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!

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.’