Clifton College offers a stimulating and challenging curriculum, which combines traditional methods with programmes of study relevant to the needs of the next century.
We aim to provide the highest possible standard of education, and to help pupils develop the key skills of literacy and numeracy, as well as observation, information-seeking, posing questions and problem-solving. In addition, we aim to develop their ability to co-operate and work productively with others, as well as to work and learn independently.
The Preparatory School Library
The Preparatory School Library is situated at the heart of the School. It provides a balance between information technologies/media and the printed word.
The Library catalogue is accessible on a computer on the Librarian’s counter, allowing pupils to search the resources across the College’s three libraries.
On the mezzanine floor, accessed by a spiral staircase, there is a glass-enclosed area with 13 pupil computers. This room also contains a SMART board to enable it to be used as a teaching room for information skills lessons, English, EFL and research lessons for smaller classes. There is also a small AV area, with two computers for audiobook/CD listening/DVD viewing and an area to store DVDs, CDs and other media. The EFL section is also located in this area. The mezzanine floor provides a space for an expanding collection of teacher resources and professional literature for members of staff.
The collection includes an extensive range of children’s fiction and non-fiction to support the curriculum and also contains an expanding choice of DVDs, CDs, magazines and online resources. Pupils may borrow up to five items at one time for three weeks, with the option to renew the books for longer.
We often have author visits, book fairs and other exciting activities. Please see the Preparatory School news and events for further information.
At Clifton College Preparatory School, we recognise that sport on Saturdays is crucial for every child and it is one of the strongest features of our provision. It remains our aim to achieve the right balance between the changing needs of other schools, the needs of the family and providing sport for all within our boarding school ethos.