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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!

County Literacy Award ceremony

 

We were thrilled to have won not just one, but two KM Literacy awards for the innovative work in teaching and learning at Cliftonville School.  Five members of staff were invited to Hempstead House Hotel, to receive our awards at an evening ceremony.  The key aspects for which the school was recognised were cross-curricular writing, using Talk4Writing, and the development of family engagement with the library.  Both projects have contributed significantly to improving pupils' progress, confidence and enthusiasm for skills across the English curriculum.  We are very lucky to have Mrs Wilson as our English leader whose passion for 'all things literacy' inspires both children and staff alike. 

 

The photos show some of the exciting hooks for writing that have been used from visits from retired greyhounds, to a sausage dog puppy - from mysterious dinosaur footprints in Year 1 to collaborative writing workshops with local schools.  There has also been some fantastic, independent writing produced in home learning projects on a range of topics.

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