Pioneering girls’ education in Bath

Providing an outstanding and contemporary, girl-centred education, Royal High School Bath is a thriving day and boarding school for ages 3-18. It is the only boarding school in the Girls’ Day School Trust, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools.

Royal High School boasts exceptional academic results and their girls are adventurous in both their thinking and ambitions. With a reputation as supportive and stimulating, their students realise new talents and fulfil their potential. The new £2m Steinway Music School and renovated boarding houses highlight their commitment to students’ success.

Student wellbeing is a key priority for Royal High School, and the school’s pastoral care provision aims to nurture each student throughout their academic career, making sure every girl has a positive experience. Students have access to in-house counselling, as well as a wellbeing coordinator who is on hand to listen and support. The Pastoral Hub is a new development for September, which includes 'The Hive', a peaceful area for quiet reflection, a contemplation room and quiet study zone. All students from Years 8-11 have their own dedicated common rooms, built to the WELL standards. 

Students at Royal High School also benefit from the extensive variety of co-curricular activities available to them, which enrich their learning outside of the classroom. The co-curricular programme, RHS Active, aims to give students the opportunity to try new things, develop new skills and explore their passions. The programme covers a wide range of activities and clubs including music, sport, drama and performing arts, Greek and Roman mythology, Philosophy and much more – there is always something new to try.  

Royal High School offers options for full, weekly or flexi boarding. Boarding goes beyond school and boarders at Royal High School become part of a family where they make lasting memories. We welcome a diverse, international group of girls into our boarding houses and our students have a global network of friendships.

Royal High School is proud to be the only school in Bath to offer a choice of A-level and IB pathways at Sixth Form. This year’s IB students achieved an outstanding total average point score of 40 out of a possible 45 and in A Levels, students excelled. 88% of students got their first choice of university and their destinations are as varied as the subjects they are choosing to study. In September, the school celebrates the appointment of Luke Benedict as Head of Sixth Form. Luke, previously Head of English since 2019, said: “I am so excited to lead the Sixth Form - it is the culmination of our mission to nurture and empower the next generation of young women.”

With an extensive network of bus routes across Bath and the local area, flexible boarding options, Holiday Club and toddler group, Royal High School Bath has something for every family’s needs and offers an inspiring setting for your daughter to flourish.

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Contact details

Senior School, Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5SZ

Tel: 01225 313 877

Nursery and Prep School, Weston Park East, Bath BA1 2UZ

Tel: 01225 422 931