32 College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JH
Tel: 0117 405 8417
Autumn term: 4 September – 12 December 2019
Spring term: 7 January – 26 March 2020
Summer term: 21 April – 4 July 2020
Age of pupils: 2 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 1,249 (Preparatory School, ages 2-13, 525; Upper School, ages 13-18, 724)
Day fees: Nursery and Pre-Preparatory pupils from £3,780
Preparatory School day pupils from £4,540
Upper School day pupils from £8,340
Flexi Boarding and Boarding packages available.
Religious denomination: Christian foundation welcoming all faiths with a long-standing tradition of welcoming Jewish pupils through the Polack’s House Educational Trust.
The curriculum: Clifton College offers an outstanding all-round education. The College is equally strong in STEM, Literature, Languages and the Arts. In 2019, 46% of A Level grades were A*-A. In 2018, 36% of GCSE grades were A*s, 8s or 9s. In 2019, 90% of students have won a place at their chosen university, including places at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Toronto, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Extra curricular activities: The music, art and drama play a large part in the life of the school, as do sport, outdoor pursuits, Clifton in the Community and the Combined Cadet Force. The wide range of activities available provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, to take on responsibility, and to broaden interests.
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. Recent high achievers include GB hockey player Lily Owsley who won gold at the 2916 Rio Olympics; internationally recognised violinist Julia Hwang who released her first album last year; and Matt Welsh, Nick Freeman, Tom Hargan and Carwyn Penny who have signed with professional rugby clubs on leaving the College.