Clifton Primary School

Aspire to Achieve



At Clifton Primary School we believe in participation for all. We want all children and adults to participate in learning and we celebrate all members of our community. We aim to create an inclusive culture in our school where we are responsive to the diversity of children's backgrounds, interests, experiences, knowledge and skills. 


We value high quality teaching for all learners and actively monitor teaching and learning in the school to ensure we are providing this for all pupils. We aim to create a learning environment which is flexible enough to meet the needs of all members of our school community. 


At Clifton Primary School we follow the principles of inclusion as outlined in the 'Code of Practice for Special Education Needs 2014':


  • To ensure all pupils are offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
  • All pupils will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential educationally, emotionally and physically. 
  • All teachers views themselves of teachers of pupils with special education needs, teaching such pupils is a whole school responsibility.
  • All pupils with special education needs should have their needs met.
  • Pupils special educational needs will normally be met in the mainstream classroom.
  • Pupils views should be sought and taken into account.
  • Parents/Carers have a vital role to play in supporting their child's education and therefore good home-school links are established. 


Ofsted recognises that 'High aspirations and a focus on enabling children and young people to be as independent and possible leads to the best achievement.' This is one of the main principles at Clifton Primary School. 

At Clifton Primary School we take a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting any children with additional needs. Our children, families and staff have regular access to the following professionals:

We aim to promote respect and inclusion for people with SEND, we do this through celebrating the, 'International Day of People with Disabilities' annually. Above you can see the visits we have had from athletes with SEND who have motivated and inspired our children. Alongside these inspirational visits, all classes choose a person who has achieved great things despite having SEND and studied their story. This focus on people with SEND highlights the prejudice that can occur, creating an excellent teaching point for acceptance and inclusion. 


For children with complex SEND, we offer an alternative curriculum where our Wonder Room is the heart. Children are also offered a range of inclusive sports such as Boccia and Curling.