32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH
Tel: 0117 405 8417
Autumn term: 6 September – 14 December 2017
Spring term: 10 January – 22 March 2018
Summer term: 17 April – 5 July 2018
Age of pupils: 2 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 1,220 (Preparatory School, ages 2-13, 500; Upper School, ages 13-18, 720)
Day fees: Nursery and Pre-Preparatory pupils from £1,950
Preparatory School day pupils from £4,275
Upper School day pupils from £7,870
Flexi Boarding and Boarding packages available
Religious denomination: Christian foundation welcoming all faiths.
The curriculum: Clifton College offers an outstanding all-round education. The College is equally strong in STEM, Literature, Languages and the Arts. In 2016, 80% of A Level grades and 90% of GCSE grades were A*-B with a quarter of all candidates scoring only A*/A grades. 82% of our leavers secured a place at Russell Group universities while 8 students won places at Oxbridge and 11 went on to study medicine or dentistry. Scholarships and bursaries are available at 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Extra curricular activities: The extensive offering of games, activities and events that take place outside the classroom form part of the all-round education Clifton College is known for. The school has a 330-seat, purpose-built theatre and the Joseph Cooper Music School houses 15 rehearsal rooms, two technology suites, four recording studios and a recital room. The impressive sports grounds total more than 90 acres and include an on-site swimming pool and gym, an international standard water-based hockey pitch, 3G rugby pitch, indoor netball and tennis dome, and rackets, real tennis and fives courts.
Pastoral care: The school provides a real sense of community, both to its pupils and their families. Pupils form friendships that last a lifetime, with many opportunities in the years after school to network and join together again through the Old Cliftonian Society. The house system is at the centre of the Clifton College community; it provides a strong support network for pupils while inter-house competitions offer a fun way for pupils to compete across a variety of talents from the House Play Festival to inter-house debating.
Name of Head: Dr Tim Greene MA DPhil
Outstanding characteristics: Clifton College is a traditional British public school with inspirational teaching, first-class inclusive sport, diverse co-curricular activities, exceptional pastoral care and an outstanding environment. It aims to inspire each child to seize learning and opportunity and realise their full potential through an eagerness to embrace life with passion, integrity and resilience, and to make a positive difference to the lives of others.