Welcome to St Clement Danes

Welcome to St Clement Danes, an outstanding school that has existed for more than 300 years and is steeped in history. I hope our website gives you a flavour of the exciting learning opportunities and enriching experiences that our pupils absorb here at our small, friendly school in the heart of Covent Garden.

Our purpose at St Clement Danes is clear: to achieve academic excellence within a nurturing environment and through a rich and exciting curriculum. This means creatively stimulating and challenging every child, every day. We are proud of our caring, dynamic, inclusive and hardworking ethos where parents and carers are encouraged to work in close partnership with teachers and staff to ensure their child thrives.

Visitors often describe St Clement Danes as ‘a special place’. We really believe it is. There's a buzz about the place and a real excitement about the whole process of learning. This means that our children leave the school confident and happy, ready for the next stage of their education.

Each child’s development at our school is greatly enhanced by a high level of adult support. We have a stable staff and children develop strong relationships with the adults who care for them from when they enter our Early Years aged three, to and beyond their transition to secondary school aged eleven.

Our children’s lives are culturally deepened by our extensive use of the school’s magical West End setting. Our children perform on the stage of the Royal Opera House annually and regularly visit a wide range of local galleries, parks and museums which include Somerset House, The Globe Theatre, The London Transport Museum, The National Gallery, the Tate and the British Museum.

The school has strong links with the Actor’s church (St Paul’s in Covent Garden) and the RAF’s home church, St Clement Danes as well as our own parish church St Mary-le-Strand. We welcome children of all faiths and celebrate the diversity in our school community.

The St Clement Danes Educational Foundation provides invaluable support to the school and this helps the school to provide each child with excellent opportunities.

Choosing the best school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent has to make and a website can only give you a glimpse into the life of a school. We warmly welcome visitors and I would encourage you to come and see St Clement Danes and to meet and talk to staff and pupils. A visit to the school will show you what we offer our pupils and how you can become a part of the St Clement Danes’ family. 

Patricia Coxhead 
Headteacher
BA Hons, MA