College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD
Tel: 0117 973 0201
Autumn term: 5 September – 17 December 2019
Spring term: 8 January – 27 March 2020
Summer term: 21 April – 8 July 2020
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 600
Day fees: Nursery Pre-School ‘The Hive’ – £57/day. Reception to Sixth Form from £3,590 – £4,995 per term.
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Clifton High School is a leading independent, selective 3-18 co-educational school. The only school in Bristol to operate the Diamond Edge Model of education, in Years 7-9 boys and girls are taught separately in the core subjects of Mathematics, English and the Sciences, coming together in other subjects and of course socially.
Extra curricular activities: Clifton High is outstanding in its provision of enrichment opportunities from EYFS to Sixth Form, with over 100 extra-curricular clubs on offer each week. Alongside these, be it EYFS Forest School, junior children participating in the Shakespeare Schools festival or Enterprise Shop, or senior pupil’s involvement with the Scholars’ Forum or Podium for the School’s academic and sports scholars, there is much on offer to enrich pupil experience.
The school also partners with Bristol Henleaze Performance Swimming Club and University of Bristol tennis coaches to offer elite coaching right across the school. Heavily subscribed, the School’s bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s award has the highest success rate in the south west, with its most ambitious students going on to complete the gold award alongside their A level commitments. World Challenge offers further opportunity, alongside a vast range of educational visits both home and abroad, to facilitate pupils’ personal development.
Pastoral care: The school is recognised for its enabling environment and an emphasis on pupils and their personal development. The school aims to equip pupils with the necessary skills to succeed in twenty-first century society, cultivating resilience, a global perspective and self-belief. From the ‘key person’ system in the EYFS to thriving peer support arrangements, pupils are encouraged to take risks in the pursuit of their ambitions with the committed support of their class teachers, tutor and peers throughout their journey at Clifton High.
Name of Principal: Dr Alison M Neill
Outstanding characteristics: A meaningful education is much more than simply achieving the highest grades. Realising Individual Brilliance is the School’s tagline and indeed every child is encouraged to ‘Be Ambitious’ to reach their full potential, leaving Clifton High with the perfect balance of academic and personal achievements.
New for 2019: Now open, the school has extended its outstanding nursery pre-school for families to 45 weeks of the year. The Hive will encompass the school’s existing nursery and reception departments, and children will be able to make use of the wildlife pond, mud kitchen, fire pit and outdoor classroom as part of the onsite Forest School provision.
Clifton High welcomes families looking to join the school at its whole school open morning on Saturday 19 October 2019.