Inspection Reports


Claremont School was inspected by Ofsted in March 2019 and received an ‘Outstanding’ report.  A welfare report was also produced in November 2017 and was rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The main findings are summarised below:

  • Inspirational leadership and governance ensure that the school continues t grow, develop and flourish. This happy and successful school has gone from strength to strength since the previous inspection.
  • Leaders ensure that pupils learn well, feel secure and have fun within the school’s safe, hard-working and friendly environment.
  • Consistently strong teaching means that pupils of all ages and at each stage of education achieve exceptionally well throughout the school
  •  The school’s well-planned curriculum enthuses pupils about learning and prepares them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education.
  • Experienced staff, warm relationships and excellent teaching in early years enable children to settle quickly into school life.
  • Pupils throughout the school feel very safe, secure and valued.
  • The school’s broad and varied curriculum provides plenty of interest and challenge for pupils in all year groups.
  • High standards of behaviour, good manners and respectful relationships throughout the school make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning.
  • The school gives the development of pupils’ personal and social skills a high priority. As a result, pupils become mature, articulate and thoughtful learners.
  • Extremely effective teaching in the sixth form ensures that standards of achievement at the end of Year 13 are high.
  • Leaders ensure that all the independent school standards are fully in place.
  • Leaders have recently updated the English curriculum to strengthen the use of vocabulary in pupils’ writing even more. However, it is too soon for these developments to have been established fully throughout the school.

Claremont Nursery

The main findings are summarised below:

  •  The support for children’s communication and language development is excellent. The staff skillfully ask questions of older children that encourage them to think before they
    answer. Staff speak clearly and simply to encourage younger children to develop their language.
  •  The staff are highly successful at engaging with parents, who willingly support their children’s learning. Parents regularly contribute to their child’s learning records with achievements and events at home.
  •  The organisation of the welcoming, highly stimulating, child-centred environment fully encourages children to make easy choices about their play.
  •  Staff develop close and nurturing relationships with children, establishing an excellent sense of emotional well-being.
  •  Staff receive comprehensive support for their professional development needs with supervision meetings, practice observations and training.
  •  The progress checks that staff complete for the two-year-olds are excellent. The parent receives a very detailed booklet about their child’s development. Details about children’s current learning needs are extremely clear.

Claremont Boarding

Inspection dates: 22 to 24 November 2017

The main findings were:

  • Overall experiences and progress of children and young people, taking into account
  • How well children and young people are helped and protected
  • The effectiveness of leaders and managers

‘We create a supportive and nurturing community, one that has a safe and inclusive learning ethos, and to give the encouragement and affirmation to enable students to achieve their potential in all areas of life: academically, creatively and personally.’

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,
St 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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