Clere School

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The Clere School
Earlstone Common

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RG20 9HP

Coordinates51°20′58″N 1°19′16″W / 51.3494°N 1.3210°W / 51.3494; -1.3210Coordinates: 51°20′58″N 1°19′16″W / 51.3494°N 1.3210°W / 51.3494; -1.3210
TypeCommunity school
MottoAttitude Determines Altitude
Local authorityHampshire
Department for Education URN116430 Tables
Head teacherMr Benjamin Bond
Age11 to 16
Enrolmentc. 450

The Clere School is a small co-educational community secondary school in Burghclere. Although its postcode locates to Reading via Newbury, it is in Hampshire, England. The current headteacher is Mr Benjamin Bond. The years are 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11; there is no 6th form. The school motto is One and All.


In 1966 the old boys school in Kingsclere, which had been established in c. 1542 and rebuilt in 1820 and 1861 and became the Secondary Modern School, moved to Burghclere, becoming The Clere School.[1] Among the school equipment taken from Kingsclere to Burghclere was a 1934 "Y" Model Ford, which was used outside school hours in the playground by boys learning to drive.[2]

It gained Specialist Technology College status in September 2003, changed its name to The Clere School and Technology College, and held an official launch of the status on November 13, 2003 with Sir George Young.[3] With the ending of the Specialist Schools programme in 2013 the school reverted to its former name.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ Ingram, Margaret (1987). "The Schools in Kingsclere". Kingsclere Its Heritage and Genealogy. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  2. ^ "Memories of a former teacher at the school". Memories of Kingsclere Secondary Modern School. Kingsclere Its Heritage and Genealogy. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  3. ^ "School of the future". Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media Group. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2008-01-07.

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