Cheltenham Ladies' College rated excellent in all areas in latest inspection

Prestigious independent day and boarding school, Cheltenham Ladies' College, has been rated excellent in all areas, with the Independent Schools Inspectorate praising its pupils' positive attitude towards learning; articulate communication; and leadership skills.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
The Independent Schools Inspectorate found Cheltenham Ladies' College to be excellent in all areas in its latest inspection.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate has rated Cheltenham Ladies' College excellent in all areas in its latest inspection. 

It found the prestigious independent school, which welcomes girls aged 11 to 18 on a day and boarding basis, to be excellent in all three of its key areas - quality of provision; pupils' achievements and academic development; and pupils' personal development. 

Pupils' attitudes towards learning were described as 'consistently positive', saying they demonstrate 'initiative, independence and leadership in their learning' as well as articulately communicating their ideas and feelings; listening attentively; reading avidly; and expressing themselves skillfully using the written word and during discussions. 

The ISI also looked into pupils' other achievements, such as co-curricular activities, saying they develop a 'comprehensive body of knowledge, skills and understanding across all areas of learning, enabling them to continually extend their range of achievements'.

Alongside their academic development, the ISI stated CLC pupils develop 'strong confidence' which allows them to 'eagerly and resolutely seek new challenges in order to stretch their immediate and longer-term personal boundaries and aspirations', with inspectors also commenting on their ability to 'examine ethical issues deeply with regard for all viewpoints' and appreciate the importance of wellbeing and mental health. 

Principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College, Eve Jardine-Young, said: 'We are absolutely delighted CLC is fully compliant with all regulatory requirements and has achieved the highest possible grading of ‘excellent’ in all areas in the Educational Quality inspection.

'My warmest thanks and congratulations go to all of our teachers, pupils, staff and parents for their contributions; without their dedication to sustaining excellence throughout college, this result would simply not be possible. It is a powerful affirmation of their incredible work.'

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