King Edward's School, Bath

Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About King Edward's School, Bath


King Edward’s School was founded in 1552 and takes great pride in its long history as Bath’s oldest school. KES has held a special place in this wonderful city for well over four and a half centuries and is now firmly established as one of the leading schools in the South West of England.  

As the city’s former grammar school, KES has a very healthy tradition of nurturing academic excellence and ambition, reflected these days in the School’s consistently outstanding results. Our pupils are bright, inquisitive and aspirational, but they also have their feet firmly on the ground and understand that individual excellence shines most brightly in the service of the collective team effort.

“This is a school which achieves its exceptionally high standards by support and inspiration.” The Good Schools Guide 2015 

The ethos of the School is one that encourages all pupils to play as hard as they work and to make the most of all the wonderful opportunities here, both in and out of the classroom, that enable them to grow and thrive within a supportive and caring framework. We set the bar high, but we also give our pupils all the tools that they need to reach those ambitious standards. We aim to foster talent in all its forms and to open doors to enquiry and discovery. Independent-mindedness and creative spirit are strong suits, but so too is the sense of community that seeks to respect and value all its members.

“The schools extra-curricular provision is outstanding.” ISI Report 2015 

As a family of three schools, the Pre-Prep, Junior and Senior sections of King Edward's offer an inspiring and supportive environment for children age 3 to 18. Some join us just for the sixth form, many stay for their entire school career. All pupils are encouraged to be the best they can be and all are nurtured along the pathway to leading happy, fulfilled and successful lives at school and beyond. 

“One of the top four independent schools in the South West according to the Sunday Times Parent Power Survey.” 

Martin J Boden 


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Address: Senior School and Sixth Form, North Road, Bath, North East Somerset, BA2 6HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 464313
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