About Cheltenham College
Cheltenham College has been educating young people since 1841. They provide boys and girls with a modern, first-class, all-round education that prepares them for their next steps in life. Pupils flourish under the guidance of dedicated teachers who are leaders in their subject fields. Every pupil is encouraged and supported to be curious and learn widely about the subjects they choose to study. They are able to discover where their passions lie and fulfil their academic potential.
- Set in the heart of one of England's most vibrant spa towns
- Stunning buildings
- Member of the elite Rugby Group formed in the 1960s
- Boathouse on the River Severn
- 11 boarding houses
- Just over 90 minutes from London
- Direct links to Bristol, Birmingham, Bath and Oxford
Everyone benefits from the extensive sports facilities and the coaching and support of the College Sports Professionals. They include former and current international players and coaches as well as Olympians. The Sports Professionals work with pupils throughout both The Prep and College, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from their experience and expertise.
In addition to the sport, music, drama and Community Action, we are hugely proud of our Combined Cadet Force and how it allows pupils to develop their leadership skills. Our Duke of Edinburgh programme spans the full spectrum from the Bronze to Gold Award, with pupils rising to the challenges that Snowdonia and the Lake District throws at them.
Academic Extension activities are an integral part of learning and include extension classes, Lower and Upper College Society, evening subject society meetings, debating, trips and visits.
Sport plays an important role in College life and Cheltenham have national champions both in major team games and individual sports.
Drama at College gives pupils the opportunity to get involved onstage and backstage. As well as one-to-one music tuition, the Peterken Song School and Big Classical stage provide outstanding settings for all members of the community to perform in.