Welcome from the Headteacher, Mrs Hughes

StCleres  118Welcome to St Clere’s School website.

‘Persequi Optima’ (the pursuit of excellence) is our motto and is at the heart of everything we do at St Clere’s School.

We are a high achieving, oversubscribed school with around 1100 students from a variety of areas across Thurrock. We are a popular choice for families both local and further afield because we have staff who teach with great energy and expertise in an environment that has exceptional facilities.   Our teachers promote and model creativity and individuality which enthuses and engages our students. Our reputation is one of very high academic standards and outstanding pupil conduct. We encourage all our students to strive for success.  

The school is set on the edge of Stanford-le-Hope, a short distance from the A13.  We are surrounded by a large expanse of playing fields which enable our students to enjoy a vast array of sports.  We have a stunning range of facilities including a state of the art Drama studio, a brand-new Apple-Mac suite, fully refurbished Science labs, Sports Pavilion, a 3G floodlit all-weather pitch, exceptionally well-stocked Library with research facilities and quiet study space.  In addition, we have high specification classrooms with up-to-date ICT resources which enhance the teaching for all students and provide a comfortable environment in which to learn.

St Clere’s Secondary School was established in 1978 and became a Co-operative Academy in 2009.  In 2011, the St Clere’s Co-operative Academy Trust was formed which is now a multi-Academy trust and including St Clere’s Secondary School, East Tilbury Primary School and Nursery, Thameside Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope Primary School, Arthur Bugler Primary School and NCB Studio School.  

We perform well above national and Thurrock averages

Our specialisms are Science and Sport but you will see from our excellent GCSE results that we perform well above national and Thurrock averages. The table below shows some of our exam highlights against national figure. Please see our results page for further information.

Results 2016a table

  • Harley West gains Essex County Silver medal for Open Water Swim - full story and pics: Read more 01:06 PM - 18th July, 2017
  • Boxer Finley James (9B2) gets a Silver in international competition - full story plus pics: Read more 11:56 AM - 17th July, 2017
  • Thurrock Tennis are offering a Summer Tennis Camp. Ages 7 & under on 31/7 - 3/8; 8 & 9 on 7/8 - 10/ and; 10 & over on 14/8 - 17/8 Read more 11:30 AM - 17th July, 2017
  • 2017 Thurrock Education Awards - vote for someone you think makes a difference to education in Thurrock: Read more 10:46 AM - 17th July, 2017