Heads' Welcome and Ethos

Heads' Welcome and Ethos

Welcoming – you to Clifton Lodge School

We are a small, independent preparatory school in Ealing, London, for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years. We welcome children to join Clifton Lodge at any point in the school year where we have places available; from Nursery when pupils are 3 years old through to Year 6 for excellent 11+ preparation.

The school motto – Optime: ‘try always to do your best’ summarises what is expected of everyone at Clifton Lodge. We help all pupils to achieve their best academically so that they can gain entry to the schools of their choice at 11+. We track pupils’ progress and potential which is a key tool when looking at senior school options. We also believe in working with our parents to bring out the full potential of their children. Promoting good manners, kindness and care for others is a key focus throughout the school.

We know that education is not just about academic subjects in the classroom. We believe it is about giving children a wide range of knowledge so that they can make informed choices and contribute positively to society. Our emphasis on character education develops resilience and a sense of self-awareness which enables our pupils to succeed. This allows pupils to find out who they are and what they can do. We include fundamental British values into all areas of our learning to enable our pupils to become global citizens.

In addition to art, music, drama and sports, pupils are encouraged to take part in many clubs and groups held each week. Pupils can also participate in residential trips, offering the opportunity to extend the curriculum further and inspire them with hands-on experiences.

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.

We are committed to safeguarding and focus on all our pupils being happy and confident in a secure, nurturing environment. During term-time, care is available each day from 8am to 6pm with holiday club facilities offered on site.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Clifton Lodge very soon.


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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