About us

At Clifton we live and breathe our values; Integrity, Spirit and Resilience. So if you think you have what it takes to make a positive contribution to our College community, then we want to hear from you! 

Clifton has a strong tradition in achieving excellence and we want our staff team to continue this tradition.

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To give you some background…

The College’s 150-year heritage is evidence of its ethos and achievements. Clifton has a unique story amongst leading public schools which explains the character and achievements of today’s Cliftonians.

Clifton was set up by Bristol businessmen and led by Dr John Percival, a visionary, intellectual Head Master who believed in science, the education of women and racial tolerance. He was a Victorian ahead of his time; he aimed to produce “children of varied but definite character” and built a school where the teaching, library and chapel were central to our private school.

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His curriculum and activities outside the classroom developed young people who were confident without arrogance and had a sense of responsibility towards others; characteristics which remain today.