We are shortly to be looking for a state secondary school in Bath for our DS. Thinking possibly of Beechen Cliff, does anyone have any experience of it? Am unsure about a single sex school and one that is very strong on team sports. Possibly also Oldfield now it takes boys, Ralph Allen although we are in the centre so would mean a bus ride and not sure if we'd get in. Or St Gregory's (ditto)
Have a look on BANES website - they have distances for previous years' offers plus admissions criteria.
You're best bet is to actually visit all the schools you'd consider. I doubt you'd need to move! Even if your nearest secondary isn't the one you think would be best for your son there will be alternatives - Bath is pretty well served imo.