Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. 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. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. 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!


2021-2022 Term Dates


Term 1      Wednesday 1st September- Friday 22nd October    

Term 2.     Monday 1st November- Friday 17th December       

Term 3.     Tuesday 4th January- Friday 11th February  

Term 4.     Monday 21st February- Friday 1st April   

Term 5.     Tuesday 19th April- Friday 20th May

Please note- two week June half term as normal

Term 6.     Monday 6th June- Friday 22nd July


If you need to contact the attendance officers, Mrs Sear or Mrs Saddington, regarding your child you can now email them directly at


   You may have to copy and paste the address.



Children must be at school and picked up by their specified time, depending on their year group. 

At Cliftonville Primary School we expect good attendance and punctuality.   Our aim is for 100% attendance and punctuality.


We believe that:


cryingGood attendance gives children every opportunity to influence their future quality of life and reach their full potential

cryingAttendance is closely linked to achievement.  The better your child's attendance, the better their grades are!

cryingGood attendance helps children in developing friendships

cryingPunctuality is important. It is habit forming and shows commitment to the importance of working and learning


Good attendance will be celebrated through weekly assemblies, the awarding of attendance badges and information shared on the home page of our website.


Mrs Saddington and Mrs Sear are our Education Attendance Officers.  You will see them on the gate every morning and evening - come rain or shine!  There is lots they can help with to support families with improving attendance.  To help at those times of emergency, they can collect children from home or supervise children before the start of breakfast club.  Mrs Sear can support your child in writing, with you, Health Care Plans where long-term medical conditions impact on attendance.


We set a very high bar for attendance because we want the very best for your child.  If, despite the outstanding support we provide, your child does not attend regularly and on time we will use Penalty Notice fines for unauthorised absence.


A true partnership between home and school is vital to good attendance and we appreciate your support.