Clifton College - The Preparatory School

Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Location: Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 8 - 13 years

About Clifton College - The Preparatory School

Clifton College Preparatory School (known locally as 'The Pre') is the region’s largest boarding and day preparatory school for 400 girls and boys aged 8 to 13. 

Bristol businessman Dr John Percival, who championed the benefits of science, diversity and the education of women, founded Clifton College in 1862. The college has since fostered the talents of students including General Douglas Haig and Olympic hockey gold medallist Lily Owsley. The NSPCC had its first meeting on the school’s grounds. 


Mr John Milne    

Values and Vision 

Clifton College Preparatory School strives to produce pupils who are the best versions of themselves. The school targets five core values to create an environment that strengthens each individual pupils’ skills. These are: intellectual agility, social confidence, leadership and teamwork skills, sense of adventure and integrity.  

Clifton College places emphasis on academic subjects but aims to foster every individuals’ talents. Its curriculum also devotes time to drama, dance, design and technology, music and philosophy. Sports, in particular, are an integral part of attending Clifton College, from netball and rugby to sailing and hockey.  

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Address: The Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 3HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 3157502
Positions available at Clifton College - The Preparatory School