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

Valentine Lunch

posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:06 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 2:07 AM ]

Children in Classes One and Two enjoyed a special Valentine’s Day lunch in the Rockcliffe Reception Restaurant!

Author leads inspirational workshops

posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:00 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 2:04 AM ]

Mark Carton

Mark Carton, author of the acclaimed children’s novel, “The League of Red-Nosed Gentlemen”, spent Valentine’s Day leading inspirational workshops in Classes Six, Seven and Eight.

NSPCC Cheque Presentation

posted Feb 16, 2017, 1:57 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 2:07 AM ]

During a special assembly on Valentine’s Day, Lisa Jones of the NSPCC presented us with a copy cheque for over £1400, representing the cash raised by Rockcliffe pupils for this very worthwhile charity in the past two weeks!

Whitley Bay Big Local telescope competition

posted Feb 10, 2017, 5:19 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 5:21 AM ]

Congratulations to all those children who took part in the Whitley Bay Big Local telescope competition. There were some absolutely wonderful entries, all of which can be seen at a special exhibition at Whitley Bay Library. The drawings by Isabelle Robinson and Charlie Reed especially impressed the judges, and they were invited to the official launch of the stunning new seafront telescopes on Monday morning. They can be seen here with the two winners from Marine Park First School and the North Tyneside Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn.

Chinese New Year

posted Feb 3, 2017, 6:50 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 6:51 AM ]

Chinese New Year

School Meals Fun Day

posted Jan 20, 2017, 5:20 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 5:21 AM ]


We all enjoyed dressing up for our space-themed School Meals Fun Day on 19th January. 

Carnival Club

posted Jan 20, 2017, 5:11 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 5:21 AM ]


Whitley Bay Carnival Club - funded by the Lottery Celebrate Fund - kicked off on Monday!  It is open to all, whatever your age or ability. Please do get involved - we need an army of makers and players to make 'Wild in Whitley Bay' an amazing Carnival this year, on 27th and 28th May. We will be making swans, white horses, dancing clams, wild surfers and more! The Carnival Club sessions are now confirmed and will run weekly during term time (Drumming session dates will be confirmed once venue details have been finalised).

Carnival Club Making 

Mondays weekly from 16th January, 6.00-7.30pm at Rockcliffe First School and Thursdays 10.30am -12.00 at New Prospects South Parade.

Carnival Club Music

Brass & woodwind with Graham Hardy on Mondays from 16th January, 6.00-7.30pm at Rockcliffe First School - please bring your instrument 

Please pass it on - all welcome!!

Lola Leads Language Learning

posted Jan 17, 2017, 2:17 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 2:18 AM ]

Lola Leads Language Learning

We are extremely lucky this year to be hosting a French Language Assistant, Lola Seven, each Wednesday afternoon. Lola is helping children (and teachers) from Nursery to Year Four to improve their knowledge of French language and culture, and we are all very grateful for her support. C’est magnifique!

Extra-special Epiphany

posted Jan 17, 2017, 2:11 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 2:11 AM ]

Our Epiphany celebrations on 6th January began, as usual, with an impressive coronation ceremony in the upstairs hall. Crowns were placed upon the heads of the class kings and queens by their faithful lords and ladies in waiting. Our noble monarchs reigned wisely and well throughout the afternoon!

Lets Dance!

posted Jan 17, 2017, 1:46 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 1:46 AM ]

Thirty Key Stage Two pupils enjoyed a dance workshop in school on 12th January. The session was led by Dance City’s talented Dance Engagement Coordinator Holly Irving, who hopes to work alongside more of our children very soon.

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