Hi there, we have recently looked at all three schools for our children. We looked at Bede’s for our eldest, and although we didn’t choose it in the end, there was a lot to like about it. Sports facilities are amazing and the boarding facilities were good. We have a lot of friends in the area whose kids go there, and they are all super happy with it (as are their kids!).
We are now looking for another child and have been to open mornings at both Bedales and Frensham. On paper we thought we would love Bedales but honestly I have never been so underwhelmed by an open morning before... Clearly, there are plenty of others who love it though! Frensham on the other hand was really impressive and a definite winner for us. The feel of the school was incredibly positive, the staff were enthusiastic and the kids down to earth and friendly. Websites and prospectuses can only give you so much - I honestly believe you’ll only know which school is right for your child when you visit. It is a hugely daunting task though, especially when there is so much choice... Hope you find the best school for your son.