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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 and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 841

Cheltenham Ladies' College fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£12,780 to £14,390

Day fees per term:
£8,580 to £9,760

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
916 / 6036

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (170)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (671)

Sixth form: (313)

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Scholarship Information

The award of a scholarship at College recognises talent and potential within a particular area, be it Academic, Sport, Music or Art. Scholarships come with extra opportunities, with support and skills development plus more responsibility. Scholars are expected to contribute to and enhance the academic, sporting or artistic life of College, supporting and encouraging their peers to do the same.
College offers scholarships of varying levels, giving a fee remission (usually between 5% and 15% of the school fees) and exhibitions, which may be awarded for all-round ability or used to cover the cost of music lessons or specialised equipment. Some funds are used exclusively to reward attainment, attitude and potential demonstrated by day girl applicants.

Bursary Information

College’s means-tested bursaries are known as Beale Awards, named after our pioneering second Principal, Dorothea Beale, who was a leader 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 that we have available. Applications for Beale Awards made after the published application deadlines will unfortunately, not be considered.

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

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