CLC has been in the heart of Cheltenham since its foundation in 1853, and day girls have always been an important and significant part of our community. Today, we have over 180 day girls, who make up approximately 20% of the pupil roll, and pupils from Gloucestershire make up the single biggest cohort in College.
We are proud to be the school of choice for many local families looking for 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), alongside A Levels in the Sixth Form.
All the junior (11-16 years old) day houses are located in Eversleigh House and are open from 7.30am on weekdays and term-time Saturdays. Our sixth form house, Bayshill, is located on the main College site, giving easy access to all of College's academic facilities and is open from 7.00am.
Weekday lunches are included for all day girls and are provided in Bayshill Court Dining Room on Parabola Road, a couple of minutes walk from both Bayshill and Eversleigh.
After school, girls can either be picked up immediately after lessons or clubs finish, or the Houses are open and staffed on weekday evenings until 7.00pm, with snacks and the usual facilities, common rooms and prep rooms available for their use. Alternatively, girls can stay down at College and study in the Library until pick-up. On term-time Saturdays, junior day houses remain open until 1.00pm and our sixth form house remains open until 2.00pm.
There are three dormitories set aside within three of the College boarding houses to allow day girls the opportunity to board on an occasional basis.
Girls are supervised by experienced residential boarding house staff and benefit from all the facilities that the boarding houses have to offer. Each room has four beds and girls share a room with others in the same College division (Lower College, Upper College and Sixth Form). Girls may board on a maximum of 2 nights a week, between Monday to Friday. Friday night boarding is not available at the start of an exeat or half term. There is a charge of £60 per night, including supper and breakfast, which will be added to the termly bill. Sunday night boarding may be available on request.
Please see our Travel page for more information about the bus service which collects from villages and towns across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
Our three Junior Day Houses (Bellairs, Glengar and St Clare) for girls aged 11-16 are situated together within one building, Eversleigh, a couple of minutes walk from the main College site. Here, the day girls have well-equipped common rooms, refreshment facilities, study rooms and a music room.
Bayshill, our day girl Sixth Form House, is based on the main College site. It also has excellent facilities for our senior day girls to work in, socialise, and make snacks and hot drinks.
No matter which house they are in, all girls are supported by their Houseparent who is responsible for their pastoral wellbeing while at College. They will also be supported by a Tutor, who oversees their academic life at College, and a Head of Division, who will have an overview of all pupils in Lower College (Yr 7-9), Upper College (Yr 10-11) or Sixth Form.
House allocation methods vary from school to school. At CLC, you apply to the school (rather than to a specific house) and House places are not allocated until 2-3 months prior to enrolment (ie June/July for a September start), many months after offers of places have been accepted. Parents are able to express a preference, if they have one, but we are unable to guarantee places in specific Houses, except in the case of siblings where we will always try to place siblings in the same House if a parent requests it. At College, we take into account a broad range of factors when matching pupils to Houses, and try to achieve a balanced mix of abilities, interests, personalities and previous schools across each of the Houses.