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  • Claremont School
    St Leonards-on-Sea
    East Sussex
    TN37 7PW
  • Head: Principal: Giles Perrin
  • T 01424 751555
  • F 01424 754 310
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 19.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 703
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £2400 - £6,050 per term for day pupils and up to £10,750 per term for Full Boarders
  • Open days: October
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Claremont is a wonderful school. Set across two sites of extraordinary beauty, it distinguishes itself in this area of East Sussex as a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 1 to 18 years. Established in 1925, The Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School is set on an 125 acre estate in St Leonards and educates over 400 students. In 2011, Claremont Senior School was founded in the historic village of Bodiam and is now a well-established centre of learning with over 310 pupils today, a vibrant Sixth Form and two newly refurbished boarding houses.

A proven track record in preparing students thoroughly for the challenges of Senior School and for GCSE and A’ Levels. This is evident in the broad and diverse range of highly regarded universities our students go to each year. The school culture is shaped by a determination to provide opportunities for all abilities and interests. Being able to prepare young people for Maths degrees at Harvard as effectively as for Fashion courses in London is something the staff are deeply proud of.

In March 2019, Claremont was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in all categories for a third successive time.
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Other features

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

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.

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

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Special Education Needs

Claremont is committed to being an inclusive school. Our intention is to help every child who comes to our school to enjoy positive learning experiences and to achieve their full potential. We offer a calm, caring environment and compassionate, committed staff who are keen to help your child succeed and also to form a close working partnership with you. In the classrooms, all teachers are required to teach pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND); they provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEND. A more detailed report of how we can support your child can be found on our website:

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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