Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie and Bedales Prep, Dunhurst A GSG School
- Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie and Bedales Prep, Dunhurst
- Head: Mrs Jane Grubb
- T 01730 711733
- F 01730 711820
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.bedales.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hampshire
- Pupils: 272
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £8,628 - £18,957; Boarding £21,141 - £23,724 pa
- Open days: Five each year.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Bedales School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The pastoral care here is highly praised by parents - the clincher for this school. There’s much emphasis on well-being; down time, such as meditation, is incorporated into the school day. Jane explained the importance of the Friday custom of staff shaking hands with pupils: knowing the nature of each pupil’s handshake means you can tell if something’s wrong; it connects you with every child and gets rid of any bad blood before the weekend. ‘It’s totally unique’, said a parent, describing his son’s...
What the school says...
Dunhurst is the prep school to Bedales, set within the same grounds a few minutes walk from the main school. Founded in 1905 years ago, Dunhurst remains a forward-thinking school where children are encouraged to work independently without the rigour of regular exams. The school has a strong reputation for sciences, drama and music and for producing well-rounded and confident children. Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie sits alongside the Prep School and caters from 2 years 9 months in the Nursery to age 8. Dunannie is the starting point of the Bedales approach to education. Described as “an outpost of heaven down the road”, Dunannie inspires children by learning through doing in a community based on mutual respect. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
At Dunhurst since 2011, Jane Grubb, previously of Hurstpierpoint and Brockenhurst. Always had an eye on Bedales, and has clearly found her nirvana. ‘I wanted to be Jane’, said the head, talking about her friendly collaboration with children. Parents say - ‘I have an enormous amount of time for her’; ‘it’s clear how much she cares for children and ethos of school, and making [the children] better people’. Has a super sense of humour - a great attribute in a prep school head.
Leaving in July 2017. Her successor will be Colin Baty, currently head of Great Walstead Prep in Sussex. He has previously taught at the prep, and his wife, Debbie, at the pre-prep, before moving to Moreton Hall, where he was deputy head.
Special Education Needs
The Academic Support Department at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, aims to ensure that every pupil achieves the highest standards possible through tailoring learning to individual need, interest and aptitude. Support is provided for pupils who, whilst able to access the school curriculum, may need extra help due to a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, or a lack of confidence in a particular aspect of their work. Teaching and learning strategies are matched closely to the individual’s needs and are designed to build confidence and self-esteem. Support can be given in a variety of ways including, on a one-to-one basis, in a small group and within the classroom. The department is staffed by experienced, specialist teachers who all hold additional qualifications to cater for pupils with a range of needs.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)||Y|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|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||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|