Community is at the heart of Cheltenham College. It is a part of life at every level from individual House activities through to whole College initiatives.
Our pupils are involved in all aspects of our community activities, helping to nurture an instinctive spirit of philanthropy and foster a strong sense of the importance of community within them. Their involvement raises their awareness of real-life issues locally, nationally and internationally. It also provides experiences that are invaluable during applications to Higher Education and entry into the world of work.
We divide our work into three strands:
- Partnership Projects
- Charity Links
- Community Action
You can find out more about each of them below. You can also find out more about supporting Cheltenham College as a friend, parent or Old Cheltonian.
We are involved in a varied and dynamic programme of partnership initiatives both locally and internationally. We have formal partnerships with two local schools.
- Cheltenham Prep partners with Saint John’s Church of England Primary School. Our partnership includes making our facilities and resources such as our swimming pool, our transport and our after-school clubs available to Saint John’s pupils.
- Cheltenham College partners with All Saints’ Academy Cheltenham. Our partnership sees us supporting All Saints’ pupils with Higher Education preparation and respective Heads of Department sharing best practice.
We also have other partnerships with local schools including the Battledown Centre in Cheltenham, Gloucester Road Primary School in Cheltenham, Gotherington Primary School in Cheltenham, The Milestone School in Gloucester and National Star College in Ullenwood.
We support the Refugee Cricket Project, an initiative developed by the Refugee Council in London that enables young refugees, particularly those from Afghanistan, to play Cricket. Our support includes opening our cricket pitches in the summer so that the young cricketers can tour outside London.
We also support Gogar Primary School in Rongai, Kenya, Bradet Residential Home and School for Children and Young People with Special Needs in Bradet, Romania, Shamrock School Nepal in Pokhara, Nepal and the Langa Township Pre-School Trust, which supports the work of pre-schools in the Langa Township of Cape Town, South Africa.
For more information on all of our partnerships, download our educational partnerships booklet ‘Together’ at the link below.
To view the very special video created for our work in Bradet, see below.