Clifton College

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  • Full Boarding Fees


  • Qualifications

    IGCSEs, GCSEs, B-TEC (Levels 2 & 3) & A-Levels

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Clifton College

    Clifton College has approximately 735 students of which over 335 are boarders. The school is a mainstream school with typically less than 20% international students.
    Clifton College is able to make provision for students who have certain specific learning difficulties, for example dyslexia, or who have a need for specialist or additional help in some areas of their learning.
    The College facilitates the provision of specialist teachers for Learning Support, both mainstream academic subject teachers and teachers with experience in Special Educational Needs. The Learning Support Department in the Fyffe Centre has a classroom for group learning support and six classrooms for individual teaching as well as the new Learning Hub computer suite.
    Students needing qualifications in English, such as IELTS, for university entrance are required to arrange these externally. However, Sixth Form students from overseas have the opportunity to take an intensive course in IELTS preparation as most of them will need to take the IELTS exam prior to entry to a British university. Should it be necessary, private lessons with specialist EAL teachers are also available to help with IELTS preparation and to support the language requirements of other subjects. These lessons are at extra cost and usually take place in a student’s free time so that withdrawal from other lessons is not necessary.


    Clifton College is based in Bristol and is only 5 miles from Bristol international airport.

    A Day in the Life of…

    The College’s broad academic and co-curricular provision is underpinned by its tailored pastoral care system. The house system is central to the College’s approach; it engenders a sense of belonging in all its pupils and delivers outstanding individual care. Day and boarding houses benefit from the same pastoral care structure and have a Housemaster or Housemistress, an assistant, a matron and tutors, who provide support and guidance to each pupil.

    The strong friendships pupils form within their house are a valued and are fundamental part of their Clifton College experience.

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