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Phonics Star of the Week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

Year 11 Science Revision Sessions

There will be a number of Science revision sessions being held over the next couple of months for our year 11 students. All revision sessions will be held in the science department between 3.15 – 4PM.


The sessions are as follows:


4th November – Heat Transfer

11th November – Cost of Electricity

18th November – Energy Sources

25th November – Waves

2nd December – Origins of the Universe



2nd November – Velocity and Acceleration

9th November – Stopping Distances

16th November – Momentum, Collisions and Car Safety

23rd November – Circuits

30th November – PE, KE and Work Done

7th December – Terminal Velocity



2nd November – Cells and Movement of substances

9th November – Photosynthesis

16th November – Enzymes

23rd November – Respiration

30th November – Genetic Disorders

7th December – Extinction and Speciation


Phonics stars of the week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

Clifton Factor Finalists!

The Clifton Factor Grand Final will be on Wednesday 9th November at 6.30pm in the Performance Hall. Tickets are £3 for adults, £2 for pupils and free for under 11s.

The finalists are:
Vaniya Farooq
2Barz (Alijah Mustafa and Shohaib Shafia)
Danielle Brownlow
Kristian Horvath
Isabelle Smith
Sunnah Hussain

Each contestant will be performing two songs and the audience will vote for their favourite. There will also be a guest performance in the interval!

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Clifton Y8 – Vs Wingfield at Middle Lane


Clifton played their final game before the half term break against an attacking Wingfield team this evening, who were looking to cause an upset and break the momentum Clifton have built up.

Clifton got off to a poor start, as Wingfield flew out of the traps, lofting long balls to their attacking three looking to look for space behind the defence. If it wasn’t for the collaborative efforts of Haris Hussain and Chad Carney, we would have certainly been 3 – 0 down in the first five minutes.

It was Wingfield who broke the deadlock after ten minutes, with a lovely threaded ball which left the back line for dead, Ibby Bostan could do nothing as the ball was tapped home. This resulted from a rally cry from the team captain, Chad trying to wake the back four up.


The partnership of Hewitt and Ward seems to be a fruitful one, as they combined again to play Hewitt through for his forth goal in 2 games. This lad cannot stop scoring! It was followed by two in quick succession, Bogdan, Sivak and Jake Allen all playing some good passing football to allow Jamie Hartley to venture forward, who then played in Alex Ward with a nice chip finish from close range.

A set piece from a corner allowed Logan to score his second, firing a looping header that was out of the reach of the Wingfield keeper. Wingfield were very much a threat, exposing the lack of experience in defending at a unit for this relatively new back four. If it wasn’t for the heroics of Ibby Bostan, we’d have been behind, the highlight was a fantastic double save from a set piece. A low drive at close range forced Ibby to smoother a shot, only for a poor clearance to be lashed back at him, forcing him to parry it over the bar. It was almost like he had scored, the Clifton faithful cheering the lads to dig in and defend.

At half time, the lads knew they were in a game, the scoreline flattered them.


The second half got off to a bad start, not really switched on, the back four were beaten again, the Wingfield wingers combining to pass the ball into the net.

Jamie Hartley decided that this was unacceptable. Literally from the restart, he noticed the keeper was off his line, so he decided to have a pop from the halfway line, reminiscent of Xavi Alonso against Newcastle with several Stevie Gerrards screaming at him… until he beat the keeper. 4 -2.


The Clifton partnership of Hewitt and Ward were clever enough to split their players and mark the Wingfield defence, they latched on to two balls and scored a goal each. Hewitt secured his second hat-trick in 2 games. Ward’s second goal in particular demonstrated his great technical ability, beating his man and two other defenders to then take it around the keeper and slot it home. 6 -2.

at this point, Wingfield decided to throw the proverbial kitchen sink at Clifton, going to three at the back and four up front. Silly set pieces allowed Wingfield to pull one back. Then a bizarre choice by Ibby Bostan allowed in another, I think he must have been bored of using his hands as the keeper! 6 – 4.


