Claremont School expansion programme underway

Claremont's new sixth form centre. Picture by Ben Sparkes SUS-180510-152337001
Claremont's new sixth form centre. Picture by Ben Sparkes SUS-180510-152337001

Claremont School begins the new academic year on the crest of wave with record pupil numbers, new management announcements and an ambitious site development programme in full swing.

Since its founding in 2011, Claremont Senior School has grown its pupil roll from 40 to more than 330 today and more than 700 students across both sites.

Giles Perrin, former and founding head of Claremont Senior School, has stepped up to the position of principal across both school sites and in his place, former deputy head, Ed Dickie takes on the role of head.

The school said with demand for pupil places across both sites on the increase and the management team strengthened and primed to drive the school forward, Claremont’s new partnership with ISP has come with significant investment in the school’s facilities.

A £3.5m development project at the Senior School in Bodiam is part of a wider development programme across both school sites.

It involves the building of a new art department, modern, spacious workrooms for students, new classrooms and offices, with construction work already underway.

The school said next month work will also start on a new dance studio and music department adding further resource to its creative arts provision.

Giles Perrin said: “We are delighted for all our pupils as they will feel an immediate benefit from improvements and additions to their learning environments, and with more to come.

“We are particularly excited about the new dance and music department.

“Investment in the creative arts is crucial if we are to help young people develop core life skills that will endure beyond the classroom.

“Claremont is a school on the rise. It is not only giving many new parents cause to take notice and find out more but it is also enabling Prep School pupils to be part of its success story from the outset.

“They are not only able to continue their studies in an environment that is already familiar, but one that is also expanding as it meets the growing needs of a dynamic senior school curriculum.”

Head of Senior School, Ed Dickie said: “Down to earth and possessed with an unrelenting focus on giving its students the best possible preparation for the world, Claremont provides an environment where all are welcome and all can thrive.”