Nestled amongst a 75-acre site in the centre of Cheltenham, there is certainly no lack of green surroundings here; we even have a lake in the centre of The Prep!
At The Prep, we place a huge importance on being close to nature and experiencing the outdoors whilst being a Prep School in a town.
The Prep has a strong reputation for success on the sports fields, however ‘sport for all’ is the ethos here. Whether it is the first team, or the U8C team, we aim to give the same opportunities to all children and strike the balance of ensuring their continued athletic development with the importance of making fun the key goal of every session.
Pupils have access to the outstanding sports facilities on offer include two full size Astro Turf pitches, a six lane, 25m swimming pool, a fully equipped Sports Hall which includes a fitness suite and performance gymnasium, Squash courts, Tennis courts and three separate grass field sites.
The Health Centre is located at the centre of the Cheltenham College campus, putting us at the heart of both The Prep and College. Our service was established to provide high quality healthcare with the aim of promoting lifelong physical and emotional well-being.More Information
From the age of 3, our pupils are encouraged to perform in shows to audiences in our specialist performing venues with professional lights and sound.
The department regularly works with visiting professional actors and theatre companies to provide workshops and experiences for pupils, ranging from theatrical make-up through to stage fighting.
Jump into a world of excitement, engagement and ambition! Pupils at The Prep benefit from a comprehensive and integrated Study Skills programme covering key themes which the pupils re-visit regularly from Years 3- 8, and tie into our Key Skills and Attributes which are embedded from Nursery onwards.
Working closely with them to develop their self-awareness and understanding of being an effective learner, the children build their knowledge and practical skills which they then apply in the classroom on a daily basis.More Information
For three to seven year olds, Cheltenham Pre-Prep is where the magic truly begins! As well as learning new topics and discovering nature, in Pre-Prep pupils have the opportunity to begin fully participating in sports and fixtures, too! Our wonderful teachers are experts at getting the children involved in all aspects of school life; the real challenge for them is keep up with the little ones!
Watch the video to meet Head, Mr O’Sullivan and his four-legged companion, Scooby!
Cade House is our Boarding House and run by Houseparents Mr and Mrs Avery, along with their three daughters; Olive, Fleur and Gigi, and four-legged friend; Mazzi.
Currently, we have 70+ children boarding each week! There are 50 Full Boarders, so it means you will have lots of friends to have adventures with every night and at the weekends.
For a tour of Cade House, watch the video!Follow us on Instagram
Nestled amongst the trees of The Prep site, Cheltenham Nursery School was built in 2022, specifically designed to provide a warm and supportive environment in which your child can grow and start their educational journey.Begin Your Adventure
Music is an important part of life at The Prep both in the classroom and outside it, with private one-to-one tuition available to any pupil. This focus is reflected in the numbers of pupils who join national ensembles and orchestras and gain Music Scholarships after they leave The Prep.
Music lessons are part of life at all levels at The Prep, from discovering instruments, rhythms and songs in Nursery to musical theory and music-making through the rest of school.
Our wonderful chef makes us fantastic hot lunches and supper, for those who board, each day. There is also a salad bar on offer, with healthy snacks provided throughout the day. You can view an example menu using the link below.Menus