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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

WELCOME

to Cheltenham Muscat

“An all-round education is the most valuable gift you can give your child, providing them with a foundation from which they can learn about themselves, their community and the world around them.”

Crispin Dawson, Founding Head

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 4, 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.

Cheltenham is a huge part of my life. I’ve made new friends who I trust will be with me forever. The teachers at Cheltenham build your confidence and help you reach goals that you would never have thought possible. I am gaining more confidence in myself and I am not afraid to be the real person I know I am.

– Chloe, Pupil, Cheltenham UK

OUR HERITAGE

The History of Cheltenham College

FOUNDATION

1841

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.

BIG CLASSICAL

1842

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…

BIG MODERN

1842

…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.

CONSTRUCTION

1850 – onwards

Once established, Cheltenham grew rapidly, with practical chemistry rooms, a museum, gymnasium, Junior Boys Department and four large Boarding Houses.

SPORTING HERITAGE

1860

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

1869 – 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

2000

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.

CHELTENHAM TODAY

2020

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.

CHELTENHAM MUSCAT

2021

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.