Hats off to Daniel Day-Lewis

Hats off to Daniel Day-Lewis whose smile and firm grip on his (record)  third Best Actor Oscar dominate the front page of this week’s Petersfield  Post. The current photo is offset by the softer faced youth of 1974 playing Feste in the Lupton Hall. The article recounts Daniel’s suitably distinctive arrival at Bedales, walking here from Kent where he was at school previously, arriving on Tim Slack’s doorstep and telling him that he wanted to join his sister, Tamasin, at Bedales. Daniel went on to thrive here, having a suitably varied and stimulating career, with success on the football field, with his bike and in Design. Warm congratulations to him on his amazing success from all of us here. Read article.

By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools

Dan Day-Lewis

© Charles White


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.