Clayesmore School

Clayesmore doesn’t stand still. In an ever-changing and challenging world, we strive to shape an all-round education which will not only see our students achieve academic and career success but one which also helps them to develop into confident, adventurous and compassionate young adults.

Clayesmore is trailblazing new thinking in modern independent education.

Clayesmore is a true educational community where dedicated and innovative teachers support students to achieve their personal best, wherever their passions lie. We don’t measure success purely on grades achieved or university places gained. At Clayesmore, we measure our success on developing young adults who identify their goals and work hard to reach them; whether that’s studying at a leading university, starting their own business, getting into art or music school, pursuing sports, studying agriculture or becoming a fashion designer! We simply want every one of our pupils to do the very best they can in their chosen field.

We are a small, family-oriented boarding and day school located in the idyllic Dorset countryside and this nourishing environment provides the strong foundation for us to achieve great things in sport, music, the arts and academics so our students are able to take their part, confidently, on the world’s stage in every walk of life. 

We are immensely proud of our school and the young adults who grow up here and we hope that you, too, are able to experience the warmth and happiness that is at the heart of a Clayesmore education.

At its heart, LEX will enable all pupils to acquire and embed them the confidence, ambition and compassion that they will need to live their lives well.


We offer military and FCDO discounts to complement CEA.

Enquire about: Clayesmore School
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HeadMrs Jo Thomson
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range2 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Performing Arts or Production Arts
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,708.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,608.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,608.00 per term
Forces DiscountYears 3-8 18.5% Years 9-13 15% both CEA and non CEA
Total Students680
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders71
Senior Boarders232
Int'l Students45
Closest Airport 1Bournemouth (42km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (157km)
School AddressClayesmore School
Iwerne Minster
Blandford Forum
DT11 8LL
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