If 125 supporters give £20 a month for 4 years, this would raise £150,000 (with Gift Aid reclaimed) – enough to educate a senior pupil from Year 7 though to Year 13, plus extra for incidentals such as uniform and school trips.”

At Royal High School Bath we know that education is power and our mission is simple; to help as many girls as possible to learn without limits and make their mark on the world.

From the outset, we did not teach girls to know their place, we taught them to find it. Our dedication to preparing girls for their future has been a priority since the beginning and our priority remains unchanged.

Each year, around 9% of our pupils receive financial assistance. These girls are bright, talented and ambitious like their peers but their families do not have the financial means to pay for a Royal High School Bath education. Unfortunately, the amount of bursary applications we receive far outweighs the number we can currently offer, and therefore we have to turn many deserving girls away.

Gifts from alumnae, former staff, parents and friends mean that we can offer more girls a bursary award. This means that a Royal High School Bath education is possible by having all or part of the fees paid for.

Please do consider making a gift to the school today to give more girls, from not only the wider Bath area but across the country, the opportunity of a Royal High School Bath education.

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The impact of an RHS Bursary

Bursaries benefit not only the recipient and their families, but all of our students by ensuring that our classrooms reflect the diversity of the world beyond the school gates. We know alumnae value their Royal High School Bath education, and how it has shaped their future and chosen path in the world. Their experiences show just what a difference the support they were given had - it is so much more than financial.

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Mathura, Year 13

Kopikha, Year 11 - September 2022

Having a bursary has changed my life in so many ways. As a passionate musician this bursary has given me the opportunity to indulge in my extra-curricular activities and experience masterclasses with world renowned pianists all thanks to this programme. I am so fortunate to attend this prestigious Independent school as it’s given me an access to great education, supported by the amazing staff team, here at Royal High. I feel very honoured to be in such a diverse and inclusive school and by being enrolled in this school, I have learnt many skills that I can apply to my future.

Without this bursary, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. It has inspired me to persevere in life and be thankful for what I have and what I have achieved.

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Chloe, Class of 2016

I felt very lucky to have a bursary at RHS. It gave me opportunities that I could never have experienced without it.”
Alice, Class of 2020

David Tuck, former parent

Salisa has benefitted enormously from her time at Royal High School Bath so I am pleased to be able to contribute, albeit modestly, towards helping another girl have the same opportunity.

Stephanie Higgins, current parent

I support the GDST Bursary Fund as a way of giving back in appreciation of how fortunate my own daughters are to be able to attend Royal High. My family have benefited from such Bursary places in the past and it really is a fantastic opportunity to help girls with their education which they otherwise wouldn't have the chance to do. It really does make a difference to the girls and opens opportunities for their futures. I would encourage everyone to consider a regular contribution, however small, if you are able to, as in these difficult times especially it all makes such a difference.

For more information about applying for a bursary please contact our Registrar, Emma Symonds, on 01225 313877 or e.symonds@rhsb.gdst.net