On behalf of the staff, governors and pupils of Clifton Primary School, I would like to welcome you and your child to our school.
Primary education is a critical stage in any child’s development and at Clifton we place the child at the centre of our educational thinking, always catering for the individual needs of our pupils. This is the time which shapes each child for future life – allowing them to enjoy, explore and experience the joy of discovering on a daily basis. We aim to challenge and support our pupils to do their best academically and ensure that they have access to a wide range of other opportunities within the school such as music tuition, sporting activities and creative arts. As a school we believe that in order to provide our pupils with the best all round education we can, there must be effective partnerships built with all members of the school community, especially with parents and carers. Working closely with parents/carers prepares the way for all pupils to achieve their full potential and to this end we invite you to sign a Home School Partnership Agreement which signals our joint commitment towards the education and welfare of your child.
Clifton Primary School is a community primary school which has approximately two hundred and forty pupils on roll from the age of 4 to 11. There are currently eight classes, four in the Infants and four in the Juniors. Infant classes have an average class size of 25, rising to the admission number of 35 in the Juniors. Infant classes are organised according to age unless a specific Special Educational Need has been identified.
As Headteacher, I manage the school on behalf of the Governing Body which meets at least once a term. The Governors also operate a structure of committees who work with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that effective planning, monitoring and evaluation is in place as well as ensuring that policies and procedures reflect current DfE and Local Authority recommendations. We were inspected by OFSTED in December 2019 and the full report praises many of our outstanding features and the inspection team commented on our ‘delightful children’.
There are many ways in which you can help and encourage your child as they begin full time schooling. Further information will be available as your child starts to attend our school through regular newsletters and information evenings.
If you would like to take a more active role in school we would be delighted to welcome you. We have parents who help children with all aspects of the curriculum (e.g. reading, computer skills, art, maths, sport). You would also be very welcome to join our thriving ‘PTFA’. Please ask at the office for further details.
We also provide quality care before and after school through our Clifton ‘Chuckles’ Club and further details are on the website.
And finally – Welcome to our school – a school which firmly believes in ‘Bringing out the Best in Each and Every Child’.
Rachel Legge BEd. QTS NPQH MSc