PUBLISHED: 10:48 14 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:58 20 February 2013
Cheltenham College is renowned as one of the country's leading co-educational independent schools for boarding and day pupils aged 3 - 18.
Cheltenham College Junior School
Address: Thirlestaine Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7AB
Telephone: 01242 522 697
Headmaster: Mr Scott Bryan
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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 and a brand new Kingfishers Lodge has just opened this September. 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.
The 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 record A Levels with 80% A* - B across the board. September also 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 and extra drama teaching space. The theatre revamp is due for October 2011. With other new developments across the curriculum, 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!
Address: Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD
Telephone: 01242 265 600
Headmaster: Dr Alex Peterken