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  • Clifton Primary School
    Clitheroe Road
    Lytham St Annes
    FY8 3PY
  • Head: Mrs Rachel Legge
  • T 01253 727664
  • F 01253 727 949
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lancashire
  • Pupils: 257
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 18th December 2019
    • 2 Full inspection 7th July 2015

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 7th December 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Clifton Primary recognises the importance of equality of opportunity for every pupil. As made clear in our mission statement, the ethos of the school has always been to value the individuality of each and every child. The school adheres strictly to the terms of a stringent policy, approved and promoted by the governing body, for the Inclusion of Pupils with SEN. Clifton enjoys the benefit of dedicated special needs staff, led by an experienced and enthusiastic SEN Co-ordinator. There is also a governor with particular responsibility for SEN. The school is equally bound to the commitment that no child with a disability will be treated less favourably than any other pupil. Admission to the school for all children is in accordance with arrangements approved and administered by Lancashire County Council. However, with the benefit of a modern building, Clifton Primary has full disabled access to all classrooms, with doors of sufficient width and ramps where necessary to allow wheelchair access. Full disabled toilet facilities are also provided. The school remains committed to further improving access to children with a wide range of disabilities, and a far-reaching accessibility plan has been prepared. The intention is to further enhance opportunity for pupils with disabilities to include the provision of additional loop systems, alteration of doors to incorporate low-level vision panels, and improved signage throughout the building.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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