Kitchen at Oxford House
Kitchen at Oxford House
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We know that finding somewhere you can call home is important, and the Bath Academy Team is happy to provide guidance on the options available to our students. There is a range of residences available in Bath to suit individual preferences and budgets.

We believe that a comfortable, clean, and safe place to stay whilst students study is essential, therefore we aim to provide pleasant and secure accommodation for students to make the most of their time with us.

Student Residential Accommodation Gallery:

Student Residential House (Ages 14-18)

Oxford House Brochure

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Oxford House

Kitchen at Oxford House. For more photos see our gallery at the bottom of the page.

Our accommodation for long-term students consists of a charming, Georgian residential house set in the heart of the city. At Oxford house we offer full board accommodation for students who are 14+ years of age. Residence staff members are always present to ensure students’ safety, happiness and progress.

Oxford House has both single and shared rooms which are allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis. The bedrooms are suitably furnished, centrally heated, and are cleaned each week, including new bed linen. All houses are non-smoking.


Located within 10 minutes’ walk from the school and city centre, Bath Academy’s Student Residence offers classic accommodation in beautiful Grade 1 Listed Georgian buildings. Ideally positioned, students have the benefit of living in a historical house with modern amenities close to the city’s central hub.


Our experienced, in-house chef serves healthy, delicious, home-cooked meals for every dietary and cultural requirement, allowing our students to enjoy well-balanced and freshly prepared meals with a variety of options. Our chef will try their best to cater to special requirements with proper notice given, and we expect students to be flexible with their meal expectations. Trying new food and eating hot meals together in the evenings is an important aspect of student life and provides a ‘family’ environment for those far away from home.


Our student residences are equipped with alarms and cameras on all entry and exit points to ensure our students’ safety at all times. The house is supervised by members of staff 24 hours a day.

Student Residential Accommodation Details:

  • Full-board accommodation with resident members of staff and experienced, in-house chef
  • 10-minute walk to the college
  • Room cleaned once a week
  • Bed linen and towel change once a week
  • Laundry arrangement once a week
  • Wi-Fi connection provided
  • Social activities at the weekends

The College Residence is open during Term dates only. Please refer to our term dates for the academic year.
College Residence is subject to availability. All prices can be found on our Fees page.



Bath Academy arranges accommodation in Bath with caring and responsible homestay providers. Living in homestay accommodation, students are able to learn more about British customs and traditions and gain additional conversational practice. Hosts treat the students as full members of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. All homestays are visited personally and interviewed in order to ensure they satisfy our criteria:

  • Single room or shared rooms with an adequately sized bed (bunk beds may be used by students under 16 years old)
  • Not more than four students in one homestay at a time
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch & dinner with lunches provided by Bath Academy)
  • Located within the city of Bath (can be reached by walking or 30 minutes by public transport*)
  • Adequate hanging and drawer space and storage for clothes
  • A table or desk and chair for studying (either in the bedroom or in the main part of the house)
  • Daily access to a bathroom with a bath or shower
  • Room cleaned once a week
  • Bed linen and towel changed once a week
  • Laundry access once a week
  • Wi-Fi connection provided
  • English is spoken as the main language in the family home

*Bus passes currently cost around £18.80. More information can be found here.

Homestay accommodation is subject to availability. All prices can be found on our fees page.

Interested in becoming a homestay host? Contact Us for more details.

The Homestay Handbook can be found here.


Private Student Halls of Residence

We recommend that students stay in accommodation provided by Bath Academy to gain the most from their experience in Bath. However, we understand that some students may prefer to arrange their own private accommodation. Please be aware that Bath Academy do not assist with arranging or organising private accommodation.

*Please note – The college does not monitor accommodation arranged privately.

For students aged 18+ there are private student halls of residence in Bath. These are a popular option because of the student community atmosphere, bills are usually included in the rent, and they provide independence in a safe, secure environment.

How It Works:

  • Your tenancy contract is not with Bath Academy, and any tenancy issues will be dealt with directly by the private arrangement you have signed up for.
  • Bath Academy cannot be your Guarantor.

Please find a list of private accommodation options linked below:

Avon Studios

Twerton Mill

Green Park House

James House

Charlton Court

Student Castle

Centurion House Bath Student

Unite Students

Hello Students

The Depot

SACO Apartments


Reside Lettings


Joint Living

Host Family Options


Other Accommodation - Things to Consider

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation then please consider the following points:

Can I afford the accommodation?

What is included in the price – meals, gas and electricity bills, water rates – and if I am
paying my own utility costs, how much should I budget for?

Does the price include possessions insurance?

Is there internet connectivity in the accommodation and if so is there an extra cost?

Are bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils provided and if not, does the institution offer
packs I can buy?

What is Council Tax and do I have to pay it?

If I have a car, are there parking facilities and if so, is an extra cost attached?

Am I required to pay a deposit? If so, how much is it and what is it for?

What are the payment terms?

What is a guarantor, and will I need one?

Is there any communal living space and if so, is it adequate?

Do I want or really need en suite provision and can I afford it?

What is the mix of students in the accommodation likely to be?

Can I practice and improve my English?

If I sign a joint contract, will my liability be different?

Does the accommodation offer good social opportunities?

What are the management and security arrangements for the accommodation?

What are the arrangements for the provision of food?

Am I prepared to clean my accommodation and take the rubbish out?

What are the accommodation arrangements for vacation periods?

Does the length of the contract fit my period of study?

Where is the accommodation located?

What are the transport links and what are the costs?

Accommodation FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers students ask us about
accommodation. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us directly and we’ll do
our best to answer it.

1. When should I start looking for somewhere to live?
Once you receive your offer letter from Bath Academy, we can help you start to make
arrangements for accommodation. If you are arranging private accommodation yourself, we
recommend you still wait until your offer letter is received, and your arrival date to the UK is

2. How much does private rental usually cost?
The cost differs greatly depending on different aspects of the property. Be sure to check
whether things like bills and internet are included with your monthly rent or not. Some places
offer catered and non-catered options. Monthly rents can be anywhere between £500 –
£2000 in Bath.

3. Will I have to provide guarantor details?
Students who accept an offer of accommodation for a room with Avon Studios will need to
provide a guarantor reference.A guarantor should be a responsible person who will be accountable for paying your rent
and any damages should you be unable to make the payments. By signing the tenancy your
guarantor will accept joint responsibility for the financial aspects of the tenancy agreement.
Your guarantor must live and work in the UK on a permanent basis. If you cannot provide a
guarantor you can choose to pay the full rental fee up front at the start of the contract.

4. Can anyone at Bath Academy be my Guarantor?
None of the members of Bath Academy could be your Guarantor.

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