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Philosophy and thinking skills are writ large into the school day and curriculum – ‘Children need to learn to fail and experience failure in order to develop, learn to make mistakes, like James Dyson’. IT is big but intrinsic -...

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Clifton School and Nursery is a very happy school where children thrive in a supportive atmosphere. The most important factor at Clifton is to teach the whole child, making them happy, confident, well behaved children who work extremely hard to improve themselves.

The School fosters a lifetimes love of learning at an early age through a rich and varied curriculum in a stimulating environment, producing rounded individuals who are well prepared for an exciting future in the next stage of their education lives. Small class sizes, individual attention, close contact between home and school, quality teaching by inspirational teaching staff, exciting adventurous trips and after school activities enable Clifton to achieve high standards. ...Read more

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Philosophy and thinking skills are writ large into the school day and curriculum – ‘Children need to learn to fail and experience failure in order to develop, learn to make mistakes, like James Dyson’. IT is big but intrinsic - ‘It should just be an extension of...

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Since 2011, Mr Phil Hardy BA PGCE (early 30s). Originally from Darlington, studied sports psychology at Northumbria University before spending a brief time in Canada. Married to a management consultant, with a young son, ‘who is as laid back as I am’. That said, when it comes to the school, he appears anything but laid back – full of energy and enthusiasm, with big ideas and big plans. Plenty of autonomy as a head but also plenty of support from above. Keen sportsman – golf, football, rugby, cricket and...

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