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Clayesmore School
Clayesmore School
Clayesmore School
Clayesmore School
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Clayesmore School Blandford Forum, Dorset Visit
Clayesmore School
Blandford Forum
380 pupils, ages 13-18
Day and Boarding

Clayesmore School

Top-notch academics paired with a family vibe make this rural Dorset school a happy place to be. And with a prep school on the same site, it offers an excellent all-through option. Leaving the prep feels seamless (95 per cent of its pupils join the senior school), and with the stress of being drilled for exams to get into senior school eliminated, the inclusive holistic approach established at the prep continues organically – pupils don’t even need to change uniform, bar a couple of items. The school sits in 62 glorious acres on the edge of the beautiful village of Iwerne Minste...
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Boys and girls in a DT class
Girl in a grey jumper with long dark hair painting on an easel
Lone bagpiper standing outside Clayesmore's main building in the mist
Girl in white coat in the science lab with lots of coloured testtubes
Army cadets in camouflage kit walking down stone steps
Exterior image of Clayesmore school
Boy and girl in DT wearing safety goggles sawing a piece of wood
Boys in white playing cricket with blue helmets
Students playing musical instruments
  • Academic results

  • Subjects offered

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7-
    Year 8 -
    Year 9 £9,437
    Year 10£9,437
    Year 11£9,437
    Year 12£9,437
    Year 13£9,437
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7-
    Year 8 -
    Year 9 £12,974
    Year 10 £12,974
    Year 11£12,974
    Year 12£12,974
    Year 13£12,974

    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
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School Updates

  • Clayesmore GCSE results

    It has been another cracking year for GCSE students at Clayesmore with students bucking the national trend with overall grades higher than those pre-pandemic in all areas.
    Clayesmore GCSE results
  • Clayesmore A-level results

    Students at Clayesmore are today celebrating another fantastic set of exam results with 37.7% of results at grade A/A* or equivalent and 59.8% A*-B or equivalent.
    Clayesmore A-level results
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Clayesmore School is
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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8LL

01747 813111


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