Celebrating 25 Years of Student Achievements
Established in 1997, Bath Academy has had a long history of supporting the individual achievements of a diverse range of students from both the UK and abroad.
Located in the heart of Bath on the corner of Queen Square (expanded now to a second building across the square at Chapel Row), the tutorial college has been sending thousands of students from all over the world to top universities in the UK and beyond.
A Brief History
Originally known as Bridge Tutors (housed briefly in Oxford House on Lansdown Road - now a college boarding house), Bath Academy has evolved from being a very small, predominantly international college offering Foundation and English Language courses, to a non-selective and distinctive academic college where UK GCSE & A-Level students thrive in the small school environment.
Though the college continues to offer a University Foundation Programme (for both UK and international students) along with English Language courses, the focus remains on personalised tuition, quality teaching in small classes, and a supportive environment for all students.
Sixth Form, Independent College, or Language School?
Because Bath has so many international visitors, often people mistake Bath Academy for a language school, yet 70% of the school’s small population is actually from the UK studying GCSEs and A-Levels, including Resit Courses to improve grades, giving students the chance to reach their dream university. International students studying academic courses at the college are supported with English Language classes with an aim of attending a British university or studying abroad.
The college also offers intensive Revision courses to help with exam stress, as well as a Summer Academic Programme which includes Get Ahead Courses (for those starting A-Levels) and Bridge the Gap Courses (for those continuing A-Levels), to give students more confidence in their subjects before they embark on another academic year.
Why Bath Academy is Different
Personal attention to individual students is central to their academic vision. It makes Bath Academy educationally distinctive and appeals to students of all levels of ability. Classes are taught in small tutorial groups (no more than eight students) with regular assessments and weekly mock exams, which builds confidence and exam technique as well as helps combat exam anxiety.
“We believe that taking time to know students and adapting to their individual needs leads to effective teaching, better learning and a positive day-to-day community experience.”
Bath Academy A-Level student James Kennedy was given the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award at the CIFE Awards ceremony hosted at the House of Lords in London in April, hosted by Lord Lexdon, OBE.
James studied a two-year A-Level course at Bath Academy from 2019-2021 and achieved a fantastic four A*s. He is currently studying Architecture at UCL.