a joy to be part of.”
Mary McKenna, Teacher of Spanish and EAL and Dorms House Tutor
“It is my job to inspire students at every step, and to help them to reach their potential.”
Mark Rimmington, Director of Academic Performance, Teacher of Business Studies and Dorms House Tutor
“As an Old Bedian myself, it is a great pleasure to help a new generation to realise their huge potential in all that they do, both in and out of the classroom.”
Robert Scamardella, Director of Music and Dorms House Tutor