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

  • Clayesmore Society Summer Ball

    Friday 16 June - 7.30pm

    All most welcome - Click here for more details

  • 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

  • Sports Day 2017

    May 27th, 2017

    Friday night's storm resulted in an overcast Saturday morning for the annual Inter-House Athletics competition. As ever, the event was run in great spirit, with lots of support ...

  • Clayesmore swimmers ma...

    May 25th, 2017

    Clayesmore's swim team competed against local rivals Canford and King's Bruton last weekend. The team performed exceptionally well, with the Junior Boys coming 1st and 2nd in ev...