Cheltenham College named Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-2023

Cheltenham College was recently recognised as Independent Boarding School of the Year by Independent  School Parent. The award, published in ‘The Guide to Independent Schools’ Autumn 2022, commended  the boarding school that clearly demonstrates that it provides pupils with a vibrant and life-enhancing  experience which meets the needs of pupils and their families.  

The winning entry focused upon Cheltenham College’s welcoming atmosphere, together with its inclusive,  tight-knit boarding community with the following areas standing out to the judges:

  • How Cheltenham College is a home from home, where our House system fosters friendships  across all year groups whilst nurturing critical leadership skills 
  • The positives of a jam-packed social life! Our calendar of weekend events encourages wellbeing,  develops leadership skills and positive participation  
  • The Say You’re in, Call it Out initiative, which promotes consultation, understanding and positive  community values  
  • Recognising the value of giving back to the community; our Community Action work sees more  than 200 pupils, each week, volunteer their time to local causes 

Nicola Huggett, Head at Cheltenham College, commented “We are delighted to have been named  ‘Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-23′. As a co-education Full Boarding School for pupils to  grow up side by side, we pride ourselves on excellent pastoral care, impressive yet homely Boarding Houses and a huge range of activities and opportunities that are available for each and every pupil,  whether they are Day pupils or Boarders.” 

Mrs Huggett went on to say, “A Boarding experience enables you to make friends for life. At Cheltenham  College, you can gain the independence and resilience you need to prepare for every challenge you will  face at university and in the world of work beyond school. The award recognises the dedication of our  wonderful House staff and Tutors whose priority is to ensure pupils are happy, fulfilled and ambitious. We  love what we do, and we are extremely proud to have earned this accolade.” 

Cheltenham College is an independent Day and Boarding school located at the heart of the Cotswolds.  Girls and boys receive a rounded education from the ages of 3 to 18 years old at Cheltenham Prep and  then at the senior school, Cheltenham College. Scholarships and bursaries are available. 

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