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.

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.