Clere School

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The Clere School
Motto Attitude Determines Altitude
Type Community school
Headteacher Mr Benjamin Bond
Location Earlstone Common
RG20 9HP
51°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
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116430 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 700
Gender educational
Ages 11–16
Houses Beacon

The Clere School is a small co-educational community secondary school in Burghclere. It is in the former postal county of Berkshire, but 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]

Jamie Hince, guitarist with The Kills and husband to Kate Moss, attended from 1980-1985.

Layke Anderson, actor and film director, attended from 1995-2000.

Tim Jeffrey - GB Athlete in the Rio Paralympics 2016, attended from 2007- 2012.


  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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