King Edward’s Senior and Junior School, North Road, Bath BA2 6HU; King Edward’s Pre-Prep & Nursery School, Weston Lane, Bath BA1 4AQ. Senior School tel: 01225 464 313; Junior School tel: 01225 463 218; Pre-Prep & Nursery tel: 01225 421 681; Admissions tel: 01225 820399, web: kesbath.com
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Autumn term: 6 September – 15 December 2017
Spring term: 8 January – 28 March 2018
Summer term: 16 April – 11 July 2018
Age of pupils: 3 – 18
Number of pupils: Senior School 785, Junior School 210 and Pre-Prep & Nursery 90

Day Fees (Per Term): Sixth Form £4,660; Senior School £4,585; Junior School £3,625; Pre-Prep £3,270; Nursery £2,695

The curriculum: Every individual is encouraged to strive for excellence and to acquire a life-long passion for knowledge, discovery, adventure, creativity and culture. There is a wide breadth of offering in the academic curriculum at both GCSE and A Level.

Extra curricular activities: Pupils’ educational experience is enhanced by an extensive programme of activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Ten Tors, Combined Cadet Force, sports, drama, and music which has links with Bath Abbey and Bath Philharmonia Orchestra. In addition, there are over 100 lunchtime and after-school recreational clubs, including creative writing, the Environmental Action Group and the Model United Nations. Last year, the School celebrated the completion of two new professional sporting facilities; an all-weather astro pitch and four high spec netted cricket lanes.

Pastoral care: The School’s recent ISI report found the quality of pastoral care, support and guidance to be ‘excellent’. This was echoed by The Good Schools Guide who stated ‘Everything is directed towards the well-being of pupils. No wonder they enjoy their education and do so well in it. KES feels like a happy school.’ The School offers a strong, caring and supportive pastoral framework, working closely with parents to ensure that all members of the School community feel respected and valued.

Name of principal: Mr Martin Boden

Outstanding characteristics: Awarded ‘excellent’ in every category in the 2015 whole school ISI report. King Edward’s was ranked as one of the top four independent schools in the South West for its outstanding A Level and GCSE results in The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power Survey.