Catch up with the latest news from Clayesmore

A great new offer from The Dorset Meat Company

Former Clayesmore parents, Nick and Jane Somper, run this great local company, just down the road from us at Child Okeford. The Dorset Meat Company offers grass-fed, ethically-reared beef, lamb, pork, chicken and wild game, sourced from small Dorset and Wiltshire farms and available as single cuts or as a meat box, delivered to your door.


Visiting artist brings breadth of experience to Clayesmore

We were delighted, last Friday, to welcome Old Clayesmorian, Mike Corica (1998 – 2003) back to School. Now running a successful art gallery in Bournemouth (see link below), he returned accompanied by celebrated, Colombian-born artist, Dairo Vargas.


Prep Courage Week

As part of our drive to reinforce the benefits and importance of our ‘Clayesmore Compass’, the past week saw the focus fall upon courage, one of our six Attitudes to Learning. Children were encouraged to think about how they show courage in school. They created a display in the main reception – complete with Carlos the courageous lion.


Connecting Children with Nature Through Outdoor Learning

Children are all born scientists, with a thirst for experimentation and exploration. The great outdoors have always been a laboratory for children. By devoting more time to hands-on outdoor learning, children feel actively involved, present and included in their education – and barely notice that they’re being educated at all.


Paper Actors on the Clayesmore Stage

On 6 February, our Patron of Reading & Writing, the author Gillian Cross, was back to continue our exciting project with Year 5. This session was all about creating authentic characters. She arrived with intricate strings of paper figures – templates for the children’s imaginations.


Prep pupils power up for the environment

Peter Littlewood from the ‘Young Persons Trust for the Environment’ talked to Year 4, Year 6 and the Prep-Prep on Monday 5 February. The pupils enjoyed lively talks and videos on habitats and plastic in the environment, and are preparing for Powerdown Day on 8 March.