Kadian’s life celebrated and remembered

Kadian’s life and his one happy year at Bedales were strongly celebrated and remembered yesterday in the theatre: via music (Brahms and Coldplay through to that final, smiling-through-tears rendition of Sam’s song), dance (that unforgettable Apple piece!), words, film and photos, it was memorably, poignantly, powerfully Kadian.

By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.