End of Term Arrangements

As we approach the Christmas holidays we would like to give you advance notice of our intention to close early on Thursday 21 st December 2017.

Drumtastic 2017

A Story of Motown at RCAT

Last night 12 musicians from Y10 and Y11 visited RCAT to watch the first year L3 BTEC Music students perform their first show, ‘A Story of Motown’. The pupils were a credit to Clifton, and really enjoyed watching musicians in the next stage of their musical studies. We also had the pleasure of seeing some […]

Snowflake Project Trip

Last night members of the student council were invited to the Children’s hospital light switch on in Sheffield. The girls represented Clifton brilliantly. They enjoyed a tour around the new part of the hospital and a presentation by the charity. As a school, we are one of thirty that has helped raise over thirty thousand […]

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 in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone! Mrs Mather: Dylan Parker 11.3 Kristen Sneddon 11.3 Miss Pyott: Kashif Hussain […]

Y8 Tapas Trip to The Olive Lounge In Wickersley

On Thursday, thirty Y8 students visited ‘The Olive Lounge’ in Wickersley as part of their module on Spanish food. The students were extremely well behaved and were a credit to Clifton. The waiters called out the dishes in Spanish and the students were very enthusiastic about using Spanish to order further dishes (and ask for […]

Sheffield University Campus Visit 2017

A group of 20 students from Y9 and Y10 have been selected to be part of the US in Schools programme, led by Sheffield University. This will involve them having a weekly session with their University Mentor in school throughout this year. Students have been selected based on their academic success, with them all having […]

Artist of the Week

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

Knit & Stitch Show Harrogate 2017

The Y10 textile students have had such an inspirational day! They were able to have a wander around the textiles exhibitions and take a peek at graduate textile students work from various university’s, to get an insight into the textiles industry and career paths. They have all been inspired to experiment and test new media […]

Y11 Boys Locked Horns with Oakwood For The Second Time This Season

Our Y11 boys locked horns with Oakwood for the second time this season. We were keen to gain revenge for our cup exit at the hands of the hosts in the opening game of the season. We did this in some style with a 6-0 victory. We started the game strongly and created a couple […]

Progress Shown in Year 7 Football

Mr. Gurran had the pleasure of taking 11 Y7 lads to Oakwood for a football fixture.  Having been beaten 8-1 in the corresponding home fixture we were certainly looking for improvement. Half-time saw us 1-0 down from their only shot on goal.  We were a little sleepy at the back first 5 minutes and were […]

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 in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone! Mrs Mather: Callum Boyle 7.6 Sameera Mazhar 11.4 Miss Pyott: Archie Birch […]

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 […]

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. LET’S END IT End isolation End stigma End HIV transmission You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 sixthform@wickersley.net 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Netball Fixture V Oakwood

The girls had a fixture last night against Oakwood at Cranworth Road.The year 7’s had a good turn out with 11 players. Chisom stepped up and played for the y9’s which was a very nice gesture. We had some debut players in Billie-Jo, Skye and Lola. Although it was a close game the girls, unfortunately, […]

CACHE Early Years Students At Clifton

Cache Early Years students continue to support our community in their playgroup based at Clifton Community School. Yesterday their focus was sensory play and language development as they made sensor shakers and enjoyed a themed singing activity. If you are thinking of a career in Early Years come along to our open evening next Thursday […]

Spelling Bee

We have a Spanish Spelling Bee Club that will take place on Wednesday after school until 3:45PM and Thursday break one. You can practice in preparation for the first round of competition at the end of this half term. Open to all Year 7 students to get extra practice in for the National competition.

Poppies Are Now Available To Buy For Remembrance Sunday

What is remembrance day and why do people wear poppies? When did it all start? World war I ended on the 11th November 1918, at 11 o’clock. This is when remembrance day started. We remember all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to fight for our freedom. Since WWI this date has been used to […]

Artist of the Week

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

DofE Students Take Part In ‘We Love Where We Live!’

The DofE students are taking part in the ‘We Love Where We live’ litter picking scheme. They wanted to give back to the community and work towards their DofE award, and what better way to do it! They have had a fantastic week, filling a total of 24 rubbish bags. They will be taking part […]

Pumpkin Carving at CCS!

Yesterday 7 of our students carved pumpkins in a Curriculum Support competition.

Year 10 Sell Glassware for Chosen Charities

Miss Purshouse’s Year 10 Step Up class have been working hard on a charity project to raise money for Safe at Last .

Y7 Showcase!

Y7 pupils invited their parents to see their work in Drama, Dance and Music in our first ever Performing Arts Showcase on Thursday 26th October! Y7s thoroughly enjoyed themselves acting out scenes from Cowboys, dancing to Michael Jackson, African Drumming and showing parents and siblings how to use Garageband. Some very talented drummers also took […]

Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in their maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in a lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one […]

MathsWatch Is Now Live!

MathsWatch is available to all our students to help them prepare for any of their Maths exams or assessments. All have usernames and passwords so get on to do some alternative revision or homework. All students have access to MathsWatch and have their own login which consists of 3 letters. If you need your login […]

The Reading Racers Checkpoint Is Now In…

After a very busy half term, packed with reading and quizzing, the results of the next Reading Racers checkpoint are now in! Year 7 7EN1 maintain pole position with a staggering 1,185,433 words read since the start of the half term in September! Stepping up to the challenge recently, 7EN2 now have a much healthier […]

Excellence In English Awards

The first winners of our ‘Excellence in English’ award have been drawn! The name of each Superior Student from this half term was put into a hat and a winner from KS3 and KS4 drawn at random by Mrs Mather. And the winners are… Finley Chadburn 8.2 Natalia Santana Peguero 10.4 These students have shown […]

Clifton Take Part In The South Yorkshire School Cup

We ended our interest in the South Yorkshire school cup on the 24th October at the hands of our old nemesis Penistone Grammar. Having lost to the hosts at the quarter-final stage last season we hoped we may be able to gain revenge this time around. Unfortunately, this was not to be. We were disappointed […]

Y11 Mock Performance

Y11 Musicians took part in a mock performance on Thursday 19th October in preparation for their final live performance in February when they will each perform for 10-15 minutes.  We are incredibly proud of them all tonight – everyone was well prepared and very supportive of each other.  Highlights can be found on the Clifton […]

Artist of the Week

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

Bag Packing Success!

On Saturday a team of 40 students (year 7-10) and five staff members went to Tescos to pack bags to raise funds for the trip to La Fosca next year. The students were such a credit to our school. Although they were a bit nervous to start off with, after packing a few bags they […]

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: Millie Callaghan 11.4 Sameera Mazhar 11.4 Miss Pyott: Bradley Bean […]

Y9 Netball Tournament Away At Wales

Wales held the Y9 netball tournament last night. After hours of after school and lunchtime practices, the girls arrived with a confident head on their shoulders. We were put into a category with Wickersley, Aston, Wath and Maltby and all delivered very strong teams. Despite this the girls gave their all from the first game […]

Halloween Movie Night Success

Last night over 50 students attended a Halloween movie night, in aid of the Sheffield Children’s hospital’s snowflake project. The evening was organised and ran by members of the student council. They sold tickets, sweets, drinks and popcorn to raise money. The evening was a great success and enjoyed by all.

Maths Achiever of the Term

We now have a new award in Maths ‘Maths Achiever of the Term’. Each term each Maths teacher will nominate 3 students across Y7-Y11 that have gone over and above in Maths.

Year 8 Football Vs Wickersley

A much better display by the Y8’s this week. With a much changed team to previous weeks the lads showed the effort and commitment which had been lacking slightly, leaving us on the end of an unfortunate 2-0 defeat to a really strong Wickersley team! The first half started with a real high tempo with […]

Year 11 Football Against Wickersley

We put in our best footballing performance of the season today in a fine 2-1 win against a well organised Wickersley team. We started much the better of the two sides and our quick passing game was causing danger every time we went forward. Strangely it was through route one that we carved out the […]

Artist of the Week

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

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: Muhammad Abdullah 7.2 Auguste Rekyte 11.1 Miss Pyott: Callum Boyle […]

Playgroup Fun at Clifton Community School

Playgroup fun at Clifton Community School organised by Wickersley 6th form CACHE students. Everyone welcome each Wednesday from 1.30-3pm, next session will be Wednesday 25th November. For more details contact jarmstrong@wickersley.net

The Clifton Factor Finalist Have Been Revealed…

The Clifton Factor Finalists are: Juste Ziulpaite Connor Malin Lauren Wilson Demi Atkinson Charlie Twible Isabelle Smith The Grand Final will be on Thursday 9th November at 6.30pm – tickets are now on sale, £3 for adults and £2 for pupils, and can be purchased from the Music Workroom in P5.

Clifton Factor Semi Final!

It’s the Clifton Factor Semi Final after school tonight from 3.30pm in the Performance Hall. You will get chance to vote for your favourite performer out of this lovely bunch of singers: Charlotte Caprani Charlie Twible Juste Ziulpaite Amy Burling Alicia Walker Connor Malin Isabelle Smith Demi Atkinson Hermione Mercy Lauren Wilson

Music Week 25th – 29th September 2017

Music Week took place from 25th – 29tth September and was busier than last year, with pop-up performances around school, a pianothon and performances in assemblies.

Artist of the Week

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

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 sixthform@wickersley.net Click here for more information.

Year 8 Football v St Bernard’s

The Y8 Football team were well beaten this evening in their tussle against St Bernard’s. The boys are still adapting to playing on grass having spent most of last season on a flat Astro turf surface.

Duke of Edinburgh 2017

We took a group of our DofE students away on a camping residential. It was a great experience and chance for them to put into practice the skills they had learnt over the past 6 months.

Soap Box Derby For Bluebell Wood

We had an incredible day on Saturday as our school cart entered the 2nd running of the Clifton Park soap box derby.

Y11 Football Against Wath in High Scoring Encounter

Following an 8-8 draw the last time we faced Wath we were fully expecting a high scoring encounter as we travelled there on Saturday morning. That was exactly what we got as we ended up on the wrong side of a 5-3 scoreline.

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to this weeks’ Superior Students! Mrs Mather: Jamie Hartley 9.1  Arpad Lazar 10.2 Miss Pyott: Ellie Haywood 8.2 Alhamudin Orshdin 11.1 Miss Foster: Boris Kondik 7.4 Bradley Rush 11.3 Miss Wilkinson: Reece Seymour 8.6 Abigail Johnson 9.4 Miss Allison: Alfie Lowe 7.5 Burrough Amoafo 10.4 Miss St. Pierre: Josh Wheeler 7.5 Laura Johnson 10.5 Miss […]

Eurpoean Languages Day – What We Got Up To

Last Tuesday 26th of September, our school celebrated the European Languages Day with different activities during the breaks where staff and students were offered a little taste of some of the different cultures we have in Europe.

Clifton Bake Off For Macmillian

Y10 hospitality pupils have been baking goods which could be sold at the cake sale for the last month.

Cross Country Result

Last night was the turn of Wickersley to host the cross-country fixture, which saw another strong turnout for Clifton with 30 pupils in attendance.

Year 11 Football Away At Dinnington

Our Year 11 Boys traveled to Dinnington for their second game of the season where we came away with the victory that our play deserved.

Football: Toe to Toe Against Dinnington

The year 7 lads had another run out this evening against Dinnington, in what was a thoroughly entertaining encounter we found ourselves 4-1 down early on but rallied fantastically to get back to 4-4. 

Netball Match Against Maltby

Our Year 7’s played really well in their first ever game and although the final score did not go our way, they learned loads and showed real progress over the duration of the game. 

Y11 Football v Oakwood

Sporting our new kit for the first time we were slow out of the traps allowing Oakwood the best of the opening exchanges.

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages – Tuesday 26th September 2017 Do come along on Tuesday take part of some of the activities going on around school!

Artist of the Week

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

Excellence in English

Congratulations to this weeks’ Superior Students! Mrs Mather: Codi Billen 7.6 Courtney McKenzie 11.5  Miss Pyott: Fatima Iqbal 7.5 Haris Mahmood 10.3 Miss Foster: Bozena Zigova 8.2 Siyaam Hussain 10.6 Miss Wilkinson: Zara Hussain 8.1 Jacob Dimbleby 10.1 Miss Allison: Finley Chadburn 8.2 Tiba Ghadeer 11.1 Miss St. Pierre: Daniela Hlavacova 8.5 Libby-Jane Hall 10.6 […]

Netball Match Against Winterhill

The girls Netball fixtures got underway last night with a home fixture against Winterhill for Years 8 & 9. Our Year 9 Team came up against an extremely strong Winterhill side (who made the Finals last year) but this did not prevent them from putting up a competitive fight and gave them the opportunity to […]

Reading Racers

Year 7 and 8 Accelerated Reader classes have been making excellent progress with their reading so far this term.  The results of the first Reading Racers checkpoint are now in! Year 7 7EN1 are in pole position with 135,769 words read since the start of term. 7EN2 are next with 51,372 words. 7En4 are close […]

Science Club & Revision Sessions

Science club starts on Thursday 21st September 2017. Y11 Science After School Revision Club- Tuesdays and Wednesday 3.10-4PM. See Miss Morton for more details. Y7 & Y8 Science Club – Thursday’s after school 3.10-4PM (S10). See Miss Carr for more details.

Daniel Barnett Arts Foundation – Non Uniform Day

At the end of the summer term, we had a non-uniform charity day to raise money for the Daniel Barnett Foundation. You can read the full article on their website, click here to view.

Excellence in English

Congratulations to this weeks’ Superior Students! Mrs Mather: Georgia Foster 7.6 Mitchell Weatherhead 11CS1 Miss Pyott: Hammad Masood 8.5 Javairia Hussain 11.4 Miss Foster: Sebastian Ilko 7.4 Bradley Rush 11.3 Miss Wilkinson: Coby Godber 8.4 Habibah Hussain 9.3 Miss Allison: Kristian Horvath 9.2 Perla Makulova 10.4 Miss St. Pierre: Aleesah Judge 7.3 Joe Woods 10.3 Mrs […]

Art Packs Now Available

At the beginning of term We offer Art packs for year 10 and 11 students as practical work will be set for homework each week and therefore  it is recommended that students purchase the art pack to complete the work at home. Students who do not have equipment at home, will need to stay behind after school to […]

Artist of the Week

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

Cross Country At Wath Comprehensive School

30 pupils of our own pupils visited Wath Comprehsive School for the first cross country event of the season. The pupils were a true credit to school and for the second year running we had the biggest turn out from the local schools! Year 7 boys and girls lead the way with some great performances […]

European Languages Day 2017

We are celebrating European Languages day on the 26th of September and will have a range of activities around school for students to take part in. Activities that will happen on the day: International food in the canteen– students can try a range of different dishes from European countries. International cinema at break and lunch in […]

Rugby Kit Designed By Our Own Students

Yesterday Mr Fisher took 4 students to Laund Hill YMCA in Huddersfield to take part in a workshop with representatives of Canterbury Sportswear and the RFU to design a Rugby shirt for our School. It was about involving pupils who love participating in sport so we took Neve and Joshua from Y7 along with Sathurja […]

Clifton Soul Band Returns!

Clifton Soul Band is returning on Wednesday 20th September 2017. See Miss Maud in P5 for more information.

Y8 Football First 11 Side Fixture Of The Season

Tonight was our first 11 a side fixture again last years cup winners Aston, which saw a few new faces line up for Clifton. We started the game well on a very large pitch for the lads, Aston quickly got in their stride being a larger and stronger team. They soon made that pay going […]

Sexual Health Awareness Week

We are supporting the 2017 Sexual Health Awareness Week. Click here for more information.

