Hello • Kia Ora • Talofa Lava • Bula • Susadei

Welcome to Clifton School, Bulls

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

From I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Dr Seuss (1978)

Clifton School is based at the southern end of Bulls township. It is a semi-rural, full primary, decile 4 school with a roll of approximately 175. Many of our parents come from Bulls, Marton and the RNZAF Base Ohakea.

Our school community is supportive of their children and is involved in the school’s many events and celebrations.

Clifton School has a close, family-like atmosphere where everyone cares for, and takes an interest in, those around them. All children contribute towards this family environment and pride themselves on this aspect of the school.


Our school firmly believes that the education of children is a partnership, and we offer an open invitation to parents to come to school and discuss children's progress.

We are proud of our school and our pupils' achievements. We believe all children have a right to expect all their good efforts and achievements to be recognised and rewarded.

We encourage and invite you to look around our website and give us feedback as we value your input.

Clifton School:

  • Is a welcoming school

  • Has dedicated staff

  • Supports and encourages independent learning

  • Is fully networked and ICT capable

  • Takes pride in the school environment

  • Is highly involved in the community

  • Has class gardens to support sustainability studies

  • Has well-resourced classrooms and an onsite swimming pool

  • Promotes Positive Behaviour 4 Learning School-Wide

  • Presents special assemblies to showcase children's learning