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Cliffdale Primary Academy


Welcome to Cliffdale Primary Academy Website

We hope you enjoy your journey around our website and that it helps you to learn about our achievements and the exciting developments that are taking place.

We are a special school for 116 pupils aged 4-11 years who have complex learning difficulties and many of whom have autism.

Cliffdale Primary Academy is a fantastic place to learn. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils are confident and happy and proud of themselves and their achievements. We have created the most stimulating learning environment with a focus on outdoor learning. We deliver a relevant and challenging curriculum and we have an active partnership with families and the communities, in which our pupils live, work and play.

Cliffdale is a member of the Solent Academies Trust, a partnership of schools including Mary Rose Academy and Redwood Park Academy. Together we ensure that our pupils experience the very best education possible and achieve great things.

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Our vision at Cliffdale Primary Academy

We believe that Cliffdale Primary Academy is a place of learning that is filled with awe and wonder for our pupils. Our pupils enjoy their learning and as a result their minds open up and they benefit from all the opportunities on offer.

Each member of our team has a critical part to play, a chance to grow and develop, move forward and focus on the belief that all things are possible.

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Forest School

We are very proud to be a Forest School. We all benefit from the opportunities this brings for both pupils and staff and the practical, active and exciting approach to learning means that we all really love it. The wonderful textures, smells, sounds and sights in the woods appeal to all our senses even when we are knee deep in squishy, squelchy mud.

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Our Ofsted reports

We were judged as outstanding in our Ofsted inspection in November 2016 and are proud to have been recognised as a school that provides an excellent education for our pupils.


Latest news

27th November 2017 Press release
Quintessential Music Comes to Cliffdale

Quintessential Music Comes to Cliffdale

An exciting buzz could be felt in Cliffdale Primary Academy hall on the morning of Wednesday 8th November as Monkey, Koala, Panda and Hippo classes experienced a live musical performance of folk and world music.

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8th November 2017 General news
World Song Festival

World Song Festival

On Thursday 12th October 2017 the Cliffdale Choir had an amazing experience at the World Song Festival organised by Portsmouth Music Hub – the Choir’s first event this academic year.

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15th September 2017 General news
First Team Day of the Year

First Team Day of the Year

What a great time we all had for this year’s first whole school Team Day!

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24th June 2017 General news
Summer Fayre 2017

Summer Fayre 2017

What a brilliant Summer Fayre we had today! Lots of children, families, and friends came to enjoy all the fun of the fayre…and there certainly was lots of fun to be had!

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