In Reception to Year 2, a strong emphasis is placed on learning through exploration, investigation, discovery and problem solving. Social development is encouraged through outstanding teaching and free-play activities. This is embedded throughout the curriculum as the children begin their academic careers.
The Junior School is where the expectation on academic and personal development increases and the children, supported by their teachers, discover their individual brilliance. Specialist teachers are provided in many of their subjects, preparing and equipping them with the skills they need for the transition into Senior School.
During this fundamental time for personal development, teaching and learning is adapted to suit individuals. Following the Diamond Edge Model of education, girls and boys are taught separately in core subjects. They then come together again in all other subjects, to balance and benefit their different ways of learning. It is the best of both worlds: a single-sex and co-educational learning environment, all under one roof.
In Year 10-11, girls and boys come back together and learn collectively, working collaboratively towards their GCSE Examinations. Pupils establish greater personal responsibility, both academically and socially, with the support and guidance of their tutors, subject teachers and the whole School community.
Students develop more independent methods of study as they advance through their A level years, methods that will prepare them for University and life beyond Clifton High. Supported by the School, these young adults leave with a host of skills and social competencies that will serve them well in the future; professionally and personally.