King Edward’s Senior, North Road, Bath BA2 6HU
Name of Head: Mr Martin Boden
Age of pupils: Senior School: 11 – 18 years
Number of pupils: Senior School – 840
Fee Structure (per term): Senior School £5,075; Sixth Form £5,165
Co-ed day school
The curriculum: The school has high aspirations for its pupils in all aspects of school life with a strong emphasis on everyone’s needs and abilities, ensuring that each child develops into a well-rounded, happy, caring and active participant in later life. In the Senior School, every young person is encouraged to strive for excellence and to acquire a life-long passion for learning, discovery, adventure, creativity and culture. There is a broad offering in the academic curriculum at both GCSE and A Level.
Co-curricular activities: Senior School pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Ten Tors, Combined Cadet Force, sports, drama and music – the latter enjoying partnerships with Bath Abbey and Bath Philharmonia. In addition, there are more than 100 lunch-time and after-school clubs and activities on offer.
Pastoral care: The school’s most recent ISI report found the quality of pastoral care to be excellent. This is echoed in The Good Schools Guide which states that that ‘everything is directed toward the well-being of the 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 member of the school feel respected and valued.
Outstanding characteristics: Awarded ‘excellent’ in the most recent whole school ISI report, with the school’s extra-curricular provision achieving ‘outstanding’. The school has previously been awarded Independent School of the Year for performing arts by Independent School Parent. King Edward’s is ranked as one of the top five independent schools in the southwest for its outstanding A Level and GCSE results in the most recent The Sunday Times Schools Guide, Parent Power survey.