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Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

 LIMITED PLACES ARE AVAILABLE IN GRADE R FOR 2022. VISIT OUR ADMISSIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS

 

FOUNDATION

PHASE

FOUNDATION PHASE

Grades R – 3

SENIOR PREPARATORY 

Grades 4 – 7

CLIFTON

COLLEGE

CLIFTON COLLEGE

Grades 8 – 12

LIMITED PARTIAL BURSARIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PREP SCHOOL

From the

HEADMASTER

Clifton, the independent boys’ school in Durban, is situated in the beautiful suburb of Morningside. We are proud to offer a world-class, holistic education for boys from Grade R through to Grade 12, catering specifically to the development of boys into responsible, confident and competent young men.

A boys’ school by conviction, Clifton provides an educational environment that is designed to facilitate learning and assist in developing young men of character, who share an uncompromising belief in the power of family values, who thrive on competition, delight in discovery, exercise compassion and are courageous in their choices.

We walk this journey of progress and development with our young men and, as you will see from these pages, there are numerous activities and opportunities from which our boys can choose and grow. At the same time, we are conscious of our motto, “ prodesse quam conspici” – to accomplish, rather than to be conspicuous. As such, our boys remain humble and well mannered.

I invite you to take some time exploring our website. Better still, I would invite you to visit us at our campus in Morningside, where you will be warmly received. I hope too that you will experience the sense of enjoyment that our boys and staff feel from being part of this wonderful school.

GROW WITH US 

JOIN THE CLIFTON FAMILY AND GROW WITH US

FOUR PILLARS OF CLIFTON

We pride ourselves on academic results which position our boys to pursue the tertiary education of their choice.

SCHOLARSHIP

Motivating boys and people towards a common goal, epitomises leadership within the school.

LEADERSHIP

We strive to maintain standards which promote fair and generous interaction whilst enjoying healthy competition.

SPORTSMANSHIP

The Clifton Family celebrates the school’s ability to share together, acknowledging common interests and values.

COMMUNITY

VIRTUAL TOUR

A Few Words FROM OUR PARENTS 

“The teachers, the facilities, the wealth of options and offerings available to the children, and most importantly the EQ that the school leads our children with and sows into the children from Foundation Phase. The Clifton School ethos is about ‘ALL’ – the focus on unity!”

Michelle Gorrie

“Our son is a Clifton Old Boy and we are now proud Grandparents of a Foundation Phase pupil starting his Clifton journey. That Clifton has been entrusted with our Grandson’s education says it all really.”

Susan Kerry

“It’s an honour for us to be part of the Clifton Family. Our son started in Grade R and is now in the College. What a great school with great values!”

Tanya van der Merwe

“I honour Clifton for giving such opportunities that create solid platforms for young men to be the best that they can be.”

Siyabonga Khanyile

“Clifton, you are such a well-rounded school in sport, culture, academics and social welfare. Our boys, and we as parents, are truly blessed.”

Marilyn Beuster

“It is an honour and a privilege to see my son so happy and thriving at Clifton. Very blessed!”

Ian Trenor

“Joining Clifton is not just coming to school, it’s becoming part of a big caring family.”

Desiré Wheller

BLOG BITS

The Clifton ‘Transformation Wall’

The Clifton ‘Transformation Wall’

By Mrs Noku Dlamini
Director of Transformation: College

The sanctity of birds is frequently related to their ability to fly close to the heavens and get wisdom from a different perspective. That is why I was so thrilled when Gifford “Giffy” Duminy proposed birds as our symbol of transformation at Clifton. That is what being transformed is about, being able to take on multi perspectives and be empathetic.

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From Stage to Screen – a Clifton COVID adventure

From Stage to Screen – a Clifton COVID adventure

By Nichola and Ivan Boniaszczuk

Alongside many tragedies caused by the pandemic, the closing of theatres and the shackling of The Arts for so long, has been a cause of much heartache. Just as the livelihoods of so many professional performers were unravelling, our own young performers were missing out on vital parts of their development. How does one promote performance when one cannot have an audience or even performers in close proximity for extended periods? The ancient Greek actors famously wore masks but… it is fair to say, of an entirely different sort!

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‘Master Harold’… and the boys

‘Master Harold’… and the boys

By Phoebe Jordaan-Schoeman

The lights came on, the speakers buzzed, the stage wall received paint, costumes were dusted off, props precisely placed – the rehearsal of lines echoing on the empty walls of the auditorium…For the first time in more than a year, the curtains of the Sutcliffe theatre opened on 13 May for one evening of theatre.

This year’s annual production was of Athol Fugard’s autobiographical play, “‘Master Harold’ … and the boys”. The audience was transported to a tearoom in St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth in the 1950s where they witnessed the defining moment in Hally’s life.

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