Covid 19 Update

The health and safety of our school community is of utmost importance and the school is taking every precaution to protect our students, staff and the wider community from the spread of the Coronavirus.

In line with Government guidance, Clayesmore and Clayesmore Prep are now closed to all but a few children of Key Workers. During the rest of term the majority of our students and teachers will be participating in online learning. Most staff are working from home. Please do not call the school if possible, instead please email us and we will respond as soon as possible. Contact email details can be found here.

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Top Tips for Home Working

Clayesmore has put together some simple tips to help you get the most out of home working during the Covid 19 lockdown.


Design Department supports the NHS

The Design Technology team at Clayesmore have been hard at work in the last 24hrs implementing the approved 3D print visor designs for Blackmore Vale Partnership GPs.


Making the Best of Self-isolation

Even within the Clayesmore community we will all be having vastly differing experiences of this current situation. While one member of staff I spoke to yesterday is isolating with her husband and having a quiet time working from home and enjoying the sunshine, I am finding isolation anything but tranquil.


“Scads” raise funds for OC awards

Former and much-loved art master and Chaplain of Clayesmore, the Rev Norris Scadding, who was on the staff from 1940 until 1962, is still helping our pupils from beyond the grave.


The Trial – A Review

The Trial’, translated into English from Franz Kafka’s novel ‘Der Process’ and then adapted for the stage by Steven Berkoff, is a play like no other. It asks huge existential questions about life and loneliness, and offers little in the way of answers. 


A triumph for Eleanor

We recently heard that Eleanor James (Wolverton, 2016) graduated from the University of St Mark & St John (Marjon), Plymouth, with a First Class BSc Honours Degree in Sport, Physical Activity & Health.