Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was born on 12 August 1992 in Hammersmith, London, the daughter of Pandora Anne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne. She grew up in Belgravia, London. She has two older sisters, Chloe and model Poppy Delevingne. She also has a paternal half-brother, Alex Jaffe. Delevingne attended Francis Holland School for Girls in central London until she was 16, then moved to Bedales School in Steep, Hampshire. She has dyspraxia and found school challenging. In June 2015, in an interview with Vogue, Delevingne talked about her battle with depression when she was 15: "I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out. " At 16, after completing her GCSEs, she moved to Bedales School in Hampshire, to focus on drama and music. After one year, she dropped out and followed the career path of Poppy into modelling.