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.

Latest news and updates relating to the Coronavirus

DfE Free school Meals Information- provided by Edenred

Keyworker parents provision update


Social distancing in educational settings-updated advice



To help ensure that the risk of virus spread for both staff and children is as low as possible, Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School will:


• tell children, parents, carers or any visitors, such as suppliers, not to enter the education or childcare setting if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)

make sure anyone who is feeling ill stays at home


• ensure class sizes reflect the numbers of teaching staff available and are kept as small as possible


• stagger lunch times, break times, and the movement of pupils around the school, to reduce large groups of children gathering


• discourage parents from gathering at school gates by opening the school gates and have parents walk on to the playground in order to drop off their child/ children


• try to follow the social distancing guidelines;

Social distancing within education and childcare settings with very young children is difficult to maintain. Staff should implement the above measures as far as they are able, whilst ensuring children are kept safe and well cared for within their settings.


• ensure all staff and children:

  •        wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds frequently  and including before entering and leaving the classroom/ teaching area
  •       are encouraged not to touch their faces
  •       use a tissue or elbow to cough or sneeze and use bins for tissue waste
  •        ensure help is available for children and young people who have trouble washing their hands


• engage parents and children in education resources such as e-bug and PHE schools resources. These resources are available on the school website.


• increase cleaning of surfaces in classrooms, including desks and handles, and within toilet blocks and changing rooms, adhering to guidance on cleaning of non-healthcare settings


• for children and young people with an EHC plan,  we are working with the local authority as well as with parents to decide how best to continue supporting these children and young people to stay healthy


What parents can do:

• talk to their children about coronavirus (COVID-19), social distancing and handwashing

• follow guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

• do not gather at entrances or in playgrounds, and model social distancing so that their children learn good practice

Separate guidance is being produced for settings supporting children and young people with complex needs.

15th April 2020

During this lockdown time

The school is open to children who are vulnerable and those of keyworkers

You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to the COVID-19 response.

If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.

If you HAVE to send your child to school you will receive a text message the day before and you will need to reply in order to book your place. The number is 07540686882.

Today and tomorrow we are at Dane Court

From Thursday this provision will be at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School.

1st April 2020

We will continue to be open at Dane Court over the Easter holidays excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. Bookings close at 5pm today for the Easter provision- please use the number below.


For term time

Just a reminder that key workers/ critical workers  need to book by 5pm the previous day for provision for their child/ children.

A text is sent out to all listed key workers as a reminder early afternoon with the schools attendance number:


Please if you can keep your child home, please do so and please book as we finalise staffing at 5pm.


Thank you in helping us keep us all safe

Department of Education Coronavirus Helpline


The Department of Education have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.


Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Where to find the latest information Updates on COVID-19:


Guidance for educational settings:


Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:


Latest Department for Education information:

Calming Coronavirus anxiety top tips

  • Use a range of fact-based media to reassure your child. Remember that in the absence of facts, children will often imagine situations are far worse than reality.
  • Use the most current information available. Public Health England update their website every day with a regional breakdown of where cases are in the UK
  • Be calm yourself as an anxious child will sense your anxiety.
  • Make yourself available to your child as they may need more reassurance than usual. Reassuring them that children are not a high-risk category may help quell any fears they have.
  • Avoid listening or giving weight to rumours about Coronavirus. Check where the information has come from.
  • Be aware of any comments from other adults around your child. You may have to explain what comments mean if they are different than the values that you have at home.
  • Maintain as normal a routine as possible while keeping aware of current health advice. If you're advised to stay at home - stay at home!
  • Remember it is completely normal for anxiety to be higher at a time like this, but be aware of the impact that excessive viewing of TV and social media can have on yours and your child's mental health.
  • Use common sense based on current guidelines
  • If you or anyone if your family develops a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, call 111 or your GP for guidance as per current advice. Only call 999 if it is a life-threatening medical emergency. If your child lives with a serious medical condition, trust your instincts.

If we all stick to the guidelines and follow the advice, the spread will eventually diminish. As the WHO says, we are in the best position ever to contain a possible pandemic.