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

  • Art & Photography Exhibition Private View

    Tuesday 4 July, 6pm in the Main House

    Showcasing the work of A Level and GCSE Students - All most welcome

  • Summer Term Play 'DNA' by Dennis Kelly

    28, 29 & 30 June at 7.30pm in the Theatre

    To book tickets click here

Clayesmore Book

Clayesmore News

  • Exploring the writing ...

    June 26th, 2017

    Last Thursday, our Patron of Reading and Writing, Gillian Cross, led a specialist extension workshop with four of our most able Year 6 writers: Jenny, Benjamin C, Charles R and ...

  • Prep School donations ...

    June 26th, 2017

    Clayesmore Prep School nurse, Sister Hillyard, and Prep parent Mrs Richardson undertook a mammoth drive in last week's heat when they drove to London with a van full of donation...