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College is dedicated to the belief that cultural, social and recreational co-curricular activities are an essential element of an all-round education and contribute to the overall welfare of our pupils. There is a full activities programme during the week including sports, music, drama, service options, societies and clubs for all pupils to engage with; all are available to all regardless of experience or skill level.

Cheltonians engage in a hugely positive and encouraging way to all that is offered outside the classroom. In addition to the sport, music, drama and Community Action, we are hugely proud of our Combined Cadet Force and how it allows pupils to develop their leadership skills. Our Duke of Edinburgh programme spans the full spectrum from the Bronze to Gold Award, with pupils rising to the challenges that Snowdonia and the Lake District throws at them.

Our Wednesday afternoon, ‘Third Form Challenge’ programme, integrates pupils to College and allows them to quickly make friends with others in the year group. Finally, our Monday afternoon activities programme offers pupils the opportunity to join various clubs, ranging from cooking to books, debating to music technology, language film club to squash and much more besides.

Our co-curricular provision aims to complement life in the classroom; it is about challenge, determination, the ability to bounce back when one fails and to realise the reward of hard work and effort; lessons in life which will serve Cheltonians well long after they have left College.


A happy school that inspires great loyalty and stands out not only for its magnificent surroundings but for placing equal emphasis on every aspect of extracurricular, of which there is simply tons.

Good Schools Guide, 2023

Activities and Societies

Combined Cadet Force

Co-Curricular Calendar

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Academic Overview


College Community


Pastoral Care