Cheltenham Ladies' College
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.
College is passionate about the futures of our girls. 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 past three consecutive years. Over the last five years, College has consistently won a number of awards for academic excellence. While 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.
From my first class of term, I knew I was in a school environment unlike any I had ever known. Each of my lessons produced new, unexpected, and thought-provoking insights from my peers. I was surrounded by girls who constantly challenged themselves and others and, above all, loved learning. I found myself in perpetual awe of the talent, intellect, and open-mindedness of other CLC students. This was why I had come to CLC: to surround myself with people who would inspire me. I feel lucky and proud to call myself a CLC girl, and I look forward to many exciting days to come.
Yuka, new Sixth Form pupil reflecting on her first term
To me, living and learning at CLC has meant the freedom to try anything and everything. To be both a classicist and a scientist, a musician and a historian, a thespian and a mathematician – all within the short space of seven years… Whatever I end up gravitating towards, I know that my time at Cheltenham Ladies’ College will have prepared me to make up my mind, or to confidently change it time and time again, for any and all eventualities.
Zara, Senior Prefect
The world I’d entered can only be described as the most empowering environment I may ever come to live in. Full of girls and women all so smart, creative, confident and most importantly, fearless.
Erica, former pupil, class of 2012