Guild is the association of former pupils of Cheltenham Ladies’ College.
It was established in 1884 by College's 2nd Principal, Miss Beale and currently has more than 8,000 active members across 71 countries worldwide (see our members world map).
It is free to join and offers many benefits including events and careers support and networking. If you know a former pupil of College who is not presently a Guild member then please ask her to contact the Guild Office - find out more.
Many Guild members also return to College to take part in the annual reunions and to see for themselves how impressively College has moved into the 21st century. Guild is a wonderful source of support to College and former pupils generously offer support to current girls making University and career decisions.
Eve Jardine-Young (1990, Elizabeth), the Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College and herself a member of Guild, is the President. Read Eve’s welcome.
Guild members have long history of being influential in their chosen professions - read more about them
Guild has a long held association with St Hilda’s East Community Centre in London which it founded in 1889 to combat deprivation and social exclusion, by providing education and recreational provision, alongside social care. Find out more.
There are 8,000+ Guild members world-wide and members use this network in their careers and also in their personal lives to meet new people or makes contacts when travelling abroad. To make contact with other members, please access the member resources area of this website.
Each year Guild makes awards of funds to support Guild members at any stage in their life who wish to embark on challenging study, research or training projects.
Projects world-wide are considered, as are UK based ones, but each applicant needs to demonstrate service to the community or environment. Funds are limited but awards, depending on type and duration of the project, can range up to £350 or higher in exceptional circumstances.
Applications are assessed in January and July and at other times solely at Guild's discretion. To download an application form please click here.
Please return your completed form to Caroline Harris in the Guild Office or contact her if you have any questions.
Former pupils and former College staff who encounter temporary financial difficulties are able to apply for financial support from the Beale Memorial Fund.
To discuss this in confidence, please contact Caroline Harris in the Guild Office.
Former pupils who are Guild members are entitled to discounted membership of the CLC Sports Centre.