About

As a small, local school we are a proud to offer a caring, individualised learning environment, in which each and every child feels safe, valued and happy. This atmosphere gives our children the best chance of reaching their full potential and remaining positively engaged in learning. The small school environment enables the staff to really know our pupils, and to take a genuine interest in their unique backgrounds, skills and interests. We aim to provide every child with experiences and learning opportunities that excite and challenge them, and that help to prepare them for their bright futures ahead.

The school was opened on 13th July 1965 in commemoration of the poet John Clare’s birthday (1793 – 1864), after whom the school is named. The children celebrate this every year by taking part in the Midsummer Cushions and John Clare Society festivals.
 
 
 
 
 
Parent comments:
 
Her confidence has grown considerably and she enjoys learning. This is largely due to the quality of teaching and the open approach the school has.

As a parent I believe there is no better feeling that your child is being looked after to such a level.

It’s good to feel that school and parents are working together.

He loves coming to school and that is a testament to the great teaching and care he gets at John Clare.

I’m very happy with this school; you have made her feel very welcome, thank you.

We value the support and opportunities given to assist our child to reach his potential.

We feel that our child is getting a well rounded education and has been challenged academically in maths and English.

 
 
The School Day

School starts at: 8:55 am until 12.00pm

Restarts at: 1.00pm until 3.30pm (3:25pm for Key Stage 1)

Finish on Fridays at 2.30pm for all.