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The Clayesmore Society

The Clayesmore Society


When your child joins Clayesmore, you become part of a unique 'family' of current and former parents, former pupils, staff, governors and friends of the school. The Clayesmore Society is a way to bring all these groups of Clayesmore connections together through social and networking events. The Society is a way to further the interests of the school in as wide a way as possible and incorporates a variety of other school organisations including the Friends of Clayesmore, Prep School Parents' Association and the Old Clayesmorian Society.

Social and networking events are organised for everyone to enjoy. Some of these are run by the Society’s constituent parts (The Old Clayesmorian Society, Friends of Clayesmore and Prep School Parents’ Association). We have also nurtured links with local businesses to offer special discounts to members.

Backdoor Shoes

Backdoor Shoes

Run by a current parent, this company makes fantastic shoes for outdoors: comfortable, hardwearing, lightweight, waterproof and available in a huge range of different colours and designs. No more soggy socks and tangled laces. Go to their website and enter the code “Clayesmore 10%” when you purchase and you’ll get your 10% off!

Baffi

Baffi

Enjoy authentic Neapolitan Pizzas in a relaxed atmosphere at Baffi, located in Canford Cliffs and Bournemouth. The Clayesmore Society membership card entitles you to a 20% discount on food. Please present your card when ordering your meal. Alcohol is not included in this special offer, which is available Monday to Thursdays. Bank Holidays are excluded and the discount is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ciao!

The Botanical Candle Company

The Botanical Candle Company

The owners of this fabulous Shaftesbury shop have joined our scheme, so now every Clayesmore Society member can get a discount off their delightful goodies. They make every single one of their candles by hand and they are offering us 10% off all their products (except gift vouchers and candle subscriptions). If you’re shopping online, quote the code CLAYESMORE at the checkout; if you go to the shop, just show them your navy blue Clayesmore Society membership card.

Coconut and Cotton

Coconut and Cotton

We are delighted to welcome this inspired business in Shaftesbury to our Clayesmore Society Membership Scheme. It is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to avoid excess plastic and packaging, boasting an eco-friendly ethos and a superb range of items. Owner Lucy is giving us 10% off her refill service, which supplies everything from eco-friendly body washes to household cleaners and even toothpaste!

“A plastic free, waste reducing store for the earth conscious consumer. Providing affordable alternatives to everyday essentials.”

The Cricketers, Shroton

The Cricketers, Shroton

Already a favourite of many of us at Clayesmore, The Cricketers is now part of our Membership Benefits scheme. Yes, the lovely people over at Shroton are offering 10% off weekday lunches; just show them your blue membership card on arrival! Please note it is for lunches only, Monday to Friday, and doesn’t apply to any other special offers.

To book, give them a call on 01258 860421 or go to their website.

Daisy Delbridge

Daisy Delbridge

A lovely flower shop, owned by Old Clayesmorian, Esme Donohoo (née West, King’s, 2008), is offering free delivery to Clayesmore Society members.
As long as you spend £30 or more, and the delivery is within a 10 mile radius of the shop (at Sturminster Newton), they’ll take the blooms to their destination for free! Just use the code “Clayesmore” when you place your order and you’re off. Have a look at the website and you will see they create some truly beautiful arrangements for all occasions.

David Fenning Conservatories

David Fenning Conservatories

David Fenning Conservatories provides high quality, bespoke conservatories, sun-rooms, windows and doors. They will be pleased to discuss your specific requirements and the benefits they can offer you, either on 01258 459259 or at 3A, Sunrise Business Park, Higher Shaftesbury Road, Blandford, DT11 8ST

Dike & Son

Dike & Son

This much-loved, award-winning, family run (by an Old Clayesmorian) independent food store in Stalbridge is offering us a discount on a couple of lovely hampers: the Dorset Hamper or a specially-made-for-us Tuck Hamper, perfect to order for delivery on a boarder’s birthday! Follow this link and put “CLAYESMORE” in at the checkout to receive your discount.

The Dorset Meat Company

The Dorset Meat Company

Run by former Clayesmore parents, Nick and Jane Somper, The Dorset Meat Company offers grass-fed, ethically-reared meat, sourced from small Dorset and Wiltshire farms and available as single cuts or as a meat box. Furthermore, they are offering Clayesmore Society members a fabulous 15% off their first orders. Simply quote code clayesmore15 (lower case) on the online form, or on the telephone (01747 811077), to secure your discount and arrange delivery (or collection, if that’s easier). Have a look at their website for details of all their delicious wares.

