Bede's Senior School A GSG School
- Bede's Senior School
- Head: Peter Goodyer
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- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: East Sussex
- Pupils: 758
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day: £20,925; Boarding: £31,293 - £33,261 pa
- Open days: May, September
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Bede's Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
'We prove you can have great results with inspired, holistic teaching.' ...'Dance can be stressful but the pastoral care here is amazing'... Quite lovely countryside and, remarkably, train connections to London are close and quick....
What the school says...
Bede's inspires young people to achieve in every facet of their educational experience. We place the individual and their passions at the heart of what we do. Our pupils are encouraged to go beyond their academic successes to develop as whole people. We engage them in pursuits that liberate their creativity and talents, revealing their pathways to future success.
Bede's philosophy of breadth and excellence in the academic curriculum as well as our range of cultural, aesthetic, intellectual and sporting activities outside the classroom serves our pupils' uniqueness very well. Most importantly, these enriching experiences are open to everyone and not just to an elite few. We place development of values at the heart of school life. Young people need the opportunity to experiment, embrace responsibility, lead, succeed and, because we learn more from adversity, venture beyond where they are comfortable.
Our aim is for each child to make an outstanding contribution in all aspects of their lives: in school, in the local community and the wider world. We will do everything we can to make that happen. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design (Graphics) at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
- Best performance by Girls taking German at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
What The Good Schools Guide says'We prove you can have great results with inspired, holistic teaching.' ...'Dance can be stressful but the pastoral care here is amazing'... Quite lovely countryside and, remarkably, train connections to London are close and quick.
Since September 2016, Peter Goodyer, previously deputy head at Colston's School in Bristol. Educated at Rhodes University in South Africa (BA in psychology, postgrad diploma in international relations and PGCE in secondary education) with an MBA in education from Keele, he started his career as a history teacher and sports coach at St Andrew's College in Grahamstown, South Africa. He moved on to St John's Leatherhead (head of psychology and housemaster) before joining Colston's, where he has been interim as well as deputy head. He is married to Laura, also a teacher, and they have a young son.
Unusually large range...
Special Education Needs
All who have contact with the department describe it as outstanding. The newly appointed Director of Learning Enhancement is Mrs Cath MacGregor, a very well-qualified and experienced SENCo. The school has 25% of its students on the SEN register, with the majority of these pupils having dyslexia. Qualified staff with varying specialities give a broad service, eg SEN teachers also teach in the mainstream school to GCSE. A strong inclusion policy gives pupils plenty of support throughout their GCSE and A level programmes and the choice of programme is made according to their strengths. The SEN staff are fully supported by the headmaster and school staff with good communication apparent so that all departments are aware of and act upon an individual's needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|