Clifton High School – Offering excellent education for boys & girls aged 3 – 18 years


Clifton High School is an independent school based in the heart of Clifton educating boys and girls from 3-18. Not to be confused with the larger, neighbouring school, Clifton College (which is on the same road) Clifton High is a mid-sized school located on the corner of College Road and Clifton Park Road on the edge of Clifton Village. Behind the school gates is a hidden gem – the school is set in beautiful grounds with a south-facing aspect that is leafy and sunny. Not only is there a large lawn but the school has also created wildflower meadows, developed a mature wildlife garden and has its own pond for supervised wildlife encounters – it even keeps its own bees.

From Nursery through to the Junior School visitors are struck by what a happy, vibrant and caring place Clifton High School is. It has a warm welcoming feel that is friendly and reassuring for both parents and children. Class sizes are small, in the Nursery School and Reception the typical staff/child ratio is 1:9. Children are taught by specialist teachers and experienced, well qualified teaching assistants. Teaching staff are inspiring and passionate about learning. There is a real emphasis on learning being exciting and fun. CHS pupils are motivated, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners who embrace the opportunities life has to offer.

IMG_0368In the Senior School, Clifton High is the only school in the South West operating the successful Diamond Model of education where boys and girls are taught separately at certain ages and for certain subjects. This way boys and girls get the most out of their education both academically and socially. Students achieve excellent academic results – in 2013 approximately 70% of those CHS students who started university went to Oxbridge or Russell Group, of the 2014 Sixth Form this figure is predicted to be nearer 80%. At CHS you get much more than just good grades however – the school puts great emphasis on pastoral care and nurturing the individuality of each and every child. The school aims, and succeeds, in producing free thinking young people with belief in themselves, confidence to pursue their ambitions and the resilience to succeed whatever life presents them with.

To find out more about Clifton High School visit or contact our admissions registrar on 0117 933 9087 or [email protected]

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