Welcome to the Prep School

Clayesmore Prep is a flourishing, busy and exciting school, which has an abiding interest in children and young people as individuals. Indeed, it is the warmth of the relationship between the adults and the children here, and the feel of the place, that often strikes visiting parents when they first come to look round.

On a visit to Clayesmore you will come across articulate, engaging, courteous and caring boys and girls who are blossoming and developing their self-confidence in all the right ways. Generations of parents have delighted in the fun and real sense of achievement their children have experienced in their time with us. We are a family school to our core and we want you to enjoy being a Clayesmore parent.

In the busy Clayesmore schedule there is a wealth of opportunity for pupils to discover and develop their unique gifts. Happiness and confidence are key. If children are happy and confident in themselves, they will learn in a happy and confident way. Quite simply, we believe that children must firstly be given the chance truly to experience childhood in all its joy, and that education naturally follows. It is this that develops a fully-rounded person.

I am convinced that the Clayesmore experience is a unique one that will set your son or daughter up for life. I hope you will come and see us soon and I look forward to meeting you.

William Dunlop, Head of Prep School

Prep School News

  • Storytelling success i...

    April 20th, 2017

    We are very excited to announce that four of our pupils have got through to the second round of the 500 Words short story-writing competition by BBC Radio 2. Suzanne Chinnock, C...

  • Clayesmore's Biathlete...

    April 11th, 2017

    Clayesmore's Director of Swimming, Mrs Ali Pickford, writes: "Many congratulations to Clayesmore Prep and Senior pupils who took part in the National Schools Biathlon at the...