Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. Brilliant school, fabulous staff, great senior leadership team = a happy child! The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I think you've all been amazing throughout the years, just want to so say thankyou & we appreciate everything you do for all of us . We love the school and are so impressed with all of the staff who work so hard constantly it is greatly appreciated by the children and parents and carers thank you. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. 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 o

Headteacher recruitment



Dear parents and carers,

Appointment of permanent Headteacher for Cliftonville Primary School

You will be aware that, from September 2012, the school has been led by Mr Somers and Mrs Troth.  The Governing Body of each of their ‘home’ schools, Hartsdown Academy and St Saviour’s Church of England Junior School, released them for a two-year period.  These appointments formally come to an end in July 2014.

The Governing Body at Cliftonville feels that the school is in a much more secure position and the time is right to appoint a permanent Headteacher from September 2014.  The advertisement has been placed nationally for the post, with interviews planned for mid-February.  Governors, working with the Dane Court Grammar School and King Ethelbert School Trust, are confident that the school will attract some outstanding applicants to continue the school improvement journey. 


The School Council run by the children is involved in the recruitment process and as such there have been discussions about a new Headteacher in and around the school.

I wanted to reassure you that the Governing Body are committed to the continued success of Cliftonville Primary School.  Whatever the outcome of the recruitment process, continuity of progress and collaboration with other schools, both secondary and primary, will remain our key priorities.



Mrs Claudine Murray

Chair of the Governing Body