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18th January 2023- Fun in the snow!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Clifton C of E Primary School. πŸŽ„ See you in 2023 😊

22nd December 2022- Infant Christmas Party πŸ₯³

22nd December 2022- 'Clifton's Got Talent 2022' Wow, what a talented bunch we have at Clifton! Well done everyone who took part and to the judges who gave great feedback to each act πŸ‘

21st December 2022- The whole school enjoyed watching the Santa Panto today! Fun was had by all πŸŽ…

20th December 2022- Christingle & Carols 🎢 πŸ•― Well done to our pupils for delivering a beautiful Christingle Service this afternoon; a showcase of songs and traditional hymns alongside the story of Christmas. Thank you to family and friends for joining us. What a lovely end to a great term!

16th December 2022- Our choir visited Ashbourne Lodge Care Home today, to entertain them with a few festive tunes. They sang beautifully and really enjoyed meeting the residents πŸŽ„πŸŽΆ Thank you again Linda Perry Smith - Soprano for joining us!

15th December 2022- Thank you Mrs. Hollands for a fabulous Christmas Dinner! All the pupils and staff really enjoyed it. πŸŽ…

6th- 8th December 2022- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 🌈 Our Junior Christmas Play; executed brilliantly by our talented KS2 pupils! They sang their hearts out. Well done to all the pupils that performed- you were all amazing! And a huge thank you to the super supportive teaching team that helped put this show together.

5th- 8th December 2022- The Lost Angel πŸ‘Ό Our Infant Christmas Play; written and choreographed by our very own Mrs Oxford. It was fabulous and extremely entertaining. Well done to all the pupils who performed- you were amazing! A huge thank you to Mrs O and the fantastic Infant teaching team that helped put this show together.

10th December 2022- Our School Council with this year's 'Reverse Advent' food donations. These have all now been delivered to Ashbourne Foodbank; a crucial support system within our community, especially at this time of year. This activity also demonstrates our Autumn Christian Values- Generosity and Compassion. Thank you to all pupils and parents for taking part.

9th December 2022- Christmas Jumper Day 2022 πŸŽ„πŸŽ… We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers today and raising money for Save the Children. A lovely end to a busy week!

8th December 2022- Photos from the Derbion Choir Competition Final

8th December 2022- Derbion Choir Competition Final

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Wow! ⭐Our school choir have just been named second place in the Derbion Christmas Choir Competition 2022!πŸ₯ˆ
We are so proud of all the pupils who took part; they were fabulous!
The competition saw 14 schools compete in the first heat, leading to 5 performing in the final. Clifton excelled themselves at both heats.
Thank you to all the parents and friends who came to support them.
Comments from the judges:
🌟 "Very high quality"
🌟 "Lovely overall sound"
🌟 "Great choir singing qualities, including dictation, breathing and expressions"
🌟 "Lovely start to the final and a well-prepared choir"
A huge thank you to our Choirmistress Linda Perry Smith - Soprano, who was amazing throughout!
Linda provides our school with weekly choir and private individual lessons.
Well done Clifton School Choir! 🎢

30th November 2022- Thank you to Reverend Nigel, who conducted a beautiful Advent service in Clifton's Holy Trinity Church for us this week. A lovely start to our Christmas countdown πŸŽ„

18th November 2022- We've all had a great day raising money for such an important cause. We raised Β£204 for Children in Need! Well done Clifton!

13th November 2022- Invited pupils from Clifton and Osmaston joined the Ashbourne Remembrance Parade this morning, observed the Remembrance Service at St.Oswald's Church and marched back to the Memorial Gates to lay our school wreaths. We are extremely proud of how they carried themselves throughout. Lest we forget

11th November 2022- This morning, our pupils led a Service of Remembrance at Clifton Holy Trinity Church for friends and families of the school. What a moving and respectful service it was. We are very proud of all the children that took part. Thank you to everyone who joined us. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

5th November 2022- It was so nice to welcome so many visitors at our Open Day today!

3rd November 2022- Ahead of Bonfire Night this weekend, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service kindly came to offer Bonfire and Firework Safety tips to the whole school this morning. Stay safe this Bonfire Night! πŸ”₯ πŸŽ†

At Clifton, we believe in Pupil Voice! On Monday 3rd October, we held our Pupil Elections; an opportunity for all pupils to apply for positions across the school. Applicants spoke in front of the whole school, or to their peers in class, about why they thought they would be suitable for the role they had chosen. All pupils and staff anonymously voted, votes were counted and pupils were elected. Watch this space for photos of our newly appointed School Council, Eco Committee and Sports Crew. Well done to all pupils involved!

Friday 30th September 2022- The whole school enjoyed a live performance of 'The Sword in the Stone' delivered by Image Musical Theatre. Some of our own budding actors joined the fun!

Everyone Can Sparkle day!

We've had a fantastic 'Everyone Can Sparkle' day! The children took part in a range of activities to celebrate difference and diversity. 

A visit from the Ice Cream Van!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our summer fair. It was a wonderful afternoon - perfect weather, beautiful singing, yummy cakes and lots of fun games! 

No matter what the weather, there is always lots of learning and exploring to be done in the forest!

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the PTFA held a Jubilee Tea Party in the school grounds. This was a huge success, with parents/families and members of the local community coming together to celebrate. The children put on fantastic performances as well as having an opportunity to dress in 1950s clothes and learn dance moves from this era. 

Whole school Easter bingo and Bunny Drive (plus a final dance and conga with Miss Sharratt)

Easter service in church and wishing Miss Sharratt a fond farewell

Red Nose Day - Friday 18th March

Santa Panto...Oh no it isn't...Oh yes it is!

Whole School Hymn Practise

Collective Worship delivered by Ashbourne Churches Together

Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Red Nose Day - Friday 19th March

Eco Committee Christmas Market Stall - this year we raised money to buy bird food for the winter

What a fabulous week for our school plays ! Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in A Little Bird Told Me....... And Year 3,4,5&6 starred in Sherlock and Cinders


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Congratulations to our School Choir, runners up in this year’s Intu Christmas Choir Competition on their first year of entry - very well done!

Today Clifton School pupils wore something yellow for World Mental Health Day, collecting donations for YoungMinds charity. Class 3 took part in a special assembly and gave us their top 10 tips for good mental health. And Class 1 bought in their sunflowers they have grown from seed. #helloyellow

A really lovely thought provoking harvest service today. All classes contributed to the service and a beautiful autumnal song from our choir.

Macmillan Coffee Morning at School today - so many cakes 🧁 it was lovely to see families enjoying a tea or coffee and a chat before school. Children worked hard baking and their effort was amazing - a winner was picked for each year group. Well done to everybody involved.

We have spaces in some year groups. If you would like to visit the school please phone 01335 342473.