Results and Inspections



Another ‘Excellent’ Inspection Report for RHS


We are delighted to announce that following our inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in November 2016, the Royal High School has been awarded the rating of ‘excellent’ in both academic achievement and personal development. This is the highest accolade a school can attain.

Head, Mrs Jo Duncan, commented “The judgment of ‘excellent’ for both pupil achievement and pupil development reflects the superb quality of the education on offer at the Royal High School Bath. I am delighted that this has been recognised by the inspection team who looked at every aspect of RHS life during the course of their visit in November.”

The report stated that ‘by the time they leave school, pupils have highly developed skills for the next stage in their life. They are responsible, thoughtful and mature. Pupils are keenly aware of their social responsibilities and are eager to seize the opportunities that lie ahead’. Jo Duncan continued “we are very proud of the girls in our sixth form where we aim to prepare them for the next stage in their lives as well as delivering top grades so they can realise their personal goals”

The new Educational Quality Inspections (EQI) report is focused on two areas: the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements and quality of pupils’ personal development. RHS achieved the highest rating of ‘excellent’ in both. In addition, the school was fully compliant with the regulations set out in the Independent School Standards and the National Minimum Standards for boarding. With regards the quality of pupils’ personal development, the inspectors noted that ‘pupils are mature for their ages and develop high levels of self-knowledge’. Behaviour was described as ‘exemplary’ both towards one another and to staff, and it was noted that pupils are ‘extremely proud’ of their school community.

The report highlighted a particular area of strength of achievement and skill in both technology and art, describing this as ‘exceptional’.

Boarding pupils spoke “enthusiastically of the benefits that boarding provides them”, and 100% of the parents of boarders who responded to the questionnaire agreed that the RHS boarding experience “helps their children’s progress and personal development”.

On the 13th and 14th November 2019 the school was visited by ISI.  This was for a Regulatory Compliance Inspection (RCI). Inspections of this sort are carried out every three years to ensure that our processes for Health and Safety, recruitment and so on comply with the Independent School Standards and Regulations and the National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools.

We are pleased to be able to let you know that the school is compliant in all areas.

Read the full reports below

View or download the ISI RCI Inspection Report (2019)

View or download the ISI EQI Inspection Report
View or download the ISI FCI Inspection Report

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At the Royal High School we provide an outstanding, contemporary girl-centred education and as a result, our girls achieve fantastic academic qualifications.

Please click on the links to the left-hand side of the page to view the most recent results of the different levels of public examinations taken by our students.