The Clifton College Development Trust hold a number of events across the year to raise funds, share experiences and discuss all matters Clifton. For more information, contact us at

Percival Dinner

The Percival Dinner is Clifton’s ‘blue riband fundraising event.’ OCs, parents and their guests attend this black tie event, with the purpose of raising funds for bursary support for talented pupils. For more information about future events, contact us.

In 2019, a great night was enjoyed by all at the Percival Dinner, held for the first time in Clifton. Click the image below to view the photo gallery.

This biennial event attracted an audience from across the Clifton community including young and senior OCs, staff and parents.

Guests were greeted by a floodlit College and red carpet flanked by Bentley cars (one of the main sponsors of the event, celebrating 100 years since the company was founded by Old Cliftonian W. O. Bentley) .

The melodic sounds of the harp played by Gariella Whittley (OH Yr 10) enticed guests up to the drinks reception in the Percival Library then en route to dinner guests were serenaded by the Chamber Choir directed by Romain Bornes (ST Yr 13).

The atmospherically lit Big School looked resplendent for this first major function since the refit.

There followed an evening of fun and entertainment with silent and live auctions; a film of three OCs reflecting on their time at Clifton and how it still impacts on them today – click Reflections after Clifton to watch.

Clifton Breakfast Club

These informal breakfasts are held in the Cricket Pavilion once a month (during term), usually on the first Thursday of each month, at 7:45am.

The breakfasts have increased in popularity and it has been particularly pleasing to welcome new parents.

Attendees enjoy a full English breakfast, with relaxed discussion opportunities and the chance to ask questions about the School and OC activities.

Attendees also have the opportunity to give a brief talk on their professional/School experiences. This year, guest speakers have talked on a variety of subjects, including ‘Refurbishing Old Properties,’ ‘Gluten and Mental Health’ and ‘Facebook and your Privacy.’

Parents (past and present) and Bristol based OCs are all welcome, so to join please contact Jeremy Pickles ( for information about future dates.

School House Jamboree

On Saturday 30th March 2019, The Cliftonian Society held the School House Jamboree, a unique fundraising reunion in School House.

The black tie event was a huge success; reuniting School House OCs and former House Masters, whilst raising funds for the refurbishment of the House. To view photographs of the evening, please click on the picture below to open an image gallery of the event.

The evening started with a drinks reception in the House Hall, followed by an exceptional dinner provided by the School Caterers, in Big School. Guests were the first cohort of Old Cliftonians to experience the newly refurbished BSK.

Following the School House ‘Heads and Tails’ Quiz, dinner, speeches and School Song, guests returned to the House Hall for further drinks where there was a fantastic display of photos and memorabilia, prepared by the College’s archivist, Dr Charles Knighton.

Guests were also given the opportunity of Bed and Breakfast in the dormitories overlooking the Close!