Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.
We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Bedales Senior and Prep School in Hampshire, England.
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Southampton or London Gatwick
Founded in 1893 by John Haden Badley, Bedales is a co-educational day and boarding school situated in 120 acres of South Downs National Park. At Bedales, critical thinking and the pursuit of one’s own interests is encouraged. In this way, students go on to achieve great things at some of the most prestigious academic and artistic institutions around the world. Students are free to be themselves – there is no uniform and staff and pupils come to know each other on a first-name basis, promoting individuality and respect.
Bedales is known for being one of the best schools in England, as well as one of the most forward-thinking, taking away unnecessary restrictions to students. Pupils are allowed to dress casually and Bedales makes the school start time an hour later so that students are more well-rested and can better engage with, and experience, the education they are receiving. The school also has many opportunities to participate in the performing arts such as drama and music.
We offer honest advice to help you find the best UK school for your child.
Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.
We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.
Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.
Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.
Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.
From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.
In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.
Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.
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