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Royal High School Bath

Royal High School Bath

Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5SZ, UK

+44 (0)1225 313877



Royal High School Bath
School type Girls' Day & Boarding
Founded 1865
Status Private
Head Mrs Kate Reynolds
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 640
Day fees per annum £3,432 per term - £4,865 per term
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £7,961 per term - £9,674 per term
Boarding fees per annum £8,906 per term - £10,762 per term
Average Class Size 14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Ms Jude Taylor
Associations GSA,GDST,BSA, IB

Royal High School Bath (RHS) is a leading independent day and boarding school. Part of the GDST family, RHS provides outstanding, contemporary, education for girls aged 3-18. With a reputation as supportive and stimulating, our girls realise new talents, fulfil their potential and go on to have bright futures. Our new £2m Steinway Music School and new art block highlight our commitment to our students' creativity.


Committed to high academic standards, RHS offers a choice of A level or IB with a wide range of subjects delivered by specialist teachers. Staff are highly qualified and engage and inspire their students - with 14 years’ experience of the Diploma Programme, the school’s results are excellent, and consistently above the global average. In 2018 RHS was awarded Best Small Cohort Independent IB School. Students go on to study at prestigious universities in the UK and overseas, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL.

Global perspective beyond the classroom

Students value the international-mindedness of the IB and enjoy a school exchange to Sweden. This gives experience of other young people from very different backgrounds and nationalities. Students choose from a wide range of CAS options including an expedition to Cambodia where they teach in a partner school. Model United Nations enables students to refine skills including public speaking, critical thinking and leadership.


The school's expertise means the induction of students is quick and effective. A residential orientation experience helps students gain an understanding of the programme ahead, and provides the space to plan their final years at school.


Our global community of boarders find their home from home in RHS. Girls aged 11-16 board in School House, our stunning neo-Gothic main building. Gloucester House is the Sixth Form boarding house and girls quickly settle into a caring and supportive community. House staff value students as individuals and the pastoral care and wellbeing of each girl is paramount.


Situated in Bath, RHS has good transport links. Just 15 minutes from M4 motorway and with easy access to London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. Mainline rail links to London Paddington. Airports in Bristol, Southampton, Heathrow and Gatwick are easy to access and a shuttle to west London for weekly boarders can be arranged as required.