Welcome to the Nursery School

The Hive, Clifton High's Nursery Pre-School is a happy, vibrant, caring environment with a warm, welcoming feel that is friendly and reassuring for both parents and children.

Class sizes are small at Clifton High School. Our team consists of Early Years Foundation Stage specialist teaching staff and experienced and well-qualified teaching assistants. Current staff:child ratios are excellent, 1 to 9 or better. Throughout the School our teachers are inspiring, passionate about learning and caring towards the children. Our staff know each child and their parents well, they build excellent relationships and have created a mutually supportive community.

Our teaching in the Hive is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and there is a strong emphasis on exploration, investigation, discovery and problem solving. Throughout Clifton High School we celebrate the individuality of our boys and girls. Children flourish in an environment where they can be themselves and we proactively look for hidden talents, encourage self-confidence and provide a more rounded holistic education.

The Nursery School is a nurturing place, which sets boys and girls up to succeed in their learning throughout the rest of their school years. Through first-class teaching and support we aim for every child to leave our Nursery School and enter Reception with a happy, confident and inquisitive nature.

The provision is offered on a year-round basis (47 weeks a year), and children are able to attend on a part-time or full-time basis year-round, or term time only.  The Hive is open from 8.00am-6.00pm, and includes 3 nutritional meals and snacks for the children. 

To mark this recent extension of our provision, the facilities have also been renovated and modernised to benefit the children further. 

Join us for a special Hive and Reception Open Morning Thursday 21st November to visit our newly-renovated facilities, see the Hive up and running and find out more.

For further information please contact: admissions@cliftonhigh.co.uk 

A summary of our new offering can be found in the presentation below.