Kingswood School, Bath

Residential Centre - 12th July to 9th August 2023

Kingswood School is an amazing boarding school with fantastic facilities for learning, sports and other activities. The school opened in Bath in 1852 and is one of the best independent schools in the UK today. Bath today is a busy city with 1⁄4 million visitors each year and a large student population, all enjoying the museums, shops and cafes in the city centre.


Kingswood School 

  • Safe campus with all accommodation and facilities on site
  • Easy access to historic Bath city centre & shops
  • Sports include tennis, badminton, football & Frisbee
  • Arts & crafts include t-shirt design, drawing & costumes 
  • Drama and dance activities in the hall
  • Spacious common rooms offering pool, table tennis and TV
  • 8 classrooms, each with whiteboard, CD, DVD and TV


Activity Programme

  • Multi-activity centre
  • Football, tennis, volleyball, basketball, cricket, badminton available
  • Swimming (indoor pool on campus)
  • Horse riding option, 4 hours per week
  • Tennis option, 4 hours per week
  • Arts and crafts include T-shirt design, drawing, costumes and more
  • Drama and dance sessions each activity afternoon
  • Full Day Excursion to London
  • British Museum, Covent Garden & Walking Tour
  • 1 Full Day Excursion to Oxford & Bicester Village
  • Oxford Castle, Walking Tour & end at Bicester Village for shopping
  • Full Day Excursion to Stonehenge & Salisbury
  • Famous Stonehenge landmark & Salisbury Cathedral
  • Local visits to Bath, Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Holburne Museum & punting on River Avon
  • Residential students have an activity every evening, and these include discos, fashion shows, film nights, competitions and games, and BBQs, all at the school


Academic Programme


  • 20 hours (26 lessons) each week international classes focus on speaking, listening, pronunciation and British culture
  • English in Action project work and life skills development
  • Dedicated programme for Young Learners (aged 8-11)
  • FCE Exam Preparation, 2.5 hours per week




These include a variety of drama and role-playing sketches and presentations, which students usually perform in front of the whole school on the last afternoon of the week.


They are a lot of fun, but there is also a high academic focus that tests students’ pronunciation, intonation and clarity of speech, and also helps to improve students’ confidence in speaking.


English in Action


Students and teachers work together to choose a weekly project topic for their class and then plan it together. Students are given help with vocabulary and strategies for how to complete their work. During one of the morning classes students go into town to complete the English in Action research component of their project, discreetly supervised by their teacher. Students can carry out a survey, use a questionnaire, interview people on the street, and then add this information to their project. They present their work to the rest of the class on the last day of the week.


English in Action is an excellent way of encouraging students to use their language skills in real-life situations and of bringing them into contact with native English speakers.



Sample Programme​



Location of Kingswood School in Bath


Address: Kingswood School, Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5RG

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