Clifton College is a leading co-educational public boarding school welcoming pupils aged 2-18 from all over the world. We offer day, flexi and full boarding places. We offer the finest all-round education based on the highest academic standards. Nearly all of our leavers go on to the best universities in the UK.
To be a leading national educational institution with international reach.
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.
To be a school with exceptional pastoral care, inspirational teaching, first-class inclusive sport, diverse co-curricular activities and an outstanding environment.
Exceptional pastoral care
From 8-18 pastoral care is House-based, where Housemasters and Housemistresses and their teams offer a ‘home from home’. Our Pre-Prep pupils’ pastoral care is provided by their dedicated classroom teachers. We meet the needs of each child through their own personal development programme. We have a culture that encourages participation and tolerance.
We provide a rigorous and stimulating academic curriculum and we select teachers that lead in their field and share best practice. They encourage intellectual curiosity and independent learning, engendering academic self-belief and confidence in our pupils.
Diverse co-curricular activities
Our ethos encourages participation and all of our pupils engage with a diverse range of co-curricular activities and experiences. Through these activities we provide opportunities and challenges for pupils to find new strengths and talents and encourage collaboration. In all our activities we seek to perform at the highest level.
The College successfully combines heritage with modernity, enjoying the best of both. Landscaped greenery surrounds our magnificent Grade II listed buildings, which are on the outskirts of a vibrant international city. The Chapel is one of our most cherished buildings, the Redgrave is the second largest theatre in Bristol and the Joseph Cooper Music School offers pupils cutting-edge facilities. Our superb sporting facilities include The Close and the 90-acre site known as ‘Beggar’s Bush’, which is Bristol’s biggest outdoor sports complex, providing all the latest sporting facilities.