The Senior School

Young people have gifts and talents as well as individual needs. The small class size at Clifton Hall enables us to provide an intensive teaching and learning experience that takes full account of each child’s individual needs and talents.

We want our pupils to achieve a broad range of qualifications so we follow the Scottish Curricular Guidelines, offering subject provision in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Modern Studies and IT as well as nurturing the skills required for Art, Music and Physical Education.

In Senior 5 and Senior 6, extra options are available and these have recently included Administration, Geology, Media Studies and Philosophy. In all of these areas we prepare our pupils for SQA National Assessments at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Levels.

However, the wider curriculum plays an important role in the experience of our pupils. Educational visits are an integral part of the teaching programme and the curriculum is enhanced by the provision of a range of activities both in and out of school. Every pupil is given the opportunity to take part in a trip abroad. Additionally there is a supportive system of pastoral care, with pupils likely to retain the same Form teacher throughout their time in the Senior School.

At Clifton Hall, we believe that our supportive school community encourages the development of character. Pupils leave as confident individuals who have a positive and successful attitude to learning, who are experienced in taking responsibility and who are ready to contribute positively to the society around them.