Royal High School GDST
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
3 - 19
Other independent school

How Does The School Perform?

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
GCSE results at grade 9-7

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A level average point score
Average A level result
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
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Scholarship Status
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School Prospectus

Lansdown Road
Lansdown Road
01225 313877

School Description

A dynamic and friendly community that celebrates individuality and nurtures intellectual and creative ambition. Students have access to wonderful facilities and enthusiastic and gifted teachers. With excellent results at GCSE, A levels and the IB, RHS students take up places at leading universities in the UK and abroad. As part of the GDST we offer outstanding affordability and real 'added value'.

Royal High School GDST Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“A caring and ambitious place for girls”

Initially we were unsure whether an all-girls school was right for our daughter but her confidence has come so far since she started last September. Our experience of the Royal High as parents of a year 7 girl is that it's not stuffy and very caring. The mental health initiatives are impressive and the mentoring and support from older pupils works very well. Girls seem free to be themselves. It feels like a very modern school with traditional high standards and results.
“Good teaching”

The school offers a broad selection of subjects at GCSE level and beyond, among which Mandarin, design technology and advanced maths for the most able students. The teachers are professional and motivated.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Royal High School GDST

Last update: 09 November 2021


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Royal High School, Bath is delighted that our Year 13 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students have achieved a set of excellent results this year. The hard work and dedication of students and staff has lead to an impressive average point score of 40 out of 45. Compared to the world wide average score of 33 and only the top 10% of students getting more than 40 points, this is even more impressive.

Results were strongest in English Literature, Languages and STEM subjects, where all students achieved 7 points.

We were recently commended as a 'Top IB School for 2020' by the Education Advisors who run the website. The award certifies that Royal High School Bath GDST is a 'Top 50 Global IB School' (out of over 3000 IB schools) and a 'Top 20 IB School in the UK' (out of about 130 UK based IB schools) for our 2020 results.

Royal High School is the only school in the local Bath area to run the IB Diploma programme. Our students have developed the professional, academic and personal skills to be ready for a successful future. Nick Hayward said: “The IB is a testing qualification and does demand a great deal from those who do it, and doubly so under Covid and lockdowns. But the rewards are immeasurable, of course, and it has been an undiluted joy watching the girls grow academically, develop in confidence and flourish in all the myriad ways that the IB unlocks. I know they will thrive in whatever they attempt and wish them every success in the future.”




We are excited to have created new maths classrooms and pastoral spaces for students at Royal High School to enjoy this year. 

Our initial brief to improve pastoral facilities at the school involved creating two new common rooms for year 8 and 9 students. Relocating two locker rooms in the math department enabled the creation of two alternative teaching spaces and freed space for the creation of common room spaces with access to the existing maths courtyard as an outdoor spaces for studying and learning. 

The new maths classroom included the addition of glass boards placed around the room for the girls to use when working together to solve maths problems. There are also breakout spaces to encourage group work in different areas of the room and modular tables to allow for flexible room layouts. Bespoke teaching walls with integrated smart boards and storage allow for uncluttered spaces for traditional teaching from the front of the class to compliment the collaborative working spaces. Green was chosen for the maths classrooms to support focus and calm learning

The common room spaces were designed in response to feedback from pupils and staff who wanted more social and study spaces for students in Years 8 and 9. The two spaces have complimenting colour schemes to create clear spaces for the students. Bright colours were used to energise and invigorate the mind in the fun, creative spaces. High end furniture added even more colour to the rooms. Different heights were used to zone the rooms including high tables with power sockets and dedicated task lighteing for individual workiing. Low comfy seating created a comfy spot to read and relax. 

The designs for the new spaces have incorporated WELL standards for buildings principles, including using natural wood textures in teaching walls, plants, new classroom chairs, lighting and acoustic solutions. We are working hard to move towards creating biophilia in the spaces that we create. This is known to support cognitive function, physical health and psychological wellbeing.

The next phase for our Pastoral project will see the courtyard space improved as per pupils' designs as well as improvements to SEN spaces and quiet workrooms and following feedback from the pupils, an improved Hive space.

Find our more about RHS


We're proud to be part of the Girls’ Day School Trust family of 25 schools across England and Wales. It's a modern, vibrant organisation where the teaching and wellbeing of all its pupils takes absolute priority.

The academic results it achieves are among the best in the country, and the young women leaving its schools for university and the world beyond have the confidence, courage, composure and commitment to thrive wherever their futures take them.

Royal High School Bath is an independent all girls’ school and as such all of our lessons have been tailored to the way that girls learn. We have a long history of specialising in girls’ education and are proud of our reputation as a kind, supportive and academically excellent school.

The balance of a nurturing but challenging environment is the key to our girls testing themselves and growing in confidence. Here at Royal High School Bath we help girls be the best that they can be, and provide an education where they can learn without limits.

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Royal High School GDST Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.