Welcome to the website of Rockcliffe First School. We hope that this site will prove useful to current and past members of the Rockcliffe family, and to those who may be interested in joining our family in the future.

Rockcliffe First School is a North Tyneside Learning Trust School, catering for children from 3 to 9 years (Nursery to Year 4). We have a published admissions number of 45, with children entering two small Reception classes.

For over one hundred years, Rockcliffe has been an innovative and exciting place to learn. Overlooking the sea, with views of dramatic skies and boats on the horizon, Rockcliffe's ethos comes from its stunning location, rich heritage and place at the heart of its community.

Despite achieving consistently high academic results, we believe that the job of an excellent school is much broader and strive to help our pupils become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. Therefore, our mission is ‘To Lay the Foundations for Life.

In order to help us achieve this, we aim to offer:

  • a broad, dynamic and challenging curriculum which allows us to be the best we can
  • a safe and inclusive community in which we all feel welcome
  • a rich creative environment in which everyone will flourish

Update on School Arrangements for Wednesday 28th February

posted Feb 28, 2018, 4:20 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 4:20 AM ]

Rockcliffe is open today, despite the atrocious weather conditions, and will remain so until 3.15pm (3.30pm in nursery, although you are welcome to collect your children from 3.00pm if you would prefer to do so). However, in order to ensure that all pupils, parents and members of staff are able to get home safely at the end of the school day, all after-school clubs, INCLUDING KIDS' CLUB, are cancelled. Further information about arrangements for tomorrow will be provided later, so please check your Schoolcomms messages this afternoon/evening. However, our World Book Day breakfast has been cancelled. We will instead hold a Fairtrade Fortnight event one day next week – more details to be provided soon.

Play and Learn Family Sessions

posted Oct 20, 2017, 1:39 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Oct 20, 2017, 1:45 AM ]

Whitley Bay Big Local

Whitley Bay Big Local has partnered up with North Tyneside Adult Learning service to deliver Family Learning "Play and Learn" sessions every Monday afternoon in the Big Local Shop.

Whitley Bay Big Local on Facebook

Shoe Donation

posted Sep 8, 2017, 4:51 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 4:51 AM ]

Shoe Donation

Thanks so much to all those kind children (and their families) who donated their outgrown and unwanted footwear to Sal’s Shoes at the end of last term. It’s great to think of the many children in Africa and elsewhere who will now be able to walk to school in their first-ever set of shoes! We are so grateful to Rockcliffe parent Alex Roberts for organising this brilliant event.

Rockcliffe celebrates IFDS success!

posted Jul 24, 2017, 12:34 AM by David Jensen

SENCO Lynsey Wilson and pupil Flynn Graham share our beautiful new plaque, marking our success in the Inclusive Dyslexia-Friendly School Award process.

Review of the Year

posted Jul 20, 2017, 2:34 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 2:34 AM ]

Review of the Year 2016 -17

Skipping Festival

posted Jun 23, 2017, 6:13 AM by David Jensen

Skipping Festival

May Day Celebrations

posted May 12, 2017, 1:24 AM by David Jensen   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:24 AM ]

May Day Flowers

The Owl Man

posted Apr 24, 2017, 2:52 AM by David Jensen   [ updated May 4, 2017, 7:35 AM ]

The Owl Man

The Owl Man made his annual visit to Rockcliffe this week. Our Year Two children were very impressed by the magnificent birds of prey he brought along with him.

Northumbrian Pipes

posted Apr 6, 2017, 2:42 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 2:42 AM ]

Year One pupil Mary Creese, and her dad, shared their musical talents with our Nursery and Class Three pupils last week. We were all fascinated to learn more about the Northumbrian pipes.

NTC Writing Competition

posted Apr 6, 2017, 2:39 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 2:41 AM ]

Congratulations to Olivia Clough, who was Highly Commended in the NTC Writing Competition!

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