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Heads' Welcome and Ethos

Clifton Lodge is a small, welcoming school, which enables us to get to know all our pupils and families extremely well. There is a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with small class sizes, where children are supported by each other as well as their teachers. Our children feel safe and secure. Lessons are routinely differentiated, so that every child has the opportunity to be academically challenged.

As a preparatory school, we focus on entry into the best academic senior schools. These entrance assessments provide the skills required for public exams later in school life. Traditionally in West London, girls move on to senior schools at 11+ and boys at 13+; we prepare pupils for both.  I know the senior schools extremely well and guide parents to ensure their children’s specific needs and talents are met.

As well as the academic ISEB curriculum, there is a wide range of clubs and activities that children can be fully engaged in. Sport, music and drama are a vital part of the curriculum and we celebrate our pupils’ successes in these areas.

The school is divided into two sections, each with a dedicated team of experienced staff. The Lower School includes children from Nursery to Year 3. These children are taught by their class teacher, supported by subject specialist teachers in a number of curriculum areas. The teacher also receives support from teaching assistants. In our Upper School children are taught by subject specialists. This prepares them for senior school entrance exams.

During their time at Clifton Lodge, children develop into highly motivated, well rounded individuals with the skills and abilities to cope extremely well in their chosen senior school.

Clifton Lodge has a Christian ethos, but openly welcomes children from all faiths. Do come and visit us, either on an Open Day or for a private tour.

For more information please see our Statement of School Ethos.

Floyd Steadman – Executive Head
 Beth Friel – Head of School


Announcement – June 2018
September 2018 will be our last intake of Year 7 pupils, who will complete Year 8 in July 2020. From September 2020 Clifton Lodge will become a solely 11+ prep school, with one exit point in Year 6. For more information, please read our Question & Answer attachment: CL 11+ announcement QA June 18 (MK)

Current Parent

Parent Survey

We are very grateful and would always recommend families to this nurturing and holistic school. Thanks for the support and a well rounded education.

Current Parent

Parent Survey

High aspirations and expectations for all pupils. Children are nurtured to achieve their potential. Small school and attentive teachers.

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At Clifton Lodge we issue fortnightly newsletters to parents. These include recent events, trips and activities, plus we celebrate pupil successes both inside and outside school.

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