Bath Academy

Head: Tim Naylor
Telephone: 01225 334577
Web: https://www.bathacademy.co.uk
School Address: 27 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HX

Prospectus

Number in School: 350
Number of Boarders: 60
Boarding Type: Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: James Knott
Head of Boarding Email: james.knott@bathacademy.co.uk
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01424 772385

Battle Abbey School is a thriving co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 – 18 years old and it has a special niche in the local area. The Senior School (years 7 – 13) is located in the historic market town of Battle, near Hastings, and is set in the stunning and prestigious surroundings of Battle Abbey, overlooking the famous 1066 battlefield. The School is housed in some of the original 13th century monastic buildings, which are leased from English Heritage, and also occupies other buildings in the town, including the school’s Business Education Centre. The Preparatory School (Reception to Year 6) is situated 9 miles away in Bexhill-on-Sea and has superb facilities, including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool, playing fields and an astro pitch. A separate Nursery is situated in the grounds of the Preparatory School. The Nursery is open 0800 – 1730 hours for 38 weeks each year and also runs a moth er-and-baby drop-in group. It has good through-links with Reception and runs exciting projects such as forest school. The Preparatory School and Nursery properties are owned by the School.
2. The Senior School currently has 183 day pupils and 52 boarders whilst the Preparatory School has 86 day pupils and 23 pupils in the Nursery. The 6th Form averages about 80 pupils and School-leavers regularly gain entry to top universities. The majority of pupils live in a 15 mile radius of the School, but a substantial proportion of the boarders are from overseas. There are 120 full and part time staff employed across the sites.3. The school accepts pupils who have a wide range of ability but consistently enjoys excellent academic results. We have twice in the last four years been at the top of the East Sussex Examination League Tables. The School has a particular strength in the creative arts and punches well above its weight in these areas. Pupils regularly take up places at top Art and Drama colleges and each year Music features on the wide list of subjects taken up by our pupils at university. More than a quarter of the school sings in the main choir and there are frequent and high quality drama and music productions. Pupils have also won prestigious art awards at local and regional level.

4. Continuity of education is one of the School’s key attractions and pupils may apply to join at any time during their school career. Preparatory School pupils are guaranteed a place in the Senior School when transferring at age 11. All pupils benefit from a holistic approach to education and the greatest care is taken to ensure that pupils settle happily and thrive throughout their school life. The broad curriculum ensures that each child is given every opportunity to achieve and excel academically, to create and to perform with confidence and to compete on and off the field. We are a leading IT school, have excellent IT facilities and encourage the development of IT skills, including touch typing from Key Stage 1.