Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken 22 October 2000 © Mr David Ross LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 474122

Cheltenham College was the first of the new Victorian public schools. It started in 1841 in Rodney Road. These premises were built mainly in the 1840s and 50s. These public schools were set up for Upper and Upper Middle Class boys. They focused on teaching the classics and physical activity (P.E). They were meant to prepare the boys for likely future careers in the military or public services.

Location

Gloucestershire Cheltenham

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

school college education Victorian (1837 - 1901)