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Welcome to Bede's Prep School

Bede's Prep is an independent, co-educational school located by the sea in Eastbourne, East Sussex. 

We are a school that enriches young people so that they may become confident members of their communities.

We believe in providing children with rich learning opportunities that stimulate and broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding, engaging them in practical experiences which bring learning to life.

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Bede's Heroes


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.

Independent School in Sussex

Choosing a school can be incredibly tough. If you are looking for preparatory schools in Sussex, consider Bede's. Our school provides a caring environment where children are encouraged to be creative, curious and confident. 

We are members of The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS), offering day and boarding places for pupils between the ages of 4 and 13. Our students are valued as individuals and enjoy a broad range of opportunity to suit their interests and talents.

Prep School News

Upper Sixth Return to Bede's Prep

This week, a group of Upper Sixth pupils were able to take some time away from their revision to return to Bede’s Prep School, where they took a trip down memory lane.

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Bede's becomes an accredited Real Living Wage Employer

Currently the only boarding school in Wealden to be signed up by the Living Wage Foundation, St Bede’s School Trust is committed to paying employees salaries which reflect the actual cost of living, rather than just the Government’s minimum hourly rates.

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Orchestral Day 2023

Musicians at Bede's and around 70 musicians from various prep schools enjoyed a fantastic and enjoyable orchestral day at the Senior School on Tuesday 7 February.

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