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!

Year 6 pupil's amazing fund-raising

A determined Cliftonville primary pupil is one of the top five per cent of fundraisers on the Justgiving charity site for 2013.  Lily, in Year 6, raised £1,560 for Cancer Research by completing a three-mile swim at Hartsdown pool.

Lily decided to raise the cash after her next-door neighbour Peter and her Auntie Sima were both diagnosed with the disease. She can up with the idea of the swim after being inspired by a visit to the school from Olympic swimming champion Chris Cook. The school is working with Chris as part of the Olympic Legacy programme.


Lily's mum Amanda said: “She organised it all with only a bit of help because of seeing people she loves diagnosed with cancer. She said she wanted to help the charity find a cure.”

In November, Lily, then 10, swum 192 lengths of the pool in one hour and forty-one minutes.  Her mum, who is a senior teaching assistant at Cliftonville Primary School, said: “I thought this was quite an achievement. She didn’t even stop for a drink. Her fundraising target was £300 but she went well over that and we have just received a letter from Justgiving, where I set her site up, saying she is in their top five per cent. I’m really impressed and would like to thank the school, family, Margate swimming club - where she is a member -friends and Chris Cook who were all really supportive and Hartsdown for letting her have the swimming lane for free.”


Lily is now planning a new fundraiser for next year.

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