Claremont Fan Court School
Claremont Drive, Esher, KT10 9LY, Surrey
|Head||Mr William Brierly|
|Date Appointed||September 2018|
|Co-ed Age Range||2 1/2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||1,010|
|Please see website|
|Average Class Size||15|
Word of mouth will tell you we are the hidden gem of North Surrey and South West London. With 100 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds in which to learn and develop, build friendships and ambition, we are recognised by families as a medium-sized school with strong academic ambition for our pupils, but not at the expense of wellbeing for and attention to the individual child.
As a co-educational school where you can pursue the sports, subjects and activities that suit you, not just your gender, we believe that when pupils truly understand both themselves and the world around them, they can achieve what perhaps seems impossible. If a pupil says 'I can't do it', Claremont will add a 'yet' to the end of that statement. This critical positive thinking creates a robust strength of character to take them through into the adult world, embracing all the challenges that come with it.
Claremont is proud to be neither too big, nor too small. When combined with our gently selective admissions process, we create the space for children to find their niche and thrive within it. We invest in pupils' character, so they can unlock the potential they didn't even know they had and explore opportunities they had never tried before. Both staff and pupils flourish in an atmosphere of respect, courtesy, friendship and a love of learning.
Each month we focus on a different character quality, such as confidence, courage or responsibility, and incorporate it into everything from assemblies, discussions, activities and curriculum work. The academic programme then ensures that pupils attain the highest qualifications of which they are capable. Behavioural standards are high because pupils develop and value respect for peers, teachers, the school and greater society.
We believe in investing in teaching and learning, and have implemented important steps to ensure the school feels smaller as it grows, through smaller classes, forms and houses, yet richer in subject and co-curricular opportunities. Many praise the immersive experience of learning history and literature in rooms once home to royalty, and mathematics, science and technology in stunning and spacious new facilities, but we believe it is in combining pastoral and academic support that pupils best succeed. Our pupils typically pursue traditional courses and universities, but in offering over 60 co-curricular activities with everything from dissection to dragon’s den, lacrosse to Lego clubs, there are opportunities to open our pupils' eyes to the careers of tomorrow as well as today.
To see what being confident in character, limitless in potential and strong in understanding could mean for your child, please visit our website for more information or sign up to one of our regular open events.