Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

Head's Welcome and Ethos

Head's Welcome and Ethos

Welcoming you to Clifton Lodge School

The Clifton Lodge teachers, support staff and I feel privileged to work in such a wonderful school.

We are a small, friendly, family school with a strong community feel. Our school building started life as a double-fronted Victorian house, which enables us to provide small class sizes where each child matters and each receives an individually tailored education. Both the house and the daily greeting help to make Clifton Lodge feel like a family – every morning children are welcomed by name and with a handshake. With specialist teachers across the school, all staff are quickly able to know each child’s name.

As soon as you walk into our entrance hall you will understand why we are described as friendly, our lovely office staff will greet you with a smile and a welcome to make you feel at ease. Our pupils are courteous, curious and always willing to help.

Maths and English have their prominent place in our timetable, but we highly value each subject which is evident in our wonderful Core Knowledge curriculum. We aim to nurture talent wherever it may lie, be it in the classroom, Sports field, Science lab, choir performance, Art display or on the stage. This is also evident in our wide range of extra-curricular clubs which include activities such as Chess and coding to Russian language and running.

A school full of scholars is our aim but one that goes hand in hand with our character education. Our school virtues encompass Love, Integrity, Self-Control, Wisdom, Fortitude and Justice. These are integrated into assemblies and form times throughout the school. Clifton Lodge is a Christian ethos school which welcomes families from all faiths and none, with the knowledge that we all share the common values of kindness and caring for others.

‘Optime’ – Try always to do your best. This is the school motto and is applicable to both academia and character. As one previous headmaster used to say, “Your best is always good enough.” Our pupils feel safe and happy which enables them to take risks and push themselves to see what their best can be.

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.

I look forward to welcoming you to our small, family, friendly school so you can see for yourself why it is such a joy to be a part of this vibrant community.

 Beth Friel – Head

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

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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