Oakeley’s House originally opened as a Boys’ House in 1870 but later became Clifton College’s first Girls’ House when the College became coeducational in 1987. Oakeley’s provides an environment that feels as close to home as possible. We are very proud of the warm and friendly atmosphere at Oakeley’s, which we have managed to balance with an outstanding work ethic, a robust team spirit, and total involvement with all activities across the school. The welfare of our girls is of the utmost importance, and it is essential they feel supported in all they do. Oakeley’s girls are diverse, multi-talented, and include scholars in music, sport, art and academics.
During the year, we offer many outings, including trips to Longleat, Avon Ski and Action Centre, shopping trips to Bath, and various cinema and theatre trips. We have table tennis, snooker and table football. Every girl has a birthday celebration with her peers, and we have regular barbecues and celebrations after most events and competitions. The highlight of the year is the House Supper, where everyone gets a chance to dress up in her finery.
Famous Old Girls/Boys include Harry Plunket Greene (pianist and bass baritone) and Martina Topley-Bird (singer).