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


Dear Parents and carers 


I am very pleased and proud to announce that we are still outstanding! It is becoming incredibly rare for primary schools to retain their outstanding in that only 17% of outstanding schools retain their grade. 


Ofsted commented that: 

  • Leaders strive to ensure that pupils are at the heart of all that the school does.
  • Staff share a strong ambition for all pupils, whatever their starting points, to ‘soar to success
  • Leaders have high expectations for all pupils to achieve their best
  • Pupils are safe and know that they can speak to any adult when they are worried.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school and are ready to learn. They share respectful and warm relationships with staff, who care about their well-being.
  • Pupils support and look out for each other.
  • Pupils learn about diversity through a carefully chosen range of reading texts and the school’s extensive personal development programme.
  • Pupils behave well
  • Leaders have a clear vision and desire to continue to improve the school for the benefit of every child who attends.


I am so proud of ‘team Cliftonville’ for this achievement which is an absolute reflection of all their hard work and dedication and of our amazing children. 

Thank you also to all the parents and carers who completed feedback to Ofsted and who support the school so magnificently.

I have attached the report for you to read at your leisure and Ofsted will publish on their website in about 8 days.  

I continue to be incredibly proud of our school and community.