Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5SZ
Tel: 01225 313877, web: royalhighbath.gdst.net
Autumn term: 5/6 September – 17 December 2019
Spring term: 7 January – 1 April 2020
Summer term: 20 April – 9 July 2020
Age of pupils: 3–18 years
Number of pupils: 615
Day fees: Nursery – Year 6 (£3,432–£3,616); Year 7 – Year 13 (£4,661–£4,865); Full Boarding Year 6 – Year 13 (£8,906–£10,762)
Religious denomination: Multi faith
The curriculum: The stimulating curriculum promotes intellectual rigour, creative enquiry and critical thinking to ensure that girls will lead and shape the world confidently and positively. With excellent academic results, RHS girls become well-educated, well-rounded and well-balanced, able to navigate a global, multicultural, and technology-driven world. It is the only school in Bath to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Extra curricular activities: RHS girls get involved in just about everything offered on the extensive list of clubs and activities, during lunchtime and after school. Whether it’s fencing or french, swimming or science club, debating or digital photography, the school encourages girls to try something new. They meet challenges, develop passions, have fun and make new groups of friends.
Pastoral care: Pastoral care and academic development go hand in hand. Girls perform best when they are happy and secure, so the caring and supportive community gives girls a real sense of belonging. The school understands the pressures, uncertainties and challenges moving from childhood to adulthood. If girls have any worries at all, there is always someone qualified to talk to, or sometimes just a friendly chat, a cuddle with the school’s wellbeing dogs or a cup of tea is just the ticket.
Name of principal: Mrs Kate Reynolds
Outstanding characteristics: The school is a mix of day and boarding girls, a happy, thriving community, free from stereotypes. The girls build confidence and high self-esteem, while fostering the 6 Cs; courage, commitment, critical thinking, compassion, communication and creativity. Royal High School Bath is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which has 25 UK schools and academies nationwide. RHS is an innovative, high-achieving school, providing a wonderful environment for girls to excel academically, thrive emotionally and develop socially. The Royal High Prep School is in the beautiful grounds of Cranwell House in Weston, with a dynamic curriculum and opportunities for outdoor learning, fostering an interest in ecology and conservation. Girls develop a deeper understanding of their studies, to help them see the connections within and between disciplines, to develop a flexible and creative mindset, and to enjoy learning. A great education lays the foundation for life-long learning, through RHS and beyond.