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Headmaster's Welcome

Cheltenham College has been educating young people since 1841. We are one of the foremost public co-educational boarding schools in the country, with an enviable reputation for academic achievement and breadth of extra-curricular opportunities.

Our aim is to provide a first class all-round education, combining stunning traditional surroundings with a dynamic and modern co-educational context. Underpinning everything we do is a strong Christian ethos and a vibrant, inclusive community.

At Cheltenham College, we don't just teach. Our passion is education in the broadest sense of the word; we aim to promote genuine personal enquiry and intellectual appetite, to provide each pupil with innumerable opportunities for success and to ensure they leave College fully prepared for life beyond school.

Everything we do is designed to encourage, stimulate, and inspire young people. We strive to mould Cheltonians into individuals who are confident and enquiring without being arrogant. We pride ourselves in our pupils' tolerance, their respectfulness and above all, their ability to contribute positively to society and our increasingly global community. Pupils leave us with excellent qualifications which enable entry into top UK or US universities but more than that, they leave us with the skills they need to succeed in life. They leave with exciting futures.

I very much hope you enjoy perusing our website and that it will give you a small flavour of the richness of life here at College. Please do come and visit us for the full experience; we would be delighted to meet you.

Dr Alex Peterken
Headmaster