School of Education

School of Education

At Bath Spa University, we know education - we’ve been inspiring students, teachers and other education professionals since 1946.

School of Education


Our Newton Park campus is a harmonious balance of the historical and the modern. A former Georgian country house estate, it became home to our Teacher Training College after World War II, and continues to house our teacher training provision to this day. 

We've changed a bit since those early days. We now boast a range of state of the art facilities and buildings, including the eco-friendly Commons, the central heart of our campus with spacious teaching, social and digital facilities. 

We also work in partnership with over 670 schools in the region. 


We know a lot about education at Bath Spa – Newton Park first opened as Newton Park Teacher Training College in 1946, following the post-war shortage of teachers.

For over 70 years, we've been training the next generation of great teachers – and been rated as Ofsted 'outstanding' across our Primary and Secondary teacher training provision.

As well as becoming teachers, graduates from the Institute for Education go on to explore a diverse range of career paths in the field of education, with our undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes offering a broad, global context that will prepare you for whichever career path you choose to follow.


Our School of Education is a place where students, teachers, governors, researchers, support staff and everyone interested in education can come together in a community of research and practice.

We are committed to providing a creative space to encourage innovative educational practice, through the promotion of debate, professionalism, expertise and partnership that creates globally aware, socially responsible and successful learners.

Educational partners

We work with fantastic colleges, both in the UK and overseas, so that you can benefit from a broader range of courses, diverse facilities, and specialist staff - no matter which field of study you choose. Find out more about our partners.

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