Cheltenham College named Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-2023

Providing pupils with a home from home and a jam-packed social life, the winner of the Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-2023 award stands out for its inclusive and tight-knit boarding community.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published
Founded in 1841, Cheltenham College educates boys and girls from three to 18 years of age.

The first in-person Independent Schools of the Year awards since before the pandemic saw Cheltenham College recognised as Independent Boarding School of the Year 2022-2022 at a recent ceremony in central London, hosted by Independent School Parent magazine.

Selected from 700 nominations put forward for the fifth year of the awards, Cheltenham College was commended for its ‘clear pupil focus’, triumphing over five other finalists in its category.

Among the key features of the school to have impressed the judges was Cheltenham College’s welcoming atmosphere, alongside its inclusive and tight-knit boarding community.

In seeking to create a home from home for boarders, its house system encourages friendships across all year groups, while the calendar of weekend events and community action supports well-being, develops leadership skills and positive participation.

'The award recognises the dedication of our wonderful house staff and tutors, whose priority is to ensure pupils are happy, fulfilled and ambitious.

'We love what we do, and we are extremely proud to have earned this accolade', said Nicola Huggett, head at Cheltenham College.

'A boarding experience enables you to make friends for life. At Cheltenham College, you can gain the independence and resilience you need to prepare for every challenge you will face at university and in the world of work beyond school', she added.

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