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Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College opened in 1854 and, over 160 years later, we continue to be proud of our history of pioneering girls’ education and our strong tradition of innovation and academic excellence. College is a vibrant community of boarding and day girls, with outstanding teaching, pastoral care, facilities and co-curricular activities. As we look to the future, we will continue our commitment to the development of intellectually curious, self-motivated and enthusiastic young women.

Bayshill Road
GL50 3EP

+44 (0)1242 520691

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, HMC

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 868

Cheltenham Ladies' College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£13,260 to £14,930

Day fees per term:
£8,900 to £10,130

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
916 / 6036

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (188)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (680)

Sixth form: (330)

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Additional Information

We are committed to supporting neurodiverse girls at College and support is personalised to ensure strong academic and personal outcomes.

The Learning Support team consists of specialist and experienced teachers and support can be given in the following areas: literacy, study skills and maths coaching; academic English for EAL learners; study skills focused on revision strategies and examination techniques to support GCSE, A Level/IB students and mentoring and advocacy to support additional needs and exceptionalities.

The Learning Support department can also provide screening and diagnostic (SpLD) assessments.

Scholarship Information

CLC offers an exciting and enriching Scholarship Programme with a wealth of opportunities aimed at stretching and developing individual talent for the benefit of the whole community. Being a Scholar is a position of honour at CLC and those who earn the title will play a key role in the life of the school and enjoy the chance to lead and inspire others whilst fulfilling their own potential. Scholarship Awards do not carry fee remission but families can apply for assistance with fees (from 1%-100%, depending on circumstances) through our Beale Award scheme.

Scholarships are awarded at the following points of entry:

11+: Academic, Music
13+: Academic, Music, Art, Sport
Sixth Form: Academic, Music, Art, Sport

Bursary Information

Our means-tested bursaries are known as Beale Awards, named after our second Principal, Dorothea Beale, who was a pioneer in the education of young women. These awards offer free or partially-funded places to talented girls seeking either boarding or day places. We are committed to educating those whom we believe are likely to flourish here, regardless of their means and these awards take into account both the financial circumstances of an applicant’s family and her performance in written entrance tests and interviews.

It is essential that families who wish to explore financial support options contact the Admissions Department (admissions@cheltladiescollege.org) well in advance of the proposed date of admission.

This will enable the greatest chance of being considered for the funds available. Applications for Beale Awards made after the published deadline will not be considered. Beale Awards will only be available to girls when we can guarantee that the fee paying parent(s) are resident in the UK for tax purposes. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies