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!

Algebra week and NSPCC Number day

Number Day, 5th December 2014, is a national initiative organised by the NSPCC, where money is raised through number related activities. At Cliftonville Primary School all the children were invited to come in dressed in numbers; there was great enthusiasm with many children decorating a shirt, or adding numbers to a hair band, or even making a calculator! Our fantastic staff also made a great effort.  As well as dressing in numbers the children have been working on number related activities all week. In reception and key stage 1 the children have been making number mosaics which we will use in our outside areas to help children recognise numbers and write them correctly. In key stage 2 the children have been testing their mathematical skills in an orienteering challenge. Throughout the school children have been solving mathematical challenges looking at early algebra skills e.g finding missing numbers and being able to generalise about number relationships. All ages have learned so much about numbers this week, it has been great to hear the children talking enthusiastically about their maths and solving problems.