Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. Brilliant school, fabulous staff, great senior leadership team = a happy child! The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I think you've all been amazing throughout the years, just want to so say thankyou & we appreciate everything you do for all of us . We love the school and are so impressed with all of the staff who work so hard constantly it is greatly appreciated by the children and parents and carers thank you. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. 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 o

Year 6 Careers Day

On Friday 1st March, year 6 pupils at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School dipped their toe in the world of work and found out about the huge number of careers available to them in a special careers morning. 


The event saw representatives from 26 different professions visit the school to be interviewed by the children about their careers. Staff scoured their contacts, parents volunteered and members of the local community gave up their time. A huge range of jobs was showcased from builders to bioscientists, mechanics to marketing managers and actors to accountants. All three emergency services attended as well as the armed forces. 


The children had a very enjoyable morning chatting to people from walks of life that they may never have encountered before and asked insightful questions about their career journeys and roles. 


The event was organised by Assistant Headteacher Julie Mayhew and Teaching Assistant Mandie Dale and timed to link with National Careers Week which is 4th-9th March. Mrs Mayhew said, ‘The morning was a great success and it was lovely to see the children interacting with our guests so confidently and to be so excited by their future potential. Aspiration and community unity are two of our school values and they were really encapsulated by the event. We are so grateful to all our visitors who gave up their time to be part of the day.’ 


Ronnie, a Year 6 pupil, said, “It was really nice to meet lots of new people as well as finding out about jobs I didn’t know existed. I had fun.” Maggie added, “I liked going round asking people questions about their jobs and it opened new ideas for our future.”


The school would like to extend a huge thanks to the following companies and organisations for volunteering: The Spine and Sports Injuries Clinic (Home - Spine & Sports Injury | Osteopath Kent (, Big Shot (, Haeckels (Haeckels Natural Skin Care And Wild Fragrance. Made of Margate.), The University of Kent (We stand for ambition. Yours - University of Kent), Canterbury Christ Church University (Home - Canterbury Christ Church University), NK Builders (, MPH Accountants and Business Advisors (  ), Chris Power Fitness ( ), Haynes Ford (Haynes Ford Dealer | Maidstone & Canterbury), Microsoft (Microsoft – Cloud, Computers, Apps & Gaming), Whitstable Dental Practice (Whitstable | Aycliffe Dentistry), Ramsgate Football Club (, Dafne Vets (    ), Northdown Butchers (             ), London Array (London Array – A leader in offshore renewable energy since 2013), Kent Police (Home | Kent Police), Kent Fire and Rescue (Kent Fire and Rescue Service | Kent Fire and Rescue Service (, The Royal Navy (Royal Navy (, The Grange Practice (The Grange Practice (, EW Print Designs ( ), Bright Starts Nurseries ( )and Birchington Brides (Birchington Brides – Wedding Wardrobe).