Ethos and Aims

To inspire...

  • our boys and girls in acquiring the art, skill and confidence to communicate with clarity in both the written and spoken word
  • a community in which everyone is respectful of others and understands how to communicate appropriately, in particular when using social media

Our Ethos

We aim to produce young people with the ability to think independently, who have a strong belief in themselves, confidence to pursue their ambitions and the resilience, flexibility and adaptability to succeed whatever life presents.


The School is non-denominational with a Christian ethos, for boys and girls aged from 3 to 18 years. The School welcomes staff and children from many different ethnic groups, backgrounds and creeds. Human rights and freedoms are respected. The School will make all reasonable adjustments to make sure that a disabled pupil is not treated less favourably for a reason related to their disability. If the special educational needs or disability of the applicant, in the opinion of the Head of School following advice given by the Head of Enhanced Learning, are within the School’s capacity to cope, given reasonable adjustments, and have been discussed fully and openly between the School, the parent and the pupil as appropriate, a School place may be offered.

Our Aims

At Clifton High our aims are based around five key areas: Teaching and learning, standards and expectations, self-development and adaptability, communication and the business of education.