Welcome to Clayesmore

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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.


Upcoming Events

  • Sports Taster Morning for 5-7 Year Olds

    Saturday 28th May 2016 10am – 12pm

    Come and show off your skills at cricket and tag rugby at our Pre-Prep sports taster morning. Please book by clicking here.

  • Festival in the Field

    20th June 2016 at 3.30pm

    We are delighted to be hosting this wonderful community event - Click here for more details

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Clayesmore News

  • Heads of School Dinner

    May 25th, 2016

    On the evening of 21st May, Martin and Eleanor Cooke were treated to a wonderful dinner in the de Selincourt room, attended by Head Boys and Head Girls representing virtually ev...

  • Enterprising Year 9s

    May 23rd, 2016

    For three days in May, Year 9 took part in a Young Enterprise initiative and got stuck in to the world of business, marketing and manufacturing under the eyes of industry expert...