The High School Leckhampton The High School Leckhampton

Welcome from The CEO

A warm welcome to The High School Leckhampton, a brand new co-educational comprehensive school that will serve Leckhampton and the surrounding area. This website has been created to give you a brief introduction to the school whilst the main website is under construction.

The High School Leckhampton is being built to cater for an expansion in pupil numbers at secondary level in the south Cheltenham area. The school has been commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council but is being “sponsored” and developed by Balcarras School. Balcarras is a highly successful 11-18 school situated in the heart of the Charlton Kings area of east Cheltenham. Consistently rated outstanding by Ofsted, it has also been recognised by The Sunday Times as the most successful comprehensive school in the South West (2017, 2018 and 2019) and we recently received the prestigious accolade of South West State School of the Decade.

The school will open, to Year 7 pupils only, in September 2021 as a 4 forms of entry school, rising to 5 and then 6 forms of entry with an eventual capacity of 900. In the first year the school will be based at Balcarras, before transferring to state of the art facilities built on a lovely site off Farm Lane in Leckhampton.

When Balcarras wrote our bid to sponsor the school we gave it the title: “A flagship school at the heart of its community”. That is genuinely what we are setting out to achieve. We want The High School Leckhampton to be regarded as one of the finest state schools in the country—a school where children are happy, feel safe and are encouraged not just to do their best academically but to expand their horizons.

Dominic Burke
CEO The Balcarras Trust