St Clare’s provides a warm, secure, family-like environment in which pupils are nurtured as individuals according to their abilities, personality and potential, encouraged to appreciate and understand our world and its people – and celebrate their own achievements and those of others. This is widely reflected in the excellent relationships that the children develop with their teachers and peers and the pride shown in the school by pupils and staff alike.
As part of the Cognita family, St Clare’s benefits from ongoing investment in its magnificent grounds and impressive facilities so pupils enjoy an even broader range of opportunities than ever before. Cognita have 66 schools worldwide and as part of the group St Clare’s benefit from Cognita’s global outlook, international student exchange opportunities, sports festivals, shared good practice amongst teachers, head office support, shared resources and professional networking.
Sixth Formers are strongly encouraged to participate in leadership activities and take the responsibilities bestowed on them very seriously. Prefects are appointed every year. Sixth Formers mentor our younger children, helping to organise and manage sports days and other events.
The whole school works enthusiastically towards an annual musical production attended by the local community.
Interact Club, led by Mr Yemm and sponsored by Porthcawl Rotary Club, is Rotary International’s service club for young people. Meeting weekly, the club raised well over £200 for Alzheimer’s Society with a Hallowe’en Disco.
St Clare’s takes its responsibilities as a part of the wider community very seriously. Children enthusiastically undertake charity work. Charities are selected on an annual basis and we have raised thousands for charities including Jeans for Genes, London Holocaust Centre, Children in Need and Comic Relief. On Wednesday, 12th September 2018 the whole school took part in the Race for Life, raising much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, Cost of Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness.