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Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School Blandford Forum, Dorset Visit
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Clayesmore Preparatory School
Blandford Forum
142 pupils, ages 7-13
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Clayesmore Preparatory School

Top-notch academics paired with a family vibe make this rural Dorset prep a happy place to be. And with a senior school on the same site, it offers an excellent all-through option. Leaving the prep is not the end of the journey at Clayesmore. ‘Here there is no boiler room,’ says Jo Thomson, who currently heads both the prep and senior schools. With the stress of being drilled for exams to get into senior school eliminated, results come from nurturing the individual, and the school’s commitment to SEN is part and parcel of its inclusive holistic approach. The school sits in...
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Headteacher outside talking to pupils with her dog
Two boys in navy overalls and red gloves collecting sticks and leaves
girls in navy overalls playing in the autumn leaves
boys and girls in navy overalls sizing on a wooden log
boys and girls in school uniform playing on a green slide
Exterior image of Clayesmore school
Boys in blue t-shirts and maroon aprons cooking
Pupils in wetsuits on inflatables in the water
Drama students in full costume
  • Senior school destinations

  • Scholarships for senior schools

    Scholarships

    Academic3Clayesmore School
    Music1 Clayesmore School
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    Sport8 Clayesmore School
    Art4 Clayesmore School
    DT2 Clayesmore School
    All Rounder1 Clayesmore School


  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3£4,588
    Year 4£4,942
    Year 5£5,865
    Year 6£5,865
    Year 7£5,865
    Year 8 £5,865
    Boarding fees per term

    Nursery-
    Reception-
    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 £8,882
    Year 4 £8,882
    Year 5 £8,882
    Year 6£8,882
    Year 7£8,882
    Year 8 £8,882




    Bursaries
    Clayesmore offers means-tested bursarial support to students entering the school at any point, as well as to current students whose financial situations may have changed. These awards are assessed individually, are subject to a full financial history and are reviewed annually. 

    Scholarships and bursaries are not necessarily linked, and the school welcomes applications for bursaries from non-scholars.

    Clayesmore has a long and proud association with families serving in the Armed Forces and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and supports Continuity of Education Allowance in both these areas.

    Bursary contact:
    Director of Finance & Operations Mrs Nina Bailey Phinn
    bursarpa@clayesmore.com
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Essentials

Address
Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8LL

Contact
admissions@clayesmore.com
01747 811707

Website
clayesmore.com

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Fees

Term Dates

Bursaries


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