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Admissions Overview

Entry to College is normally into Third Form at 13+ or Lower Sixth at 16+. We do occasionally also have a few places available at 14+. For entry at ages younger than 13+ (Year 9) please refer to the Admissions section of the Cheltenham College Prep School website.

Each year we offer a number of Scholarships and Exhibitions, both Academic and across the wide spectrum of extra-curricular disciplines on offer at College. These awards are available at 13+ and 16+, vary in value and, based on individual family need, can be increased via the award of an additional, means tested Bursary. 

As parents ourselves, we recognise that choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that we make in life. It is a decision not to be made in haste or taken lightly. Please come and see for yourself all that Cheltenham College has to offer and to experience first hand the unique and very special atmosphere in which our pupils are encouraged to achieve their full potential. 

As a full boarding school, the Houses are the core of life at College. We have 11 Houses in total: 5 Boys' Boarding, 3 Girls' Boarding, 1 Boys' Day, 1 Girls' Day, and 1 Girls' Day and Boarding House, all located around the perimeter of the campus. They are a true home away from home, the hub of life at College and the basis for forming lifelong friendships.

You are welcome to come to one of our Open Days or alternatively, we will be happy to arrange an individual tour for you any weekday or on a Saturday morning. Please note, that individual tours are very popular and we recommend that these appointments are made well in advance, in order to avoid disappointment. 

If you have any additional question about admissions to Cheltenham College, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We very much look forward to meeting you.