Welcome to Clifton Primary!

66 children in three classes...


Clifton Primary 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.

We have approximately 66 children on role in 3 classes from 4 to 11 years. The school staff consists of highly qualified teachers supported by qualified Teaching Assistants in every class. An active and committed Governing Body and enthusiastic School PTA contribute significantly to the efficient running and success of the School. The school promotes a friendly and inclusive environment for staff and pupils. As well as promoting excellence in the National Curriculum we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities through staff-run clubs and external expertise. A variety of enrichment opportunities are arranged to support individual class topics. We benefit from on-site wrap-around care provided by Breakfast and After School clubs from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

We offer excellent primary school education...


A caring and supportive environment

High academic standards

Development of confident, sociable children

Excellent facilities

Breakfast club from 8am to 8:45 am

After school club from 3:30 pm until 5:30pm

Extra-curricular activities

Our school and yours...


When your child becomes a member of our school, you too become part of our school community. 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.

You are sure of a warm welcome in Clifton school.

 Ofsted rating...


'The quality of teaching is consistently good and sometimes outstanding in its impact on pupils’ progress and achievement over time.'

OFSTED April 2013

Read our latest OFSTED report.