Student Health and Wellbeing

Our house parents are dedicated to delivering outstanding care for every student. We have a robust induction process which ensures that children settle in properly and that parents become familiar with our approach and ways of working. This involves a Zoom interview with our director of boarding, Francoise Armstrong, and an in-depth Zoom call with the House Lead, closer to arrival. When boarders arrive at Claremont, there is a two day induction at their boarding house followed by a one day induction at school.  Being part of a happy boarding community and whilst maintaining regular contact with their parents, helps boarders settle in quickly and progress well.


The head of care is a whirlwind of energy, passionate and available for students and staff. She stays in regular contact with parents, who describe the relationship as brilliant.

Ofsted Report 2021

Key elements of our approach are:

  • The Director of Boarding, Francoise Armstrong, provides a crucial link between school and boarding life.
  • Half of boarding staff reside on the premises and are on call day and night.
  • House Parents assist students with their homework.
  • House Leads issue medication, looks after sick students and takes boarders to and from medical appointments when necessary. The House Leads work in close collaboration with the school nurse who visits each boarding house weekly.
  • A highly experienced safeguarding team are well placed to recognise even the smallest pastoral concerns.
  • A careful balance of organised activities and downtime for relaxation.
  • Keeping open, two way communication between parents and the boarding team at all times.

Healthy food leads to a healthy lifestyle. All of our food is freshly prepared on the boarding premises and students enjoy breakfast and dinner together in their house, with lunch at school. At weekends all meals are provided in the boarding house, with packed lunches also prepared on site for days out. The menu operates on a 3-weekly cycle and is carefully designed to provide our students with a healthy, balanced diet.  We also cater for varied dietary requirements.  Students are able to prepare themselves snacks outside of mealtimes in fully equipped house kitchenettes.


The food is very good and it is a balanced diet, I like that there are two options of food in case you don’t like one. If you are hungry, cereals, toasts, yoghurts, juice, milk are always available.


Spanish Boarder

Get in touch

Claremont School
Nursery & Prep

Ebdens Hill, Baldslow, St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7PW
01424 751555

Claremont School
Senior and Sixth Form

Bodiam, Nr. Robertsbridge,
East Sussex, TN32 5UJ
01580 830396

Claremont School
Clyde House

Clyde Ho/258 Sedlescombe Road North,
St Leonards-on-sea TN37 7JL
01424 233000

Claremont School
Pyke House

Claremont Boarding House Upper Lake,
Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AN
01424 775332

Claremont School
French Study Centre

La Maison Claremont,
14 rue de l'arbalete,
62500, St Omer

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