Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies' College

Day Full Boarding Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Ladies’ College opened its doors in 1854, with the purpose of providing girls with a thorough academic education and, over 160 years later, we continue to be proud of our strong tradition of innovation, academic excellence and empowerment in the education of young women.


Year Founded 1853
Inspection Report

Cheltenham Ladies' College has a total of 850 pupils, with 300 pupils in the Sixth Form.

170 Day Girls
(11- 18)
680 Boarding Girls
(11- 18)

About Cheltenham Ladies' College


Educating 850 pupils from around the world, College is a large and vibrant community of boarding and day girls, with expert teaching and pastoral care, outstanding facilities, as well as wide-ranging opportunities for co-curricular activities.

We are committed to developing intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning. Our alumnae go on to study a wide range of subjects at top universities across the world and pursue fulfilling careers, often becoming leaders in their fields.

As we look to the future, we take inspiration from our history of pioneering girls’ education and our continued commitment to educational opportunities for young women.

Admissions Process

Each year around 160 girls join Cheltenham Ladies' College, becoming part of a vibrant, diverse community of approximately 850 girls. They follow in the footsteps of thousands of girls who have gone before them, leaving us as young women well-equipped to meet the challenges of their lives beyond College. We are looking for girls who have potential and a positive attitude to learning. Girls apply to us from a diverse range of educational backgrounds and our admissions process is geared towards getting to know candidates, their ambitions and attainments in the context of their current and previous schooling. We want girls to enjoy following their academic interests and to want to make a contribution to College life, be it in academic, music, art, sport or other spheres. Most girls join at 11+, 13+ or 16+ for both day and boarding places. All those who join College must take entrance exams and these take place at various times depending on the year group of entry. For information about our admissions process please visit:



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