Welcome to Clifton Green

Clifton Green is a thriving primary School in York, where children are encouraged to aim for high achievement and experience opportunities that enrich their lives. History and culture is on our doorstep. The city centre of York is only a short walk away and is an integral part of children’s heritage and education at Clifton Green.

Families are fully involved in every day school life as well as special events and this mutual support is vital to everything we do and achieve. Our school is at the heart of the community, we are proud to live, learn and work in Clifton.

We value the diversity of all our pupils and their families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be mutually enriching for all, as it enables us to focus and reflect on tolerance and respect for each other, as well as considering our individual freedoms and the role of democracy in our country. This helps us celebrate the differences in our community and the wider world. Embracing these British Values correspond with our own school values: 

  • Striving for Excellence
  • Creating Opportunities
  • Nurturing One Another

These values underpin our School motto, ‘Better Never Stops’ which is part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics.


Our school has a large Nursery which provides morning or afternoon sessions for 3 and 4 year old children for up to 30 hours and two parallel classes in each year group from Reception to Year 6. There are around 420 pupils attending the school supported by 60 staff.