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.

Reception children's topic work, Spring Term

Reception children at Cliftonville Primary and pre-school experienced a fabulous finish to their topic of growing last term.


They enjoyed a visit from The National Fruit Show and a mouth-watering apple workshop. The youngsters were completely immersed in a story about the year of an apple as well as learning lots of new apple facts.


They also tried a range of apples as well as apple crisps and apple sweets. and were able to use the juicer to make apple juice and then drink the product of their hard work.


To round the day off, children got messy and used the left over apples to create apple print masterpieces.


As a parting gift, the school was an apple tree to plant so the children are able to take care of it and produce homegrown apples for the future.


Karen Hill, Year Group Leader, said: “What a fabulous way to round off our learning this term. The children thoroughly enjoyed the whole apple experience – from fruit tasting to juicing to getting messy with paint.

“As they left school, we could hear them rushing to tell their parents about this fantastic experience and even asking if they could buy an apple tree for their own gardens.’