Numbering over 160, our day girls make up over 20% of our pupil number and have been an important part of our community since College was first founded. Girls from Gloucestershire are the single biggest cohort in College.
We are the school of choice for many local families seeking a supportive and enriching education for their daughter with unparalleled academic and co-curricular opportunities. College is the only school in the county offering the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), as an alternative option to A Levels in the Sixth Form years.
Junior day girls have their own base called Eversleigh, a short walk from College on Parabola Road, which is open from 7.45am until 7.00pm every weekday evening.
The three Junior Day Houses (Bellairs, Glengar and St Clare) are located at Eversleigh alongside well-equipped common rooms, refreshment facilities, study rooms and a music room. Bayshill is our day girl Sixth Form House, based within Fauconberg Villas on the main College site. It also has excellent facilities for our senior day girls to work in, to socialise in and to make snacks and hot drinks. Weekday lunches for all day girls are provided in our purpose-built Bayshill Court Dining Room and affords a chance to catch up with friends and House Staff during the day.
All girls are supported by their Housemistress who is responsible for their pastoral wellbeing, while a Tutor oversees their academic life at College and will regularly liaise with the Housemistress.
The Head of Division will also have an overview of each girl and will always be happy to talk with parents about their daughter’s progress.
Our day girls are completely integrated into the full life of College with access to all activities and facilities, and make an important contribution to the success of the school across a range of different areas.
Over 160 co-curricular societies, clubs and events are open to our day girls and boarders alike, as are our weekend activities and trips for juniors.
Our links to the local community are strong, from our highly successful Community Links programme, through which over 200 girls volunteer weekly at local organisations, to our partnership with the Cheltenham Festivals, giving girls access to both festival events and exclusive sessions with a range of notable speakers.
A typical day
Classes are made up of both day and boarding pupils, allowing the girls to mix and make friends across their year group. Although our day girls go home at night, their daily routine is organised very much like that of our boarders.
Day girls meet at their houses before College in the morning, have lunch together in their dining room, and return to their houses afterwards, to relax before the afternoon classes.
No two days are the same, but a typical day looks like this:
|Wake up, have breakfast and get ready for school.|
|7.40-8.05||Register in Eversleigh or Bayshill House|
|8.20||Registration with your Tutor in College|
|8.30||Lines (filing into the Princess Hall)|
|8.35||Prayers (morning assembly)|
|1.10||Lunch at Bayshill Court Dining Room then return to the House|
|2.10||Leave the House|
After lessons end, some girls will go straight home, others will stay to take part in a co-curricular activity at College or at the Sports Centre.
Girls can either be picked up immediately after school or can stay in Eversleigh, which is open and staffed every weekday evening until 7.00pm, with snacks and the usual house facilities available.
Alternatively, girls can stay down at College and study in the Library until pick-up time. During the week school buses run to various destinations around Gloucestershire picking up from both Eversleigh and the main College.
Arrange a visit
We are delighted to welcome prospective day girls and their families to College for an Open Day or private tour, so that you can see for yourselves the opportunities available within our vibrant community.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions Department if you would like to arrange a visit, or if you would just like some further information - they are always happy to help.