Glenlee was College's first purpose-built boarding house, finished in 1901. However, Glenlee was initially established in 1886 in what is now Malmaision Hotel on Bayshill Road.

Glenlee has a fascinating history, from the ichthyosaurus skeleton found while building the foundations, to its use as an American Army hospital during WW2.

Today, it is a modern boarding house, which is spacious inside and out, and the pupils take great advantage of the outdoor space, with a back garden that opens onto the College Health and Fitness Centre grounds.

Glenlee Boarding House at Cheltenham Ladies' College
About Glenlee
  • Houseparent: Mrs Colette Dobbs
  • Junior House (11-16 years olds)
  • 10 minute walk to College
  • Established in 1886

From the Houseparent

"I joined College in the Autumn of 2014 having previously been a boarding Housemistress for 28 years at a variety of Prep Schools. I have taught French, PSHE and Sport, and was Head of Pastoral Care at Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School, Cumbria.

"My husband, Matt, is Head of Classics at a local Prep School. My son, Lewis, is studying at Warwick University and my daughter, Xanthe, is training to become a primary school teacher.

"Glenlee is known for its kind, friendly and homely atmosphere, where all the staff and girls work together well as a team. The Glenlee mantra is ‘COGS’ – Collective Optimism and Glenlee Spirit."

Mrs Colette Dobbs


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