Charitable Status

The University is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 2011. Its charitable activities are monitored by HEFCE, which is its principal regulator. The Governors of the University are its charitable trustees. The manner in which the University delivers its charitable purpose within the context of the Charity Commissions guidance on public benefit is outlined in the financial statements for 2011 and subsequent years. The University has no linked charities.

Legal Name and Correspondence Address

Our legal and preferred name is Bath Spa University and our correspondence address is:

Bath Spa University,
Newton Park,
Newton St Loe,
Bath, BA2 9BN.

Constitutional Documents

The Instrument and Articles of Government are the fundamental legal documents under which the University is constituted and conducted. They also define the sources of authority and responsibility within the institution.


A list of the trustees of the University is available upon request. Please contact us for details of other charities of which any member is also a trustee.

Financial Statements

The University's current Financial Statements (and including those of previous years) are available here:


The information on this page is to meet the requirements of 'Model Financial Memorandum between HEFCE and institutions' (HEFCE2010/19). It provides a gateway page for the University's information about our charitable status.