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Clayesmore School Dorset

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sailorsgal Sun 09-Sep-12 17:29:10

I was wondering if anyone could give me any insight to this school. We are going to attend the open day on the 29th September but would like to speak to other parents whose children attend or have attended this school.

Thanks. smile

Willabywallaby Sun 09-Sep-12 17:42:18

I have a friend whose son went there, they were very happy with it.

janeyjampot Sun 09-Sep-12 18:26:41

I went there! Obviously it's much too long ago to be of any help to you, but it was a very nice place to go to school.

Illbewithyouinaminute Sun 09-Sep-12 19:11:31

It seems to be a marmite school. You go to the open day and fall in love with the place/you go to the open day and vow that your child will never attend.

Sporty children of varying academic abilities are the ones I know to attend.

shushpenfold Sun 09-Sep-12 19:13:35

We've visited and although it wasn't right for our kids, it seemed to be a lovely place - has a good reputation for doing well with all sorts of kids....SEN upwards.

daisydotandgertie Sun 09-Sep-12 19:15:33

I went there too! And loved every second of it. T'was about a billion years ago though. It has a good reputation locally at the moment.

sailorsgal Sun 09-Sep-12 19:22:09

If anyone wants to PM any inside info or anything they wouldn't like to put on a public forum please do. wink

sailorsgal Wed 19-Sep-12 19:13:35

Anybody else???

pootlepootle Sun 23-Sep-12 15:42:43

swimming very good - swimming teachers are fantastic.

my friend just got her two in at drastically reduced rates so it might be a school where you don't necessarily need to pay full price.

janeyjampot Sun 23-Sep-12 20:43:14

It's the location for the 'Only Fools & Horses' chandelier episode - always useful when you're struggling for conversation smile

sailorsgal Wed 26-Sep-12 13:27:04

pootle thats good to know. Their fees are quite a bit higher than where we are and £80 a week for the bus. shock

PSWTS Fri 04-Oct-13 09:43:42

Hi! I just wondered how you found Clayesmore at the weekend? We are thinking about it too. Thank you!

justamum123 Tue 04-Nov-14 21:33:24

My son goes to Clayesmore - He has changed for the better, grades gone up, become more interested in sport again, and quite frankly has been the best thing I ever did, yes you can get a bursary but any private school is still costly. However, it has been worth it. Good luck

sailorsgal Fri 07-Nov-14 13:14:12

I started this thread quite some time ago but it is a school I would consider further down the road when ds finishes prep.

Newmumtobe684012 Sun 22-Mar-15 20:53:45

I went there and so did two brothers. Out of three of us only one of us came out of the system benefitting from it. It's definitely a marmite type place. Personally make sure your child is truly enjoying their experience there if they do attend. Unfortunately it was down to convenience we went to the same school. You have to be a certain 'type' for there. There are far better schools in the area, Canford (lots of ex canford friends have gone on to great things). Bryanston I'm not totally sure off but seemed great when we played sports against them. Milford, lovely. No one I know out of all three of our years at Clayesmore went on to anything great. The army cadet thing that's compulsory in senior school can be quite good. Clayesmore I just feel doesn't quite match up to what you can get elsewhere and can be a very isolated place. We travelled by bus from Hampshire and tried boarding also.

ZD1966 Sat 04-Jun-16 18:36:32

Hi, We are looking for a boarding school for our daughter aged 13 and wondered if anyone has any knowledge of Clayesmore senior school?
Looking for good SEN support and excellent pastoral care.
Any inför will be more welcome.

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