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Remarkably good value for money; unusually, exam fees, books and insurance are included, though most extras and lunch are paid separately. Forces' offspring get a 10 per cent discount. Boarding fees are significantly cheaper than any boarding establishment we know...

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The Royal High School, Bath is a secret gem of a school that gives girls confidence, capability and a strong set of values needed to underpin success at university, throughout careers and in achieving aspirations in every aspect of life. Its a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 3-18, a seamless journey with four unique experiences from the Nursery to the Junior School, Senior School to Sixth Form College (offering A levels as well as the International Baccalaureate). Its an all-through, all-encompassing, all-girls education that delivers outstanding academic results and nurtures self assured, courteous and articulate young women who are aware of, and who can achieve, their full potential.

Established in 1864 and set in beautiful grounds within walking distance of the centre of Bath, a city combining history and tradition with a vibrant, contemporary cultural scene, RHS is inclusive and caring, the perfect place for girls to study, have fun, make friends, enjoy life and develop a global perspective in education.
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2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Italian at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Remarkably good value for money; unusually, exam fees, books and insurance are included, though most extras and lunch are paid separately. Forces' offspring get a 10 per cent discount. Boarding fees are significantly cheaper than any boarding establishment we know of – how do they do it? Thrift extends to sensible and well priced...


Since April 2015, Mrs Jo Duncan MA, previously head of Princess Helena College. Educated in N Ireland; studied English/theology at St Andrews and then PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. Taught RS at The Latymer, then moved to Benenden, where alongside teaching RS was also deputy housemistress, part of weekend activities team and award officer for D of E. After seven years, appointed head of Princess Helena. Is an ISI boarding inspector. Loves travel and has organised and led trips to eg India,...

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Special Education Needs

As a selective independent school we tend to primarily provide support for students who have English as a second language and for those who demonstrate dyslexic tendendencies. As such, we have in-house peripatetic specialists available if students opt to have support lessons. These sessions (either on an individual or small group basis) tend to be timetabled outside of lesson times to cause minimum disruption to the students academic day. Nov 09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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