Senior Open Event

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Saturday 21 September 2024
8.30am - 1.00pm

Opportunity, engagement and aspiration are key watchwords at the heart of an exceptional all-round education at King Edward’s Senior School (for ages 11-16 years), that encourages pupils to follow their passions and gives them the confidence to find their voice and to make a difference.

We are both proud of the academic excellence and success for which KES is renowned and also keen to celebrate our pupils’ efforts and achievements in many different fields. We place great value on the virtues of doing your best, making the most of the incredible opportunities on offer and aiming high, whilst also keeping your feet on the ground and supporting others.

Visit us on our next Open Morning on the 21st September to meet our staff and pupils and to find out for yourselves what makes the Senior School a very special place.


During the morning, families will be able to join a tour with a pupil, walk around the site, speak to knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers and enjoy some delicious refreshments in our dining hall. If the weather looks to be inclement, please bring an umbrella, as some of the tour will be outside.

When completing your online registration form for this event, families will be invited to choose a preferred arrival time - either 8.30am or 10.30am, to help with parking.

Group 1: arrival 8.30am

Arrival/Reg: 8.30am

  • Register your arrival at the Wroughton Theatre
  • Tour of the School
  • 10.30-11.00am: Headmaster's Talk in the Sports Hall
  • Finish: 11.00am
Group 2: arrival 10.30am

Arrival/Reg: 10.30am

  • Register your arrival at the Wroughton Theatre
  • Tour of the School
  • 12.30-1.00pm: Headmaster's Talk in the Sports Hall
  • Finish: 1.00pm

Please note: Registered families will be emailed prior to the event date with a designated arrival group number (ie Group 1 or 2). Regrettably, if a group reaches capacity, subsequent registered families will be added to the remaining group. We ask that families keep to these arrival times wherever possible. Each Headmaster's Talk is expected to last approximately 30-40 minutes. Details of your preferred time of arrival will  also be sent to you via an automated response, once the registration form has been completed. We ask that you keep this email on file for future reference.





STARTING POINT: Walking from Bath Spa Railway Station/Central Bus Station (Additional routes can be found via Google Maps)

Approx walking time: 26 mins (1.2 miles)

  • Head north on the A3039 To Pulteney Bridge
  • Turn right onto Argyle St/Great Pulteney St
  • Cross the road into Sydney Gardens (via The Holburne Museum)
  • Continue through Sydney Gardens and exit at the far end, turn left onto Sydney Rd, followed by a right onto Warminster Rd and shortly after a sharp right onto North Road
  • Continue up North Road and enter the site via the Middle Entrance – Enter the Wroughton Theatre to register your arrival


STARTING POINT: Cycling from Bath Spa Railway Station/Bus Station

Approx cycling time: 13 mins (1.3 miles)

There are multiple ways in which you could cycle to KES, including using the canal tow path. Below are directions based upon the most direct route via major roads in the shortest time. (Please note: The suggested route below may not be suitable for young children). Additional cycle routes can be found via Google Maps.

  • Head North on the A3039
  • Turn right onto North Parade
  • Turn left onto A36 towards the Holburne Museum/Sydney Gardens
  • Turn right on to Warminster Rd then take a right onto North Road (be prepared that this is a steep hill climb)
  • Continue up the hill and enter the site via the Middle Entrance. Cycle wracks are located via the Lower, Middle and Upper Entrances


King Edward’s Senior School is located on North Road to the north of the City. For Sat Nav users, please input postcode BA2 6HU, which will navigate you directly to the School.

Car parking is available on site via the Lower Entrance from North Road. Please make your way to the Sixth Form Open Event reception in the Wroughton Theatre. Staff and pupils will be on hand to direct you.

To find out more about our Senior School ahead of your Open Morning visit, please click on the link below: