About Our School
We welcome your visit to our website, which we hope will give you an insight into what our school offers its pupils and families.
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Teme Valley, our small and friendly school provides a nurturing, caring ethos which aims to develop each child as an individual. Our broad and balanced curriculum is driven by the desire to inspire minds, to open doors through which children may glimpse possible futures. We pride ourselves on providing creative learning experiences which challenge and engage pupils.
As a small village school, all staff have a personal knowledge of every child, and there is a real family atmosphere. Our experienced and dedicated people provide the highest standard of education and pastoral care.
We know that in order to learn best, children need to understand the learning process, which is why ‘learning to learn’ is a prominent feature of our school ethos. We also know that in order to be effective learners, children need to have the emotional resilience to allow them to be fully engaged learners. This is why we embrace the Thrive approach, which supports all our children, but especially the emotionally vulnerable.
Many children attending our school come from families who have a long association with us, many as pupils themselves. That said, our school provides a quality of service which draws pupils from further afield, with families travelling daily into the community in order to attend the school. The school holds a cherished position within its close-knit community, and our links with the wider Clifton community enrich our children’s lives in many ways.
Although Clifton is a wonderfully traditional village, and children have been educated on this site since the 1880s, our school offers everything you would expect to find in a forward-thinking 21st century school. Pupils are taught in well-equipped, spacious classrooms, and the entire building has Wi-Fi coverage, allowing the pupils to use our stock of iPads and laptops to support their learning whenever and wherever required. We have a dedicated art studio, which allows for large and adventurous projects! Our comfortable and welcoming library contains a treasure-trove of delights. The school itself is set in beautiful grounds, complete with Forest School, a wildlife pond, fruit & vegetable garden and, of course, plenty of space to play.
Our strong Values Education programme is an important feature in our school ethos. As a Values school, we understand the importance of providing a culture within which our pupils can explore their place in the world, be able to forge positive, rewarding relationships, and develop resilience and a strong sense of self-worth. We know that we have a vital role to play in the shaping of young minds, preparing them not only for the next phase of their education, but ultimately to take their place in society as confident, ethical, caring adults.
We have high expectations of ourselves at Clifton, and are proud of the exacting standards we achieve. Why not visit us, and see for yourself what makes Clifton so special?
Make an appointment to visit us; you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome!
With kind regards,