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Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies' College

Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3EP, UK

+44 (0)1242 520691



Cheltenham Ladies' College
School type Girls' Day & Boarding Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1853
Status Private
Principal Eve Jardine-Young
Language of Instruction English
Girls Age Range 11-18 years (boarding from 11)
Number of pupils 862
Number of boarders 670
Day fees per annum £9,900 - £11,300 per term
Boarding fees per annum £15,050 - £16,900 per term
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Becky Revell
Associations BSA, GSA, ISC, IB

Cheltenham Ladies' College is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged between 11 and 18 years old. Situated in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cheltenham is a Regency spa town, with strong road and rail links to Bristol, Birmingham and London Heathrow, which is 90 minutes away. College has been at the forefront of girls' education for 170 years, and its heritage and global reputation were founded on a pioneering approach. Today, it continues to advance girls' educational opportunities and the development of intellectually curious, self-motivated and enthusiastic young women.

As a large school, with over 860 girls, Cheltenham Ladies' College can offer many subject areas, allowing a personalised timetable with a wide choice of curricular and co-curricular options. Students discuss options and alternatives with their tutors, who work closely with them in helping them make the right choices.

The College has frequently won awards for academic excellence including Top Boarding School in the UK for the International Baccalaureate, and South West Independent Secondary School of the Decade (The Sunday Times). GCSE, A Level and IB results are consistently outstanding, with a 5-year IB average of 40.6 points.

All students are supported by a dedicated Professional Guidance Centre, which includes staff who specialise in areas ranging from US universities and Medical careers to professional networking and interview skills. The team supports students in securing places at leading universities across the UK (including Bath, Cambridge, LSE, Oxford and Warwick), as well as internationally renowned universities in North America (including Brown, NYU and UCLA in the US, and McGill in Canada), and in Europe and Asia. University courses range from Fine Art at Edinburgh and Medicine at St Andrews, to Mechanical Engineering at Imperial, Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge, and English and Spanish Law at KCL.

While pupils' academic achievements are important, these sit alongside co-curricular activities that aim to inspire and challenge them. Cheltenham Ladies' College recognises that every student is an individual and pupils are encouraged to embrace a range of activities to suit their passions and interests, from musical and sporting to intellectual and cultural. The global outlook of the school encourages pupils to play a part in the wider world, creating young women who value and serve the communities to which they belong.