Clifton College

Combined co-education school in Clifton, Bristol

Clifton College leads the way as one of the best Public Boarding Schools in the country. We offer day places, flexi and full boarding places; co-educational throughout. Welcoming pupils from ages 3 to 18, from all over the world, Clifton becomes the school every pupil needs it to be. Based in the South West of England, the campus offers modern boarding accommodation, state-of-the-art facilities for each academic department and outstanding opportunities for sport, music, drama and art, along with an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities, allowing each pupil to discover their own interests and skills.

We are known for academic excellence, myriad opportunities, superb pastoral care and expert staff who deliver the very best learning and development. In 2023 76% of A Level grades were A* to B with 70% of pupils gaining places to their first choice university. The subject choices at 6th Form are extensive, covering A Levels and BTEC, and include subjects as diverse as Politics, Psychology, Philosophy and Music Technology.

We provide a richly diverse and connected school environment, representative of the real world. Our pupils mature into individuals who are ambitious, open-minded and spirited. We are housed in some splendid grand buildings but everything about the education we offer is modern. Clifton benefits from being in the vibrant city of Bristol and is surrounded by some spectacular countryside. It is an ideal place for young people to study.

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Our pupils’ successes in Sport, Drama, Art and Music, their next destinations and the many personal goals they achieve throughout their time at Clifton College makes us special.


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Scholarships and generous bursaries are available. A 20% discount is also available for Service families, in addition to the Continuity of Education Allowance.

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Scholarships and bursaries are available. 20% discount available for Service families

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Head Dr Tim Greene
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 2 - 13
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 1200
Youngest Boarder 8
Int'l Students 192