Prep School Activities & Trips

Clayesmore is incredibly lucky to be situated in the outstandingly beautiful county of Dorset, and to have all that this south coast county has to offer.

There is excitement and challenge outside the classroom too. This year we have been fossil hunting on the Jurassic coast, become vikings at the Ancient Technology Centre, learned about William the Conqueror in Bayeux, and re-lived the battle for Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. Closer to home, we build rafts, stay in adventure centres, enjoy field work and visit the cinema, the theatre and the beach.

The activities programme is designed not only to stimulate and enrich young minds but also to offer inspiration to try a new skill or polish a talent, as well as to provide fun and relaxation away from the classroom.

Activities include a variety of options that appeal to all ages.

  • Horse riding
  • Sailing
  • Football
  • Cooking
  • Computer skills
  • Pottery
  • Art
  • Bead craft
  • Photography
  • Puzzle solving
  • Drama
  • Chess
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Japanese
  • Mountain biking club
  • Language group
  • Choir
  • Textiles
  • Philosophy
  • Orienteering
  • Tennis Coaching
  • History Club
  • Rapid Maths

In the evenings boarders can never be bored when there are options such as fun sports, swimming, computers, dance classes, baking, movie nights and even a pamper club to choose from. Then at the weekends there is a programme of outings each week including local museums and theme parks, the cinema, bowling, ringo-ing and outdoor activities.