Clayesmore Prep School in Dorset is a unique learning environment for boys and girls of all ability aged 3 to 13.

We want everyone to feel welcome in our school, and we achieve that by taking the time to get to know everyone who comes to visit us. We want to know about each child’s interests and aptitudes so we can build on their latent enthusiasm to develop confidence in learning. Excellent teaching and wide-ranging educational experiences beyond the classroom encourage children to take pleasure in learning. Outstanding learning support is available for those who need extra help to achieve their potential.
We have around 220 pupils from a wide range of backgrounds including many local people, armed forces families, expatriates and international pupils. Our boarding and day pupils are closely integrated so that everyone receives the very best education we can offer.
We occupy the northern end of the beautiful 62 acre grounds, and are thus able to supplement our own dedicated preparatory school facilities with ready access to shared resources such as a large sports centre, a full-sized astroturf, theatre, chapel and fantastic areas for outdoor learning. It is a wonderful place to be a child!
I hope that our website will encourage you to visit this very special, magical school.  We look forward to welcoming you.
Mr William Dunlop
Head of Prep School

Independent prep school Dorset