Singer songwriter returns for sell-out performance

Bedales welcomed back renowned singer songwriter Teddy Thompson OB for a performance in a packed Olivier Theatre recently. Students supported Teddy with solo and group performances of songs they had composed. The evening, organised by Bedales guitar teacher Neil Hornsby, raised £5,000 for the John Badley Foundation, which is providing full bursaries for young people with talent and potential. Earlier in the afternoon, Teddy held a songwriting workshop for students to help and inspire them to develop their music, and described participants as “so poised and confident.” Read more. Read student reviews. View photos. Read exclusive interview with Teddy.

Teddy Thompson


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.


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