Clifton College is a co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 2-19 in the university city of Bristol. The school was founded in 1862, originally for boys and has accepted girls since 1987. Clifton College has always sought to provide a liberal curriculum based on the values of tolerance and open-mindedness. The school aims to encourage all pupils to achieve their potential, whether academic, creative or sporting and to develop sound moral principles.
The sciences are particularly strong, and there is a special library section with over 3000 science titles. Results are good and there is a strong learning support department for students needing extra help or support. Sport is huge at Clifton, with rugby and girls' hockey particularly successful. However, there is something for everyone, and the location is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as climbing and D of E expeditions.
Music and Drama both enjoy a high profile at the school, which actually had the first school theatre in the UK and stages 40 productions every year.
Clifton attracts students from all over the world to what is essentially a traditional British boarding school with modern values and about 20% of the students come from outside the UK.