Excellence in English

This week, the English department have nominated their first students for the new ‘Excellence in English’ award! To be nominated for this, students have to show consistent effort and be enthusiastic in every English lesson as well as involving themselves with class discussions and be working hard to reach their target grade. Deserving students from […]

The School Show Is Coming…

The school show is coming and we need YOU! A practical workshop will be taking place Friday 8th September after school for half an hour in the Dance studio. The show title will be revealed and audition material will be available for collection. AUDITIONS will be held on Tuesday 12th September, after school, on the performing arts corridor.  Students need to attend both […]

English Revision Sessions

Year 11 Revision English revision sessions will start on Wednesday 13th September. The sessions will be weekly and start after school until 4pm. Year 10 Revision English revision will also begin after school on Wednesday 13th September, will be every 2 weeks. Year 7 and 8 Reading Club Reading Club starts this Thursday, after school in […]

Clifton Community Playgroup

Come down and join our free community playgroup at school! Everyone is welcome with children 0-5 years, to meet new people and let your children play with our qualified staff and experienced students. We run every Wednesday in term time 1.30pm- 3pm. Starting 20th September 2017. No need to book places. Creative activities for the children, […]

GCSE Results 2017

Well done to all of our year 11 students on their GCSE results. You have worked so hard throughout the years at Clifton, you will be greatly missed. Good luck for the future!    

Junaid Bostan Selected To Represent England

Junaid Bostan has been selected to represent England in the Junior European Boxing Championships. Junaid attended a selection camp in Birmingham on the 29th July which got him to where he is now. Even being friends with a Team GB Boxer, Dalton Smith (both pictured in the image above). Junaid will be boxing at 48kg in […]

GCSE Results Day 2017

GCSE Results Day, Thursday 24th August 2017. Results can be collected between 10:00am and 12noon from the Performance Hall.

Term Dates 2017/2018

Click here to view the 2017/2018 term dates.

Year 7 Poetry Festival

Artist of the Week

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

Art Packs

At the beginning of term We offer Art packs for year 10 and 11 students as practical work will be set for homework each week and therefore  it is recommended that students purchase the art pack to complete the work at home. Students who do not have equipment at home, will need to stay behind after school to […]

Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in their maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in a lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one […]

July 2017 Student Council Newsletter

Click here to download our July School Council Newsletter.

Bluebell Wood Cheque Presentation

In January Clifton nominated Bluebell Wood as their Charity of the Year to work hard to fundraise for. Students and staff have worked hard at numerous events to be able to hand over this cheque for £501.15 to the staff and patients at the hospice on their trip today. They were able to see the […]

Y10 Oil Pastel ‘Marcia Baldwin’ Artwork

Y10 Textiles students are currently looking at the title ‘Natural form.’ They have started the project by looking at different medias/materials to experiment with. Here we have some lovely examples of some artist inspired oil pastel studies. They have been given the lesson to draw and overlay different layers of oil pastels to create a […]

Excellence in English

This week, the English department have nominated their first students for the new ‘Excellence in English’ award! To be nominated for this, students have to show consistent effort and be enthusiastic in every English lesson as well as involving themselves with class discussions and be working hard to reach their target grade. Deserving students from […]

The Rock Assembly at Wembley SSE Arena

On Thursday 13th July, 45 KS4 pupils travelled to Rock Assembly at the Wembley SSE Arena. Organised by The Transformation Trust, the Rock Assembly is an annual event in which 10,000 pupils from across England have the opportunity to explore career options and talk to universities at the Futures Fair before watching a concert in […]

Artist of the Week

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

Prom 2017

Non Uniform Day

On Friday 21st July, we will be having a non-uniform day to raise money for our chosen charity, Bluebell Wood. To wear non-uniform, you must pay £1 to your form tutor when arriving at FTT. Rules: No high heels No crop tops/vest tops No baseball hats/caps  

Last Day Of Term Arrangements 2017

As we fast approach the summer holidays, it is time to update you on a number of things for the end of this academic year and the start of next.

The Clifton Summer Concert 2017

Clifton Away At Rawmarsh For A Quarter-Final Cup Clash

15 Y8 lads travelled to Rawmarsh this evening for a quarter-final cup clash.

Rotherham Schools Athletics Championships at Herringthorpe Stadium

On Wednesday 5th July our pupils took part in the Rotherham Schools Athletics Championships at Herringthorpe Stadium. We took full teams up in Year 7, 8 and 9. These pupils have been working hard at Athletics in PE lessons and we have also held training sessions for each year.

The Big Blast!

On Monday 26th June six of our brass and woodwind musicians took part in the Big Blast at Magna with almost 300 pupils from schools across Rotherham. 

Recital at Riverside

Clifton Musicians were invited to perform at Riverside House on Friday 30th June as part of the ongoing programme of lunchtime recitals.

Y7 Rounders Finals Day Success

On Saturday morning we took the  Y7 girls to compete in finals day, the top 4 teams in Rotherham started out with the semi final. Our girls played brilliantly  against  Winterhill and managed to beat them to get through to the final against Aston. Unfortunately they were beaten by a strong Aston side.

We Are Proud To Announce – We Have Been Re-accredited, The Healthy Schools Bronze Award!

Every two years, schools in the Rotherham area need to reapply for their Healthy Schools accreditation.

Music Dept – What’s On Summer 2017

There are loads of exciting things are happening in the Music Dept in July, from the Summer Concert on Tues 4th July, to our new Glee Club starting this week, Big Blast tomorrow, a performance at Riverside House on Friday, Clifton Factor Auditions, Rock Assembly. The Clifton Factor is open to pupils from all years […]

Lincoln University Trip June 2017

The new Y10 and Y11’s visited Lincoln University on 22nd June for an interactive day of dance.

Y8 Rounders Tournament June 2017

We took the Y8 rounders team to Wath last night for their tournament. Every player was a credit to Clifton, they showed great sportsmanship and gave a very good account of themselves with the results. Won 2 drew 1 and lost 2. The girls have shown a real improvement from last year which was clear […]

Jaq Denton Completed 100m Bike Ride For The Princess Alexia Fund

Jaq Denton completed his 100 mile ride last weekend! He has raised over £400 so far! All of his family were there to meet him at the end and I have been assured that he did everyone proud. 

Clifton Athletics Team Visit Wath

Last night we took our Athletics teams to Wath for a fixture involving all the major schools in Rotherham. Once more we were well represented at Year 7 and 8 and students who attended had a really nice evening. A special shout out to Ben Robinson and Reece Seymour. Neither boy has represented our school […]

Chad and Alex Visit Doncaster Athletic Club

Mr Griffin and Miss Harp visited Doncaster Athletic Club with Chad and Alex for the South Yorkshire Athletic Championships. The event was being used by many runners as a qualifier for English Schools and a time trial for potential GB entry so the talent was very high. Alex made the final of the 1500m and […]

Y7 Bag Packing

Well done to all of the Y7 students who took part in the bag packing at Tesco over half term. We have raised over £400!

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Trip

On Friday 16th May Clifton Musicians went to see Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at Sheffield City Hall. 

Supporting Pupils After Recent Events In The News

Are you or someone you know affected by the latest events which have covered the news? Click here for advice if you are a parent or carer. Click here if you are a student who has been affected by the recent news.

Y8 Cricket Cup Match

Y8 took on Thrybergh this evening and although we lost narrowly by 5 runs we progressed to the next round as Thrybergh had to field a mixed Y8/9 team so forfeited the match. Highlights included: Some very skillful batting from Sofian Nawaz gliding two lovely fours off the face of the bat. A great caught […]

Rotherham Schools Athletics

Earlier this week we attended the Rotherham Schools Athletics trials at Herringthorpe Stadium. There were very limited numbers at the event as it is only for the pupils who are capable of making the cut to represent Rotherham Schools at the South Yorkshire championships. Alex Mace and Chad Carney performed brilliantly and both boys were […]

Bake Sale Preperation

A big thank you to all of the students and members of staff who helped out baking last night, in preparation for the bake sale on Thursday.  

Reading Racers May 2017

Year 7 and 8 English classes continue to make huge leaps forward with their reading this half term and are zooming towards the finish line and heading for incredible achievements at the end of this year! Currently in pole position for Year 7 are 7EN1 who have read a staggering three million, twenty nine thousand, […]

Summer Concert 2017

Clifton Music Department would like to invite you to the Summer Concert 2017, with a showcase of talent from all year groups and some recently departed Year 11 students.

Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this week 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.

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 […]

April 2017 Student Council Newsletter

Click here to download our April School Council Newsletter.

Y7 Cricket Vs Rawmarsh

Another fantastic performance from Y7 cricket team and a convincing win over Rawmarsh. We were asked to bowl first and an amazing start where we took 3 wickets from the first 5 bowls from Kashif Hussain. Our superb bowling continued and Rawmarsh were 4 wickets down for 0 runs after 2 overs. We continued our […]

Kayaking Club

Just short of 40 pupils took part in Kayaking club last night and had a fabulous time. If you are interested in attending Kayaking club next week, please let your form tutor know ASAP. Limited spaces are available and are going fast!

Parliament Trip Write Up By Shaila Hussain

This amazing trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had with school. I never thought I would have the opportunity to go into Parliament, let alone be given the chance to see an actual live debate in the House of Lords! The room was royal red and was absolutely breathtaking. Moreover, there […]

Y8/9 Cricket – Clifton v Wales

Tonight we took a mixed Y8/9 side to Wales.  With 17 players we rotated everyone to make sure each lad saw some action! Nabeel Ilyas played well as wicketkeeper and some of our bowling was well directed with Alex Mace, Zaakir Ali (one wicket) and Suhail Khan the pick of the bunch. Haris Mahmood also […]

Y7 Cricket Victory

A very eventful and enjoyable night as the year 7 cricket team took to the field for the first time against Wales. We won the toss and bowled first, a very good bowling display restricted Wales to 72/5 off their 16 overs with Armaan the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets for 18 runs […]

Rounders Girls Visit Oakwood

The girls went away to Oakwood tonight and were absolutely brilliant!

3aaa Sheffield Academy Open Day

3aaa Apprenticeships Sheffield Academy would like to invite you to our open day. This will give you the chance to get to know us and what we do. Staff and Apprentices will be available to interact with you to show the benefits of Apprenticeships. This is the perfect opportunity to find out all about the Apprenticeships we offer. […]

PE After School Clubs

Afterschool Kayaking Club

Just a few picturess from the Kayaking Club tonight! All of our pupils who attended had a fabulous time!

Student Council Representatives Visit Parliment

We took student council representatives from Y7-Y10 to Parliament on Thursday, they were lucky enough to observe the House of Lords in action and have a full tour.

The Clifton Team Attend The Colour Dash

20 students and over ten staff took part in the Bluebell wood colour dash on Saturday morning. All students were a credit to the school and more importantly had a brilliant time with their peers doing something positive.

Y8 Rivers and Flooding Homework

This was a year 8 Geography homework task. Students had to use their imagination to come up with something about rivers and flooding.

Buy Your Battle of the Bands 2017 Tickets Now

Battle of the Bands is back and promises to be even better than last year! Taking place on Thursday 11th May from 6.30pm, bands from schools across Rotherham will compete.  The Clifton bands are Astros, 2Barz, Harmonix, Mountain of Diamonds and Y8s Majestic Eagles! Tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for pupils – these […]

Clifton Library Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter!

Clifton Library held a quiz to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter books being on our shelves! With twenty five questions to answer, the competition was strong but the winner, with a score of 24, was Molly Smith. 

Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in their maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in a lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one […]

Y9 & Y10 Girls STEM Trip to Sheffield University

On Wednesday 29.3.17 a group of Y9 and Y10 girls attended, an event called ‘Exploring STEM for girls’ at Sheffield University. Girls from schools around Sheffield and Rotherham attended the event aimed at informing girls about STEM opportunities and careers. 

Easter Egg Winners

Well done to the students below who have entered the Easter Egg Raffle and won an egg! Hallina Nadeem Y7 Arpad Y9 Tia Lazenby Y7 Beth 11.6 Parise Y7 CAleb Y7 Holly Y7 Katie R Y7 Alice Hardy 9.2 Salina Y8 Latifah Y7 Ethan Gale Y9 Lana Y7 Finley Chadburn Y7 Qirath Y7 Eve Jackson […]

Fantastic Homework Project By Shannon

Well done to Shannon Cains for a fantastic homework project, a house showing flood damage. Very creative with a lot of time and hard work gone into making this.

Y7 Students Watch Bugsy Malone in Maltby

On Tuesday 4th April a group of excited Y7 pupils were invited to watch Maltby Minors’ production of Bugsy Malone in Maltby.  They thoroughly enjoyed the show, and can’t wait to get involved in the next Clifton production!

CTS Training Summer Programme

CTS Training are starting their Summer Programme on 4th July 2017.

Battle of the Bands! Tickets go on sale today…

Battle of the Bands is back and promises to be even better than last year! Taking place on Thursday 11th May from 6.30pm, bands from schools across Rotherham will compete.  The Clifton bands are Astros, 2Barz, Harmonix, Mountain of Diamonds and Y8s Majestic Eagles! Tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for pupils – these […]

Word Count From The Accelerated Reading Program This Term Is…

The total number of words read by students on the Accelerated Reading program this term is… Six million, ninety seven thousand, one hundred and thirty two! 6,097,132 Fantastic effort to everyone who got involved!

Reading Racers

Year 7 and 8 English classes have made huge strides with their reading this term and are racing towards a fantastic finish at the end of the year. In pole position in the Year Groups so far are 7EN1 and 8En4. These classes have read over 2 million words each since September – INCREDIBLE! Coming […]

Easter Egg Raffle For Bluebell Wood

The student council are selling raffle tickets this week during break time and FTT. This is to raise money for the schools chosen charity Bluebell Wood. Prizes are all Easter eggs, the first two prizes are large Easter eggs with an Easter bunny! Don’t miss out and get your raffle tickets now!

RUCST Millers Matters March 2017

Click here to view the Millers Matters newsletter from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) awarded The Duke of York’s Community Initiative  Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) is celebrating royal recognition after being awarded the Duke of York’s Community Initiative. Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is one of just […]

North of England Football Academy

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Clifton At The Plate Final

Unfortunately, today’s result saw the Y7 lose out to a very good Maltby team in the Rotherham plate final. The final score ending 5-1. The lads were very competitive and the scoreline didn’t reflect the hard work and football they played. The lads are very disappointed and a few tears have been shed so please […]

Red Nose Day Total

After days of baking, selling Red Noses, penalty shoot-outs, and cake sales, we are ecstatic to announce that we have raised a grand total of £638.94 for Comic Relief from Red Nose Day on Friday! A big thank you to everyone who took part! You have all done amazing!

Gemini-Auto Repair Centres Are Recruiting

Gemini-Auto Repair Centres have vacancies available and are actively looking to recruit Y11 students interested in automotive careers this summer. Give it a try! Students can apply to complete a 5 day placement first, after their exams, that will allow them to: Experience the industry first hand Develop their skills and knowledge of the job Check […]

March 2017 Student Council Newsletter

Click here to download our March School Council Newsletter.

Y11 Football Team Visit Wembley For England Vs Lituanaia

Last Sunday we took the Year 11 football team to Wembley to watch England play Lithuania in a World Cup qualifying match. What a day! After getting fuelled up with a Morissons breakfast in preparation for the long journey we headed off down the M1. When we arrived, we soaked up the atmosphere and stopped […]

Fantastic Work On Rivers And Flooding By Aladar

This half terms homework project for Y8s in geography was to complete a piece of work on the topic of Rivers and Flooding. Aladar has produced a piece of work to show the different elements of the water cycle. He has included a list of the 7 stages of the cycle as well as arrows […]

Saxophone Success

We’ve got several pupils doing music exams at the moment.  Our first result came in today with Ross Denton achieving a merit in his grade 1 saxophone exam. Well done, Ross!

Year 10 Taster Event

All of our year 10’s will be involved in our Taster event on Thursday 30th March 1.55PM.  Students will have an opportunity to meet with professionals representing a wide range of training and employment sectors.  This event will inspire students as they plan their next steps. Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding the […]

And The Red Nose Day Winners Are…

FTT Quiz: 10.7 Mr Fisher with a grand 9/10!! Prizes will be on their way to you this morning Staff Sweepstake: Mr Duroe with Sneezy Lover Prize will be on its way to you today! A BIG thank you to everyone who took part in all the activities!

Comic Relief 2017

We would like to say a massive thank you to all those who have baked, bought cakes, helped with students baking, bought noses, ran penalty shoot-outs and bought in with the sweepstake. The Student Council (along with other students) have worked really hard in the weeks leading up to today, selling over 300 red noses […]

Y8 Interform Basketball Success

Last night we had the Y8’s in action at Cranworth road competing in the interform basketball competition. Every form was represented brilliantly, showing great sportsmanship and enthusiasm to be involved in Clifton sport and most importantly having fun doing so!

Our Students Visit Rawmarsh For Climbing Competition

Last night we took 7 students to Rawmarsh to take part in a climbing competition. They all took on challenging climbs and proved just how much they have progressed since the start of the year. All were fantastic but a special mention to Jade Scott, who came second out of all the girls (across 3 […]

Golden Books Winner

Languages Students have been awarded Golden Book in school for their excellent effort in and presentation of their work. Well done to all of the students who have been awarded this. 

Y10 STEM Trip to Teen Tech 2017

Mr Goorwitch and Mr Gurran accompanied 10 Y8 students to Teen Tech 2017 and they were a real credit to themselves, their families and Clifton.  Their behaviour, enthusiasm, innovation and articulation (when presenting to strangers on three occasions) were real highlights of the day. Their design of a 3D-food printer for the third world was not […]

Northern Powergrid Has Exciting Opportunities For Craft Apprentices.

Northern Powergrid has exciting opportunities for Craft Apprentices. Starting salary £16,960 (pay award pending) Location: North East/Yorkshire/North Lincolnshire   In order to be considered for the 2017 intake, you are required to complete an online application form. The programme will be open for applications between Tuesday 21 March and 11 April 2017. Click here for more […]

Wickersley Music Festival 2017

HARMONIX Are Recruiting… Auditions Will Be Held Next Week!

Auditions to join HARMONIX – Wednesday 29th March 2017                                                                Meet outside the first practice room on the Music corridor at 3:10pm You will sing a song by yourself and a song with the group. We will then contact you telling you if you’ve made it or not. You will need to learn one of these […]

Y8 Take A Good Draw Against Wath

Y8 has a new scoring hero. He’s a student who came in from Spain in the summer transfer window. He wears neon pink boots. His name is Oscar. The Y8 lads played on a full-size pitch for the first time, given the Grass pitch at Clifton is a 9 a side one. This didn’t, however, […]

Artist of the Week

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

Clifton Community Playgroup Is A Success

Clifton community playgroup is going from strength to strength with many more families joining us on Tuesday afternoons for activities, fun and games. Everyone is most welcome from 1.30-3pm.

Year 7 Netball Tournament

The Year 7 Netballers were in a tough draw for their tournament last night and although the results did not all go our way, they did have a good win against Thybergh and a couple of well fought draws against Wales and Maltby. It was a great night with a great group of girls.

Phonics Stars of the Week

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

OiC Rotherham Sea Cadets

OiC Rotherham Sea Cadets are currently looking for new cadets to join them. As an organisation, they aim to give young people aged 10-18 the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun. They offer our cadets opportunities to take part in many activities including: Adventure Training, Camping, Canoeing, Cook/Steward, Communications, Drill, First […]

Red Nose Day Planned Events for 2017

Red Nose Day is on Friday 24th March 2017! We are holding a range of fundraising activities throughout the week to support such a great cause. Starting Monday 20th March 2017 Student Council Reps will be selling Red Noses at £1 in Form Tutor Time. Friday 24th March 2017 Red Nose Sale – £1 Form Tutor […]

Apprenticeship Vacancies At RNN Group

The RNN Group have plenty of apprenticeships available to start your future career. Click here to view the vacancies online now.

Sheffield & Rotherham Medical Day

Medical Days are arranged for Years 10 and 11 with an interest in careers in medicine.  This will take place at Thomas Rotherham College on Wednesday 15th March 2017 – 1.15PM until 6.15PM. which will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Places for this are limited, which will be filled on a first-come, […]

Dearne Valley College Taster Day

Dearne Valley College is holding a Taster Day Tuesday 11th April 2017 – 9.30AM – 12.30PM Click here for more information. Book your place now! Call: 01709 513355 Email: admissions@dearne-coll.ac.uk Website: www.dearne-coll.ac.uk

South Yorkshire Police Cadets

South Yorkshire Police Volunteer Cadet Recruitment details are now available online. You will need to be 15 years of age by August 2017 and no older than 17 by the 31st March 2018. Applications will be accepted from 1st April until the 30th April 2017. Interviews will take place from Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd […]

Y8 Bow Out At The Quarter Final Stage

Y7 enjoyed a well fought and by what we saw a well-deserved victory. Unfortunately, the Y8 team couldn’t emulate the same success, crashing out with a 0 – 6 home defeat. The boys for the first 20 minutes held their own, with both teams jostling for possession, Roman Bogdan was superb tonight in the middle […]

Clifton In Action Away At St Bernards

The Y10 boys were in action this week in an away fixture at St Bernards.  The team started the game against the wind and had trouble getting out of our own half before Amaan Ghani drew a smart save from the opponents goalkeeper. St Bernards missed 2 open goals as the action began to swing […]

Back to the 80s!

