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!

When is early, too early?

Dear Parents


We love children arriving promptly at school in the morning, but a large number of children are on the school grounds 'way too early', some as early as 8.10am.  This is mainly KS2 pupils some of whom are dropped off by parents, others who walk unaccompanied.  This morning there were nearly forty children before 8.25am.  Whilst they are generally very well behaved, there are no adults out there with them. 


The school is not liable for any accidents or incidents that occur prior to our published supervision time of 8.40am. 


We offer a very reasonable hour of childcare and food at £2 per day in breakfast club from 7.45am.  From Monday 12th October any pupil on the playground before 8.30am will be taken into breakfast club and you will be charged the daily fee for this service.


We encourage independence of pupils and want to support parents who are working, but this must be done in conjunction with our policies and practice.


Pupils can come onto the KS2 playground from 8.15am on Friday’s on the weeks when the Motiv8 sports club is running.


If you would like to discuss any aspect of this letter or to register your child for breakfast club, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.


Yours sincerely


Jane Troth