Clifton College

Location: Bristol

Sibford school

Clifton College leads the way as one of the best independent boarding schools in the UK. The college is known for state of the art facilities and for being located in a beautiful suburb of Bristol - moments away from the city centre

A range of spring and summer programmes take place at this top-ranking independent school, which was established in 1862. The College offers a uniquely beautiful and prestigious setting in the heart of the Georgian splendour of Bristol and includes excellent on-campus facilities for learning, sports and social activities.

Residential accommodation is offered in the College, on-campus boarding house accommodation offering twin and larger rooms.

Clifton is renowned for having some of the most iconic spots in Bristol, including Brunel’s famous Suspension Bridge, the Observatory and Bristol Zoo.

Sibford School aerial shot



Location: Bristol

  • Centrally located in the heart of Clifton a bustling local community 
  • Bristol is well connected and has excellent road, rail and air links to national and international destinations 
  • Easy access to: Oxford, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and The Cotswolds
  • Bristol International Airport is 20 minutes by road from the college
  • Described as ‘the handsomest suburb in Europe’ Clifton benefits from the fizz and buzz of being in the vibrant city
  • Surrounded by spectacular countrysideIt 
  • Superb sporting facilities include The Close and the 90-acre site known as ‘Beggar’s Bush’, which is Bristol’s biggest outdoor sports complex, providing all the latest sporting facilities
  • Clifton to London: 2 hrs 30 min
  • Clifton to Oxford: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Clifton to Bath: 50 mins
  • Clifton to Windsor: 1 hr 30 mins

Spring Vacation: 27 March – 16 April 2022 (1-3 weeks) for ages 8-17 years

Summer Vacation: 10  July – 20 August 2022 (1-6 weeks) for ages 8-17 years

Combine learning English with activities and excursions. This course is suitable for international students who wish to have a taste of life in a British boarding school.

Our General English course offer a mix of academic enrichment, social opportunities with other international students, and cultural visits to some of the UK's most known sites. Read more...

1. General English Course  (8-17 years)

Start dates (7 nights): 10 July, 17 July, 24, July, 31, July, 7  & 14 August, 2022

What's included?

  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in the school's own on-campus boarding accommodation
  • At least 15 hours tuition per week
  • Three full day excursions per two week stay
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-FI
  • Laundry service
  • Airport transfers and student insurance can also be arranged for an additional fee

Why not consider adding a Spires + option?  6 additional hours of tuition, training and coaching in dance and Performing Arts or our Fun in the Country option - a unique opportunity to mix with British children in a range of multi activities.  Find out more...

The accommodation is Residential – twin, triple, and larger bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities:

  • Twin, triple and larger rooms available with shared bathroom
  • Located on the beautiful Sibford School campus
  • Sociable common rooms
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Bed linens provided and changed weekly (towels not provided)
  • All meals prepared and served in the school dining hall
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Outside playing fields and extensive sports facilities
  • Art room
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Well equipped classrooms
  • Excellent drama and performing arts facility
  • wifi on campus

Read more about our accommodation options.

A sample timetable summer General English & Spires Plus...

Clifton sample timetable



Spires + options are available for a supplement of £150 per week.  Find out more...

School buildings

Dining Hall

Outdoor playing fields


Clifton Village

Clifton Village

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Clifton College download info sheet

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