Clifton Lodge

Welcome to Clifton Lodge, Ealing

We are a small, friendly co-ed prep school and Nursery, with pupils leaving at 11+. As part of the Cognita global family of schools, we offer our pupils the opportunity to access a strong, academic curriculum balanced with a Character Education to build confidence and life skills. All our pupils have some specialist lessons, from French, ICT, Music and Art in Nursery, through to Science, English and Maths further up the school. There is wrap-around care from 8am to 6pm each day and holiday clubs are available on site. We look forward to welcoming you to our school to show how your child will benefit from the best start to their education at Clifton Lodge.

Early Years at Clifton Lodge

Nurturing Early Years from age 3 and through to age 11

11+ prep at Clifton Lodge

Excellent 11+ preparation with small class sizes of 16 pupils

Specialist teaching at Clifton Lodge

Specialist teaching with French, Music, Sport, Art & ICT

Building confidence at C

Character education, building confidence and life skills

Explore Our School

Nursery at Clifton Lodge

Nursery - Ages 3-4 years

Boys and girls join our wonderful Nursery from the age of 3. Our children discover learning through a vibrant, play-based curriculum. Character education begins here by teaching children kindness and sharing. With external visitors and trips and some specialist teaching which includes French, our pupils build confidence and quickly settle into school life.

Reception - Ages 4-5 years

From Nursery, our pupils transfer into Reception where we continue to follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. We foster independence and encourage enquiring young minds. Our children explore many topics which are combined with local visits and activities to broaden their horizons. We promote kindness and good manners throughout the school as a key focus. Parents are positively encouraged to work in partnership with us through daily communication.

Years 1 and 2 at Clifton Lodge

Year 1 & 2 - Ages 5-7 years

In Years 1 & 2 our pupil build on the foundations learnt, embedding the basics and extending their learning. From Year 1, pupils are taught Science by a specialised teacher in our Science Lab. Our children start swimming lessons at a local pool and the curriculum is supported by trips each term to bring the topics to life. We are passionate about capturing children's imaginations, through character education, to encourage high academic achievement and build happy, confident pupils.

Year 3 and up at Clifton Lodge

Year 3 and up - Ages 7-11 years

From Year 3, our pupils are challenged to learn the skills required for the next 4 years, culminating in the 11+ examinations. Our curriculum is designed to address both academic and character education. IT is incorporated across the curriculum with i-pads and laptops available for pupil use. Our Head guides parents with senior school choices which are supported by the results of pupil tracking. Our Year 6 pupils take on new responsibilities which support our school community and build their confidence and experience. We are very proud of our pupils as they leave to join highly sought after places at senior schools and have been delighted by recent scholarship success.


As parents you will rightly consider the cost of sending your child to private school. Here at Clifton Lodge, we understand that parents want flexibility in the way they pay their fees. There are different options available to parents, from paying termly in advance by direct debit or if you would like even greater flexibility, monthly through the School Fee Plan.

Our story: an inspiring world of education

Our school is part of Cognita which is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools, spanning ten different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. Together, we provide a uniquely global education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence – building resilient minds and encouraging positive, international perspectives. We do this by sharing expertise, insights and best practice across the world – and by collaborating to develop rich learning environments in every school. We equip young people with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to grow, thrive and find their success in a fast-changing world.

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