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Bede’s Senior School

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Bede’s Senior School

Address: Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QH
Founded: 1978
Number of Pupils: 747 (456 boys, 291 girls) 
Fees: Day students £7,600; weekly boarders £11,400; full boarders £12,130; Day boarders £7,750 (all per term)
Head Teacher:Mr Peter Goodyer
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Children joining in Year 9 will attend a Bede’s Experience Day.
Contact: 01323 843252
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Day: 6 March 2021

The Curriculum

Over 35 subjects are offered at GCSE and IGCSE and in the sixth-form there are over 40 different courses ranging from Cambridge Pre-Us and traditional A-levels to vocational courses such as Animal Management. BTECs are offered in a range of subjects.

Games & The Arts

All major sports. Academy programmes in football, hockey and cricket. Five percent of pupils play county or national level sport. Outstanding performing arts. Probably the best art department in the South East and the school is also home to the Legat School of Dance. 

Pastoral Care

Superb boarding facilities. All pupils have their own tutor.

University Places

Over three quarters of pupils achieve their first choice of university places. Other pupils go on to music, drama and dance colleges. A considerable number move on to art college.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘We are ambitious for our pupils, inspiring a self-belief that empowers them and stimulates their natural curiosity. Their enriched learning experience increases their appetite to achieve more because they expect more.’

Outstanding Characteristics

Beautiful 100-acre Sussex campus. Exceptional coaching and sports facilities including swimming pool, squash courts, fitness centre, cricket pavilion and water-based astro. Outstanding art department. State-of-the-art boarding facilities. Over 40 drama and musical performances each year. Staff student ratio of 1:7. In the top four per cent of schools nationally for value added at A-level. 

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