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The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Independent school for ages 3-11


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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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Heart Heroes - Wear Red Day

February 2021

Christmas - Year 2

December 2020

Science - Year 2

November 2020

Father Christmas visits RPS

December 2020

Nativity - Reception

December 2020

History - Year 3

November 2020

Year 1

November 2020

Internet Safety - Years 4 and 5

November 2020

History - Class 3A

October 2020

Cross Country - Years 3 and 4

October 2020

Cross Country - Years 5 and 6

October 2020

Design and Technology Lessons - Year 6

October 2020

PE lessons - Years 3 and 4

September 2020


“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.”

ISI Inspection Report