Beechen Cliff School

Kipling Avenue, Bath, BA2 4RE
Tel: 01225 480466, Twitter: @BeechenCliff

Name of headteacher: Mr Tim Markall

Age of pupils: 11 – 16 boys, 16 – 18 mixed

Number of pupils: 1,250 (including 400 in a large mixed Sixth Form)

Fee Structure: (Day) None, (Boarding) £12,300 per annum

2023 exam results: GCSE % 9-4 (A*-C): 84%, A Level % A*-C: 76%

Religious denomination: None

The curriculum: This high-achieving state day and boarding school offers an exceptional all-round education. The ambitious and vibrant academic curriculum of predominantly GCSEs and A Levels includes the Extended Project Qualification and inspirational Super Curricular and Future Horizons programmes.

Extra curricular activities: The school’s commitment to developing and celebrating activities beyond the classroom is legendary. These range from the character developing outdoor challenges (Centurion Challenge, Ten Tors, Three Peaks, Coast-to-Coast cycle ride) to the performing arts (Musical Theatre, Carol Service, Bands Nights, School Concerts). With activities such as the F1 Car Challenge, Warhammer, Code Breaking, Duke of Edinburgh, CCF and Bee Keeping there are opportunities for all. Sport at Beechen Cliff needs no introduction with high levels of participation and both local and national success for its teams.

Pastoral care: The pastoral system is year-based so age related support and guidance can be provided. In addition each student is placed into one of four cross-year Houses, which helps to contribute to the Beechen Cliff family atmosphere about which so many visitors comment.  There is a commitment to getting to know pupils as individuals and a strong focus on wellbeing, personal development and participation.

Outstanding characteristics: Home to the academy programmes of both Southampton FC and Bath Rugby, the school also has a popular boarding house. We are heavily oversubscribed in the lower school and Sixth Form. Beechen Cliff provides an environment where pupils thrive and develop rich and warm memories.