The Bath area has a brilliant reputation for education, with a vast range of highly ranking schools and academies to choose between. 88% of secondary schools and 82% of primary schools were awarded ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in the 2011 (most recent) OFSTED local authority assessment profile.
For more information about specific schools and help finding provision for everyone from the very youngest to the most mature, the B&NES council search facility can help, or try Schoolguide.co.uk (an excellent source of information developed by a Bath-based software company).
Further education in Bath is also highly ranked and the city is rightly proud of its institutions.
Bath Spa University offers a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, and employs outstanding creative professionals, which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.
The University of Bath, ranked 5th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide is noted for excellence in research, and is proud of the real world skills students develop throughout their studies. Over 60% of undergraduates undertake industry placements, resulting in alumni who can expect higher than average graduate salaries within the top 10% nationally.
Bath College, located in the heart of city, offers academic and vocational courses up to degree level. The College has two campuses, one in the centre of Bath and one in Midsomer Norton. It is recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ college for Art and Design by OFSTED, and with industry-standard resources and facilities, it also provides an adult learning environment with staff committed to helping the diverse student community achieve their full potential.