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Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Clayesmore Preparatory School Blandford Forum, Dorset Visit
Clayesmore Preparatory School
Blandford Forum
150 pupils, ages 7-13
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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Exterior image of Clayesmore school
Two smiley girls in blue t-shirts
Teacher in white top and blue shorts taking a swimming lesson
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


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  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£2,675
    Year 2£2,675
    Year 3£4,498
    Year 4£4,845
    Year 5£5,750
    Year 6£5,750
    Year 7£5,750
    Year 8 £5,750
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3 £8,708
    Year 4 £8,708
    Year 5 £8,708
    Year 6£8,708
    Year 7£8,708
    Year 8 £8,708

    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.
    The school also offers a School Service Award to children of serving members of the Armed Forces, granting partial fee remission. For more information about both funds please see the school’s website, or contact the Director of Finance and Operations to request more information:

    Director of Finance and Operations: Mrs A Hughes

    Bursary contact:
    Director of Finance & Operations Mrs Nina Bailey Phinn
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School Updates

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Clayesmore Preparatory School is
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Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8PH

01747 811707


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Term Dates

Open Days

Open days and how to visit View Open Days

Whole School Open Morning
13 May 2023

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