Clifton College is a co-educational independent school in the suburb of Clifton in the port city of Bristol in South West England, founded in 1862. In its early years it was notable (compared with most public schools of the time) for emphasising science rather than classics in the curriculum, and for being less concerned with social elitism. Famous Old Watsonians include Sir John Kendrew, scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry; Sir David Willcocks, composer and conductor; and Simon Russell Beale, actor and director.

Although every pupil has different abilities, talents and levels of confidence, we ask each individual to aspire to the highest standards to which he or she is capable.


While we strongly believe a first-rate education is not something which can be measured in league tables alone, we do place a strong emphasis on academic standards. It is these rigorous standards that enable our pupils to go on to pursue the future they choose, whether that will be attending Oxbridge or a Russell Group university or diving straight into the world of industry or commerce.


Teaching standards and facilities are as high as you would expect from a leading independent school. What distinguishes Clifton College, however, is our belief in our pupils.


Parents who choose Clifton College for their children can feel safe in the knowledge that their child will be nurtured outside the classroom as much as they will be inside the classroom.


Through our excellent co-curricular programme, we will help your child fulfil their potential and become an interesting and interested adult.



Top school in South West.



Sir Kingsmill Key, Bt., captain of Surrey, MCC and England cricketer.

John Daniell, captain of Somerset, England rugby international

Basil Allen, cricketer, Gloucestershire captain

Charles Alfred Coulson, chemist

Sir Charles Harding Firth, historian

Francis Wrigley Hirst, editor of Economist

Hugh Schofield, BBC Paris correspondent

  1. J. Potter, composer

Martina Topley-Bird, musician


Additional Info

牛津剑桥大学录取率 Oxbridge rateN/A
城市 CityBristol
邮编 PostcodeBS8 3JH
最低年龄 Start Age2
最高年龄 End Age19
宗教信仰 ReligionChristian
GCSE排名 GCSE Ranking96
A-level排名 A-level Ranking128
ISI教育质量报告 ISI Integrated/Education quality report
ISC综合报告 ISC Compliance report