Pupil Stories

  • Owen's Bede's Story

    Watch a video interview with day pupil Owen, who has developed a passion for English and Animal Management.

    Owen's Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
  • Jess' Bede's Story

    Watch a video interview with Bede's pupil Jess, a day pupil with a passion for Hockey and Philosophy and Ethics.

    Jess' Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
  • Emile's Bede's Story

    Watch a video interview with Bede's prefect Emile, a day pupil with a passion for Music, Maths and Football.

    Emile's Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
  • Joana's Bede's Story

    Watch a video interview with Bede's pupil Joana, a boarder from Macao who has developed a passion for Spanish.

    Joana's Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
  • Alex's Bede's Story

    Watch a video interview with Alex, an all-round academic at Bede's with a particular passion for tennis.

    Alex's Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
  • Archie Taylor, Lower Sixth

    My introverted nature meant that I was never going to prosper at my old school, but Bede’s has enabled me to flourish.

    Archie Taylor, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2017
  • Tilly Atherton, First Year

    It’s very special to be at a school where I feel like I’m listened to. I wouldn't change a thing about it.

    Tilly Atherton, First Year Interviewed in 2016
  • Jay Adebisi, Lower Sixth

    By encouraging everyone to be the best they can be the school helps us all to have confidence and realise that we are all special.

    Jay Adebisi, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2016
  • Tommy Trenaman, Upper Fifth

    I’m Bede’s born and bred, and I have genuinely never met anyone who has joined and said they preferred their old school.

    Tommy Trenaman, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2016
  • Joana Rosell, Upper Fifth

    The facilities and opportunities make a big impression, but the heart of the school is the welcoming, supportive community.

    Joana Rosell, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2016
  • Ella Bartram, First Year

    If you don’t know what to expect from Bede’s, take it from me: this is the most friendly and supportive school you could imagine.

    Ella Bartram, First Year Interviewed in 2016
  • Max Mason, First Year

    Bede’s is a school for all types of people, and it helps you to see that you can be anyone and do anything.

    Max Mason, First Year Interviewed in 2016
  • Talisker Cornford, Lower Sixth

    As a result of my experiences at Bede's I have flourished over time and have learned to set an infinite potential for myself.

    Talisker Cornford, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2016
  • Alina Wiltshire, Lower Sixth

    I have been at Bede’s for 10 years, and the training I have received means I can choose the future I want.

    Alina Wiltshire, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2016
  • Kai Maxted, Upper Fifth

    I remember hearing about Bede’s accomplishments when I wasn’t here. Now I'm part of that. It makes me really proud.

    Kai Maxted, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2015
  • Nadia Gjerdingen, Lower Sixth

    The thing I would emphasise is that Bede's is geared towards helping every student become a better person.

    Nadia Gjerdingen, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2015
  • Edmund Cudlipp, Lower Sixth

    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
  • Ana-Maria Bologan, Upper Sixth

    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
  • Alice Potter, Upper Fifth

    My best experiences have been here. That's because I feel like I have a real stake in Bede's. It's really helped me grow.

    Alice Potter, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2014
  • Louis Muston, Lower Fifth

    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
  • Anna Moody, Upper Fifth

    This school makes you feel like you have a lot of doors open to you. For that, and many other reasons, I am really thankful.

    Anna Moody, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
  • Laura Adebisi, Upper Fifth

    Since coming here I have developed a real passion for essay writing and badly want to study English at University.

    Laura Adebisi, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
  • Joe Billings, First Year

    I would like to play Cricket professionally, but success in my GCSEs and A Levels is really important to me.

    Joe Billings, First Year Interviewed in 2013
  • Felicity Collins, Lower Fifth

    I want A and A* grades in every subject, so balancing my Academic passions with Riding can be very hard.

    Felicity Collins, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2013
  • Rosie Stephenson, Upper Fifth

    An important part of Bede's is that it doesn't pick people because of grades. It chooses you because of who you are.

    Rosie Stephenson, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2013
  • James Baldwin, Upper Fifth

    Let's be honest, at most schools being a Physics and Maths nerd isn't cool. Luckily, at Bede's it genuinely is.

    James Baldwin, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Annabel Martirossian, Upper Fifth

    On my first day at Bede's, the big question in my mind was... Who am I? I had no idea of the person I wanted to become.

    Annabel Martirossian, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Helen Clements, Lower Sixth

    It's strange when I think back. It sounds really cheesy, but I don't know how else to say it - I found myself here.

    Helen Clements, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2012
  • Marco Iurza, Upper Fifth

    I've always been ambitious, but being here has given me all the tools I need to achieve something remarkable.

    Marco Iurza, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Olivia Prince-Smith, Lower Fifth

    The best thing about Bede's is the way the school makes time for me to do the things I'm passionate about.

    Olivia Prince-Smith, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Rowan Lewis, Upper Fifth

    I'm aiming to study English at University, but I keep getting distracted by things that make me feel passionate.

    Rowan Lewis, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
  • Ivan Friedman, First Year

    My teachers won't let me give up. They always challenge me and will help by giving me extra lessons one-to-one.

    Ivan Friedman, First Year Interviewed in 2012