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Rift House Primary School is situated in West Hartlepool and strives to provide a vibrant, stimulating, exciting and high quality centre of learning for our children, their families and the whole community.

Our dedicated staff work hard to ensure that each and every child, regardless of circumstance, acquires a thorough knowledge of basic skills – the basic skills which enable all of our children to become lifelong learners who are very well equipped to succeed at secondary school, gain entry to further education and ultimately find fulfilling employment.

Mr. D. A. Turner



'Rift House is a strong, cohesive community based upon an effective partnership
between home and school. Leaders work hard to empower and encourage parents
and carers to take a more active role in the education of their children. The school
is – as its mission statement states – an ‘inclusive, reflective and responsive school’
that challenges, inspires and motivates both staff and pupils.'

 Ofsted November 2018


This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for children, parents & carers and members of the school community. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our school website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct by phoning (01429) 275239 or e-mailing us at with any queries you may have. 

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