Welcome to Claremont School
Claremont is a thriving, co-educational day and boarding school for children from the age of one to eighteen. The Nursery, Pre-Prep and Preparatory School was established in St Leonards-on-Sea in 1925 in beautiful 100 acre grounds, while the Senior School and Sixth Form at Bodiam developed more recently in response to the success of the Prep School.
Rated Outstanding in its recent Ofsted report, there are approximately 600 pupils at the school, including fifty boarders, located across two magnificent sites in St Leonards-on-Sea and Bodiam. The school prides itself on the inspirational quality of its teaching staff which creates a dynamic learning environment in which all pupils make rapid progress.
At Claremont, our aim is for every child to develop a positive and proactive attitude towards learning which will support them throughout their lives. Our strong academic, co-curricular, extracurricular and pastoral teams ensure that each individual has the opportunity to develop knowledge, confidence, self-esteem, good learning habits, and a moral sense within a busy and vibrant environment. This is enhanced by small class sizes and vibrant, imaginative teaching.
The curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular programme on offer at Claremont is broad and ambitious. There are also a rich variety of clubs on offer including Latin, Music theory, Zoology, horse riding, golf, gymnastics and kickboxing. Most of these clubs take place within the safe and secure grounds of the Schools.
Claremont has outstanding facilities across two sites. These include sports halls, swimming pools, pitches for every sport, an Astroturf pitch, theatre, Performing Arts Centre, Forest School and, of course, many well equipped and resourced classrooms and specialist subject areas. After Year 5, children are taught by specialist subject teachers who teach only those subjects about which they are deeply knowledgeable and passionate.
Children who attend Claremont are encouraged to discover that they have attributes in areas wherethey perhaps least expected, thanks to the guidance given by the teachers. Children have the opportunity of learning many new skills and also competing at the highest level at inter-school, local, county and national level. In addition to our two sites in East Sussex, we also own a study centre in Saint Omer, in northern France, which children visit throughout the year, in order to practise their linguistic skills in everyday situations.
Our working day and dedicated transport system incorporate both the needs of children and their parents. Children may be dropped off at any time after 8.00am and collected at either 4.30pm (Prep School), 5.30pm (Senior School) or after supervised homework at 6.00pm. Our comprehensive, inexpensive bus transport system throughout Kent and Sussex makes it easy for children to reach school in the morning and return home in the evening. We have a brand-new, superbly furnished boarding house in Battle for those children from Year 7 upwards who would like to board.
We look forward to welcoming you to Claremont School.