Cleve House School: Teaching Children To Reach
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Cleve House School has a new headmaster for the new academic year.

Craig Wardle succeeds David and Elaine Lawson, who have retired after 28 years at the school.

Mr. Wardle has moved to Bristol from Norfolk, where he was headmaster at St. Nicholas House in North Walsham. A history graduate and qualified school inspector, Mr. Wardle was also headmaster at Charters Ancaster College in Bexhill, Sussex.

He says it will be “business as usual” at Cleve House, although the nursery has been re-branded as Little Cleve Nursery.

“I’ve been teaching for 28 years and love it more than ever, although actually I got into the profession by mistake" I had wanted to be a solicitor until I bumped into one of my old teachers while I was at university,” says Mr. Wardle.

“Cleve House has a wonderful tradition of two and even three generations of the same family coming back to the school and we want that to continue, as well as appealing to a wider demographic.

“The traditional ethos, small class sizes and nurturing atmosphere for which the school is renowned will remain constant, as will the range of extra-curricular activities and specialist teaching on offer, for example in French and music.

“However we will be looking to extend the already superb range of opportunities available to our pupils, combining the best traditions of the school with a forward-thinking curriculum and teaching methods.

“Mr. and Mrs. Lawson are a hard act to follow and I am hugely grateful for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get started and to begin getting to know the staff, pupils and parents.”

If you and your child would like to visit Cleve House School, please contact Mr. Wardle on 0117 977 7218.

Cleve House passes Ofsted inspection with flying colours - see "News"
Copyright• Traditional and academic
• Happy and nurturing
• Small class sizes (pupils aged 3-11 years)
• Excellent academic results in 11+ entrance exams
• Flexible hours for nursery children
• Before and after school supervised care
• SEN co-ordinator
• Nursery and childcare vouchers welcome
• Centrally located on Bristol’s Wells Road
• Real value for money

Craig Wardle BA (Hons),
Cleve House School
254 Wells Road,

Tel: 0117 9777 218
Fax: 0117 9773915


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