Cheltenham Ladies' College
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Post 16
11 - 18
Girls only
Other independent school

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

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59% Independent Average Cheltenham Ladies' College UNLOCK GCSE
43% Independent Average Cheltenham Ladies' College UNLOCK A level

Top grades at GCSE (7-9) and top grades at A level (A*/A)

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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher
Bayshill Road
GL50 3EP
01242 520691

School Description

We aim to instil in each of our girls a set of attributes, skills and values that will enable them to make informed choices, be responsible and principled citizens, enjoy career success and achieve personal fulfilment. It matters to us that they not only enjoy their academic studies but that they have fun, forging strong and lasting friendships that will sustain them throughout their lives.

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Last update: 16 February 2023

Pupils at Cheltenham Ladies’ College are celebrating the school’s best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results, having achieved an average of 42.7 points, a UCAS tariff equivalent to 4 A*s at A Level.

The results, released on Tuesday 6th July, saw 100% of College students secure their Diploma, with marks significantly higher than this year’s global average of 33.2 points.

Over 5,000 schools worldwide offer the IB programme, which focusses on academic rigour and students’ personal development. 

Principal Eve Jardine-Young said: “In yet another difficult year for the country’s Sixth Formers, I continue to be inspired by the resilience, focus and dedication our pupils have shown. These exceptional results demonstrate their ability to commit fully to a stimulating global qualification which encourages them to think critically and solve complex problems; qualities which are required more than ever in these challenging times.”

Six pupils, Alisha, Clio, Dilys, Fikesola, Jessica and Stella, were awarded the highest possible grade of 45 points out of 45. Four girls have also achieved Bilingual Diplomas, mastering two languages to native speaker standard.

In addition, 50% of pupils achieved full marks in all three of their Higher Level subjects.

The Class of 2021 CLC students have met their offer requirements to study at an impressive range of top universities across the UK, including Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Durham, Imperial College London, London School of Economics (LSE) and Edinburgh.

Pupils have also secured places at world-leading US colleges: University of Southern California (USC), University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University; and further afield at Hong Kong University (HKU) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

University courses range from Medicine at Cambridge, HKU and CUHK, and Dentistry at QMUL and HKU, to Mechanical Engineering at Imperial, PPE at LSE, English at Durham and Japanese at Edinburgh.

IB Diploma Programme

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Meet the Head: Eve Jardine-Young

Eve became the 11th Principal of the Cheltenham Ladies’ College in 2011 having been educated at College some twenty years earlier. Eve has a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge and started working for Ove Arup & Partners, Structural Engineers before following her heart into the teaching profession. She began her career at Radley College teaching Economics and subsequently spent ten years at Epsom College where positions held include Housemistress and Head of Sixth Form.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

My mother, who was also a teacher and remains one of the most inspiring people I have ever known.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

I am proud that we have received awards for the achievements of pupils every year for the past five years. However what is immeasurably lasting and valuable is the good judgement, courage, kindness, care, imagination and good sense shown by our pupils when they are out of our immediate direction and control.

What does a successful school look like to you?

Motivated, committed staff working alongside purposeful, engaged and reflective pupils, ideally in harmony with parents’ own values and hopes for their children.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

An open mind and an independent love of learning throughout their lives. This will inspire young people to pursue their passions wherever they may lead, and to shape, understand and challenge world views for their generation. It will help them to become tolerant, resilient, interesting and fulfilled in a complex and changing world.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

Independence, creativity, excellence, integrity and empowerment.

Cheltenham Ladies' College Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.