Clarendon strives to be a ‘Place of Learning for Everyone’ where our innovative and creative teaching is underpinned by strong shared values, where
All pupils achieve exceptionally well because staff know each one very well. Pupils make excellent progress from their starting points. They make significant gains in improving their reading, writing, communication and mathematics skills.
-Ofsted June 2014.
We aspire to enable our pupils to not only make sense of the world but to also provide them with lifeskills to make a positive contribution, and to enjoy and achieve their full potential.
Clarendon provides a remarkable range of co-curricular activities and a balanced, personalised education with many opportunities to shine.
National IZB Tournament
Having already won the London Youth Games event, four Clarendon students travelled with the Richmond Inclusive Zone Basketball team to compete in the National Finals. The standard was very high but the Richmond Team saved their best performance until last, winning their final match convincingly to finish a creditable 8th place.
This is the first time Clarendon students have made it to a National Finals in any sport and they did themselves proud.
Clarendon pupils recently participated in the London Youth Games girls and boys tournament where both teams improved their finishing positions compared to last year. Both teams fell just short of the quarter finals but had good results against teams that usually beat us.
Primary Borough Sports
Following the amazing success of the Paralympics, children with special needs and disabilities were invited to participate in the Primary Borough Sports for the first time. Clarendon sent a team of enthusiastic Year 5 & 6 students who all took part in the 600m and 75m races as well as the long jump and throwing events. The whole team won the hearts of the teachers, spectators and 800 other students who were also participating.
Congratulations to all, but especially to Joshua Pocock and Sharna Collins who were named best male and female athletes in their competition.
Performing Arts Highlights
Music, Art and Drama have a significant profile at Clarendon. Creative arts are taught as part of the curriculum and the standard of work on display is typically outstanding. All students are given the means to discover aspects of Drama in which they can excel. Drama allows pupils to consider different elements of the human psyche, explore a range of emotions and personal circumstances. It is instrumental in building self confidence, improving public speaking and working with others.
Every year there is a major school production. Recent productions have included The Lion King, Clarendon’s modern day version of Greece and Matilda. Pupils are involved in all aspects of the production as actors, backstage crew, technicians and in painting scenery and making props. At Clarendon we aim to involve the maximum number of pupils in whatever capacity best showcases their talents.
Musical life plays an important role at Clarendon and is wholly inclusive. There are broad opportunities within the curriculum and through a variety of extra curricular programmes, therapists, choirs and school journeys. Our enthused choir recently performed on stage to a packed crowd of more than 600 people at York House Twickenham, where they looked very professional in their Clarendon shirts and raised more than £2,000 for The Shooting Star CHASE charity. They are looking forward to performing again soon.