Led by curiosity.
“ Girls at this important stage of their educational journey need to feel safe and secure. They need to ignite fires of imagination and quench their thirst for knowledge. Our beautiful learning environment and inspiring skills based Cranwell Curriculum certainly does just that. It's a holistic approach to teaching and learning and develops every aspect of the child, helping them to blossom into well-educated, well-rounded individuals.”Claire Lilley, Head of Prep School
Prep School in Bath
At Royal High Prep School, we offer a uniquely beautiful and inspiring setting in the city of Bath, allowing the girls to fully immerse themselves in their learning.
Whether your daughter is joining from our Nursery or starting her journey with us anew we take great care to develop every girl's individuality. We believe in enabling every pupil to become a strong young woman ready to seize opportunities and make her mark on the world. Small class sizes, specialist teachers and a wide variety of learning activities beyond the classroom provide the perfect environment for your daughter to shine.
Prep girls at Royal High School Bath are encouraged to explore the world around them and they can develop in safe, secure surroundings while growing everyday in confidence. Our Prep school prides itself on having a supportive, caring ethos where every girl is treated as an individual and known to all.
We actively encourage girls to mix with other year groups across the whole school which leads to a warm and friendly environment.
Cranwell House is a truly stunning setting for your daughter's education – a place where she can explore, discover and challenge herself everyday. Here, we have a commitment to nurturing independence, risk-taking and resilience. And we have staff who understand your daughter’s interests and how she learns. At the Royal High Prep School we offer a uniquely beautiful setting, allowing the girls to fully immerse themselves in their learning.
Learn, explore and discover
Outdoor learning at the Prep School is well and truly integrated into everything we do and taking full advantage of our beautiful grounds at Cranwell House. From Nursery through to Year 6, the girls are actively involved in memorable learning experiences outside the classroom. Learning in this way gives children the freedom to learn using all of their senses and fires imaginative thinking. We are able to create powerful learning experiences which help our girls to develop a sense of place and a relationship with the environment.
We recently undertook the construction of a Celtic roundhouse, started by Year 4, as part of their theme on Local History. The girls were involved in all stages, from choosing a site to marking out the circle and the creating of wattle walls using hazel. All the materials were found in the school grounds and the thatching was donated by a local thatcher. Similarly, Year 3 have recently designed an up-cycled greenhouse out of plastic bottles located on our school allotment. Construction involved the girls and they have enjoyed growing a range of produce, which we have used in cookery projects or donated to the school kitchens for our lunch. Our latest addition was the construction of the Jasmine Theatre - an outdoor stage and seating area for the girls and their families to enjoy.
Come rain or shine you will find Prep school girls out and about learning in our beautiful 11-acre grounds. We encourage practical outdoor activities which create memorable experiences, including bug hunting, tree planting and pond fishing. The practical, hands-on nature of learning is what makes wonderful lasting memories and helps our girls grow and learn. On any given day your daughter could be growing vegetables in our upcycled greenhouse, performing on our open air stage or using our outdoor kiln.
If they prefer the indoors, then the library has a calm and inviting atmosphere where girls can come to escape in a book, do their homework and have quiet time to reflect.
The Cranwell Curriculum
At our Prep School all year groups focus on our immersive and holistic curriculum model – The Cranwell Curriculum – which has been designed to be diverse, engaging and girl-centered.
The Cranwell Curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. It focuses on a creative approach to learning – designed to be diverse, engaging and girl-centred. We change themes regularly and include whole school projects in our learning calendar to keep your daughter highly engaged and active in her learning process. As experts in girls' education, we pride ourselves in providing an outstanding education for all.
We keep engagement high by changing our themes regularly and including whole school projects in our learning calendar. We focus on creative approaches to learning, helping girls develop independent thinking and enquiry-based skills, whilst growing their understanding of the world, citizenship and responsibility.
Leading by example
We're a high achieving academic Prep School with a supportive, caring ethos where every girl is treated as an individual. Our facilities go hand-in-hand with our high standard of education. Plus, our expert teaching staff aim to lead by example by creating an environment which is supportive and open.
Hear from our Head of Prep, Claire Lilley about the wonderful environment fostered at Royal High Prep School.
Come and see us
Let us show you around the beautiful grounds of Cranwell House so that you can see our school in action.