Announcement – June 2018
September 2018 was 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
Individual subject teachers ignite a passion for their individual area of study. The curriculum includes verbal and non-verbal reasoning and the following subjects:
- Religious Education
- Critical Thinking
Children also take part in the following activities:
At Clifton Lodge we appreciate the importance of good, motivating sports tuition for health, teamwork and achievement. Sport is played on two days each week with matches and competitions throughout the year. One lesson is on-site and there is a two-hour lesson off-site. In the autumn we play football & netball, in spring, hockey and in the summer, cricket, rounders and athletics rounded off with our Sports Day. We have some excellent sportsmen amongst our pupils and their passion and enthusiasm has been rewarded with significant success.
The main aim is to develop pupils’ musical ability; this is encouraged through individual and group music-making activities. Pupils follow units of work through listening, composing and performing tasks whilst also studying music theory. They continue to play the tin whistle along with keyboards. Many types of music are studied in this key stage which creates the foundation for study at GCSE.
There are also visiting peripatetic teachers to individually teach piano.
Clubs are held Monday-Thursday before and after school. The clubs draw on the interests and talents of our teachers with some additional visiting specialists. Clubs change each term and are run before school (8.15am) and after school until 5.30pm.
Trips, Visits and Drama
Each November Year 8 pupils visit a residential centre where they complete their Geography Common Entrance coursework. In addition, there are school trips each term, with an optional skiing trip every two years. For pupils interested in Drama and Music, there is an end of year drama production and performances throughout the year.
Great! The head is available to offer my son one to one coaching/advice during preparations for 13+ assessment and interview.
Quality of marking and feedback is outstanding and is a real feature of why progress is so excellent.