Clifton High School A GSG School
- Clifton High School
- Head: Dr Alison Neill, Head of School
- T 01179 730201
- F 01179 238962
- E admissions@cli…bristol.sch.uk
- W www.cliftonhig…bristol.sch.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Bristol
- Pupils: 313
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £14,130 - £14,160 pa
- Open days: June, September, October, November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Clifton High Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Increasing numbers of boys mean that the school can now field full rugby or cricket teams for inter-school sports, and it has arrangements with sports clubs sharing the Coombe Dingle pitches to augment the options available. Tennis players have the...
What the school says...
Clifton High is a mid-sized, all-through school educating boys and girls from 3 - 18. Our approach is unique, on transition to senior school girls and boys are taught separately in single-sex groups for core subjects, because that is how they have the best opportunity to learn. At the same time, our boys and girls benefit from having personal interaction on a day to day basis which is crucial for their social and personal development. Our philosophy at Clifton High is simple, provide a secure and purposeful environment, deliver first class teaching that inspires and challenge and celebrate each child for who they are and what they do. We aim to provide an environment where pupils can grow and develop into happy and confident young people, where individual talents are recognised and nurtured. It is also our belief that with the privilege of an excellent education comes responsibility and pupils are encouraged to respect those less fortunate than themselves and to strive to make a difference. Whilst we do not offer specialist SEN classes, our recent ISI Inspection highlighted as a strength the help we give to the children with identified minor learning difficulties, who make excellent progress. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.
What The Good Schools Guide saysIncreasing numbers of boys mean that the school can now field full rugby or cricket teams for inter-school sports, and it has arrangements with sports clubs sharing the Coombe Dingle pitches to augment the options available. Tennis players have the example of old girl, Jo Durie, to look up to. Head of school games (boys) making...
Head of School
Since 2008, Dr Alison Neill (50s), a former research scientist with long service at Clifton High - started as a biology teacher and worked her way up via head of sixth form to head of school. Parents describe her as fair, kind and taking a personal interest in the children, 'And amazingly elegant at the same time,' said one.
Long years at the school haven't made Dr Neill narrow-minded: some radical rethinking has gone on since she took...
Special Education Needs
While we do not offer specialist SEN classes, our recent ISI Inspection highlighted as a strength the help we give to the children with identified minor learning difficulties, who make excellent progress. Nov 09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|