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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.

Each week, after prep in the evening, the House runs sporting activities for the boys, including fives, 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 paintballing, go-karting, bowling, leadership training, Canadian canoeing, and camping in Wales.

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