insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 126

EDUCATION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
CLAREMONT SCHOOL
CLAREMONT SENIOR SCHOOL , FOUNDED IN 2011 , HAS HAD A REMARKABLE FIRST SIX YEARS , QUICKLY ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS A LEADING CENTRE OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN THE SOUTH EAST . RECENT EXAMINATION RESULTS ARE AMONG THE BEST IN EAST SUSSEX AND DESPITE BEING THE SOUTH EAST ’ S YOUNGEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOL , CLAREMONT HAS QUICKLY ACQUIRED A REPUTATION FOR ACADEMIC VISION AND AMBITION .
Within five years , student numbers have grown from 0-250 , and there is no doubting the growing popularity of the school . The school ’ s management has responded by developing the Bodiam site with a wide range of new facilities . A new Sports Hall , Sixth Form Centre , Boarding House , Performing Arts Centre and a wide range of new teaching facilities have all been completed since September 2011 . A new flood-lit Astroturf is due for completion in March 2017 and in September 2018 work will start on a brand new two-storey classroom block as part of a redevelopment programme in the heart of the school .
All aspects of the school ’ s educational programme now have considerable pedigree . Last year 47 % of all GCSE grades were an A */ A ; the current cohort of Year 13s are destined for top universities throughout the country , having received offers from , amongst others , Imperial College London , Exeter , Durham , Bristol , Bath , Cambridge , Loughborough and St Andrews .
Headmaster Giles Perrin is understandably delighted by the progress Claremont is
making : “ Claremont has a genuinely holistic programme and we have the highest expectation of all our students , regardless of their ability . We expect them to fully contribute to all aspects of school life , whether in the classroom , through our service projects , or within our sporting or creative programmes . Claremont remains proudly non-selective and yet it attracts students of the highest calibre . When the Ofsted inspectors came last May and asked me how we were managing to deliver such fantastic results , they discovered what we already knew : that Claremont school has a unique atmosphere , the relationship between staff and pupils is second to none and the support and care that is given to each individual is exceptional . The resulting inspection report graded Claremont as Outstanding in every department .”
To view the outstanding provision on offer at Claremont School please call 01580 830396 to book a tour with the Headmaster .
www . claremontschool . co . uk
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