Termly, Weekly and Part-Time Boarding

Clifton accepts both boy and girl boarders from Grade 1 (age six). We offer a wide range of boarding options, from full boarding to weekly and temporary boarding for day scholars. Clifton is one of the few remaining independent preparatory schools in South Africa that offers full boarding to young children, with numerous boarders coming from Southern African countries. Our focus is on creating a happy and caring home where children can develop excellent inter-personal skills and awareness of others, along with greater independence in preparation for high school.

Clifton offers a comprehensive support system which caters for a child's every need. Housemaster and Housemother in the respective Houses, dorm mentors, duty staff and Interns make up the adults allocated to our boarders. Full time academic staff members who reside on campus also contribute to the welfare of the boarders.

Supervised prep (homework) sessions for Grades 5 - 7 are administered by all resident Academic staff. Supervised prep for Junior Primary - Grade 4 is administered by Junior Primary staff. The varied choice of homework time and completion allows for free time for the children and staff to connect and speak about their day and experiences.

Organised weekend activities are available to our full boarders and they are encouraged to explore the natural environment that our 60ha campus offers. Children bring their bicycles, rib-sticks, roller blades, golf clubs and fishing rods to school. They can be seen across campus covered in mud, climbing trees, building forts, fishing and enjoying the outdoors! We expect the boarders to work hard and play hard.

If you are considering boarding for your young children, there is no better place for them to be than at Clifton - but come and see for yourself.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Usher House (Boys) Leave Form

Complete the on-line leave form here...

Sutcliffe House (Girls) Leave Form

Complete the on-line leave form here...

Boarders Handbook

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