Royal High School Bath – Past and Present

Royal High School Bath crestAbout our book
The history of the Royal School, of Bath High School and of their successor, the Royal High School Bath, is traced from 1865 to the present day. Both of the founding schools were dedicated to the furtherance of ‘sound’ education for girls, to equal access to Local Examinations and to the Universities. Both held to their core values while adapting skilfully to social and political change.

The theme throughout is that of the provision of first-class education for girls and the current GDST message sits perfectly with the vision and determination of the early founders: ‘Where girls learn without limits’.

A lively story is told, supported by a wonderful selection of photographs and images from the School’s extensive archives and contributions from the School’s alumnae.


Royal High School Bath crestAbout the author
Anne Ockwell was educated at Methodist College Belfast, Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Oxford. She was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research and directed Action Research for the European Union. She was co-author with Asa Brigs (Lord Briggs) of the Centenary History of Toynbee Hall and has written in the History of the University of Oxford (Volume VII) and in the New Dictionary of National Biography. She taught at both the Royal School and Bath High School and became Head of History at the Royal High School Bath.


Royal High School Bath crestOrder your copy
‘Royal High School Bath, Past and Present’ will be launched at the 2019 Annual Alumnae Reunion on Saturday 6th July 2019 following which copies will be available for sale from the Royal High School Bath at £25 each.

To order your copy call us on

01225 313877


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