Cheltenham College is proud to support the local Cheltenham community of which it is part. We encourage our pupils to see themselves as part of this wider community as well as our College community.
There are many opportunities for pupils to get involved in positive community causes.
Their involvement in these activities not only helps our pupils to make a difference in their local community but also develops the virtue of voluntary service and an awareness of communities of disadvantage, deprivation and disability. It builds valuable life skills that supports pupils' Higher Education applications and entry into the world of work.
We provide volunteering opportunities under the main headings of care homes, charity shops, schools and children care centres. In the past year, our pupils have contributed their time and skills to:
- Charity shops including Age UK, Daisychain Benevolent Fund and Longfield
- Local community amenities including Sandford Park, Cheltenham General Hospital and Cleeve Common
- Care homes including Abbeyfield, Windsor Street Care Centre, Thirlestaine Park Care Home, Bay Tree Court Care Centre, Charlton Kings Care Home and Faithfull House
- Local youth groups including Tewkesbury Baptist Church and Holy Trinity Tewkesbury
- Charities including The Chamwell Centre and the Momentum mentoring scheme that matches the talent of Academy school leavers with the opportunities provided by private school alumni networks.