Cleeve School

College SYSTEM

On entry to Cleeve School each student is allocated to one of five Colleges. Each College is led by two members of staff: a College Leader and a College Support Leader.

Each of our five Colleges at Cleeve are named after an inspirational figure linked to each department location of each College area within the school.

Supporting your child - Information for Parents/Guardians

Our College Leaders and College Support Leaders are there every day throughout your son/daughter's journey at Cleeve. After their Tutor, they are your main contact should you have a question or concern about your child. Parents/Guardians can contact their son/daughter's College Leader or Support Leader using the email addresses below.

Meet our College Team


(Sir David Attenborough) 

"Attenborough College is based in the ICT, Music and Science area of the school. Attenborough College’s ethos is concentrated around the key themes of: Success despite adversity, Perseverance, Self-belief, Respect, Determination, Teamwork and Passion; these key words will underpin all that we do with the students. Just as David Attenborough had, and at the age of ninety still has, the passion, commitment and self-belief that he was absolutely right to educate humankind’s responsibility to conserving this planet, so too do I want our students to have that determination, passion and self-worth to achieve whilst respecting and supporting others."

Attenborough College Leader - Ms J Knott (

Attenborough College Support Leader - Mrs R Clapton (



(Dame Kelly Holmes)

"Holmes College takes up the area of the school with the PE, D&T and ART departments. Our College motto is ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve, Succeed', the idea that we all have something we are striving to succeed in, working together to help one another achieve our goals and that we challenge the obstacles that come in our way. Our college colour is red, this stands for courage, inner strength, dedication and will power. It reflects our energy and optimism. We will be seen as being a dynamic and powerful college."

Holmes College Leader - Mr C Holder (

Holmes College Support Leader - Mrs J Cooper (




(Florence Nightingale)

"The vision for Nightingale College is success, in all manner, shapes and forms. Through passion, determination, ambition, belief and trust – students, staff and parents, will support the school and each other to strive to achieve the very best. Having been named after Florence Nightingale and supporting the colour light blue, Nightingale College retains characteristics of strength, solidarity, commitment and will become a leading light here at Cleeve, academically and within the fantastic enrichment opportunities we have to offer."

Nightingale College Leader - Mrs T Del Valle  (

Nightingale College Support Leader - Mrs V Padley (



(JK Rowling) 

"Rowling College, named after the famous writer and philanthropist, JK Rowling is represented in purple and is based in the following four areas: English, Drama, Business Studies and Modern Foreign Languages. JK Rowling inspires our college in many ways and it is important that we all reinforce the key messages passed on through success of the Harry Potter books: perseverance, independence, friendship, creativity, enthusiasm and humility to name a few. These key concepts have helped us decide on our College strapline: “Believe and Beyond” – we feel it gives a strong message that students should trust themselves and others whilst always try to challenge themselves beyond what they are currently achieving."

Rowling College Leader: Mr M Lambourne (

Rowling College Support Leader: Mrs Z Ankcorn (



(Sir Ernest Shackleton) 

Shackleton's story embodies one of courage, triumph against adversity and a spirit of adventure. Shackleton showed that friendship, ambition, determination and team work were all pivotal during his Antarctic ventures and I see these as the key values for our College. 

Shackleton College Leader - Mr D Del Valle (

Shackleton College Support Leaders - 

      Miss L Whitehurst ( ~  Mon, Tues and Wed

      Ms S Lyddon ( ~  Thurs and Fri


 The College names and ethos were agreed by a number of stakeholders including students, staff, Governors and parent champions. The College logos were designed by students as part of a competition.