College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD.
Tel: 0117 973 0201
Autumn term: 6 September – 16 December 2016
Spring term: 9 January – 31 March 2017
Summer term: 24 April – 7 July 2017
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 545
Day fees: £3,245 – £4,720 per term
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Clifton High School is the only fully co-educational school in Bristol to follow the Diamond Edge Model for Years 7 – 9. Research has shown that boys and girls benefit from being taught separately during their formative years as the genders learn differently and value having their own space. Pupils in Key Stage 3 learn separately in modern foreign languages and in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, the Sciences and ICT but in mixed gender groups for all other subjects. Young people thrive and achieve their full potential socially and academically at CHS. A flourishing nursery school, to which children can join from the term in which they turn three and an excellent Sixth Form where approximately 80% of students are awarded places at Oxbridge or Russell Group universities.
Extra curricular activities: CHS is outstanding in its provision of enrichment activities. Clubs across the School range from astronomy and trampolining to robotics and an Eco club. The Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme and expeditions with World Challenge complement the range of visits at home and abroad, which include sports tours.
Pastoral care: Class sizes at CHS are small. There is a thriving peer support system and parents comment on the excellent relationships between staff and pupils – relaxed but always respectful. The rapport, encouragement and support creates an atmosphere where everyone can develop happily and successfully.
Name of Principal: Dr Alison M Neill, Head of School. Dr Mark Caddy, Deputy Head of School. Dr Helen Pascoe, Deputy Head of School
Outstanding characteristics: All young people are encouraged to believe in themselves and to face challenges with confidence, determination and a sense of excitement. Children learn to think for themselves, to do their best and to care for others in school and in the wider world. They discover and embrace their own talents and interests and develop the skills and qualities needed for the future.