The Fontmell

The Fontmell

A lovely local, well known to us already, The Fontmell at Fontmell Magna is kindly offering us 10% off the price of an overnight stay.  Just tell them you’re a member when you book and show them your card when you visit. Tel: 01747 811441

The Hambledon Gallery

The Hambledon Gallery

We are pleased to offer members a 10% discount on all goods purchased at the Hambledon Gallery in Blandford Forum. Simply produce your card at check-out. This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.

Hearnes Estate Agent

Hearnes Estate Agent

This independent agency, with branches across Dorset and Hampshire, prides itself on providing a specialised and personal service for its clients.

The lovely people at Hearnes are offering Clayesmore Society members a 10% discount off their fees so if you’re thinking of selling, do get in touch. Just tell them you’re a member, show them your blue membership card and enjoy the fact the whole process of moving has just been given an agreeable little boost!

The Lamb Hindon

The Lamb Hindon

Our friends at The Lamb would like to welcome you their 12th-century coaching inn with an idyllic setting in the postcard village of Hindon. With its flagstone flooring, old oak beams and roaring fireplaces, it’s the perfect place for a bite to eat or a cosy night stay. We offer members a 10% discount off our hotel rooms rate for all stays (accommodation only).

Loose Reins

Loose Reins

We are pleased to offer members a 10% discount at Loose Reins – trail riding and amazing accommodation in cabin and lodges, situated in the foothills of the Wessex Ridgeway. Offer applies in term time only. A perfect place to stay if you’re visiting School! Look at the Loose Reins website for more information.

Neals Yard

Neals Yard

Using our enterprising independent Neal’s Yard consultant, we can now secure some great discounts on this favourite luxury brand. Have a look on Patrick’s website and contact him directly (details are all on there) for your email/web orders and he will apply some discretionary discounts which are only redeemable through him.

Just tell him you are a Clayesmore Society member. Happy shopping!

Parterre at Keyneston Mill

Parterre at Keyneston Mill

This is an amazing project, just over at Tarrant Keyneston, home to the largest, privately-owned botanic garden in the UK and producing home-grown scents available at their shop (which saves the trip to another of their outlets at Fortnum & Mason) or online. Have a look at their website then pay them a visit; as a Clayesmore Society member, they will give you a 10% discount at their gorgeous café, or off any of their workshops, on production of your membership card. Tel: 01258 786022 or email events@keynestonmill.com.

Pythouse Kitchen Garden

Pythouse Kitchen Garden

One of our favourite local places has joined our Scheme. Yes, the team at Pythouse Kitchen Garden has come on board with an offer of 10% off all purchases, including restaurant, events, glamping and bar. Just mention Clayesmore when you book, either in person at PKG, West Hatch, Tisbury, SP3 6PA, by telephone (01747 870444) or online (please type “Clayesmore” into the “notes” section and they will automatically add the discount to your table). 

In addition, the offer extends to booking private events from Monday to Thursday evenings for 40 – 75 people; plus there are options for private dining in your home and hampers made to order and delivered! WOW!

Sandbanks SUP

Sandbanks SUP

A very enterprising young OC got in touch to offer members £50 off the cost of a paddle board from his family business, Sandbanks SUP Style. A great way to get fit! Have a look on their site or visit their shop down in (funnily enough) Sandbanks. Tel: 01202 709991

10 Castle Street

10 Castle Street

A private members’ club with rooms in a Grade-II* listed property on Dorset’s Cranborne Estate which is offering 15% off rooms for Society members.

Visit the website for more information and booking.

Total Window Repairs

Total Window Repairs

Total Window Repairs (TWR), one of the leading suppliers and installers of state of the art home improvement products throughout Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Dorchester and the surrounding areas.  Run by Clayesmore parents they are kindly offering a 10% discount to Clayesmore Society members.

The Clayesmore Society: Committee and AGM

The Clayesmore Society Committee includes representatives from the Old Clayesmorian Society, Friends of Clayesmore and Prep School Parents’ Association and meets at intervals throughout the year to arrange events for members and opportunities for networking.

The Society holds an Annual General Meeting every year. 

The Committee is currently composed as follows: –

·           Mrs Fran Deeming, Governor (Chair)

·           Mrs Jo Thomson, Head

·           Mr Jonathon Anderson, Head of Prep

·           Mrs Nina Bailey Phinn, DFO

·           Mr David Fangen, Old Clayesmorian

·           Mrs Michelle Complin, parent & Chair of the Friends of Clayesmore

·           Mrs Jane Angell, parent & Chair of the Friends of Clayesmore

·           Mrs Vera Ixer, Head of External Relations

·           Mrs Sarah Kerr, Development Manager

·           Mr Richard Green, Chair of Prep PA

·           Mr Darron Ayles, Finance Department and Treasurer

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Rules of The Clayesmore Society


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