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!

Letter to parents update

Monday 30th March

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, I want to thank you for being supportive, sensible and heeding to the advice of keeping your children with you wherever possible; for keeping safe. I hope that you are all keeping well too. This last week has been a challenging one for everyone, but it makes it so much easier when we all work together and support each other.

We understand completely that this disruption to yourselves and the children will be difficult and as a consequence we are trying to continually update our home learning section of the website to help and support you with your childrens learning. There are, of course, the daily challenges as well as more formal types of learning activities. There are some useful materials in the SEND section that may help many of the children as well as local organisational contacts that may be able to support our community. Please have a browse around regularly as this is being continually updated. If you wish to speak to our parents support advisors please email and they will get back to you.

It has been absolutely wonderful to see what you all have been doing at home and this is an important way to keep our community together. Please do continue to send in your pictures to, we love seeing them all and maybe every now and then staff will send some messages out too!

Using the Government backed voucher scheme, all our Free School Meal children continue to access their entitlement. As with any new system rolled out in just a few days, there were a couple of glitches, however all of these have now been ironed out and the system is working well.

The temporary move to Dane Court has gone well but we hope to be back to Cliftonville after Easter- more details of that to come. Thank you to Dane Court, the children have enjoyed being in a different space and the table tennis tables!

It is vital that we continue to look after each other and do as much as we can to socially distance and minimise risk. I would like to thank, on behalf of everyone in our school community, all school staff for their adaptability, resilience and commitment. They are truly all amazing.

Finally, I would like to thank parents once again for your kind thoughts and best wishes that have been sent in either by Facebook, by email or even face to face. They absolutely put a smile on everyones face!

Take care and keep safe.


Claire Whichcord