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Choosing Clayesmore Sixth Form means choosing a vibrant educational environment, offering a wide choice of subjects, and the opportunity to participate in an impressive range of co-curricular experiences to help you successfully achieve your goals.

When you join Clayesmore's Sixth Form, you'll benefit from small class sizes where you can excel in your chosen subjects. You'll also be in an environment where you can develop essential life skills so you can thrive beyond school. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your aptitude and talents in leadership, drama, music and art as well as participate in work placements to get 'real life' experience. LEX will also support your development to succeed as a young adult.

It's not all work though! The Sixth Form offers plenty of social opportunities including dinners and balls, which culminate in the greatly anticipated Valedictory events at the end of Year 13 for our Leavers where they celebrate their successes.

New students to the Sixth Form will be welcomed warmly by the current pupils who are always delighted to have new friends to make and a larger intake into Year 12 means you won't be the only new face to Sixth Form. 

Find out more by arranging a visit and a meeting with the Head and Head of Sixth Form. You can also attend our Sixth Form Information Day which we hold each October.

Clayesmore Governors and Staff

Our Governors and Staff

Clayesmore’s affairs are governed by the Council of Clayesmore, chaired, at the present time by Mr John Andrews, a lawyer and former parent.

The governors represent, between them, a considerable range of skills, interests, professions and backgrounds and include at the present time a number who are former pupils and parents. They all share a very deep commitment to the wellbeing of Clayesmore, its pupils, its staff, and its future. The full Council meets every term as do all its sub-committees.

Council of Governors

Mr John Andrews LLB (and Chairman of F&GP)

Mrs Rosie Stiven MA

Mrs Sally Wilson BA, MA Ed, PGCE

Mrs Julia Brown MSc
Mrs Fran Deeming BA, PGCE
Mr David Haywood MA, PGCE
Mrs Jane Howard BA

Mr Tim Ingram MA, MBA, FCIB
Mr Dayle Kirby BA, PGCE
Mr Richard Shaw BA, Dip Urb Des, MRTPI
Mr Mike Sussman BSc, MBA, CEng, MIET
Mrs Fiona Waller BEd

Mr Roger Kingwill BSc, MS

If for any reason you would like to contact the Chair, Mr Andrews directly, you can do so by writing to him at the school's registered office which is: Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11 8LL.


Mrs J Thomson, BA (QTS), MBA, FRSA

If for any reason you would like to contact the Head, you can do so by writing to Mrs J Thomson, Clayesmore School. Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, DT11 8LL or you can email or you can call 01747 813111


Senior Leadership Team
Senior Deputy  Mr JR Carpenter BA
Deputy Head (Pastoral) Mrs SJ Newland BSc, PGCE
Deputy Head (Academic) Mrs N Jones BSc, PGCE
Director of Studies (Yr 3-8) Mrs SL Hart BA, PGCE, MEd
Assistant Head (Yr 3-6) Mrs C Townsend MA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Yr 7-8) Mr D Browse BA, MEd, QTS
Assistant Head (Middle Years and Teaching & Learning) Mrs H Perrett BA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Sixth Form) Mrs HRB Hay BA, PGCE
Assistant Head (Co-curricular & LEX) Mr G King BSc, MSc, PGCE
Director of Academic Progress (Yr 9-13) Mr JA Reach BEng
Chaplain Mr AR West  BA, MA PGCE
Senior Master Mr D Rimmer MA
Director of Finance and Operations  Mrs N Bailey Phinn BA, FCA


Mr James Carpenter            Mrs Nina Bailey Phinn

Senior Deputy                       Director of Finance & Operations



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