Clifton Community Champions!

Sometimes it is hard to know how we would react in an unexpected or emergency situation. Three of our year 10 girls faced just that when they were with a person who needed urgent medical attention. They kept calm and collected, and remembering the skills they had learnt during valued PSE lessons, Molly, Chloe and Kyla knew exactly what to do: putting the individual into the recovery position, the girls phoned an ambulance and waited while it arrived, keeping the person alert and awake.

We are extremely proud of how the girls reacted to this scary situation and they ensured the individual got the emergency treatment he needed. Because of this, all three girls were presented with the “Clifton Community Champion” award – Well Done!

Year 8 Maths Project

Mr Harvey’s Year 8 maths class have been working extremely hard investigating the shoe sizes of students at Clifton to decide whether it would be a good idea to introduce branded shoes into the school uniform.

As part of the project, the students investigated the style, type and price of shoe, stretching their data collecting and processing skills to full capacity. After some excellent work, the group presented their findings to the headteacher Mr Hardcastle who was very impressed with the work they had produced.


Year 8 Cooking Classes – Ingredients

Year 8 students who have cooking lessons on either Thursday 6th November of Friday 7th November, will need to bring the following ingredients to school and a container with their name on.

Students will be making cookies!

  • Cookies Ingredients
  • 75g Sugar
  • 75g Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 150g Self-Raising Flour
  • 100g Extra Ingredients (as per individual design)
  • 1 Container with pupil’s name clearly marked

English Wall of Fame

We would like to say a huge ‘Well Done’ to the following pupils, who have all been selected by their English teacher to star on the ‘Wall of Fame’ due to the excellent behaviour and effort they have shown in their English lessons. Keep it up!!
Jaq Denton, Nicole Wraith, Luke Clamp, Stephanie Mewes, Joey Hewkin, Stefanie Lackova, Eva Gaziova, Lukas Geci, Shantelle Walker, Basim Jasim Haji, Dani Hardy, Gary Eblet, Shaw-nay Allen, Akeeb Hussain, Karolina Gaziova, Alhamudin Orshdin, Brody Smith, Kelsey Lawton, Faiza Bi, Ibrahim Ibdali, Sidra Hussain, Hassan Iqbal, Yosra Alenazi, Jack Dudhill, Alisha Pycroft, Vadims Bulans, Nicolas Zima & Leonie Hall


Year 9 Effort Ranking Awards!

A HUGE congratulations to the following Y9 students who have all achieved first place (No1 in the Effort Ranking) for the 1st collection:

Yosra Alenazi, Said Jamal, Danika White & Nicole Wraith,

The  following students, along with the above, should also be congratulated for achieving the top 10 effort rankings:

Vadims Bulans, Kenady Hammill, Haidar Ali, Khezar Asif, Jade Bilton, Jessica Glenn, Dunya Haji, Dayna Heald, Xhesika Leka & Courtney Lewis

We would also like to congratulate the Year 9’s who, along with all of the above, achieved the top 20 effort rankings:

Courtney Barrett, Ardonit Behluhi, Katie Evans, Hajrah Jawad, Lauren Johnson, Wajeeha Malik, Alisha Pycroft, Alice Rolley, Karolina Varadyova & Aisha Wahid.

Well done to all – Excellent effort!


Year 11 Revision & Parents’ Evening

On Thursday 6th November we will be running a Revision and Parents’ Evening between 5.45-7.15pm

There will be lots of tips, techniques & ideas plus a goody bag of resources to take home!

Please remember to return your reply slip to Ms Hopkin.

Year 10 Photography Talent!

After initial practical tasks to understand the use of cameras, our Year 10 GCSE Photography class are coming on leaps and bounds as they study natural light and silhouettes. They are the first group ever to take GCSE Photography at Clifton and our Photography Teacher Mr Mason is extremely proud of the work they have been producing!

A ‘REEL’ Good Time!

Clifton Community School student Morgan recently showed off his impressive fishing skills at Cromwell Lake when he managed to break the venue record by catching a 44lb 6oz mirror carp!

The 16-year-old banked the carp, named Rose, at her top weight and also managed another mirror carp of 29lb 10oz at the Newark fishery.

“This was the first time I had ever been to this lake so I didn’t have any preconceived ideas, I just went hoping to catch a big fish and beat my personal best. So when I pulled Rose out she was a definite bonus!”

“After I had come back down to earth due to it being the lake record and my own pb, my second rod went and I pulled out a 29lb 10oz mirror.”

The school would like to congratulate Morgan on this very impressive achievement! Well done!

Year 7 Effort Ranking Awards

A HUGE congratulations to the following Y7 students who have all achieved first place (No1 in the Effort Ranking) for the 1st collection:

Isabelle Hall, Laura Johnson and Josh Underwoood

We would also like to congratulate the Year 7’s who, along with the above, achieved the top 10 effort rankings:

Leoni Baldwin, Emmy Boldy, Molly Burgin, Candice Cooper, Olivia Davies, Alice Hardy, Sidra Hussain, Madiha Iqbal, Samin Jamal, Billie-Jo Machin, Ellie-Mae Nicholson, Jenna Nishat, Hannah Rashid, Samuel Slepcik, Chelsea Swift, Kirsten Weatherhead, Juste Ziupaite.

Well done to all – Excellent effort!


Year 8 Cooking Classes

Year 8 students who are cooking pasta sauce on Tuesday 21st October will need to bring ingredients to school and a container with their name on.

Students will need ingredients for one sauce, not both.

Tomato SauceSavoury Sauce
1 onion1 onion
1 clove of garlic3 rashers of bacon
1 tin of plum tomatoescrème fraishe
1 tbsp tomato puree1 tsp dried herbs
1 tsp dried herbs100g mushrooms

Extra ingredients as per personal design sheet.