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Academic Excellence

At St Clare's we aim to provide pupils with a long-lasting love of learning.

With a long tradition of providing exceptional education for almost 85 years, we offer academic challenge and rigour to all our pupils within a supportive and caring community.

Our curricular and extra-curricular opportunities ensure that pupils are encouraged to think beyond the normal demands of subject material. At St Clare's, we pride ourselves on inspiring children to achieve excellence.

How we teach.

We place great emphasis on practical learning and problem solving, encouraging pupils to be inquisitive, exploring topics to gain greater understanding and to think for themselves.

Bringing lessons to life.

Topics are brought to life through inspirational teaching and extensive co-curricular programmes, such as our STEM club.

A dedicated teaching team.

The considered use of technology and specialist teachers in many areas support the stimulating and varied curriculum.

Keeping pupils on track.

Staff are passionate about developing pupils' academic progress alongside their well-being, and are committed to carefully monitoring the pupil's journey as they progress through the school.

Academic challenge.

We believe that pupils need to be stretched to realise their full potential. We want them to think and learn independently, to be curious and go beyond the classroom learning.


Our flexible approach to teaching helps bring out the potential in every child.

We understand and appreciate that children develop at different speeds and that’s why we focus on teaching each and every one of our pupils in the most effective way for them. At the heart of this approach is understanding where every child is on their educational journey.

We focus on the development of the individual which we measure, monitor and evaluate on a regular basis. The ethos here at St Clare's is to focus on understanding our pupils, their interests, and their needs to make sure that they have the support and encouragement required to help them shine.


Be You Brilliantly!

At St Clare’s we believe that every pupil should be given the opportunity to excel in whatever they choose to do. We treat every pupil as an individual to ensure that their learning journey is tailored to get the very best for them. Our results speak for themselves but more than that, our pupils leave us equipped with the skills and character to “Be you, brilliantly.”

Every pupil we have the privilege of teaching is valued for their unique strengths, talents and abilities. All are equally supported and encouraged to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Nurturing students for success

We create opportunity for all our pupils, wherever their talents lie – inside or outside of the classroom. All are challenged within their lessons and extra-curricular activities to reach and exceed their individual academic, sporting and creative potential.

Our More Able & Talented (“MAT”) Programme is geared towards stretching and challenging all pupils, and in particular the academically able. High potential learners are challenged in specific subjects, giving them the opportunity to access an optimal breadth and depth of learning; as such we aim to provide opportunities to develop specific skills and talents.

St Clare's Meets...

‘St Clare’s Meets…’ is a programme designed to provide specific MAT pupils with the opportunity to interview an individual who is an inspiring leader in their field of work or study.

Wherever possible, interviews will be recorded and turned into a visual podcast to be shared with other pupils, of all abilities, across the key stages.

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

Enjoy a guided tour around the school by a member of our friendly Admissions Team who can answer any questions you may have.

“Great teaching, the class sizes ensure that each pupil is given the attention needed.”

 – Parent, St Clare’s School


A rich, diverse and challenging curriculum.

The curriculum includes not only the taught lessons but also the routines, behaviours, events, activities, and other opportunities that our students experience on a daily basis.

From Year 1, a child's progress and attainment are assessed and reported in detail, using National Curriculum Levels in core subjects.

Our approach helps to ensure that students make the best possible progress academically and contributes to their overall development for future success in the wider world.


Support at every stage.

At St Clare's, we successfully prepare pupils for every milestone of their school career.

The high quality of teaching and our excellent learning support framework ensure that the vast majority of children achieve above national expectations and make better than expected progress.

In delivering a robust and challenging curriculum within a nurturing environment, our pupils are encouraged to be the best they can be.


Outstanding GCSE results well above national average.

Our Year 11 students achieve fantastic GCSE results year on year, with many achieving grades higher than predicted across a range of subjects.

We were delighted to celebrate fantastic GCSE results again this year with 35.7% of grades at 9-7 (A**/A) and 93.4% of grades at 9-4 (A**/C) compared to 68.2% nationally.

Our goal is to ensure that every student is given the academic support and rigour to reach their full potential and achieve great things.

GCSE Results 2023
35.7% of grades at 7+ (A**/A)
93.4% of grades at 4+ (A**/C)


A-Level results that speak for themselves.

Our Sixth Form students consistently leave us with excellent results, fully-equipped for their next steps and chosen pathway.

Since 2018, the A-Level Performance System (ALPS) has placed St Clare's Sixth Form in the top 5% of A-Level providers in the UK.

Our specialist Sixth Form team provide extensive guidance on A-Level choices, degree programmes, university selection and industry apprenticeships.

A-Level Results 2023
39.4% A*/A grades
68% A*/B grades
100% pass rate across all subjects

St Clares School

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