Welcome to EYFS

At Clifton Primary School we aim to provide a secure and stimulating environment where our children are nurtured into becoming happy, confident members of our school. We offer an exciting curriculum which enables children to make progress by developing a range of knowledge and skills.

Children have lots of opportunities to facilitate their own learning through carefully resourced provision and skilled adults, who support children through high quality interactions and effective questioning. Children are given lots of opportunities to put into practise the skills they have learnt and extend their own learning. Our play based learning environment supports the children’s interests and through a carefully planned creative curriculum, (split into half termly topics) we aim to support the children’s development and inspire a love of learning.

We value the importance of the outdoor environment and regularly use the school forest, in order to enable children to develop their thinking, problem solving and collaborative working skills.

Each year group has a curriculum map detailing content and coverage across all subject areas. Parents can refer to our curriculum maps to keep up to date with what children are learning each term.

Information for parents

  • All documents & resources are available in printed format from the school office.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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