Welcome to Clifton Primary School

May I welcome you to our school website where you’ll get a glimpse of our wonderful school! I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher here at Clifton.

We are an outstanding, outward-facing school community with many years of educational life and experience behind us, looking forward to the future in all that we do. We believe that education is about the whole child and our ultimate aim is that children leave Clifton ready for the next stage of their education and their lives. 

At Clifton, we place as much importance on social and emotional development as we do academic success. We provide a broad, exciting, creative and balanced curriculum that makes learning fun and meaningful and which sets our children up for a successful future. 

In our lovely school, you will find a happy, safe and caring atmosphere where positive attitudes and achievements are celebrated and where children are supported in developing as confident, self-reliant, independent learners who are motivated to fulfill their potential and be the very best that they can be. 

We are a learning community which prides itself on being ambitious, resilient and respectful – we value all learners as individuals and see our role as equipping the children in our care with the values and skills they will need in order to become proud citizens of 21st century Britain! 

  • Mrs T Hadfield – Headteacher
  • Mrs M Stephenson – Deputy Headteacher

Online safety

We would like to provide parents with information to help them keep their children safe online.

School lunches

Did you know that eating a healthy, nutritious meal at lunch time can help your children concentrate in class?

‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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