There’s a lot to fit into a school day, but we believe it’s all about balance.

The Senior School day runs from 8.25am – 4.00pm, comprising of seven teaching periods, break and lunch. Where possible, we schedule as many of the sporting and co-curricular activities into the lunch break period so pupils using our bus service can participate as much as possible.

We also offer a breakfast club from 7.30am and after school supervision in the library until 6.00pm.


With 100 acres of pitches, courts, athletics facilities and sports hall with gymnasium, sport can play a big part of life at Claremont.

Our girls focus on lacrosse, netball and rounders; boys on rugby, football and cricket. Both take part in athletics, tennis and cross country, with all sports supported by specialist teachers and coaches. There are many more sports on offer via our co-curricular programme, including the very popular girls football team, gymnastics, archery, fencing and badminton.

Afternoon games are a feature of the weekly timetable and we have a strong fixture list against local schools and participate with increasing success in county and national competitions.

All of our fixtures and results can be found in the sports section.

Sports fixtures

Pupil Voice and Leadership

Few things are more empowering than being given the opportunity to contribute ideas and plans to actively influence the day to day running of the school. When pupils see their ideas come to life, the motivation propels them forward in their academic work and beyond.

With an emphasis on improving their fellow pupils’ experience at school, pupils are elected to the school council by their own year group and attend regular meetings chaired by the deputy head boy and girl to share, prioritise and report progress on ideas.

Skills blossom across a number of areas such as public speaking and negotiation, coupled with growing confidence across the board. Whether it’s meeting with senior staff to assess a project’s feasibility or our PTA to support fundraising, pupils’ are learning what it takes to work with others towards shared goals in a tangible, real world context.

Recent council initiatives include the installation of a number of picnic benches across the grounds and a brand new bike shed, the sourcing of a smart, warm school coat and a refillable water bottle.