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Royal High School Bath

Bath, Somerset, England

Royal High School Bath, Bath, Somerset, England										 | Dickinson | British Boarding School Consulting

Royal High School Bath

Bath, Somerset, England


Royal High School Bath, Bath, Somerset, England										 | Dickinson | British Boarding School Consulting

Royal High School Bath is a leading day and boarding school for girls. Its aim is to empower each girl to discover and fulfil her potential through dynamic teaching, independent learning and a wide range of exciting opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. The school is set in secure, beautiful grounds within walking distance of the centre of the City of Bath, which combines history and tradition with a vibrant, contemporary cultural life.

At a glance

Age range: 11 to 18
Total no. of pupils: 600
Percentage of boarders: 30%
Percentage of International pupils: 20%
Pupils in Sixth Form: 130
Average class size: Senior school: 20 / Sixth Form: 10
Sixth Form termly boarding fee: 22/23 £11,809
Top 6 sports:
Girls: Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Fencing
Linked prep/junior school: Yes
Nearest major airports: Bristol BRS (33km), Southampton SOU (106km), Cardiff CWL (109km), Heathrow LHR (163km)


The School’s rich, forward-thinking academic curriculum is underpinned by high-quality teaching and academic rigour, encouraging pupils to develop an enduring and life-long passion for learning and discovery. The pass rate for the IB Diploma is consistently high with an average score 7 points above the world average, achievements matched in both A Level and GCSE results. Students consistently continue their studies at the country’s finest universities.


The Royal High School welcomes girls from across the world into a warm, welcoming and caring community that inspires and supports, enabling every girl to achieve her best. There is always something happening in the 2 friendly boarding houses, and the School is just a short walk from Bath city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Alongside dedicated staff and supportive teams of housestaff, boarders have access to outstanding academic resources and sporting and social facilities.


Sporting talent is nurtured at the School, where resident netball and hockey internationals form part of the staff. A wide range of sports is available and facilities include a sports hall, a gym, an Astro pitch and an outdoor swimming pool. Girls who prefer non-competitive sport are encouraged to take up one of the many other activities on offer every lunchtime, after school or at weekends. The School also has strong links with the University of Bath, with access to their facilities.

Creative arts

The Art School consists of 4 beautifully lit studios with facilities for printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting as well as a dark room and Macs for film-making and photography. The Design Technology department develops talent, with functional and extraordinarily decorative student pieces displayed around the School. Drama performances are hosted regularly and musicians have the chance to join orchestras and groups and to perform in events such as Bath’s annual Music Festival.

Did you know?

  • Over 90% of students gain a place to study at their number one choice of university.
  • The School opened in 1865 after Florence Nightingale asked Queen Victoria for help in founding a school for girls, resulting in the School’s “Royal” prefix.