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Pastoral System

At Clarendon we pride ourselves on our vision to create an all-inclusive, creative learning environment to optimise the opportunities for each and every child to achieve their full potential.

Our team of experienced and specialist staff provide each child with a broad and innovative curriculum, with opportunities to develop a love of learning and support to develop independence and become valued members of society.

Providing pastoral care is central to the life and work of the school.  We aim to deliver our broad and innovative curriculum in a way that will promote the moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children, in order to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they are likely to face in the wider world.

“This school has been the best possible provision for my daughter. They particularly value the attention given to the pupils’ pastoral care and wellbeing.”

Ofsted 2014 parent quote



At Clarendon we follow all the subjects of the National Curriculum. This helps us to provide a balanced and appropriately challenging education for all pupils.  We also offer a range of tailored courses and activities personalised around our pupils’ interests and strengths, aiming to provide them with life skills and opportunities for adult life.

For example, we offer targeted construction and bike maintenance courses, and all Year 11 pupils go to college on Fridays.

“School has really helped me to find out all about the different options that I can do at college, including getting me work experience in the Cabbage Patch kitchen”.

A quote from one of our last Year 11 pupils

We pride ourselves on our experienced and specialist staff including teaching, care and health staff and on the fact that we can offer a full and broad range of curriculum subjects and other out of school hours experiences in a caring and supportive environment.

We recognise the importance that parents and carers rightly place on the need for their child to develop, grow in confidence and skills so that they are fully prepared for adult life and are as independent and successful as possible.

We strive for their overall improvement and achievement in academic studies and also in the wider and vocational curriculum particularly sport and the performing and creative arts that are particular strengths at Clarendon.

We always regard each student as an individual with their own specific strengths, qualities and needs and we endeavour to ensure that all are given opportunities and support to achieve their full potential.