Upper Preparatory School Departments And Subjects

Depts / Subjects

Art

The visual arts encourage children to think creatively, make decisions, experiment and explore, and make discoveries of their own.

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Classics

Classics has shaken off its dry and stuffy image to become recognised as a vibrant and meaningful area of study

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Design and Technology

A programme of study which helps pupils develop their skills in design and making and to combine those skills with understanding, innovation and creativity.

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Drama

Studying drama encourages pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

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EAL

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Department helps new pupils from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to adapt to life at Clifton College. 

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English

The English Department aims to provide a stimulating and successful grounding in English language and literature and to inspire a lifelong love of reading and language.

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Geography

Geography prompts pupils to look at the world in which they live, to investigate its physical and human characteristics and understand the close links between the human population and the natural environment.

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History

The study of history develops essential skills of analysis, evaluation and research, to prepare and test theories, and provide coherent, fluent answers to challenging questions.

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ICT

Many of our specialist teachers are female, and girls are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of information technology, including programming.

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Learning Development

The Coach House is our specialist learning centre at Clifton College Preparatory School.

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Mathematics

Mathematics has a proud tradition at Clifton, and we encourage children to have as much positive contact with Mathematics as possible.

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Modern Languages

The aims of the Modern Languages Department at Clifton College Preparatory School are to encourage the children to communicate with confidence

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Music

The Music Department aims to offer all pupils the opportunity to enjoy this broad subject, at as many different levels as possible.

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PE

Pupils experience and enjoy a wide range of physical activities in the hope they will see the benefits of an active lifestyle and continue with physical exercise in their later years.

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The Preparatory School Library

The Preparatory School Library offers a variety of events during the school year, including activities to celebrate World Book Day, book fairs, and talks from visiting authors.

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Religious Studies

Teaching our students the basics of the world religions is important in helping them nurture their own moral and spiritual development

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Science

We have a large site at Beggar’s Bush that incorporates a large forest area and a meadow area where the children can work, plan, investigate and learn.

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