Rendcomb College is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, surrounded by beautiful woodland and wildlife. The College comprises 230 acres of parkland, boasting a Deer Park which is home to 75 fallow deer. Onsite we also have a forest school which allows pupils to explore the surrounding woodland and learn important outdoor skills.
Rendcomb College is located within 30 minutes of Cheltenham, and Gloucester, with Cirencester town just under 15 minutes away by car. This makes surrounding areas very easily accessible and allows us to offer pupils enriching excursions around the Cotswolds. Bicester and Oxford are also easily accessible, located approximately 60 minutes away from Rendcomb.
Here at Rendcomb College we believe that being surrounded by nature and having access to activities/sports is important for happy and healthy development. Our sports pitch and Astro turf onsite are accessible to all students, running sports such as Lacrosse, Netball, and Rugby. The college also frequently takes part in equestrian competitions at Rectory Farm Arena which is in the Cirencester area, about 15 minutes form Rendcomb.
Being based in the Cotswolds, pupils can enjoy the advantage of having easy access to sports, outdoor activities, and excursions, which encourage growth. The aim of getting the pupils involved in nature based activities is to support them in becoming well rounded individuals, which is a fundamental part of the Rendcomb College ethos.
The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, comprising of beautiful chocolate box villages, rolling farmland and hidden woodlands and rivers. A destination area for the rich and famous to buy first or second homes, it is a culturally vibrant and beautiful part of the British Isles. The Cheltenham Science, Literature, Jazz and Music festivals are world renowned, alongside the Cheltenham Festival, arranged by the Jockey Club, which is the home of horse racing.
The Cotswolds is also renowned for it’s food and dining. You could eat in a different restaurant or pub every day of the year! Artisan shopping and boutique stores are a plenty, and there are bountiful tourist destinations to visit, including Sudely Castle, The Cotswold Water Park, Bath with it’s Roman Baths, Bourton-on-the-Water, Adam Hensons Farm Park, Highgrove Gardens and plenty more.
Being based in this rural area of Gloucester, surrounded by culture filled towns, there is plenty of space for children to grow and thrive. For students there is a range of educational Cheltenham festivals which will give them extra space to learn outside of school about their topics of interest.
For a more historical day out there are also plenty of national trust sites which are accessible easily from the Rendcomb area. Both Crickley Hill and Chedworth Roman Villa are close by, less than a 20 minute drive from Rendcomb. Many other trust locations are available to visit in the wider Gloucester area, such as Hidcote which contains beautiful arts and crafts inspired gardens.