Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies' College

  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior
  • 700 to 1,000 pupils
  • Cheltenham Ladies' College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18 located in the heart of the town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
    The College has a global reputation built over 165 years of girls' education. The College nurtures a balance between academic achievement and ensuring girls enjoy 'co-curricular activities that interest and challenge them, a community that supports them, and the opportunities to pursue their passions and learn from their failures.'

    Principal Eve Jardine-Young says: 'The next generation is growing up in a world full of promise, choice and possibility as well as the unprecedented challenges that recent world events have brought into sharp relief. We unashamedly put the wellbeing of our girls on an equal footing with their academic achievements and we are proud to develop intellectually curious, self-motivated, courageous and enthusiastic young women.'

    'College has an inspirational tradition of pioneering girls' education, which we cherish, and we look forward with energy and imagination to the future.'

    Inspection reports

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    The school was last inspected in October 2018. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.

    The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.

    What makes Cheltenham Ladies' College different?

    Attain asked the school, what makes Cheltenham Ladies' College different – and why should parents consider it?

    Cheltenham Ladies' College opened its doors in 1854, to provide girls with a thorough academic education and, over 165 years later, we continue to be proud of our strong tradition of innovation, academic excellence and empowerment in the education of young women.

    Educating pupils from around the world, College is a large community of boarding and day girls, with expert teaching and pastoral care, outstanding facilities and over 160 co-curricular activities. College is situated in Cheltenham, one of England's most beautiful Regency towns, with fantastic architecture, gardens and culture.

    We are committed to developing intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning. Our alumnae go on to study a range of subjects at top universities across the world and pursue fulfilling careers, often becoming leaders in their fields.

    Supported by our dedicated Professional Guidance Centre, the top UK university destinations chosen by our leavers are UCL, Edinburgh, Oxford, Bristol, Durham and Cambridge, while in the US the most popular include University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Columbia, Brown and Princeton.

    As we look to the future, we take inspiration from our history of pioneering girls' education and our continued commitment to educational opportunities for young women.

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    Contact Details

    Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP

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