Clifton High School is renowned for the outstanding pastoral care given to all pupils. Underpinning all we do at Clifton High Schol is the care which we guide and support our children, keeping the school values of Love, Empathy, Curiosity and Direction at the core of all that we do.  

Excellent pastoral care is essential for a child's wellbeing and development, and it is paramount that children feel safe, secure and supported in all aspects of their school life. Confidence is key. We want all pupils to be confident in themselves, believe they can achieve anything they wish and know there is no ceiling to their learning. Children are taught by dedicated, well qualified class teachers who take time to know the children in their class and who ensure that each child feels valued and has a strong sense of self-image and self-esteem. In addition to class teachers, our fantastic medical team and school counsellor are on site to help support children when needed.  

Children’s achievements and individual brilliances are celebrated and progress is monitored so that any need for additional provision can be identified. Our Enhanced Learning Department works closely with class teachers and can provide additional support for 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.

From Years 2 – 6 each class has elected Student Council members, who ensure that pupils voice is heard, and also class ambassadors. In addition to these roles, every class from the Hive to Year 6  is buddied with another class from a different year group and they meet up in ‘Buddy’ meetings each term. This facilitates discussion and support for pupils where they can talk freely to peers, ask questions and build friendships.  

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.