What our parents say

We are always proud of teaching and learning at College, and this is especially true given the challenges that teachers and pupils have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Below are some messages of appreciation from parents of our day and boarding pupils.

"We have children in three different schools and CLC has been exceptional in terms of communication and practicality, and in particular understanding the needs of the international students."
– Parent of SFC1 (Year 12) boarding pupil

"The school ‘got’ [my daughter] from the very start. It has taken an 11 year old child on a journey of academic development and, most significantly, one of personal development into a confident young woman. We know that [she] has established some wonderful friends at the school and, especially in her last year, excellent relationships with some of her teachers. They have treated her as a young woman and shown great understanding beyond being mere academic educators."
– Parent of SFC2 (Year 13) day pupil

"The pastoral care at CLC is best in class from our perspective. We are, of course, new to the school but have been so impressed on so many fronts. The Housemistress knowing the girls well, coupled with small tutor groups and very well chosen staff is so reassuring." 
– Parent of LC1 (Year 7) day pupil

"My daughter has been very privileged to attend Cheltenham Ladies'​ College; as well as receiving an outstanding education she has emerged an empowered young woman, an advocate for herself and others and with a keen understanding of not only what is available to her but also her responsibilities in this rapidly changing world. Alongside privilege and education is obligation and responsibility and CLC has truly engendered these attributes in her."
- Parent of a recent leaver

"Before this pandemic changed our world, we were already impressed with your wonderful college at every stage of [my daughter]’s experience with you. We love the holistic view you take, the internationalism, the debates, the sport, the IB, the music and so very much more. CLC has surpassed anything we could have expected or hoped for. We feel blessed, and oh so lucky to have our daughter in your very capable hands."
– Parent of SFC1 (Year 12) boarding pupil

"We would very much like to pass on a huge thank you for the way CLC is being managed during this terrible Covid-19 pandemic. [My daughter] is thriving in her online ‘lessons in lockdown’ and she reports every day that they are consistently of a very high standard, and that she is finding it very easy to stay on top of her workload."
– Parent of SFC2 (Year 13) boarding pupil

"Your school is simply wonderful and I only wish I could have had the education [my daughter] is getting… every penny well spent!"
– Parent of UC4 (Year 10) boarding pupil

"The Professional Guidance Centre at CLC is definitely something to be congratulated and is something that I, as a former parent, believe is one of the particular strengths of CLC as I believe you continually have the best outcomes for students in mind, whatever their level of academic performance at CLC."
– Parent of SFC2 (Year 13) boarding pupil

"[My daughter] felt so encouraged and supported to go out there and try her best, and felt she had such great friends and guidance behind her. She loved it all! So thank you all very much – what a great school we’ve found!"
– Parent of LC3 (Year 9) day pupil

To read an interview with a current parent, click here

It's not just our parents who speak highly of us, see our latest Inspection Report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.