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Cheltenham Ladies’ College

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Address: Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3EP
Number of Pupils: 840 girls
Ages: 11–18
Fees: Boarding £12,780; Day £8,580; New sixth-form entrants boarding £14,390; New sixth-form entrants day £9,760 (all per term).
Head Teacher: Ms Eve Jardine-Young MA
Religious Affiliation: Christian – all faiths welcome.
Entrance Procedure: 11+, 12+ and 13+: CLC’s own exams. Sixth-form: exams in chosen subjects for A-level or IB
Contact: Charlotte Coull BA, Admissions Director; 01242 707070
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: See the website for details.

The Curriculum

Students are taught in small classes by teachers with a deep enthusiasm for their subjects. We are committed to providing high-quality teaching, developing intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning.

Games & The Arts

We understand that every student is an individual, appreciating the talent and potential of every pupil. CLC offers over 140 co-curricular opportunities, including over 30 different sports and multiple drama performances and music concerts throughout the year.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care isn’t something that happens when things go wrong; it’s a constant support system for each girl’s time in College. Our academic staff, tutors, house system, chaplain and medical centre create a pastoral network to support every girl, from the reserved to the extrovert. Pupils also undertake a wide range of activities as part of a whole-school Wellbeing Programme.

University Places

Our dedicated Professional Guidance Centre offers a wealth of insight and opportunities to help encourage, guide, support and embolden students as they find their path. The Centre runs comprehensive programmes for applications to higher education, both in the UK and abroad, including specialist provision for US and Oxbridge applications.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

A 21st-century education needs to inspire and prepare young people to sustain a lifetime of independently sought learning, and give them the flexibility and resourcefulness to flourish in our rapidly changing world. Academic excellence is the basis of College life, but girls also embrace the co-curricular programme, develop a global outlook, and enrich the communities to which they belong.

Outstanding Characteristics

College was founded with the purpose of providing girls with a thorough academic education.We remain committed to that goal, and pupils from across the globe benefit from the knowledge and expertise gained from over 160 years of putting girls first and pursuing educational opportunities for young women. Girls are at the heart of all we do and we are ambitious for their futures.

CLC was awarded the Sunday Times Parent Power – South West Independent School of the Decade.


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