There really is no place like Hartpury

When you become a student at Hartpury, you become part of the ‘pury family’ and we are committed to enabling you to be ‘the best you can become’ in all aspects of your personal and academic development.

Our pastoral care and support for residential students was rated as outstanding by Ofsted in 2016, who also gave sport at Hartpury an ‘outstanding' seal of approval.

We’re skilled at helping students to successfully make the transition from school to college life, to balance their studies with their sport and other commitments and to have fun of course!

Be the best you can become

In 2016, Department for Education results showed that Hartpury again ranked as the top specialist land-based college in England for its vocational diploma courses.

Our average grade was a Distinction and our students made more progress from their starting points than at any similar college. Our A Level pass rate also rose again in 2016, to 98.8%.


More than £50million has been invested in our specialist campus in recent years to create an environment with outstanding facilities that will help you develop your talents and reach your goals. We help you take what you learn in the classroom and put it into practice right on your doorstep.


Life at Hartpury

With Cheltenham and Gloucester just on your doorstep and so much happening on campus, life at Hartpury is never dull!

Whether you want to grab a quick coffee, lunch between lectures or a late night drink or snack, you’ll find everything you need on site

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  • 96%

    Of our college students would recommend Hartpury*

    *from May 2016 survey of 1567 students

  • Outstanding

    Ofsted Outstanding in all areas (2018)

  • 98.8%

    A-level pass rate in 2016

  • Top

    Specialist land-based College for diploma results with average grade being Distinction in 2016



Our stunning campus is set in a 360-hectare estate just a few minutes from the city of Gloucester and close to Cheltenham. Not only will we give you a unique opportunity to study in a unique environment that’s benefited from £50million investment in recent years, you’ll become part of the very special ‘pury family’ – part of a community, part of Hartpury College’s history and also a part of its future.

Our Academies

We’re skilled at helping elite athletes to combine their study and their sport. Hartpury will help you find the optimal balance to achieve sporting and academic excellence and open doors to a career beyond your sport. As part of one of our 10 academies, you will benefit from our exceptional facilities and have access to a range of professional support services, supporting you to be the best you can become on and off the field.

Course qualifications

As well as a wide range of vocational diplomas in our specialist subject areas, we have a unique A-level offer. All of our courses offer clear progression routes through to university courses and the world of work and have a strong focus on providing you with skills to help you into employment, with all students not only working towards their main qualification, but also the unique Hartpury College Certificate.

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All of our students complete the unique Hartpury College Certificate, which evidences the skills, knowledge and experience they have developed with us, giving them the best possible chance of securing the university place they want and opening doors to their dream careers.

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This is the place to go for students seeking specialist advice on careers and further study, including CV writing and interview skills, as well as help with finding the perfect work placement. You can also find out about additional qualifications that can boost your skills, CV and earning potential.

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