New head student team

Our revised, more transparent system for choosing the new head boy and girl team reaches its conclusion: the new quartet, chosen on the basis that they can be ambassadors, advocates, do-ers and conduits between staff and students and that they exemplify the Bedales ideal – committed to Head, Hand and Heart – are selected, congratulated by the outgoing team and do their first “shush” at Wednesday Jaw: so many thanks and well done to the outgoing team of Oscar, Cecily, Dougal and Katie; and congratulations and the best of luck to Rufus R, Celeste M, Freya D and Vincent H, who receive a warm acclaim as they do their first duty as the new team.

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 school. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.