Our School from above, (c) Google Maps

Clifton Primary is a large and vibrant inner city school, serving a diverse community in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

Children attending the school live in the local area which is part of the Sparkbrook Ward. The school enjoys very strong relationships with parents, families and the local community.

The school has undergone some significant changes in recent years including the amalgamation of the infant and junior schools, major rebuilding and, perhaps most importantly, a move to four forms of entry.

Clifton is now a very large primary school with over 900 pupils and 130 staff. As you would expect there is a large, attractive yet complex site consisting of four main buildings, three large playgrounds, an Astroturf and a grassed area.

The school has recently (May 2019) been inspected by Ofsted. The inspection team were very positive about the work of the school, the attitudes of the pupils and the support of parents and carers. The school was judged to be good overall. A copy of the full report can be accessed on the Ofsted page of this website.

The focus of everything that we do in the school is to ensure pupils at Clifton are happy, safe and learning. Good behaviour to ensure an orderly, calm learning environment is a constant focus and there is a strong team of Learning Mentors to support this.

A large safeguarding team supports a rigorous framework for keeping children safe and two family work co-ordinators support families across the school.

The curriculum is balanced to ensure a wide menu of opportunity for pupils as well as an appropriate focus on attainment in English and mathematics.

The organisation of the school supports and enhances the above focus. The school is organised into four phases:

  • Early Years
  • Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1)
  • Years 3 and 4 (Lower Key Stage 2)
  • Years 5 and 6 (Upper Key Stage 2)

Each phase is led by an Assistant Head, supported by Raising Standards Leads for each year group. Learning Mentors are also allocated to specific phases to support the behaviour and learning of individual pupils.

You will find much more on all of these areas across the sections and pages of this website. We hope you enjoy finding out about our school as much as staff, parents, pupils and governors enjoy being part of the Clifton community.