Welcome to Clayesmore

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  • So Close - 25th January and 26th January at 7.30pm in the Theatre

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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.


Upcoming Events

  • OC AGM and Annual Lunch

    Saturday 24th January 2015

    Full details and online booking available on the OC Society Website

  • Prep and Senior Scholarships 2015

    Please call for details!

    Call Prep 01747 813155 or Senior 01747 812122

  • Oklahoma!

    9th - 12th February at 7.30pm and a matineé on 10th February at 2pm in the theatre.

    Come and see this heartwarming cowboy romance!

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Clayesmore News

  • Creative in Cardiff

    January 21st, 2015

    Year 10 artists were bombarded with an abundance of stunning art during their recent visit to the National Museum of Wales. Set in the heart of Cardiff, this museum not only hou...

  • Cool runnings

    January 21st, 2015

    A soggy waterlogged course didn’t hold back the Clayesmore Senior Boys team during the Dorset Schools Cross Country Championships last week. The tenacious team included Andy Smi...