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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Wickersley Sixth Form Open Evening

Are you thinking about what happens after you leave school?

Wickersley Sixth Form have an open evening on Thursday 16th November 2017  at 5.30pm -7.30pm.

If you would like more information about the event, email

Click here for more information.

Protective Services at Wickersley Sixth Form

Are you looking for a career in the Police, Fire Department, Prison Service or Armed Forces?

Wickersley Sixth Form are offering a brand new course Protective Services to students enrolling in Sept 2018.

Protective service is for learners who are interested in learning about the protective services sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. The course focuses on aspects of the police, fire, prison and armed forces. We are looking to offer an extended certificate and diploma pathway for students interested in a protective service career.

For more information visit our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 16th November between 5:30-7:30PM.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th – 17th November and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:


This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

ABW lists

How can you get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017?

  • Children can nominate their teacher/member of school staff for our annual Power for Good Award

  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 logos and share on your websites and newsletters
  • Access our free Anti-Bullying Week lesson and assemblies ideas and other useful resources
  • Display the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 Poster
  • This year we are working closely with Diana Award to create resources to help you ensure your plans are led by young people [available from September]
  • Share your Anti-Bullying Week plans and activities online (@ABAonline) using #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual
  • Raise much needed funds for the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • Order Anti-Bullying Week merchandise
  • Celebrate what makes you and others All Different, All Equal

Click here to download the Powerpoint

The Clifton Factor Final 2017

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves with class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Ben Townend 10.3 Hassan Ali 11.6

Miss Pyott: Timea Hlavacova 7.3 Zico Barker 10.6

Miss Foster: David Zupko 7.6 Ellie Harper 11.6

Miss Wilkinson: Latifah Mehban 8.5 Tia Drabble 10.4

Mr Collinson: Alexandra Kovalova 7.2 Khalida Yshak 10.3

Miss St. Pierre: Uwais Aslam 8.1 Kamil Kracinski 9.3

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Lukas Sivak 11.3

Mrs Purshouse: Ndumbey Dibba 8.2 Iveta Gaziova 10.5

The Remembrance Service in Clifton Park

The English faculty took Y8 down to the Remembrance Service in Clifton Park to act as ambassadors for the school.

We are brimming with pride at the impeccable behaviour, level of maturity and respect towards the Soldiers that was demonstrated. All the students greeted the soldiers and broke into a spontaneous round of applause as they marched away at the end of the service. Everyone present felt the power of this emotional experience.

Kurtis Rich had the honour of laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

The speaker shared a message of peace and Clifton students returned to school determined to be examples of how to respect each other.


Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe

Last night Mr Duroe had the pleasure of taking 14 Y7s to the Rugby For All Festival at Herringthorpe. Having only a handful of sessions of Rugby in their PE lessons and being up against more experienced teams outlet lads were going to be up against it.

We started the first game against St Bernard’s well-controlling possession well which eventually resulted in a try for Lewis Richardson who made a superb breakdown wing and finished well in the corner. Unfortunately, St Bernard’s were able to control territory and possession better for the rest of the game as they switched to more direct approach with several of their players able to execute a Samoan sidestep to good effect. However, they did have to work hard for their 3 tries as the entire Clifton team defended as if their lives depended on it. Definite bodies on the line stuff and none of them gave up and deserved better than the 15-5 scoreline.

The second fixture against Aston started as the last game ended with Clifton unfortunately not getting their hands on the ball enough to get anything going. Aston capitalised on a few tired bodies and their superior rugby knowledge at the breakdown. The game ended 10-0 to Aston.

For those with limited Rugby knowledge it’s 5 points for a try, so in footballing terms we lost 3-1 and 2-0.

I can’t fault any member of the team in terms of their effort and determination. This team has a lot of potential and already has an attribute that can’t be coached, grit! All of the team were willing to get stuck and make the tackles, against players that were in most cases were twice their size.

If you see any of the lads please congratulate them on their efforts, as myself and Mr Fisher have high hopes for this group. For a first game with little/no experience in the team they were excellent and it was a definite team effort. No passing to the big lad who can run through 3 people at a time. Our lads were trying to and succeeding at playing some proper Rugby!