King Edward’s Senior School, North Road, Bath BA2 6HU; Main Reception: 01225 464313; Admissions: 01225 820399; web: kesbath.com; Twitter: @KESBath; Facebook: KESBath; Instagram: KESBath


Autumn term: 4 September – 14 December 2019
Spring term: 6 January – 1 April 2020
Summer term: 20 April – 8 July 2020Age of pupils: 11–18

Number of pupils: Senior School 822

Day Fees (Per Term): Senior School £4,935; Sixth Form £5,020
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.
Pastoral care: The school’s most 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.” 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 most recent whole school ISI report. “The school’s extra-curricular provision is outstanding,’ ISI report. The school was recently awarded Independent School of the Year for Performing Arts by Independent School Parent. King Edward’s was ranked as one of the top five independent schools in the South West for its outstanding A Level and GCSE results in The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power Survey 2018.