Clifton College: Bristol, Avon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
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Looking for a boarding school in Bristol? Here we present one of boarding high schools in England! Clifton College in Bristol, Avon is an independent co-ed boarding & day school for girls & boys aged 3- 18 years in Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College is a traditional English boarding school that values very highly the international dimension and the cosmopolitan atmosphere brought to the school by its overseas’ boarders and its summer school students. In term-time, the school teaches over 1200 pupils (30% from overseas) and in the summer there are up to 400 residential students at any one time from more than 20 different countries.



  • 7 days boarding: 12,750 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 152 243 395
Day School: 358 445 803

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  • What we offer ?

    Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum sets out the programmes of study for boys and girls in Year Groups 7-9 (ages 11-14). Fourth and Fifth Forms At Key Stage 4 (age 14 - 16) pupils follow a number of courses to GCSE. The curriculum has a common core but offers greater choice and flexibility than in the Third form, allowing pupils to pursue their own interests. At the same time a rich and varied co-curriculum provides widening opportunities in sport, art, drama, music and other activities. Careers education and work-related learning help to shape ambitions as boys and girls start to think about the opportunities available to them in the Sixth Form  Boarding school and beyond. Sixth Form A-levels are based on four or six units of approximately equal size with the exact number varying by subject. Half of the units make up the Advanced Subsidiary (AS), representing the first half of an Advanced level course of study. The others are known as A2, representing the second half of the course. This top boarding school offers a wide range of subjects to its Lower Sixth pupils, most of whom study four subjects to AS. Most will then take three subjects to A-level, though some will continue with four. It may be possible to re-sit an AS or pick up an additional AS in the Upper Sixth. In this way we hope to provide as much flexibility as possible. Most pupils will leave this top UK boarding school with three A-levels and an AS-level. For many, the fourth and/or fifth subject will add breadth and contrast to the curriculum, though there will be others for whom the additional AS will support and complement the three main A-level subjects.

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Summer Programs

Summer courses for International Students at Clifton College

Summer Courses at Clifton College are for international students aged 8 – 17 who are visiting the UK for a short period of 2 – 4 weeks. This residential summer camps welcomes groups of students aged 8 – 17 accompanied by one or more Group Leaders and individual students aged 13 – 17. The courses combine English language tuition, general or specialist activities and classes, events, local visits and excursions to places of interest. 15 hrs per week of General English - choice of afternoon programmes: Multi-Activity Academic English Tennis & Golf Coaching Work Experience - discover Bristol visits - excursions.

Vacation Courses (13-17 yrs; 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) These courses combine on-campus sports coaching (football, tennis, basketball), multi-activity sessions (swimming, rounders, dodgeball, touch rugby, cricket), artistic activities (dance, drama, film-making, arts & crafts) with educational “Discover Bristol” walks and visits. Students are supervised at all times by Clifton College Summer School staff. Course Fees: £998 per week

Academic Courses (13-17 yrs; 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks) Courses for motivated international students with an interest in improving their General English skills and/or continuing their secondary or higher education in an English-speaking environment. Intensive English Course (entry level: B1) is an extra 10 hours per week of General English for those students wishing to make additional progress with their communication skills in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing). The extra lessons will complement the morning classes and lead to a more rapid overall improvement. Course Fees: £1100 per week

Academic English Course (entry level: B2) is designed for students who are interested in studying in an English-speaking environment e.g. at a UK, US or International High-School or at a university where English is the common language. The course is 10 hours per week and is for students with a level of B2 and higher. It offers an introduction to the differences between General and Academic English as well as helping students to develop the communication skills that are necessary for studying academic subjects in an English-speaking context. Course Fees: £1155 per week

 Individual Sports Coaching (13-17 yrs; 1 or 2 weeks) These courses are for athletic students wishing to experience high-quality professional coaching in their chosen sport. Students will receive 9 hours per week of tailor-made one-to-one coaching in English. Tennis Coaching takes place on the College’s own courts and is delivered by a team of LTA-qualified coaches from Absolute Tennis Bristol who also coach the Clifton College tennis teams throughout the year. Course Fees: £1365 per week


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Clifton College: Bristol, Avon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Clifton College: Bristol, Avon, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Clifton College: Bristol, Avon, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

Bristol is made up of many different districts including the very attractive area of Clifton which is only a 20-minute walk from the city-centre. Bristol International Airport (BRS) is 15 km away and London Heathrow (LHR) is 175 km.


32 College Road Clifton Bristol Avon , Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom, Postcode - BS8 3JH
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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