Pastoral


Clifton High School is renowned for the outstanding pastoral care given to each boy and girl. Underpinning all we do at Clifton High School is the care with which we guide and support our children.


Excellent pastoral care makes a significant difference to a child’s well-being and development and it is important that children feel safe, secure and supported. Boys and girls are taught by dedicated, well-qualified class teachers who know the children well and ensure that each child feels a valued member of the group. Strong self-image and self-esteem are promoted for each boy and girl.

Working with parents, children's achievements are celebrated and their progress is monitored so that any need for special provision can be identified. Our Enhanced Learning Department provides additional support for our pupils.

In addition to teaching staff, boys and girls have the support of the team in our Medical Centre. We have a School Nurse on site at all times and two School Councillors.


In Years 2 - 6, each class has two elected Student Council members who ensure the pupil voice is heard. We also operate a buddy system for children in Reception through to Year 6; each child has an older buddy from another year group with whom they can talk about daily routines and their learning experiences, ask questions and build a friendship.

Clifton High School children benefit from the excellent working relationships and partnerships that are established with parents. This common understanding of working together is central in the successful education and pastoral care of our children and young people. Teachers work closely with parents in an atmosphere of mutual respect, written reports and parent/teacher meetings provide opportunities to report on academic progress and social development. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment to meet the class teacher to discuss any aspect of their child's well-being and teachers will contact parents should they have any issues they wish to raise.

We are very proud of the pastoral care provided for our boys and girls at Clifton High School, we believe it is second to none.