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 Year 1 Parents

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I hope are all keeping safe and well. As you are aware, we have started the phased return of our Year 6 children (with year R starting next week) and now feel that we are in a position to be able to open our doors to our Year 1 children from Tuesday 7th July on a part-time timetable – either a morning or afternoon slot Monday to Thursdays. Unfortunately, we do not have the classroom space or the staff to open for a longer school day due to the number of children we have returning to school in the next few weeks. Fridays will be used to deep clean the classrooms and for teachers to plan and prepare lessons. We need to ensure we can meet the needs and safeguard all children at all times with staffing numbers and social distancing measures. As promised, we have been evaluating at the end of each week, our health and safety measures and the number of staff available to ensure that any return to school can be as safe as possible.  Taking into account and following the Government guidelines, we will be:


  • Continuing to enforce a 2m social distancing rule with the children as much as possible.
  • The children will be in a class with up to 9 other children.
  • To minimise the threat of the virus spreading, the children will not be able to socialise with other children from different groups but will remain within their ‘group’ for the duration of their time at school.
  • The children will have their own set of resources to be used
  • The children will not necessarily be with their usual class teacher. We will be using all available Cliftonville staff to lead the classes of children. We will be using the year 2 classrooms.
  • Arrival and departure from school will be staggered to avoid too many children arriving and leaving at one time. Drop off and pick up will be via the Key Stage 1 playground using a one way system.
  • Children will be expected to wear a set of clean clothes every day to minimise contamination. This does not have to be school uniform but must be appropriate for school and be easy for children to take off when using the toilet.
  • Children will only need to bring a water bottle and sun hat to school.
  • One to one support will not be possible.
  • Parents/ carers will not be allowed into the school. All communication will need to be via telephone or email.
  • Children will need to be dropped off and collected by an adult at the end of their session.


If your child currently attends in a Key Worker bubble, they will have to either stay in that bubble OR attend in a year 1 bubble. We are NOT able to mix them.


If you would like your child to return to school from Tuesday 7th July, please click on the link below and complete the Google Form. You are able to express a preference of a morning or afternoon slot. However, I cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfil your wish – this will depend on the number of families who sign up. We are still operating on a skeleton staff and so need to plan for enough adults to keep your children safe. If you do not sign up by Friday 26th June, we will not be able to guarantee your child a space.


If you would like your child to return to school and have completed the Google Form, we will be in touch with you next week to let you know who your child’s teacher and TA will be and which slot you have been allocated along with drop off and collection points.

I would like to reiterate that the decision over your child returning at any time is 100% your choice and we will fully support your decision. The provision of online learning will continue for those children remaining at home.


Yours Sincerely


Mrs L Wilson

(Deputy Head Teacher and Early Years Leader)