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About The Prep

About The Prep

Taking our core values of Empathy, Challenge, Resilience, Perseverance, Creativity and Participation as a starting point, Cheltenham Prep has been enabling young people to shine and equipping them to excel in life since 1908.

Boys and girls start school at Kingfishers, our Pre-Prep school for ages 3 to 7. The next step is Cheltenham Prep (or The Prep as we often call it), which is for children aged 7 to 13.  

Our aim is that our pupils develop a wide range of interests and unlock their talents and passions. 

We have a diverse and independent curriculum that will inspire your child to seek knowledge and make sense of the world around them.

Beyond the classroom, your child will enjoy a wide range of co-curricular activities and sports. We have over 40 clubs and societies as varied as skiing and street dance. We have nearly 20 sports teams and our inclusive ethos means there are teams for all abilities taking part in competitive action.  

Your child, if you wish, can board with us from the age of 7. Our Boarding section has more information on their home away from home where they will forge friendships that will last a lifetime and enjoy a wealth of exciting opportunities in our warm and welcoming environment. 

Every child leaves us perfectly placed to continue their education at the highest levels at Cheltenham College and at other schools, ready to embrace new opportunities with confidence, enthusiasm and curiosity.  

Explore life at Cheltenham Prep and read what it’s like to be part of our community.

The best way to experience all that is on offer at The Prep and find out what makes it such a special place is to book a place on one of our open days.