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The Royal High School, Bath, Somerset

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Year of foundation: 1864
Address: Lansdown Road, Bath, Somerset BA1 5SZ
Location: The impressive school buildings are located on a hill in the southwestern English spa and university town of Bath just one mile away from the city centre. Since 1987 Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unified Georgian townscape. The larger city of Bristol is located only 14 miles away from Bath. London can be easily reached by train or by car in just two and a half hours. The all-girls school allows a real “Hogwarts feeling” to develop.
Campus size: Spacious, lavishly laid out campus
Number of students:


Number of boarders: 120
Number of international students: 90
Number of students from Germany: currently 0
Ratio girls/boys in %: 100/0
Ratio tutors/students: 1/10
School type:    Nursery, Junior and Senior School with 6th form (3 to 18 years)
Graduation: GCSE, A levels, International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific features: The Royal High School Bath ranges among the best all-girls schools in the UK and as such offers the possibility to complete  the education either with the A levels or the International Baccalaureate. Particularly worth mentioning is the internal academy of art which can even compete with  several universities in both the equipment and the training. The values, which the school explicitly emphasizes are intellectual rigour, enthusiasm for life, openness and warmth.
Accommodation: Just like the junior school, the senior school has four boarding houses. Students of year 13 live in single rooms, students of the years 11 and 12 in two-bed rooms and students of year 10 and below in three-bed rooms. All rooms are cosily and functionally equipped and have enough storage space as well as internet access. In parts the rooms are also equipped with wash basins.
Foreign languages: German, French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Russian, Mandarin
Elective subjects: design technology, history of art, psychology etc.
Facilities/offers: computer lab, science lab, school of arts, workshop, school orchestra, choir, drama group, debating society, sports hall, heated outdoor swimming pool, artificial grass pitch, netball fields, tennis courts, dance studio, fitness room
Range of sports: athletics, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, badminton, netball, swimming, dancing, rowing, fencing, judo, tennis, table tennis, horse-riding, climbing, golf, skiing, biathlon, trampolining
Fee: for years 5 and 6: 7,033 £ per term resp. 21,099 £ per school year
for years 7, 8 and 9: 8,087 £ per term resp. 24,261 £ per school year
for years 10 and 11: 8,203 £ per term resp. 24,609 £ per school year
for sixth formers : 8,499 £ per term resp. 25,497 £ per school year
School prospectus as a pdf-file  
Students‘ testimonials as a pdf-file  
Link to the school website: http://www.royalhighbath.gdst.net/

  • Main building and park of The Royal High School Bath
  • Buildings of The Royal High School Bath
  • Schoolgirls of The Royal High School Bath
  • Schoolgirls of The Royal High School Bath with a globe
  • Schoolgirls of The Royal High School Bath
  • Schoolgirls of The Royal High School Bath in their leisure time
  • Schoolgirls of The Royal High School Bath in the chemistry lab
  • Schoolgirl of The Royal High School Bath at the workbench
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  • School choir of The Royal High School Bath
  • Dance group of The Royal High School Bath
  • Sports team of The Royal High School Bath