Cheltenham College About Us

About Us

Cheltenham College is a co-educational Day and Boarding school at the heart of the Cotswolds.

Formed in 1841, Cheltenham College today consists of the Cheltenham Prep (for ages 3-13) and Cheltenham College (for ages 13-18). Both schools share a large campus in Cheltenham and benefit from outstanding facilities for academics, sports, the Arts and Boarding life.

Pupils at Cheltenham Prep receive an extraordinary education, with the opportunity to try everything (The Prep has an award-winning range of clubs and activities on offer) and to discover something that they love. Tom O’Sullivan is the Head at Cheltenham Prep and, along with his Great Dane Scooby, is ready to welcome you to learn more about the Prep School here.

Cheltenham College provides our older pupils with the opportunity to discover and fulfil their potential. Pupils are supported to explore their passions and interests and develop them to the highest levels, leaving College for a range of destinations, ready to make a difference in the global world of tomorrow. Nicola Huggett is the Head of College and is passionate about developing our pupils’ potential through the 5Cs – discover more about this here.

Despite its traditional exterior, the school prides itself on being innovative and forward-thinking.

The Good Schools Guide

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Number of Pupils:

406 at Cheltenham Prep, 720 at Cheltenham College.

Boarding options: Day, Day Boarding and Boarding – find out more here.

Fees: View our fees here.

Notable alumni:

Jamie Chadwick (Cha, 2016) – Female Racing Driver

Ollie Thorley (OJ & BH, 2015) – Gloucester Rugby and England Rugby

Flora Peel (OJ & A, 2013) – England Hockey

Bruce Carnegie-Brown (H, 1978) – Chairman of Lloyds

Tim Bevan (H, 1976) – Co Founder of Working Title

Caroline Froggatt (Cha, 1992) – Deputy News Editor ITN

Rageh Omaar (BH, 1985) – TV Presenter and Journalist

Hishamuddin Hussein (H, 1980) – Malaysian Defence Minister

General Sir Michael Rose (Ch, 1958) – Army Major General

Chakrarot Chitrabongs (NH, 1964) – Thai Former Permanent Secretary of The Ministry of Culture

Dr Edward Wilson – (1872-1912) – English polar explorer and member of Scott’s Antarctic expedition.

Examination results:

Are available to view here.