Address: Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3EP
Number of Pupils: 892 girls
Fees: (termly) Boarding, £13,950; day, £9,340. New sixth-form entrants: boarding, £15,650; day, £10,650
Head Teacher: Ms Eve Jardine-Young MA
Religious Affiliation: Christian – all faiths welcome.
Entrance Procedure: 11+, 12+ and 13+: CLC’s own exams. Sixth-form: exams in chosen subjects for A-level or IB
Contact: Charlotte Coull BA, Admissions Director; 01242 707070
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: See the website for details.
Students are taught in small classes by teachers with a deep enthusiasm for their subjects. We are committed to providing high-quality teaching, developing intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning.
Games & The Arts
We understand that every student is an individual, appreciating the talent and potential of every pupil. CLC offers over 140 co-curricular opportunities, including over 30 different sports and multiple drama performances and music concerts throughout the year.
Pastoral care isn’t something that happens when things go wrong; it’s a constant support system for each girl’s time in College. Our academic staff, tutors, house system, chaplain and medical centre create a pastoral network to support every student, from the reserved to the extrovert. Pupils also undertake a wide range of activities as part of a whole-school Wellbeing Programme.
Our dedicated Professional Guidance Centre offers a wealth of insight and opportunities to help encourage, guide, support and embolden students as they find their path. The Centre runs comprehensive programmes for applications to higher education, both in the UK and abroad, including specialist provision for US and Oxbridge applications.
Head Teacher’s Philosophy
A 21st-century education needs to inspire and prepare young people to sustain a lifetime of independently sought learning, and give them the flexibility and resourcefulness to flourish in our rapidly changing world. Academic excellence is the basis of College life, but girls also embrace the co-curricular programme, develop a global outlook, and enrich the communities to which they belong.
Academic achievements go hand-in-hand with co-curricular activities that interest and challenge our pupils, a community that supports them, and 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. CLC was named South West Independent Secondary School of the Decade by The Sunday Times Parent Power 2021.