The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Independent school for ages 3-11


The Richard Pate School, founded in 1946, forms part of the Pate's Grammar School Foundation, a charity dating from 1574.

In 1987, the school was relocated to an excellent eleven and a half acre semi-rural site on the southern outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Improved facilities since relocation include an all-weather surface for games, a new music school, computer suite, library, science lab, language room, art room, conservation area for environmental studies and an adventure play area.

All national curriculum foundation subjects are taught with good SEN provision for both the under-achiever and the gifted and talented child. A plethora of extra-curricular activities operate during lunch break and after normal school.

Children are thoroughly prepared for both grammar and independent school entry at 11+.


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Visit to Hindu Temple - Year 3

October 2019

IAPS Southwest Winners - U11 Girls Hockey

October 2019

Harvest Assembly - Whole School

October 2019

Girls Hockey - Under 10

October 2019

Buddhist Temple - Year 6

September 2019

Battle of Hastings - Year 4

September 2019

Girls Hockey - Under 9

September 2019

Coaching Session with Staff from Dean Close - Year 6

September 2019

Hockey Training

September 2019

Girls Hockey - Under 11

Sept 2019


“Pupils of all abilities and needs are successfully educated in a stimulating and caring environment, where individual talents are nurtured and encouraged.They make good or better progress in relation to their ability and achieve high standards, thereby successfully gaining entry to a range of selective senior schools. This is because of the rich educational experience they receive and the excellent pastoral care which promotes their positive attitudes and self confidence. Effective and enthusiastic teaching contributes significantly to the high standards achieved.”

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