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'There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night, Ten to make and the match to win' – lines written by Clifton headmaster Henry Newbolt in 1881 about the beautiful Clifton cricket pitch. 'Watching my son play cricket on the Close...

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Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

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Sports

Unusual sports

Rowing

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

What The Good Schools Guide says

'There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night, Ten to make and the match to win' – lines written by Clifton headmaster Henry Newbolt in 1881 about the beautiful Clifton cricket pitch. 'Watching my son play cricket on the Close is just incredible,' said one father. 'He is so proud to wear the kit.' Each day begins in the impressive chapel with a hymn and an assembly led by a different department. Although robustly Anglican, there's also a synagogue as part of the school's Jewish heritage and students of all faiths or none are accommodated.

Head

Since 2016, Dr Tim Greene MA DPhil (Oxon), who was interim head during the spring term before being appointed head in March 2016. He came to Clifton as head of chemistry in 2006, becoming deputy head (academic) in 2013. He read...

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Special Education Needs

Clifton College is able to make Learning Support provision for pupils who have certain difficulties, for example dyslexia, or who have a need for specialist or additional help in some areas of their learning.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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