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  • Royal High Prep School Bath
    Cranwell House
    Weston Park East
    BA1 2UZ
  • Head: Mrs Claire Lilley
  • T 01225 422931
  • E [email protected]
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  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
  • Pupils: 121
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,554 - £11,121 pa
  • Open days: Private visits encouraged at any time, by appointment.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Royal High School Bath

What says..

Big emphasis on science, discovery and the great outdoors – hardly surprising in such a stunning location. Girls grow vegetables, watch badgers, deer and foxes in the garden (cameras have been set up to observe the animals) and played a major role in the construction of an impressive Celtic round house in the grounds. Pupils chose the site, marked out the circle and helped to create the wattle walls...

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What the school says...

The Prep School is a happy and bright community where our girls can flourish and grow. We understand the importance of 'getting it right' and from those very early days of Nursery right through to Year 6 when your daughter is getting ready for the challenges of Senior School. Our school is fully committed to providing your daughter with the very best opportunities. Set in stunning grounds close to Bath city centre with well-equipped facilities we provide a wealth of learning experiences which include weekly French in Nursery-Year 3, Spanish in Year 4, German in Year 5 and Mandarin in Year 6, Ballet, Music, Drama and Sport all taught by specialist teachers. Visitors often comment on the warmth, fun and sense of purpose that permeates our school. We believe that happy children love to learn and our supportive pastoral care, along with close home/school links, ensures that all the girls are nurtured as we guide them through the first years of their education. 10% discount off full boarding fees for service families. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Prep School

Since September 2019, Claire Lilley. Previously head of Sidcot Junior School. Educated at Tunbridge Wells Grammar and Homerton College, Cambridge, where she did a BEd in music. She worked at Sidcot as a year 5 teacher and after a foray down a different career path realised that teaching was what she truly wanted to do, feeling she ‘had come home’ when she returned to Sidcot in 2009. A rapid ascent through the hierarchy culminated in her appointment as head in 2012.

Tall and blonde, with an infectious laugh – ‘you can always hear Ms Lilley,’ said one boy – she is described by pupils as friendly, cheery and ‘really in control but does not have to shout to get her point across.’ Has a young daughter.


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