Clifton College successfully combines heritage with modernity. Landscaped greenery surrounds our magnificent buildings, and, every quarter hour, the distinctive chime of the College clock can be heard echoing around the South Quad.
One of our most cherished buildings is the beautiful Grade II listed Chapel, where generations of pupils have gathered to worship. We also have our own Synagogue, testament to Clifton College’s proud Jewish heritage.
The Percival Library is a beautiful Grade II listed building, home to more than 15,000 books and a computer suite. The Stone Library is situated on the ground floor of the Science School and contains approximately 5000 scientific books.
Our superb sporting facilities include The Close, which has witnessed many magnificent sporting achievements, including the highest-ever recorded score in cricket, when the 13-year-old schoolboy A.E.J. Collins scored 628 not out over four afternoons in June 1899.
The ninety-acre site known as Beggar’s Bush is a more recent addition, and is Bristol’s biggest outdoor sports complex, providing the latest sporting facilities, including a water-based Olympic standard hockey pitch, a 3G pitch and a variety of other top quality sports pitches, an indoor tennis centre and a Real Tennis court.
Sixth Formers have their own Sixth Form Centre and Junior Common Room. Based in the Crypt beneath the Chapel, the JCR is open as a café and common room during the day.
Our on-site Health Centre is staffed by a highly qualified and caring team and provides first-class care for pupils. There are a number of rooms for pupils who need to stay overnight, each with internet access, digital television and wonderful views of The Close.