Cheltenham Ladies' College

The Cheltenham Ladies’ College is an international community that draws girls from countries around the world. This enables girls to learn about and appreciate their fellow students’ societies, communities, literature and values – a key component of the IB. Results are excellent; 85% achieve 38 points or more which ranks College in the top three IB schools in the UK. In 2011, one student secured 45 points, placing her in the highest 0.1% of IB students worldwide.

There are 860 students aged 11-18 at College, with 2⁄3 boarding and 1⁄3 day. College girls say that they feel well-known and cared for. The boarders regard their boarding houses as a home from home, and day girls are fully integrated into all activities. A sense of teamwork is fostered by the many house events and outings that take place each term. All girls join dedicated sixth form houses for the final two years – making this an excellent point to join College as a new student and an ideal stepping stone towards University life. Virtually every girl goes on to higher education to an impressive range of universities both in the UK and America and a large alumnae association of over 7500 former pupils keep in contact, offering work placements and careers advice.

The atmosphere at College is one of lively purposefulness. Beautiful architecture houses academic lessons that foster curiosity and an overall learning experience that is tailored to meet the needs of each individual student. Girls value the support, advice and encouragement that they receive from teachers and high standards are achieved. Life outside the classroom is full of diverse opportunities with more than 30 different sports on offer and over 80 different clubs and societies.

For further information about Open Days or to arrange a private visit, please contact the Registry Department:

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