Cheltenham Ladies’ College has been at the forefront of girls’ education for over 160 years.
Our heritage and global reputation were founded on our pioneering approach to girls’ education and our future aims are no less ambitious.
Our GCSE, A Level and IB results are consistently excellent, leading to College being named the top girls boarding school in the country for IB results for three consecutive years since 2017. Over the last five years, College has consistently won a number of awards for academic excellence.
College is passionate about the futures of our girls. While their academic achievements are important, these must go hand-in-hand with 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.
By nurturing well-rounded and self-confident girls, we help them to develop the skills they need to manage the choices and opportunities ahead of them, leaving College as inspirational and empowered young women.
WHY BOARDING?<br />In reality, 21st century boarding offers our girls the opportunity to be immersed in a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community of their peers, where they can express themselves and debate their views openly, help each other grow and learn, and develop friendships that are often life-long.
From eating meals or watching a film together, to rehearsing for House Music or working on a group entry for the Upcycled Fashion Show, boarding houses quickly become a home from home. With over 160 co-curricular activities to choose from and a full and varied sporting programme, boarding life at College offers girls an unparalleled experience in these important formative years.
Modern technology has ensured family and friends are only a message or video call away. The pastoral structure between the school and the boarding house is designed to nurture and encourage our new girls to settle into life at College quickly.