A late moment of madness from Roman Bogdan, who was again outstanding in the centre midfield role, resulted in a late free kick. He must have thought he was the keeper when he rose up high like a salmon in fresh water to palm the ball away from goal outside the 18 yard box.

In the end, the result was a well fought one and deserved. A good Wingfield team tested our resolve. We go in to the break with four consecutive wins. Man of the match goes to Logan Hewitt for back to back hat-tricks.


Tonight’s team were:

Ibby Bostan
Callum Coxen-Brown
Haris Hussain
Chad Carney (Captain)
Dom Boyle
Tomas Sivak
Roman Bogdan
Jamie Hartley (1 Goal)
Jake Allen
Alex Ward (2 Goals)
Logan Hewitt (3 Goals)
Callum Billen
Alex Mace


Clifton Park Soap Box Race with Bluebell Wood

Clifton Community School Design and Technology Faculty entered a hugely popular Soap Box Racing event on Saturday 1st October.  A talented team of Year 11 pupils were chosen to run the Soap Box originally built by Mr Bullock in 2008.
Mr Thomas as team manager got the team sorted on the day and they made the start line in high spirits.  After our first run through Clifton Park it was obvious that we were very fast and recorded a really fast time.  Throughout the day we were consistently in the top 5 and by the end of the finished in a very impressive 4th place out of the 40 vehicles that were entered.

A superb effort and something to build on next year.

Team Members;

Luke Billen (Driver)
Luke Rodwell (Pit Crew)
Elton Tshuma (Pit Crew)Adam Hughes (Pit Crew)
Jack Dudhill (Pit Crew)


Phonics stars of the week

Congratulations this week to our Phonics stars of the week, who have made exceptional effort in lessons, produced excellent work and made good progress in their reading skills, sound pronunciation and spellings.

September 100% Attendance

Well done to Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 on achieving 100% attendance for September!





Y7 Boys Football Success

Today the y7 boys hosted Maltby. The game kicked off in Usual y7 style with both teams attacking frantically. The first 20 minutes was a case of who took their chances better and unfortunately for Clifton it was Maltby who were the more clinical. Clifton found themselves 3-0 down with Maltby only having 3 shots on target! After some management changes and players being deployed in different areas Clifton struck back after the Maltby centre half handled in the area (definite penalty and great refereeing by MRO) Finley chadburn dispatched the pen with ease. Clifton were really pushing on now and some delightful skill from Josh Humpries the Maltby full back tried to kick Josh over the fence . Another penalty awarded (again great refereeing from MRO) this time Josh dispatched the pen away with ease. Halt time 3-2 in Maltbys favour but Clifton were back in the game! The second half started and Clifton were displaying some football that the older year groups would be proud of. Some slick moves, amazing work rate, and a real desire to win . Clifton pegged Maltby back 3-3 Josh Humpries turning his man inside out not once but several times and he fired into the bottom corner for a great solo goal . Maltbys heads were dropping and Cliftons pressure was relentless.  A goal mouth scramble in the Maltby area fell kindly to Marian Ziga who lashed and I mean lashed the ball home into an empty net from 1 yard! 4-3 and the lads were wanting more. Their keeper made save after save and we hit the woodwork again and again then the ball dropped to Finley Chadburn who struck a dipping half volley from 25 yard which flew into the top corner. 5-3 and we could smell a well deserved victory. With the game coming to a close Josh whipped in a corner and Billaal Farooq leaped at the back post to head an unstoppable header past the goalkeeper. 6-3 and we were in dream land . The final whistle blew and cheers rang around the astro turf . A well deserved victory and an outstanding and by far the best performance so far by our y7 boys !!!!! Myself and Adam could not have asked for more and this has really made both ours and the boys have a great start to the weekend .

Come on you Y7’s!

Well done
Luke steane
Billaal Farooq
Kurtis Rich
Dylan Whatley
Owen Bailey
Omar Shafia
Josh Humpries
Finley Chadburn
Marek Sivak
David Santana
Asher Buckingham