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

  • Clayesmore Society Summer Ball

    Friday 16 June - 7.30pm

    All most welcome - Click here for more details

Clayesmore Book

Clayesmore News

  • It's a first for Jess ...

    April 24th, 2017

    Congratulations to Year 10 pupil, Jess, and her horse, Murphy Mayhill, who led from the start to come first in the BE100u18 SectionR class at Bicton International Horse Trials t...

  • Clayesmore mathematici...

    April 21st, 2017

    We were thrilled to receive the news just before Easter that of our six students who qualified to enter the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust's Intermediate Challenge, three were...