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Cheltenham College

PUBLISHED: 15:55 12 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 February 2013

Alex Peterken Headmaster of Cheltenham College

Alex Peterken Headmaster of Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College is renowned as one of the country's leading co-educational independent schools for boarding and day pupils aged 3 – 18.

Contact Details

Cheltenham College

Bath Road



GL53 7LD

T: 01242 265 600


Headmaster: Dr Alex Peterken

Contact Details

Cheltenham College Junior School

Thirlestaine Road



GL53 7AB

T: 01242 522 697


Headmaster: Mr Noll Jenkins, Acting Head

Cheltenham College is renowned as one of the countrys leading co-educational independent schools for boarding and day pupils aged 3 18. Offering outstanding education within a warm and vibrant community, the school is situated in 76 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of Regency Cheltenham.

The Junior School, complete with its own sports fields, garden allotments and multiple playgrounds nestles in a woodland setting adjacent to College. Kingfishers, its vibrant pre-prep department which has been classed as outstanding by both Ofsted and ISI, caters for pupils from age 3 to 7. It has its own cottage and classrooms within the school, as well as its own Forest School for outdoor learning. Boarding on either a full or flexi basis is offered to pupils from age 7 upwards, with the bright, airy dorms and action packed weekends offering a real home from home.

College, founded in 1841 as one of the first great Victorian schools, has built up a strong reputation for its first class all-round education and modern thinking, combined with a real sense of history and tradition. This year saw 6th formers achieve a second consecutive year of record-breaking A Levels with 81% A* - B across the board. Last year saw the unveiling of the new library (complete with ipad docking stations and a specific careers and university library), new Science classrooms, a new dance studio, extra drama teaching space, as well as a complete renovation of the main theatre; Big Classical. With a new girls boarding House planned for opening in September 2013, the College is going from strength to strength under the leadership of Dr Alex Peterken.

In both schools, the extraordinary breadth of extra curricular activities complementing the academic curriculum remains unparalleled, as does the variety and depth of sports teams. Over 40 clubs, societies and sports teams are offered in the Junior School while off the pitch, College pupils enjoy 3rd Form challenge, community Service, CCF, overseas expeditions and over 30 weekly clubs. There is, quite simply, never a dull moment!

Open Mornings

Cheltenham College is hosting two Open Mornings this term; Saturday 6 March at 9.30am (College 13 - 18) and Saturday 13 October at 9.30am (Junior School 3 -18). Each Open Morning offers prospective parents the opportunity to see the school in action as well as to meet the Headmaster and staff informally. Current pupils will be running tours all morning, offering visitors a real insight into life as a pupil.

To register for an Open Morning, please call Mrs Lucinda Roskilly on 01242 522 697 (Junior) or Ms Roz Salamone on 01242 706810 (College) Alternatively you can register at or email:

Open Mornings overview

College: Saturday 6th October 9.30am

Junior School: Saturday 13th October 9.30am

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