School of Education – Bath Spa University

School of Education

We’ve been inspiring students, teachers and other education professionals since 1946. The School of Education is a leader in its field: we train, inspire, create and connect with educators in the region and all over the world.

University of the Year for Social Inclusion

Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024

#7 in the UK

for Student-Staff Ratio in Education (Guardian University Guide, 2024)

Our mission

We work in classrooms and educational settings across the world, providing the highest quality teaching and research. We work with over 670 school partners, as well as with colleges, early years settings and anywhere learning takes place.

We promote excellence and expertise in educational research and practice across the globe. From the UK to Australia, New York to Zambia, our educators make a difference to the lives of all children and young people everywhere.

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.

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.

“We educate over 500 new teachers annually, and foster strong partnerships with hundreds of education settings in the local community. Graduates from Bath Spa University are transforming children’s lives in our region and far beyond.”

Professor Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou, Head of the School of Education

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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