Welcome to Clayesmore

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Pupils in the library

Welcome to Clayesmore

I hope our website will give you a really good opportunity to learn something about this very happy and friendly school. Clayesmore is a wonderfully special place and if you like what you see and read here and in our prospectus, I hope you’ll come to pay us a visit.

There are too many things that are special about Clayesmore to mention them all in this homepage – the pupils, the staff, the beautiful setting, the top-notch facilities, the excellent exam results, wonderful sport, music and drama – but, as well as all those things, one thing that sets us apart is that we are genuinely a family school that covers the whole age range from rising three years all the way through to 18 – so, the whole family really can come to Clayesmore. That’s because, most unusually, we have both a Prep School (rising 3 - 13 years) and a Senior School (13 - 18 years) here together on the one site.

Will Dunlop, who is the Head of the Prep School, and I, very much hope you will like what you see here. It really isn’t all too good to be true! Come and see us soon, and discover for yourself why Clayesmore is the independent school of choice for so many people looking for a good boarding or day school in the South and South-West.

Martin Cooke, Headmaster

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


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  • We are sailing!

    May 22nd, 2015

    Our super sailors took part in a sailing match against Sherborne at their Arne beach location last week. They sailed their 470 Dinghies in four races around a triangle and sausa...

  • Soap far, soap good

    May 20th, 2015

    Year 9 pupils cleaned up at their annual Enterprise Challenge and got all in a lather creating a brand new soap. The pupils were split into groups and over three days they had t...