Cheltenham College

In 2023, the ISI found Cheltenham College to be fully compliant and excellent, the highest rating in every area. The report stated, “The school wholeheartedly fulfils its aim to equip pupils to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives by providing an excellent all-round education”.


Cheltenham College combines a strong academic record with a considerable reputation for sport, drama, music and outward-bound activities. Located in the heart of Regency Cheltenham Spa with beautiful grounds, Cheltenham College is one of the country’s leading co-educational independent schools for boarding and day pupils aged 13–18. Founded in 1841, it was the first of the great Victorian public schools. Cheltenham College has 750 pupils and 80% of them are Full Boarders. The House structure, school life and routines have been developed so that all pupils can play a full part in life at Cheltenham. There are 11 Houses, including two dedicated Day Houses.


Whilst completing the Tatler Schools Guide 2024 Parents’ Questionnaire, a parent of a Cheltenham College pupil said, “College manages to create a strong family atmosphere as well as encouraging achievement and excellence. My daughter has flourished, as a person and as a student and has been brilliantly supported in every aspect of her school life.” Cheltenham College was recently recognised as Independent Boarding School of the Year by Independent School Parent. The award, published in ‘The Guide to Independent Schools’ Autumn 2022, commended Cheltenham College for providing pupils with a vibrant and life-enhancing experience which meets the needs of pupils and their families.

The foundation of a first class, modern education

 Cheltenham College has a long and distinguished connection with the military dating back to 1862. It is a connection and understanding that remains just as strong today. We understand the unique challenges that military families face when choosing how and where to educate their children.

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Enquire about: Cheltenham College
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HeadMrs Nicola Huggett
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range3 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational
Boarding Fees From£15,100.00 per term
Forces Discount

15% - 25%

Total Students1177
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders90
Senior Boarders589
Int'l Students170
Closest Airport 1Bristol (85km)
Closest Airport 2Birmingham (95km)
School AddressCheltenham College
Bath Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LD