College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3JD
Tel: 0117 973 0201
Autumn term: 6 September – 14 December 2017
Spring term: 4 January – 23 March 2018
Summer term: 16 April – 6 July 2018
Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years
Number of pupils: 580
Day fees: £4,850 per term
Religious denomination: Non-denominational
The curriculum: Clifton High School is a fully co-educational 3-18 school. It is the only school in Bristol to follow the Diamond Edge Model of education. Research has shown that boys and girls benefit from being taught separately in key subjects during key periods in their education – therefore at Clifton High, pupils in Years 7-9 learn separately in Mathematics, English and the Sciences, coming together in other subjects and of course socially. In recent outstanding A level results two-thirds of students achieved all A*-B grades, 31% above the national average. All students who applied to university were awarded a place, with 80% going to their first choice.
Extra curricular activities: Clifton High is outstanding in its provision of enrichment activities from EYFS to Sixth Form. Clubs range from astronomy and trampolining, to robotics and an Eco club. The heavily subscribed Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme and expeditions with World Challenge complement a vast range of educational visits (many included in fees), Forest School and trips abroad, including an annual sports tour.
Pastoral care: The school is well-known for its excellent pastoral care. From the ‘key person’ system in the EYFS to the thriving peer support arrangements, the pupils are cared for extremely effectively. Promoting a culture of safety where pupils feel secure and valued is central to the School’s aims.
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: Realising Individual Brilliance is the School’s tagline and this emphasis on bringing out the best in each and every pupil so they can develop their particular gifts and talents is much valued by parents. “Pupils’ personal development is excellent, and the School is highly successful in achieving its aim of enabling pupils to develop attributes and skills that equip them extremely well for the future”. ISI 2016