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Clayesmore School

Clayesmore School

Address: Iwerne Minster, Blandford Dorset DT11 8LL
Website: clayesmore.com
Founded: 1896
Number of Pupils: 600 boys and girls
Ages: 2 – 18
Fees: Day: £2,622 – £8,915 | Boarding: £8,537 – £12,148
Head Teacher: Mrs Joanne Thomson
Religious Affiliation: Church of England but welcome all faiths
Entrance Procedure: Entrance assessments for year 6 and above plus interview with the head. Early registration for year 9 is encouraged.
Contact: Rhona Rutherford
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Available by appointment plus open mornings each term.

The Curriculum

A broad academic curriculum with a focus on achieving success for all students. Common Entrance in year 8; GCSEs, A-levels and BTECs on offer in the senior school. Excellent business school.

Games & the Arts

Solid sporting performance particularly in hockey (boys and girls) and netball. Football is played along with rugby for boys. Strong drama department for all age groups and a well-regarded art department.

Pastoral Care

Students are supported by all staff with boarding house staff particularly well – regarded. The pastoral deputy head ensures the welfare of all students and every student is well known and understood. An excellent teaching and learning centre assists those requiring learning support.

University Places

Oxbridge places offered most years, but the school prides itself on the variety of offers given which can range from medicine and law to languages, computer games design, fashion, business and entrepreneurship as well as degree level apprenticeships.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

To support students to become enterprising, ambitious individuals who care about their peers and the world around them. Encouraging students to achieve their best and remain true to themselves.

Outstanding Characteristics

Well known to be a school rooted in family values who truly get to understand their students and help them play to their strengths while addressing their weaknesses. An extremely happy school from nursery to sixth-form. Energetic head and prep head who are embracing change and meeting parent expectations.



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