Belmont School is an outward and forward-looking organisation which looks for opportunities to support and work with the heart of the local Cheltenham community and surrounding area.

Links with other schools

We work in collaboration with the CHM Teaching School Alliance. This alliance identifies and co-ordinates expertise using the best leaders and teachers to:

            • play a greater role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession
            • lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development
            • identify and develop leadership potential
            • provide support for other schools
            • designate and broker specialist leaders of education.

For more information please click here for their website.

We work in close partnership with our neighbouring schools, Bettridge and Bournside. A number of our Key Stage 4 pupils enjoy the challenge of joining Bournside students for Maths lessons. Our primary pupils have lots of fun swimming and playing in the soft play at Bettridge.

Staff often visit other local schools and attend inter school events to share best practice and develop their skills to raise standards and encourage innovation. We have particularly strong links with other special schools and the local Cheltenham education community.

Belmont has recently hosted workshops for school leaders from across the country to share our experience and best practice relating to additional interventions.

Student Placements

Throughout the year Belmont provides work shadowing and work experience/college placements for pupils and students from local schools or Further and Higher Education settings.

We have successfully developed partnerships with Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Cheltenham Bournside School involving students working together on planned programmes of work experience and community work placements.

Local Businesses and Organisations

Many local businesses offer placement opportunities for our KS4 students as part of work experience programmes.

To enhance the curriculum, Belmont has developed links with many local businesses and organisations, and arranges numerous visits for pupils throughout the year – for example to supermarkets, safety zone, local court and places of worship.

St Christopher’s Church, Cheltenham,  hosts our annual Christmas Service and the Reverend Gary Grady is a regular visitor to the school, taking part in special assemblies and celebrations.


Further links exist with the Rotary Club, Wooden Spoon and other charity organisations.

The Rotary Club offers funding and support for school trips, providing opportunities for Belmont pupils to develop their communication skills and confidence.

Belmont has worked alongside Wooden Spoon who have raised significant funding on our behalf to buy a large climbing frame for secondary pupils.

Belmont regularly raise funds for a range of local and national charities, including The Pied Piper Appeal, Children In Need and Red Nose Day.