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Boarding School Day & Weekend Programme

Boarding and day students enjoy a full programme of study and activities at school from Monday to Friday with many opportunities to explore further afield on the weekend.

As well as all the sporting and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at school, Claremont Boarders enjoy a full programme of social activities during evenings and weekends. These aim to engage students in creative, sporty and academic pursuits and range from knitting to kickboxing, photography to gardening, and from baking cakes to playing in a rock band!

Weekend outings for our Boarders are carefully planned so that there is a good balance of cultural visits, active pursuits and time to wind down after a busy week at school.  Given our close proximity to London and with a mainline train station within walking distance of our boarding House in Battle, we regularly head up to the ‘Big Smoke’ on weekends to take in the sites, go to the theatre and eat in one of London’s many fabulous restaurants.   

Boarders enjoy termly visits to the theatre, cinema, museums and in the summer months, regular trips down to the seaside.  Closer to home, Boarders can visit two impressive golf courses close by and equestrian enthusiasts can head to nearby Beauport Park to ride, both within 5 miles of Clyde and Pyke House.  Boarders also have weekend use of the School’s extensive Sports facilities to including our many football pitches, tennis courts, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, badminton and basketball courts and fitness gym. Private lessons in most sports including golf, horse riding, music, speech and drama can be arranged on request and will be chargeable extras.

Over the course of the year our aim is to continue to provide students with a mix of cultural pursuits and exciting recreational activities.  As part of our commitment to outstanding pastoral care, teachers also join in with activities and excursions as a means to interact with students outside the classroom and develop friendly relationships with the Boarding community.

Example of Boarding activities in the Winter months

  • Bowling
  • Trip to London Museums
  • Lunch in an African restaurant
  • Shopping in a large outlet centre
  • Cinema
  • Story-telling experience and hot chocolates
  • Laser-Quest
  • Ice skating

In the summer term, when the weather is more clement, boarders can also enjoy the local outdoors facilities with activities such as:

  • Go-Ape Forest climbing centre
  • Cross country cycling
  • Local beaches
  • Watching cricket matches
  • Playing tennis at the school
  • Gardening
  • Horse riding

Our school is located in a beautiful rural setting, whilst within easy reach of London, so there is always plenty for boarders to do!   

The weekend is also an opportunity to catch up with homework on Sunday and get ready for the following week.

Boarding School Day: Monday – Thursday

7:00am Wake up
7:15am Breakfast
7: 35am Leave for School
8:30am – 3:00pm Academic Lessons
3:00pm – 5:30pm Co-Curricular programme
6:00pm Return to Boarding house
6:45pm Supper
7:30pm – 9:00pm Junior prep (then free time until 9:30pm)
7:30pm – 9:30pm Senior prep (then free time until 10:00pm)
9:45pm Year 9 & 10 bedtime (10:00 pm lights out)
10:00pm Year 11 bedtime (10:15pm lights out)
10:15pm Year 12 bedtime (10:30pm lights out)
10:30pm Year 13 bedtime (10:45pm lights out)

On weekdays students up to Year 11 hand over their phones at bedtime to ensure they get a good night sleep.

At the weekend students can go to bed slightly later. They often watch a film together on a Friday or Saturday evening. They can also have a relaxing lie-in in the morning and get up later to enjoy a traditional brunch (late breakfast-early lunch). Then the day is theirs to enjoy, chatting with friends, visiting the nearby town, going shopping, playing the piano, attending a church service, ringing home or just resting.

Claremont School
Nursery & Prep

Ebdens Hill, Baldslow, St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7PW
01424 751555

Claremont School
Senior and Sixth Form

Bodiam, Nr. Robertsbridge,
East Sussex, TN32 5UJ
01580 830396

Claremont School
Clyde House

Clyde Ho/258 Sedlescombe Road North,
Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 7JL
01424 233000

Claremont School
Pyke House

Claremont Boarding House Upper Lake,
Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AN
01424 775332

Claremont School
French Study Centre

La Maison Claremont,
14 rue de l'arbalete,
62500, St Omer

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