School House

School House

Built in the 1860s, School House is the oldest house at Clifton College. Today, it is a family-run house with an emphasis on learning responsibility and independence under careful supervision. There is a very strong House spirit and sense of loyalty, and we are committed to a well-rounded approach to school life, whether in sport, drama, music, societies or activities.

Fielding strong entries in the widest possible range of events allows a diverse group of boys to lead and be involved in the life of School House. This is the best outcome and highly valued by all. That said, School House is the current holder of Senior House Rugby and the House Drama Cup among other things, illustrating the diversity that makes School House the all-round house.

Each week, after prep in the evening, the House runs sporting activities for the boys, including indoor football, swimming, and water polo. In addition, School House is the only House to run its own internal debating competition for the younger boys, an event which is often the first occasion the boys have to speak in public. In recent years, the House has also been paint balling, bowling and camping in Wales as well as celebrating the Chinese New Year at a local restaurant, which is enjoyed by all!

Recent leavers of School House have secured places at top universities including Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Imperial College, Bristol and Edinburgh to read a wide range of courses from Classics to Medicine.