White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School


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Unique - Confident - Valued


White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School is a happy place to work and learn. This two-form entry primary academy is set on an elevated position overlooking Dover Castle and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. 

The Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Special Educational Needs department is housed in a new, purpose-built, two-storey building. Our creative curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities offered throughout the year which include sports clubs, craft, arts, dance, gardening and puzzle club. We also run a very popular Breakfast Club and Care After School Hours (CAST) facility. 

Our children enjoy coming to school and are proud of their school community. They uphold our school ethos to ‘work hard, behave well and care for one another.’ The active School Council represents the views of our children and has been instrumental in bringing about many improvements such as the trim trail, fundraising, charity events and redesigning their uniform. Our fantastic staff team are dedicated to ensuring that every child is happy and successful in all aspects of school life. 

Outstanding provision for child and family welfare and wellbeing permeates the ethos of the School. In January 2019, Ofsted graded the school 'good'. 

Pupils and staff enjoy warm relationships. The staff know pupils extremely well, helping to nurture and guide their development. Interactions between pupils and adults are heartfelt and genuine. In return, pupils treat the staff with the utmost respect. Pupils flourish within this trusting and caring environment. 

Ofsted, January 2019 

Pebbles Nursery is open during school hours and offers 26 places per session for 2, 3, and 4-year olds. 

The experienced and capable staff team are led by the Nursery Manager and a qualified, experienced Early Years teacher. Pebbles Nursery offers full day care and flexible sessions. The newly refurbished suite and extensive outdoor learning space provides young children with an excellent start in life. 

Pebbles Nursery was graded outstanding by Ofsted in September 2013 and remained outstanding in February 2020. 

Children are incredibly independent, confident and happy at the setting and they are enthralled in their inspirational learning. Staff have an incredibly high expectation of children's learning and enthusiastically build on their interests 

Ofsted, February 2020 


Mrs H Castle - Headteacher

White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School