It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.


New entrants meeting

Open Day 2018 presentation

Open day: Wednesday 14th November 2018


We welcomed lots of prospective families to our Open Day for children due to start in reception or pre-school, September 2019. 


Mrs Troth is always very happy to meet with parents individually for any unable to attend on the Open Day. 


The office can be contacted by telephone 01843 227575 or by email

Applying for a school place for our Reception classes September 2020


We admit 120 pupils into each year group.  You can apply for up to 3 schools, putting them in order of preference. It's in your best interests to list 3 schools. Naming only one school does not guarantee your child a place at that school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.


Applications are not yet open for September 2020.  A link will be uploaded here when it is live with Kent County Council.



Applying for a school place for our Pre-School classes September 2019

If you have a child who is 3 years old before 31st August 2019, you will be entitled to receive free 15 hours per week at our Pre-School.. 



If you would like your child to attend our Pre-School please leave your details with our school office staff.  They will be able to let you know of any availability and the waiting list process.

What happens when we can't offer a place due to being oversubscribed?



Cliftonville Primary School is an academy with the Coastal Academies Trust.  Academies are their own admissions authority (rather than the Local Authority having this duty).  Academies must meet all of the mandatory provisions of the School Admissions Code.  As an academy, we are committed to a fair and transparent admissions policy.  This includes appeals, which are carried out on our behalf by the Local Authority.  You will need to contact the Local Authority if you wish to make an appeal.


Waiting lists

If you wish for your child’s name to be added to the waiting list, please contact the school office. Places are allocated according to our admissions criteria which means that your child’s ranking on the waiting list may change.  Please note that at the end of the three seasonal terms (Autumn/Spring/Summer) all applicants will be removed from the waiting list. At the start of the following seasonal term, should you still want a place, you will have to re-apply to this school in order for your child to be placed on the waiting list.  Due to the volume of children on the waiting list the school will not issue reminders to parents to re-apply.


If you are having trouble finding a school in the area with spaces, please contact Kent County Council on 0300 333 6472 and ask to speak to the In Year Admissions Team.

Applying for a secondary school place for September 2020


Apply between 1 September and 31 October 2019 if your child is due to start secondary school in September 2020. 


Applications are not yet open.


Kent Test 11+


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