Clifton Lodge School, London, UK
ABOUT Clifton Lodge School, London, UK
Clifton Lodge is an independent school based in Ealing, London for students aged 3-13 years. The school provides a safe and caring environment in which our children have the opportunity to flourish academically and socially.
The Clifton Lodge curriculum is designed to give children an education that provides them with the knowledge and skills required, not only for their future schooling, but as an essential foundation for their whole lives. The breadth of subjects studied ensures that all students are exposed to a wide range of educational experiences. Lessons in the Upper School are taught by specialist teachers, who are introduced from Year 2.
Clifton Lodge achieves academic success, but this is balanced by the development of the student into a well-rounded individual who can take part in and appreciate art, music, sport and drama.
“Behaviour is good and pupils take part enthusiastically in all the school has to offer”.
“Expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour are high”.
“Class sizes are small enough to ensure excellent levels of support”.
“Pupils have positive attitudes to learning”.
“Strong relationships exist between staff and pupils”.
Ofsted, December 2011
Each year, students from Clifton Lodge are successful in gaining places and scholarships at selective senior schools and grammar schools, including The John Lyon School, Merchant Taylors’ School, City of London School, St Benedict’s School and Buckingham College.
Floyd Steadman and Beth Friel
Executive Head and Head of School
Floyd Steadman returned to Clifton Lodge as Executive Head in September 2017. He has an accomplished record in prep school education, working in St Paul’s Prep and Mill Hill Prep School (Belmont), before successful Headships at Cognita Schools: Salcombe Prep, Downsend, Clifton Lodge and Cumnor House Boys.
He is keen to pursue the highest standards in academic and pastoral outcomes. He has a very well-established understanding of the London prep school system and has close links with many of the schools that children at Clifton Lodge transfer to at age 11 and 13.
Beth Friel became Head of School in September 2017. She trained in Primary Education with Music at Stranmillis University College, Belfast; after which she completed an MA at the University of Ulster. She started as the Year 3 class teacher at Clifton Lodge in September 2011 and has since been Deputy Head.
She wishes Clifton Lodge to continue as a place where children from all faiths and none, thrive; develop their curiosity and talents; feel safe, welcome and happy.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 3-13 yrs
- English National Curriculum
- Type of School
- Day School
- Main Language