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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

14th September 2018 General news
Team Launch Day

Team Launch Day

Today we had our first whole school Team Day, we welcomed all of the new children to their teams making new friends and getting to know staff from other classes.

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7th September 2018 General news
Welcome Back to the New School Year

Welcome Back to the New School Year

This year we are delighted to welcome 25 new pupils into Cliffdale from Reception all the way through to Year 6!

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6th July 2018 General news
Family Fun Fayre

Family Fun Fayre

Friday 6th July was a beautiful hot and sunny evening; perfect for a ‘Family Fun Fayre’! Over 250 people came through the gates for a great evening.

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30th June 2018 General news
Porsche Centre Visit

Porsche Centre Visit

In Tiger Class there are a number of car enthusiasts and each week as the class drove past the Porsche Centre on their way to Kayaking there was a lot of excitement...

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