Academic


As a selective School, the highest standards in both teaching and learning is key to a Clifton High School education.

Each area of the School follows a curriculum that will develop the children and young people academically and personally; developing knowledge and social competencies. Each year group learn, prepare and build confidence for their next steps and new challenges they will face as they progress through the School.

The Diamond Edge Model of Education is adopted in Year 7-9, giving both boys and girls the benefit to learn in both mixed and single sex classes. You can find out more here. 

By the time pupils leave Clifton High they will be equipped with high academic achievements and transferable skills that will  for University, Further Education, the working world and their personal lives. 

Classroom and internal examinations take many forms throughout School, however the first level of seated, written examinations begin in Year 6.

The children do not sit SATs but complete Entrance Examinations into Senior School. 

In the Senior School pupils work towards their GCSE examinations and in the Sixth Form AS and A levels, with the option of an additional EPQ. For further information on Public Examinations click here. 

For information on the curriculum and teaching and learning in each individual area of the School, click on the relevant year below; 

The HiveReception - Year 2Year 3-6 Year 7-9Year 10-11Sixth form

For specific academic information by year group for current parents, please see the Secure Parent Area.