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Main school library has just been completely revamped, its wonderful tiers of gothic windows pour light onto new shelves and lounging readers. Banished with the old furniture is conversation, a kind of un-modernisation which, according to our guides, has been...

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Cheltenham College occupies stunning grounds in the lively and culturally rich town of Cheltenham. We offer outstanding education within a warm and vibrant boarding community. Established in 1841, Cheltenham College was the first of the great English Public Schools. To this day, we retain a great sense of history and tradition, with magnificent buildings and architecture providing a backdrop to a first class modern education. University offers are excellent with most, if not all, high achieving pupils winning their first place choices. The curriculum is broad, with a vast range of extra-curricular clubs, societies and sports teams complementing academic work. All pupils are encouraged to get involved in all areas of school life, from drama, music and sport to adventure trips and debating societies. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Latin at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

Other features

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Sports

Polo

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Rowing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Main school library has just been completely revamped, its wonderful tiers of gothic windows pour light onto new shelves and lounging readers. Banished with the old furniture is conversation, a kind of un-modernisation which, according to our guides, has been welcomed by all. Even more enticing than golden silence are the iPads mounted on black metal plinths that pupils can use to search the library catalogue, which does not, we are told, extend to Angry Birds...

Headmaster

Since 2010, Dr Alex Peterken BA MA DEd (30s). Five children, one at the college and two at the prep; he enjoys choral singing (bass) and walking in the Cotswolds. Dr Peterken was educated at The Prebendal School, Chichester where he was head boy and head chorister, thence to Eton College as a Music Exhibitioner. BA in theology from Durham,...

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Special Education Needs

Cheltenham College offers strong support to bright pupils with specific learning difficulties. Provision is tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils, who receive one-to-one support. Lesson times are arranged to ensure that pupils do not miss other lessons or activities. Support is offered with aspects of literacy, study skills, examination technique, organisation and areas of the academic curriculum.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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