Ralph Allen School

Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Ralph Allen School

Ralph Allen School is a co-educational, non-denominational, over-subscribed academy for students aged 11 to 18 years, situated in the World Heritage city of Bath.  Our ethos is one of achievement through respect, teamwork and personal best.   

In 2016 it became a founder member of the Palladian Academy Trust, composed of eight local schools. 

Ralph Allen School was named after the Bath mine owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist who helped with the building of Georgian Bath and the early development of the Post Office. 

The school was founded in 1957 and became an academy in August 2012. It is celebrating its 60th anniversary during 2017-18.  Following recent exciting campus developments, the school has formulated a comprehensive strategic vision for future campus expansion.


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Vision and values

Ralph Allen School aims to be both exceptional and extraordinary, embracing difference and diversity and inspiring everyone to reach their full potential. The school strives to have a welcoming environment so everyone feels as though they belong. Teachers want to develop respect, resilience and resourcefulness in each student. The school also wants to ensure its pupils become active, thoughtful and responsible citizens of the world.

The secondary school specialises in three core subjects: English, maths and science. It has been mentioned in The Times on its annual list of highest-achieving schools. It has great facilities for extra-curricular activities, including an art and photography building and an all-weather sports pitch. 

Ofsted report

Ralph Allen achieved a 'Good' when it was last inspected in 2018, with one of those outstanding features being the Sixth Form.  Ofsted assessments of the school have never been below 'Good'.

View Ralph Allen School’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 832936
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