The High School Leckhampton The High School Leckhampton


As Cheltenham’s newest secondary school, The High School Leckhampton, opened its doors to Year 7 in September 2021.  The school is part of The Balcarras Trust who have been involved in all aspects of the new school’s development since 2018. In September 2022, we relocated to our permanent, state of the art school on Farm Lane, where we welcomed a new cohort of Year 7 pupils. From September 2025 we have spaces for another 180 Year 7 pupils and we will eventually reach a total population of 900.

The school occupies an idyllic setting, a stone’s throw from the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestled below Devil’s Chimney. It is a superb place for a school site.

The High School Leckhampton is already a thriving, happy school, offering a unique experience for those fortunate enough to attend. We are proud that our recent Ofsted inspection found the school to be ‘Outstanding’ in every category. Our current pupils have many exciting opportunities to shape and influence our school, taking leadership roles within the pupil community. They are strongly encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life, including the extensive extra-curricular programme that is already established. At the High School Leckhampton we have an ambitious vision that fully embraces the inclusive and aspirational philosophy of The Balcarras Trust. We are committed to creating an exceptional school with a culture of high expectations and academic excellence, where all pupils are inspired to become curious, confident, socially attuned, independent thinkers who go on to be happy and successful in 21st century society.  We are a growing school with big ambitions!

If you are interested in finding out more about our exciting journey you are warmly invited to our Open Evening on Thursday 26th September 6-8pm  &/or our Open Mornings (Mon-Thurs) during the same week.

Admissions Enquiries for 2025:

For those who are seeking a place as part of the normal annual Year 7 intake in September 2025, the Admissions process is co-ordinated by Gloucestershire County Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions Team.

They can be contacted on: 01452 425407

If you need to contact the High School Leckhampton directly about an admissions enquiry, please email the following address: