Dance Workshop Delivered By A Professional Practicioner From Phoenix Dance Company

As part of BTEC performing Arts Dance, the Y10’s and a few Y11’s took part in a dance workshop delivered by a professional practitioner from Phoenix Dance Company. This is a well known contemporary repertoire whose works have entertained audiences all over the world. Students studied a piece by Christopher Bruce called shadows.

All the BTEC students worked extremely hard in the workshop which lasted two and a half hours. The warm up was almost an hour long which stunned some of our students who thought it was actually the routine and not a warm up. All students learned new skills that they can take with them and use in future choreography classes. Following on from the workshop, students were invited to watch Phoenix perform at Barnsley Civic theatre.

World AIDS Day 2017

We are supporting World Aids Day on the 1st December. Miss Miller will be selling red ribbons to be bought at 20p for students and 50p for staff from the Humanities workroom on both breaks.


End isolation
End stigma
End HIV transmission

You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This World AIDS Day join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. Let’s grow this success so that it includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

This is an exciting turning point. But we need a new burst of energy to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.


World AIDS Day is the perfect time to ask your MP to show leadership on HIV issues. Is your MP thinking of their constituents living with and affected by HIV? Will they or do they support the Let’s End It campaign? Learn more about the Let’s End It campaign.

Send our email to your MP now.


Mark World AIDS Day in your school by using our free teaching resources. Your students will learn about what life is like with HIV, how to protect themselves and about HIV history with our assembly PowerPoint and illustrated timeline, which you can download here.


Fundraising for NAT (National AIDS Trust) on World AIDS Day is a great way to support a fantastic cause, helping to champion the rights of people living with HIV and raise HIV awareness. You can do a little or a lot, we have something to suit everyone!


Click here for more information.

The Year 8 Showcase

Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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The KS3 Ball Tickets Are Now On Sale

Year 8 Rugby Tournament

Once again, Mr Duroe had the pleasure of taking a team to the All Schools Rugby Festival under the floodlights at Rotherham Pheonix’s ground on Herringthorpe playing fields. This time it was Y8 who got a run out, the following lads put in a great shift against more experienced sides:

Luke Steane
Finley Chadburn
Kurtis Rich
Owais Fiaz
Nader Ali
David Santana
Owen Bailey
Saleh Ali
Dawood Rashid
Armaan Ali
Josh Humphries
Isaac Ahmed
Dylan Whatley
Ben Robinson
Coby Godber
Reece Seymour
KC McShane

The team played two games one against St Bernards the other Oakwood and the story of games were pretty similar. All of the Clifton team were happy to get their hands on the ball and run good solid lines trying to find the gaps in the opposition defence. All the lads were playing heads rugby and looking for the offload to keep the ball alive, which did see us make progress up the field. However The oppositions experience and expertise at the breakdown ment we came off second best and conceded too many turnovers to get complete any drive going forward. As seen in the photos the games were played at a high pace and tempo, which the lads coped well with.

I can’t fault any of the lads in terms of their conduct, which was excellent, or their determination to put in a good performance. Unfortunately Clifton’s hard work throughout both games wasn’t reward with the tries it deserved and we ended up on the wrong side of 10-0 and 20-0 scorelines. These score lines did flatter both opposition teams as both games were really tight affairs and showed the raw rugby talent that Clifton has. The determination to make tackles and make the hard yards were clear to see along with the natural ability of players like KC McShane to read the game.

Y7 Valiant Cup Defeat

Against a very strong Aston team (physically and technically) containing 5 academy players the lads battled hard all game and unfortunately came out losing 7-0. We were under the cosh from the start as Aston won the toss and kicked down the hill, with the wind and Sun in our faces. Some valiant defending couldn’t prevent Aston from scoring 5 unfortunately.

Second half was much more even with the hill and wind advantage helping us attack much more frequently. We had a few chances but failed to capitalise on them and two superb Aston goals resigned us to a 7-0 defeat.

Some real positives not least the character of these lads who, despite poor results are really starting to get a team bond and work ethic going.

Saturday against Swinton should prove somewhat less demanding and hopefully our first away match will bring our first win of the season.

Please gee up the lads if you see them tomorrow.

Richard Eblet
Lewis Richardson (man of the match)
Owen Thompson
Richard Sivak
George Walker
Kain Skidmore
Alfie Lowe
Logan Billen
Ludo Sivak
Aryaan Arif

Christmas Light Switch On At Rotherham

Last night, Curriculm support staff accompanied 26 pupils to the Christmas Light switch in Rotherham Town Centre.
The pupils were a credit to school and had a brilliant time and showed that no matter your age, background or culture friendships can be built.

Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this term to our Modern Foreign Legends, who have all impressed their teachers in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

KS4 – Mohammad Ahmadi

KS3 – Stanislav Gilak

Well done and Keep up the hard work!

Scientists of the Term

Each term, every Science teacher will nominate one KS3 and one KS4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Term’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Term’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

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