The Royal High School Bath has been awarded the ISM / ISM Trust’s Gold Certificate. This means that more than 20% of all the school’s GCSE students achieved an A* to C in GCSE music, putting the school in the top 76 schools in England.

Director of Music, Mark Bradbury, is thrilled that the department has been recognised with this coveted award, saying, “As Director of Music, I am delighted that the department has been recognised for all their hard work and achievements over the year. The quality of teaching and dedication by all music staff for the benefit of the girls continues to grow from strength to strength.”

Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM – the professional body for musicians – congratulated the school, commenting, “We are delighted to The Royal High School Bath’s achievement in music and celebrate the commitment to music education shown by the school in their high uptake and high achievement of pupils.

“Music is a valuable subject, it brings value in itself to pupils as well as supporting achievement in other subjects. Music also opens doors and generates educational opportunities for pupils from all backgrounds. We are delighted that The Royal High School values music within their school curriculum and as the professional body for musicians and a subject association for music education, we are delighted to recognise this high level of achievement with this certificate.”