Clayesmore Preparatory School

Clayesmore Preparatory School

Clayesmore Preparatory School is a co-educational day and boarding school in a beautiful part of Dorset. Incorporating a nursery and pre-prep, it shares a stunning setting and abundant facilities with the senior school. The school aims to develop the unique gifts of every pupil, encourage a love of learning and to give the highest possible standards of pastoral care.



Clayesmore Prep is a warm and friendly school sharing a stunning 62 acre parkland setting with the Senior School. Incorporating a nursery and pre-prep in a separate building, children can start their Clayesmore experience at the start of the term in which they are 3. The youngest boarders usually arrive at age 8 and admission is normally by interview and a report from a child's previous school. The school is proud of its association with HM Forces and offers a number of service bursaries. Other academic, art, music, sporting and all-rounder scholarships are also available. The strong curriculum is supported and enriched by a wide range of activities and facilities. There is an impressive art and music provision and many opportunities for sporting success. Facilities include a well-equipped sports hall, 25 metre heated pool, a flood-lit all weather hockey pitch and extensive playing fields. Highly praised by CReSTeD, the school also has an outstanding reputation for supporting pupils with dyslexia and there is excellent communication between the learning support staff and subject specialist teachers.

Forthcoming Open Days

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School Information

D B B Boys 3 -13 , Girls 3 -13

Head: Mr William Dunlop
Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8PH
01747 813155
prepadmissions@clayesmore.com
www.clayesmore.com/prep