Information for parents & carers

Our Aims & Values:
Clifton Challenge Curriculum –

Our vision is to give children the knowledge, skills and voice to develop their character so that they are able to flourish in the world they live in.  

We want our children to leave us having lived through a positive experience that has inspired in them, a genuine thirst for knowledge and curiosity for the possibilities that sit within the wider world around them. 

We believe that our children deserve the very best and want to give them the first hand experiences, and personal attributes and attitudes for them to thrive in all that they do. 

To achieve this,
we have built our curriculum around 3 key pillars:

Developing the very best learners:

“We are curious and critical learners with creative minds, we are resilient… we never give up!”

Developing the very best communities:

“We use first hand experiences to learn about life – we learn about respect, empathy and good communication.”

Developing the very best knowledge:

“We take pride in building our vocabulary, skills and knowledge so that we learn more and remember more.”

Developing the Clifton Character:

We want to ensure that our pupils receive not just the very best learning opportunities but also that they receive the most relevant experiences during their time with us; experiences that live with them forever and shape their characters as they grow.

We have carefully profiled the school community and have consulted with all stakeholders as to what we believe are the most critical attributes and competences that we can develop so that our pupils are prepared for a happy, healthy and fulfilling future.

We believe our children need to develop an understanding about where they live and the wider world. Through learning about the world, we want them to understand their role in society and develop respect towards the environment, communities and religions. 

It is important to us that all members of our school community are healthy – physically and mentally. Throughout life, our children will face many difficult challenges and need to have the mental and physical strength to be successful and happy. 

We believe our children need to develop the skills to work well with other people. Children need to know how to speak and listen with respect in a variety of different situations. 

Our children need to become resilient to be able to deal with different challenges across the curriculum and in the wider world. They need to develop the ability to solve problems without giving up.  Developing the skills to work independently and become resourceful will be key to this. 

'Pupils behave extremely well, applying themselves diligently to their work, and enjoy positive relationships with each'...
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'High expectation across the curriculum leads to pupils being very well prepared for their next stage of education'...
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'Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. They are pleased with the quality of their children’s education'...
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'Standards in reading, writing and mathematics surpass national averages by a significant margin'...
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'The exciting, well-planned, broad and balanced curriculum inspires pupils to extend their knowledge and deepens their interest in the topics they cover'...
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'The whole-school focus on developing speaking and listening skills is successfully increasing pupils’ proficiency to articulate their thoughts and develop a wider vocabulary'...
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'The early years provision is exemplary. Children are engaged, motivated and make rapid progress through a rich diet of learning experiences'...
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'Staff work together well, providing a rounded approach to meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of pupils. '...
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'Teachers and teaching assistants have high expectations of what pupils can and do achieve. '...
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