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As they walked into school, they encountered a box office with flashing lights in the corridor and a big, red popcorn machine outside. The classroom doors had been replaced by red stage curtains tied in golden bows.  We enjoyed the illustrated knickers hanging from a line in one classroom – part of the Kings, Queens and Corgis theme... 

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Named Prep/Pre-prep School of the Year at the 2018 Tes Independent School Awards, 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 and confident 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.
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Since 2011, Phil Hardy BA PGCE (mid 40s). Played hockey for England as a young man; studied sports science (psychology) at Northumbria University and worked as sports psychologist at the University of Alberta in Canada, before discovering he loved teaching. Fifteen years at Yarm Prep, where he taught science, maths and PE, rising to head of pre-prep and acting head. Covers lessons at Clifton and coaches boys' and girls' hockey at St Peter's, where he is part of the leadership of sport across the three schools. IAPS Council member, on education and strategy committees and pre-prep advisory group, plus pre-prep and early years IAPS national adviser, supporting state and independent schools. Wife is an HR director at Morrisons; son of 9 at St Olave's. Enjoys coaching rugby, hockey and cricket for York, playing the...

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