Intellectually, showing academic rigour and independent learning.
Developing interests and talents beyond the class
Developing skills and an attitude to succeed
Commitment to the service of others
Understanding that hard work conquers all
Bringing 180 years of outstanding British education to Muscat
to Cheltenham Muscat
Cheltenham Muscat is more than just a school; it is a community in which your children can establish their dreams and fulfil their potential. We are Oman’s first, premium, British school, for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, to be founded by one of the UK’s finest schools, Cheltenham College.
Within breath-taking facilities, our world-class, dedicated teachers nurture children through a curriculum that has been refined, over Cheltenham’s 180 years of educational excellence. Blending modern, inspirational in-school teaching with an innovative virtual-learning platform, allows our children to reach their Cheltenham Potential and graduate as well-rounded young men and women, gaining places at top British, American and local universities.
Our holistic curriculum can only be achieved through an extended day packed with teaching, art, music and sport housed in our state-of-the-art campus. Specialist teaching runs across all age groups and in every subject from Grade 5, which is unique in Oman.
At Cheltenham Muscat we offer great, all-round education, exceptional care for the needs of every child, breadth of opportunity and respect for culture and heritage.
We welcome your family to join our community and celebrate in Oman’s finest education.
– Oona Carlin, Executive Principal
The History of Cheltenham College
Cheltenham College was established in 1841 by our founding fathers, George Simon Harcourt and James Shrubb Iredell, as a school for the sons of gentleman within a prosperous spa town.
Families could choose between the Classical Department, where boys studied Classics, Mathematics, and Ancient History, in preparation for a career in scholarship at university, or…
…the Modern (Military) Department, whose offering included History, Geography, Drawing, and Experimental Science preparing boys for careers in the Army or the Indian Civil Service.
1850 – onwards
Once established, Cheltenham grew rapidly, with practical chemistry rooms, a museum, gymnasium, Junior Boys Department and four large Boarding Houses.
One of our earliest photographs of our 1st XI cricket in 1860. Sport has always been central to life at Cheltenham, whether rugby, rowing, rifles, hockey or any of the numerous other options offered over the years.
THE PIONEER GIRLS
1969 – 1998
Although the first four girls arrived to study in 1969, our Sixth Form only officially accepted girls from 1981. By 1998 both Cheltenham Prep and Cheltenham College were fully co-educational, with girls admitted from the age of 3 upwards.
ROYAL MILITARY COLOURS
We remain one of the few schools to have our own Royal Military Colours, unofficially since 1863, ratified in 1921 and most recently presented by Princess Anne, the same day that our second girls’ House, Ashmead, was opened.
Today we offer a rounded education to pupils from across the globe and nearly equal numbers of boys to girls blending majestic classical buildings with new state-of-the-art facilities.
Opening in 2021, Cheltenham Muscat will be the first premium, British school, for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, in Oman, to be founded by a UK school.