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!

Cliftonville pupils win Thanet wide competition

Creative Movie Success for Cliftonville

Young movie makers from Cliftonville Primary School are techno hot-shots when it comes to being creative with iPads.  Their production called 'Why I Love Margate' was the winner of a short film competition run via Turner Contemporary art gallery at Margate involving seven east Kent schools.  In recent months, Cliftonville pupils have worked with iPad and green screen technology to create weather forecasts in lessons. They have also filmed interviews and presentations as part of their learning and demonstrated their skills at the Kent Head Teachers’ Conference last year.

The school’s latest effort of a minute-long mini-movie impressed judges.  All the entries in the Apple RTC iPad challenge were shown at the gallery to a packed audience of pupils and teachers.  The judges who had a tough task selecting the winner included Julie Durnall from Stormfront, Canterbury; Richard Morsley, Deputy Director of Turner Contemporary and Karen Eslea, Head of Learning at Turner Contemporary.

The Cliftonville team now progress to the second stage of the iPad challenge this spring. The third stage will take place this summer. The overall challenge winner will earn a Mac Book pro for their school.

 Cliftonville's executive head teacher Andy Somers said, 'This is a fantastic initiative and it really helps pupils engage with the technology. The results are impressive and at Cliftonville our children really enjoy the vast creative learning opportunities that this technology allows, which is why we have been offering such an innovative curriculum  for the last eighteen months.”