Bath Academy building


Tim Naylor BA (Hons) MSc PGCE


27 Queen Square
BA1 2HX.


+44(0) 1225 334 577

Ask the college a question

Go to the college website

Get the college prospectus

Latest College News

Click + for details

2017 CIFE Award for Bath Academy student

We’re delighted to announce that Sophie Teasdale received a 2017 CIFE Award this April for her exceptional contribution to Bath Academy. She received the award from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

 Sophie Teasdale of bath Academy receives CIFE award from Lord LexdenSophie has had a very challenging journey over the last six years. In September 2009, aged 12, she was prescribed a common medication and suffered a severe reaction resulting in chronic fatigue, dizziness, involuntary shaking and difficulty in walking. She was often unable to attend school and missed most of her teaching during year 10 and 11 and took her GCSE exams at home. When she started at Bath Academy, she was unable to take more than a few steps unaided and the quantity and timetabling of her lessons had to be carefully managed. Sophie studied A Level English Language and Literature, French and History. This was a huge achievement and testament to Sophie’s grit and determination to manage her condition and forge an independent life and career for herself. Sophie is now enjoying reading History, Philosophy and Ethics at Bath Spa University.

Bath Academy student wins 2016 CIFE Award

We’re delighted to report that Bath Academy student Henry Gould received a 2016 CIFE Prize at the awards ceremony in the House of Lords this March.

Henry came to Bath Academy to study A Levels. Henry had longstanding difficulties with anxiety at school, but also had the drive to achieve and after more or less teaching himself for GCSEs, had gained good grades. On arrival at Bath Academy Henry again slipped into old patterns of avoidance. At the end of his less than sparkling AS Levels he was advised to leave, which seemed to rekindle his desire to remain in college. Henry is a consummate salesman – the Principal said to the Director of Studies “I have put my foot down with Henry and told him he cannot return, but he came into my office and lifted it up again.” Henry then progressed from a regime of almost distance learning to full time attendance by the end of his studies. He displayed the grit and determination to turn his situation around and last summer achieved a place at Goldsmiths.

Henry with his family at the 2016 CIFE Awards ceremony.


New scholarship for under 16s

The Bath Academy U16 Scholarship award is open to all students aged 14 or 15 wishing to study in the UK, regardless of nationality. Students should be able to demonstrate their academic strength through school transcripts or reports and international students must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent).

Further details:

  • Covers the cost of one year’s tuition, commencing September 2015.
  • Students must be under the age of 16 on 14th September 2015. Minimum age is 14.
  • Available on all full-time Academic courses.
  • Students for whom English is a second language require an IELTS band score of 5.0, with no less than 4.5 in any skill.

For more information, please contact Alice Mitchell or Montana Sheikh on 01225 334577 or

Read more news about Bath Academy…

Welcome from the Principal of Bath Academy

Bath-Academy-Principal-Tim-NaylorThe quality of British university education is renowned throughout the world, with 31 UK institutions in the top global rankings. Such high quality educational opportunities have led to increasing competition for places at UK universities. Young people today are faced with the difficult decision of where to study in preparation for applying to university. Which college will best help you to fulfil your potential?

Bath Academy is a small and specialised tutorial college in the heart of the world heritage city of Bath (our video shows you how special Bath is): it accepts up to 120 students each year. We are lucky to occupy a listed Georgian building situated in one of the most beautiful squares in this safe and quiet university and cultural city.

We believe that together with your passion and commitment and our interactive approach to teaching and learning, close monitoring of academic progress and focused individual support, you also will reach your potential.

Tim Naylor BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE Principal

A Personalised Education

Bath Academy specialises in flexibly tailoring academic courses of studies to the individual needs of students to maximise their chances of applying successfully to high quality university courses.

Our students are successful because their courses of studies are individually designed - building upon their existing strengths - to meet their unique needs. All students are guided in identifying realistic university and career plans through in-depth psychometric assessment and individual guidance interviews. With the support of their Personal Tutor they are sympathetically supported in their personal development, in learning to work in a community of colleagues, in making informed decisions about their future and in learning to study at an advanced level.

Personalised Programme of Studies

Chemistry-student-at-Bath-AcademyBath Academy’s focus on the individual is reflected in our method of teaching. It has been our experience that students develop when they receive good quality feedback on their performance with advice on how to improve at each stage. Teaching takes place in small groups or one-to-one to ensure that students and tutors work closely together and regular exam practice enables our students to recognise their strengths and weaknesses and set themselves realistic and challenging goals.

Courses offered by the college include:

Bath-Academy-studentsUniversity Foundation Course
A one year alternative to A Levels

A levels

  • Two year courses
  • Fast track one-year courses
  • January start 18 month courses
  • Re-sit courses
  • Easter and Christmas Revision


  • Two year core programme
  • Intensive one-year courses

Personalised Support and Care

The success of our students in gaining places on their chosen courses, many at high-ranking universities, is the best testament to this approach. The experience of our students has been that with high quality teaching and effective support ordinary young people have been able to progress to excellent university courses leading to successful professional careers. We are here to help.

cife Scholarships

Our CIFE scholarship recipient this year was Alise Ashby, a Young Carer student who came to us to complete her A-Levels in the hope of gaining a place at Oxford. The Young Carers Development Trust is a registered charity which helps many young carers overcome obstacles they face due to their caring responsibilities. Alise was awarded a full scholarship by Bath Academy to study a one-year A-Level Politics course along with extra support in French. We are thrilled that after completing her course with us, Alise successfully gained a place to study History and Politics at Christ Church College, Oxford.

Find out more about cife scholarships at Bath Academy