At Clifton College, the wellbeing of our pupils is of utmost importance.
We have an excellent support network of highly-trained staff who work tirelessly to ensure your child is both happy and healthy.
Our on-site medical facilities are first-class and our catering staff work with nutritionists to optimise the health of your child at every stage of their development.
All meals are taken centrally in the Dining Hall, known as the ‘Big School Kitchen’, where our professional catering staff prepares them. Menus are carefully selected to provide a healthy and balanced diet, with plenty of choice to suit all tastes.
Each term, our menus and nutritional standards are reviewed to ensure balanced and healthy meal options are always available to meet the full range of dietary intake for all ages. Self-service allows pupils to choose their own food from a daily selection of main meals, including vegetarian and kosher options.
In addition, the school has a café in the Junior Common Room situated in the Crypt, where Sixth Formers can buy additional healthy snacks. There is also a shop known as ‘The Grubber’, where younger pupils can buy drinks.
The School was recently visited by environmental health and received a five star food hygiene award.
As a leading public boarding and day school, the health of our pupils is paramount. House staff and House matrons treat minor ailments or cuts, but any serious illnesses or injuries are immediately referred to our own Health Centre, known as ‘The San’.
The School Doctor visits regularly and all boarders are required to register with him, whereas the health of day children will, of course, be primarily a matter for parents and their family doctor. If any day child is taken ill during the school day, staff at ‘The San’ will care for them until parents can be contacted.
We have a well-equipped Health Centre with a treatment room, waiting room and consulting room.
Well-trained nurses look after pupils at the Health Centre. The nurses maintain individual health care records for each young person, and there are care plans in place for young people with specific medical conditions.
Teaching positive mental health is a priority for the College and we take it very seriously. We recognise how vital a healthy approach to mental awareness is for the growth of all of our pupils.
We have a Mental Health First Aid England accredited trainer in-house, and we make sure that we have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders on the staff team in every one of our school Houses. We have a voluntary team of Sixth Formers who act as mental health peer supporters, and we have three professionally qualified counsellors on the staff, as well as very close links with the local GP surgery.