Bath Academy

Head: Tim Naylor
Telephone: 01225 334577
School Address: 27 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HX


Number in School: 120
Number of Boarders: 22
Boarding Type: Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: James Knott
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01225 334 577

Founded in 1997, Bath Academy is a small and specialised tutorial college in the heart of the world heritage city of Bath (this video shows you how special Bath is). As a co-educational, international boarding and day college for students aged 14-19, our programmes include GCSEs, A-Levels, Resit & Revision Courses, University & Medical Foundation Courses, and English Language Support.

Bath Academy specialises in tailoring academic courses to the individual needs of students to maximise their chances of applying successfully to high quality university courses. Our students progress because their courses of studies are individually designed – building upon their existing strengths – to meet their unique needs.

All students are guided in identifying realistic university and career plans through in-depth psychometric assessment and individual guidance interviews. Each student has a Personal Tutor who further supports them in their personal development and in making informed decisions about their future, as well as UCAS Advisors to assist with the university application process.

The college accepts up to 120 students each year and welcomes students from all types of backgrounds and from all over the world; 70% of students are from the UK and 30% are international. As a non-selective school, we do not admit students on the basis of academic ability, but on their motivation to learn.

It has been our experience that students develop when they receive good quality feedback on their performance with advice on how to improve at each stage. Teaching takes place in small groups or one-to-one to ensure that students and tutors work closely together and regular exam practice enables our students to recognise their strengths and weaknesses and set themselves realistic and challenging goals.

Bath Academy consists of two college buildings in a central city location on one of the most beautiful squares in this safe and quiet UNESCO World Heritage city. Students have easy access to all the city’s attractions including museums, galleries, shopping, cafes, and many green spaces. Our boarding house is only a few minutes walk from the main college buildings.

Courses offered by the college include:

A Levels 


  • Two year Core Programme
  • Intensive one-year courses

University Foundation Programme 

  • A one year alternative to A Levels
  • Extended UFP options include intensive English and pre-sessional programmes with UKVI IELTS preparation classes to support international learners reach their university destinations.

Medical Foundation Programme 

  • A one-year intensive programme focused on medical sciences with Academic English Support options.

 Bath Academy offers scholarships to exceptional students on a case by case basis. Please contact the college by emailing for further information.