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

Morning Nursery Walk to Cullercoats Beach

posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:30 AM by David Jensen

Morning Nursery Beach Walk

Nursery were lucky enough to have beautiful weather on their first walk to Cullercoats Bay.  The children had a lovely time exploring the beach and the caves.

Big Science Day

posted Mar 17, 2017, 5:53 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 5:53 AM ]

Big Science Day

We decided to celebrate National Science Week by holding an action-packed Big Science Day at Rockcliffe on Tuesday March 14th. Our STEM Coordinator, Miss Thompson, helps children to work towards the CREST Star and Superstar Awards, and assists our teachers in designing challenging but fun activities. If only everyone had stayed still long enough to be photographed clearly!

SCITT Art Good Practice Day

posted Mar 17, 2017, 5:44 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 5:45 AM ]

SCITT Art Good Practice Day

We all enjoyed taking part in special activities on Monday 13th March. Our Art Coordinator, Mrs Rendles, told our special visitors all about what we do at Rockcliffe, and then the trainee teachers came around our classes and joined in the fun!

Life in the Stone Age

posted Mar 9, 2017, 3:13 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 3:13 AM ]

Life in the Stone Age

Children in Classes Six to Eight enjoyed finding out what life was like for Stone Age people in Britain.

World Book Day

posted Mar 3, 2017, 5:04 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 5:05 AM ]

World Book Day


posted Mar 3, 2017, 4:59 AM by David Jensen   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

Rockcliffe pupil Mikayla Topping and her big brother Daniel wowed us with their amazing kickboxing skills during a special assembly on 9th February.

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.

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