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Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

Welcome to Clifton Durban

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 PREP AND GRADE 8

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

“An amazing school in every way!”

Elliot Borkum

BLOG BITS

RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF TURBULANCE

RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF TURBULANCE

Consider for a moment, the ancient explorers setting off into the unknown without charts and simply sturdy ships, willing crews and a reliance on some nautical instruments and the just stars; that they were able to weather the worst and map the new world. It strikes me that we now are facing a similar situation globally, where in a world now consumed by socio-economic crisis and uncertainty, many organisations and institutions are being challenged at every level.

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COVID AND SCHOOL SPORT

COVID AND SCHOOL SPORT

The Clifton Sports department put together a great physical education program during the lockdown, allowing the Clifton gentlemen to keep active during these tough times. I recently had the opportunity to chat with our hard-working sports staff about some of their challenges and successes.

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THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN EDUCATING BOYS

THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN EDUCATING BOYS

Written by Shaun McCabe: Director of The Arts at Clifton College

The annual Clifton and Durban Girls’ College musical collaboration is a delightful celebration of the talents of our youngsters and a testimony to the amount of time and effort that they and their respective music tutors spend working together. It also got me to thinking about the role the arts play in the life of boys.

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