It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. 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! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. 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. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.


Activities to do at home:



Every day the children have a daily phonics session.  At Cliftonville we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme to teach phonics.

The children learn their Phase 2 sounds and tricky words, before progressing to Phase 3.

Your child can practise these sounds online with fun games by accessing Phonics Play at:

Username: cliftonville

Password: fishing          


This website has a variety of games for children working on the different phases.  To help your child practise their phonics sounds, please see for a demonstration of the actions and how to say the sounds correctly.