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About Cheltenham Ladies' College

Posted by Gemma Dillon on 06/26/2023 (Updated 06/27/2023), Category: Article
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Why Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies College is one of the most prestigious and oldest boarding schools in the UK. It is recognised internationally and has many international students adding to the diversity of the student population at the college.

Curriculum:

Academic

Cheltenham Ladies College hosts students from the ages of 11-18 years old i.e. secondary and further education ages, and varies curriculum based on student ages. 

Lower College students (years 7 & 8) have a varied curriculum which aside from the core topics of English, Maths, and Science, includes studying languages, the arts such as music & drama, and engineering, Enterprise and Technology.

Upper College students (years 9-11) take core subjects including English Language & Literature, Mathematics, 2 sciences, and it is recommended to take a modern language. Other subjects are based around the girls’ interests and unique strengths, to build a curriculum that fits the individual.

In sixth form (years 12 & 13), students have the option to study the International Baccalaureate or A-Levels. Cheltenham Ladies’ College is particularly renowned for its students’ high IB scores.

Co-curricular

Co-curricular activities enhance students’ experiences and unlock their extra potential. Unlike extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities are intended to be taken alongside the curriculum to enrich students’ experiences. 

With over 160 co-curricular activities available from sports to arts to debate, there is something for everyone.

Relocating to Cheltenham

Whether your daughter is a boarding student or a day student, there is plenty to enjoy about this beautiful town.

Why Cheltenham:

A cultural town

Cheltenham is known as “The Festival Town” for good reason. Many annual events take place throughout the year meaning there is always something to do. 

There are four key festivals – Jazz, Science, Music, and Literature which celebrate their namesakes and bring in guest speakers and performers from around the world. Each festival brings in tens of thousands of tourists to participate in these popular festivals.

Photo credit: Visit Cheltenham

Continuing on with popular festivals, the most prolific festival in Cheltenham is a sporting event known as Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival, or “Festival Week” more locally. This event is one of the largest horse racing events in the country.

Aside from events, there are plenty of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and activities to participate in for all ages.

A traditional town

Cheltenham is renowned for its traditional regency architecture that can be seen throughout Cheltenham town. This architectural style is one associated with British elegance and period dramas.

Its architecture is not the only history of the town; Cheltenham is often referred to as “Cheltenham Spa” as the town was discovered to have mineral water, popular at the time for associated health benefits. This spring water is still available from Pittville Pump Room – a striking building within Pittville Park.

A beautiful town

Cheltenham benefits from being part of the Cotswolds, an area of the UK renowned for its natural beauty. Cheltenham’s natural beauty can be experienced on local trails such as Crickley Hill and Leckhampton Hill.

However, Cheltenham shines as a town due to its local parks and landscaping throughout the town. The floral displays make it a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live.

Flowers at imperial gardens
Photo credit: Visit Cheltenham

Where to stay

Your daughter will have the option to be a boarding student or a day student. If your daughter will be boarding at the college, visit Cheltenham Ladies’ College’s website for further details.

If your daughter will be a day student and you are relocating to be closer to the college, Luxury Apartments has been a go-to accommodation provider for parents and CLC attendees for years.

Luxury Apartments provides high-quality serviced accommodation in the heart of Cheltenham, many of which are close to the Cheltenham Ladies College. Luxury apartments have apartments of varying sized bedrooms, from 1-bedroom to 5-bedrooms.

Discover your stay

Every home has a complete 3D tour. Take your time exploring so you can book with confidence.

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Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

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18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

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Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

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39 Rodney House

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1808 sq/ft

39 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1HX, UK

From £195 p/n

39 Rodney House

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1808 sq/ft

39 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1HX, UK

From £195 p/n

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Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

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Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

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