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Because wisdom can be found off the beaten track.

We encourage our community to discover unlikely passions and hidden niches, releasing them into a wealth of opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

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About us

Bede's is an independent, co-educational school located on two stunning sites, one by the sea in Eastbourne and one in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

We offer education from the age of 3 months through to 18 years old and pride ourselves on discovering and developing the talents of each and every pupil.

Bede’s is a school where every girl and boy is encouraged to aspire to be the best they can be, but most importantly they are empowered to enjoy their learning.

Bede's is a colourful and busy place, with lots of energy and a delightful rhythm. We are welcoming, kind and extremely ambitious for all of our pupils.

Bede's is one of the Top Independent Schools in Sussex

Bede's Prep was founded in 1895, with a roll of four boys. Out of the success of Bede's Prep School, Bede's Senior School was founded in 1979. 

At Bede's, we encourage each and every individual to discover and develop their own unique passions, seek new horizons and achieve their potential.

We present our pupils with the prospect of innovation, exploration and experimentation, to ensure every Bedian has the confidence to excel at the things which they value the most.

If you are looking for day and boarding schools in Sussex, consider Bede's as somewhere that provides a joyful education for pupils between the ages of 4 and 18.

We welcome you to attend one of our open days, or arrange a personal visit to discover the outstanding provision at Bede's.

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Bede's Highlight


Bede’s Legat Dance Academy is designed for talented and passionate dancers who are aspiring and committed to pursuing a career in dance.

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Life at Bede's

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Bede's Zoo

Bede’s Zoo currently cares for some 70 species of animal, and provides an attractive, unconventional pathway to academic discovery and change.

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Inside Bede's


Everyone feels like Bede’s is a place for them. We are blessed to have such a strong and diverse community made up of pupils from all over the world.


Bede’s has enabled me to flourish.


I enjoy spending time on the beach and in the woods. I also really like the muddy garden.


Playing cricket professionally has always been a dream of mine, and the support network I have at Bede's is making this possible. The coaches are amazing and constantly push you to achieve.


I joined Bede’s Prep last year. It’s really nice here, and everyone’s very friendly. It feels like I’ve been here for ages.


Every lesson is very fun, and the teachers are really nice. I have made friends easily - everyone is there to help you if you need it.


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


I have genuinely never met anyone who has joined and said they preferred their old school.