Welcome to Clayesmore

Pupils in the library

Welcome to Clayesmore

A message from the Head

Welcome to our website; I hope it manages to convey a sense of the Clayesmore spirit! In discovering Clayesmore you have uncovered that rare gem: a school which, through its commitment to an inclusive and holistic approach to education, manages to build a rigorous academic programme upon those essential human foundations of integrity, kindness, hope and service. From our carefully thought through curriculum to our awe-inspiring location in the heart of the stunning Dorset countryside, Clayesmore seeks to ensure that during their time here, each and every pupil will grow up experiencing that perfect blend of challenge, adventure and fun which in turn will equip them with confidence and ambition for life.

I am sure that from the minute you walk through our doors, you too, will feel the magic of Clayesmore.

Do please come and visit us: you will be very welcome.

Jo Thomson, Head

Read the Good Schools Guide review for our Senior School and our Prep School.


Upcoming Events

  • Clayesmore Society Sponsored Walk

    Sunday 7 May, from 10am

    To book your place click here


    Saturday 6 May - 10am (last tours 11.30am)

    Come and find out more about Clayesmore

  • Cricket & Tennis Taster Morning for 5-7 year olds

    Saturday 27 May - 10am - 11.30

    Click here to book

  • Clayesmore Society Summer Ball

    Friday 16 June - 7.30pm

    All most welcome - Click here for more details

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Clayesmore News

  • Clayesmorians pack bac...

    April 25th, 2017

    Three Clayesmorians are exemplifying the values of kindness, hope and service in their work for the charity they started earlier this year, Project Backpack. Sixth Form students...

  • Pro-Corda group takes ...

    April 25th, 2017

    Clayesmore Prep's Pro Corda group are in the news again today. Following their success at the national competition in March, BBC Radio Solent visited the school last week to int...