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

  • Open Morning

    Saturday 11th March 10.00am - 12.30pm

    Do come and see the Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools in action. All welcome!

  • Year 3 & Year 4 Cricket Taster Morning

    Saturday 18 March - 10.30am - 12noon in the Sports Centre

    To book your free place click here

Clayesmore Book

Clayesmore News

  • A look back in time...

    February 20th, 2017

    Here’s an image some of you may recognise. It’s Barber’s Cottage in Iwerne Minster, looking a lot more serene back in what we think is 1907, judging by the faded postmark on the...

  • Spring Term OC Day, 1...

    February 19th, 2017

    Were you at Clayesmore in the 1990s? Can you remember EDHP at school discos, beer club and expeditions day? If so, this day is for you and your families. Full details to follow ...