Royal High School Bath

About Royal High School Bath

Royal High School Bath have excellent academic results and a broad curriculum to ensure that every opportunity is open to every student. The girls leave the school as well-educated, well-rounded and well-balanced young women, who are able to navigate a global, multi-cultural, technology-driven world, successfully.

At Sixth Form, the offer of two academic programmes (A-Levels and the IB Diploma) is a unique offering in the local area, which ensures the needs and strengths of all of the students are well supported. Both routes allow students to pursue their passions and facilitate entry to the highest quality universities in the United Kingdom, Europe, USA, China, Hong Kong, Canada and others as demand dictates. 99% of students gained places at their chosen University in 2016 as a result of our excellent Higher Education support.

Boarding at Royal High School Bath

With over 150 years’ experience in delivering specialist girls’ education, boarding is at the heart of their success, a community in which girls are happy and successful, building confidence and high self-esteem while fostering qualities such as courage, loyalty, compassion and integrity. A challenging curriculum promotes intellectual rigour, creative enquiry and critical thinking.

An added bonus,  a short walk brings our boarders to the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath, which is small enough to be safer and have a community feel yet large enough to have cinemas, theatres, shops, cafes. As members of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the largest single education provider in the UK, we enjoy benefits such as competitive fees due to economies of scale, shared good practice and the chance for 26 girls’ schools to meet and inspire each other. The Alumnae with 70,000 members offers excellent networking possibilities in all fields across the globe.


Type of School All girls aged 3 to 18
School Address Royal High School, Lansdown Rd, Bath, Somerset BA1 5SZ
Number of Pupils 711
Pupils Prep 131
Number of Boarders 103
International Boarders 79
Age Range 11 to 18 years
Religious Tradition Non-denominational
Distance from Airports

Bristol – 45 miles; Heathrow – 90 miles

Distance from London

100 miles

School Links

We have a number of prep/feeder schools in the immediate area, the South West, and from London.

Educational Programmes

Our Junior School students follow the ‘Cranwell Curriculum’ which is an innovative programme modelled on the philosophies of Reggio Emilia approach. This approach respects and values the interests of children, and sees children and educators as co-collaborators in their quest for knowledge and meaning of the world. The National Curriculum and the goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage also inform the Cranwell Curriculum.

This curriculum has just been shortlisted for a prestigious national teaching award for creativity, hosted by the Times Educational Supplement. The Senior School offers a dynamic, girl-centred environment that celebrates the individuality of each girl, allowing her to develop the confidence, character and self-esteem to explore her unique talents.

Our rich, forward-thinking academic curriculum is underpinned with high quality teaching and academic rigour. The curriculum enables girls to develop significant intellectual skills that go beyond each academic discipline, to ensure they can use their knowledge in new situations and see connections between and within subjects. Our students study towards their GCSE exams in the Senior School, and then progress on to the Sixth Form where they have a choice of studying either the A Level Programme or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Co-Curricular Programmes

Our girls love to get involved in just about everything. It’s all about having a go and our encyclopaedic list of clubs and activities, some at lunchtime and many after school, is growing all the time.

Whether it’s fencing or French, swimming or science club, debating or digital photography, we always strongly encourage the girls to take up one or two activities, to develop a passion, to jump in and try something completely new, to meet a challenge, to have fun and to make another set of friends.

We have a huge variety of clubs and activities which cover sport (netball, judo, fencing), dance, cookery, debating, knitting, gardening, photography, yoga, pilates. We have 5 choirs covering a range of styles and abilities including orchestra, wind band, African drumming, and a samba band. Some you must audition for whilst others welcome anyone who wishes to join.