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Our School & Nursery


Clifton Primary School is a very special place where each and every child is valued for who they are and an important part of our school family.  Clifton’s children are our future and as such must be nurtured, cared for and educated to the highest standards through exceptional care for their wellbeing, an ambitious curriculum and dedicated staff.  We aim for excellence in all that we do and our high standards of behaviour ensures every child is given the best possible opportunity to learn in a happy, safe and calm environment.

Clifton Primary School is not just about subjects, although, of course these are a very important part of school:  it’s about life experiences and enjoyment; it’s about friendship and personal challenges; it’s about learning about yourself and achieving more than you thought possible; it’s about relationships and commitment and it’s about fun and laughter.  Throughout their time at Clifton, your child will be offered a wealth of opportunities and experiences as we prepare them well for their future education and give them an insight into the world around them.

Our School is a small community school located in the heart of Clifton village in Cumbria serving a catchment area of pupils from Penrith and the nearby villages.  We have strong links with our local village community and the local area.  We want our children to have pride in themselves and their community along with the confidence and curiosity to explore the wider world.

Children can join at the normal entry points at the start of Nursery (after their third birthday) or in Reception (September after their 4th Birthday) or at any point in the school year.  If you would like your child to join our school, please contact the school office to arrange a tour or chat with one of our team.

A strong partnership between school and home is of the utmost importance to us. It is by working together that we can move forward successfully.  We will always welcome you into school and there are many occasions and events throughout the year when the success and achievements of the children are on display for all to see.  Don’t miss out on these occasions – they should be treasured.

When your child becomes a member of our school family, you become part of our school community too. We regard it as a privilege to share with you the life and development of your child. Education is a shared enterprise in which the children, their parents and the school participate. A positive relationship between home and school enhances a child’s attitude to learning, behaviour and motivation. We seek to encourage a shared commitment to the success of each individual child by involving parents as fully as possible in the life and work of the school.

If you have any questions or would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of team will be able to help.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and we hope to see you in the future.  You are always sure of a warm welcome from the children and staff at Clifton Primary School.

Nick Page

Executive Headteacher