Famous for its Georgian architecture and natural hot springs, Bath is a World Heritage City, a rich cultural destination and a hugely popular place to live and work.
The City of Bath is renowned for its excellent schools and leading universities.
Bathwick St Mary C Of E Primary School is situated next to Holburne Park with Bathampton Primary School and Widcombe C Of E Primary School close by.
Secondary state and independent schools include King Edward’s School within walking distance, with Prior Park School, Beechen Cliff School, Ralph Allen School, Kingswood School and Monkton Combe School all within a 5-mile radius of Holburne Park.
Infant, Prep and Junior Schools
King Edward’s School
Type: Pre Prep, Nursery, Junior, Senior & Sixth Form • Distance: Less than 1 mile • Ofsted: Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate
Founded in 1552, King Edward’s School, Bath 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.
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.
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.
With the Junior and Senior sections of the School a short 5 minute walk from Holburne Park (and with the Pre-Prep based on Weston Lane near the RUH), equally accessible via the School’s shuttle bus service, KES is ideally situated for families considering local schools as part of their move to Holburne Park.
Type: Independent school • Distance: 2.2 Miles • Ofsted: Excellent
Through its Prep School and Senior School, Kingswood teaches children from the age of nine months to 18 years, with an aim of encouraging an enthusiasm for learning and a spirit of enquiry.
Driven by a goal of providing an excellent all-round education, Kingswood offers a broad range of co-curricular opportunities, which celebrate both cultural and sporting achievement.
Type: Independent college • Distance: 1.5 Miles • Ofsted: Good
An independent college and language school, the Bath Academy offers courses from GCSE level to university foundation programmes, plus a Pre-Masters provision. A personal approach is taken, with an aim to create an encouraging atmosphere. Bath Academy’s ambition is for students to leave with the academic skills and confidence to enjoy and succeed at university and beyond.
Royal High School
Type: Independent day and boarding school for girls • Distance: 2.1 Miles • Ofsted: Excellent
Part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, Bath’s Royal High School provides education for girls aged 3-18 years, aiming to help pupils grow in self-confidence as they uncover their talents and pursue their passions. The school has a long history of specialising in girls’ education and prides itself on a reputation as a kind, supportive and academically excellent choice.
In 2020, the school opened its new state-of-the-art Steinway Music School, including a large recital room and professional standard recording studio.
Beechen Cliff School
Type: Comprehensive school for boys • Distance: 2.4 Miles • Ofsted: Outstanding
A comprehensive school for boys, Beechen Cliff is less than two miles away from Holburne Park and aims to encourage pupils to grow and mature at their own pace, embracing learning styles specific to boys.
Rated ‘Outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection, the school celebrates all aspects of success, including the creative and physical as much as the intellectual.
The Paragon School and Prior Park College
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With an intake spanning from ages 3 to 11 years, The Paragon School is the sister school of Prior Park College, which educates children onwards through to sixth form level.
Both are well established independent schools and among their common aims are to celebrate success in many arenas and to provide an outstanding, rounded education for each of their students.
With many green spaces, sporting clubs and activities on your doorstep it is easy to stay active in Bath.
A trim trail providing a pathway down to the Kennet and Avon Canal will form part of the development at Holburne Park giving easy access to leisurely waterside walks and activities.
The Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, almost surrounds Bath and is easily accessible from Holburne Park.
Bath Boating Station, Bath Golf Club and the Health and Wellbeing Club at the Bath Spa Hotel are all within walking distance of Holburne Park.
As the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bath is rich in history and boasts many opportunities to discover the stories that will bring this history to life.
Bath has an array of superb galleries, museums and buildings of historic interest.
The Holburne Museum, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey are all within a mile of Holburne Park.
Holburne Park is ideally situated for easy access to the M4 motorway and Bath Spa Railway Station.
Bath has a well-connected local bus service and its proximity to excellent infrastructure makes it the ideal place from which to commute to London and other major cities.
Journey time to London Paddington from Bath Spa is 1 hour 18 minutes.*
*Monday to Friday. Source gwr.com, October 2020.