Goals & Aspirations

Cheltenham’s 5Cs: the Heart of Cheltenham College

Each pupil that joins Cheltenham College arrives with unique goals and aspirations, ready to discover and develop themselves. Life at Cheltenham offers the opportunity to spark and develop interests in a variety of areas in the classroom, on the sports pitches, the stage and beyond.

Throughout their time at Cheltenham, our pupils are supported at each step of their personal development by working alongside the 5Cs – Curiosity, Character, Community, Creativity and Continuous Excellence.

Please explore the 5Cs and how they are represented at Cheltenham by clicking on the relevant section below.

Why Cheltenham College Cheltenham's 5Cs

Whilst pupils are at Cheltenham we support them to fulfil their unique goals and aspirations by developing the 5Cs. Click each C below to find out more about how we achieve this.


Intellectually, showing academic rigour & independent learning
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Developing interests and talents beyond the classroom, and developing spiritual, moral and aesthetic awareness.
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Developing skills and an attitude to succeed in the complex society we have; showing sound judgement, compassion and integrity.
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A commitment to the service of others and a readiness to contribute to the common good.
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Continuous Excellence

In all areas. Not giving up, and understanding that ‘hard work conquers all’.
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