Back to the 80s! was a HUGE success this week at Clifton Community School. Students have been working since October to prepare the fabulous production which saw many students pushed outside their comfort zones and deliver an outstanding performance on both nights. The audience were in awe of the energy, determination and talent of all […]

Y8’s Netball – Clifton Away At Wickersley

Well done to the Y8 Netball girls who played against Wickersley last night. You all played fantastic, beating Dinnington and showing great sportsmanship. Malak Skye Ellie Shannon Teagan Ameerah Sophie

Cup Final Here We Come!

Fantastic performance from the lads winning 4-3 on penalties. The game started with Clifton on top attacking up hill, after missing a few chances a definite penalty was awarded to Clifton to where Jensen was denied by an unbelievable save from the St Bernard’s keeper. Moments later we took the lead with a header from […]

Y11 Print Making

Lovely piece of printmaking from one of our Y11 Textiles students Vanessa! Here is her lovely moth repetitive print to link to her title ‘detail. Click here to view the video of Vansessa printmaking.

English Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy […]

The Cup Draw

The cup draw has been made for the Semi Final… Clifton Vs St Bernards Wednesday 8th March 2017 4.00PM Kick off on the astroturf here at Clifton Come down and show your support!

Year 7 Sportshall Athletics

Last night we took the Year 7’s to Rawmarsh for some Sportshall Athletics. This was a brand new experience for all of the students and they worked really hard and conducted themselves brilliantly! Keep up the good work, guys as there are places on the ‘Year 7 Sports Residential’ up for grabs… Watch this space […]

We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards & We Need You!

Calling all aspiring writers ages 11 – 14 years old! We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards and we want you to take part! You can write 750 about anything you want, the judges want it to be personal – so you can choose whichever topic you like! The deadline is Friday 17th March. […]

Y7 Football Team Celebrate A 4-2 Victory Against Rawmarsh

Last night was the Y7’s quarter final cup match against Rawmarsh. Thankfully we saved our best performance of the season for tonight coming out a 4-2 victory in a dominant performance what flattered Rawmarsh. The game started with us on top creating a few early chances with balls from Jensen and David finding Finley upfront […]

Clifton Playgroup Has Now Launched

We have now launched our community playgroup based at Clifton which welcomes children aged 0-5 for an afternoon of play. The playgroup is free and runs every Tuesday afternoon from 1.30 until 3pm. It is organised by Wickersley CACHE level 3 students who will ensure your child enjoys the fantastic activities, games and songs we […]

Movement Evening 2017

Our annual Movement Evening will be held on: Tuesday 25th April Wednesday 26th April Thursday 27th April We have added an extra day this year as it has been a sell out for the last two years. There will be approximately 150 dancers performing in the event and there will be different styles of dance to suit […]

Said Jamal Picked As A Finalist

As many of you will know, we nominated Said Jamal in Y11 for a Youth Sport Trust award which recognises young people who have shown resilience, leadership and determination through sport. Said was picked as a finalist for this award from an extremely high number of entries. Last night we attended the presentation dinner at […]

February School Council Newsletter

Click here to download our February School Council Newsletter.

Tectonics Homework

Year 8 Geography students were set a 5-week homework project to make something linked to their tectonics topic. This was an open task to allow them to be creative. They were given some ideas to get them thinking in class and then left to get started. Each week students were reminded of the task their […]

English Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy […]

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

On Wednesday 15th February a group of our talented Performing Artists went to see the new show in Sheffield, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. A coming-of-age story with a twist, with catchy new songs by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand new musical will have everybody […]

Y11 RSL Music Performance exam

Last week saw an epic four concerts in two days as Y11 musicians performed their RSL Live Music Performance exams. Pupils have spent the past 18 months preparing for their 10-15 minute set, developing technical skills on their instrument and using music events on the calendar to improve their confidence and performance skills. We are […]

More excellent Tectonics homework

Sara G has clearly gone above and beyond with her Geography homework project this week. She has created a cake which has different coloured layers to show the different layers of the volcano. Well done Sara! Keep up the good work!

Year 9 Visit Sheffield University

A group of twenty-seven Year 9 students attended Sheffield University on Monday for a tour of the campus and a study skills session. They were accompanied by Student Ambassadors, who gave a true insight into University life during a tour of the campus buildings. Time was allowed in the Student Union, where our students could […]

Back to the 80’s

Let’s go back to a time where everyone’s heartthrob was Kevin Bacon, TVs were a piece of furniture in your living room and The Walkman was the coolest thing…ever. Mobile phones were HUGE, hair was massive, and The A-Team were bigger than One Direction. Let’s go back to a time when Donald Trump had his […]

Tectonics Homework

Y8 Geography students were asked to complete a project at home this half term on our Tectonics topic. This is an example of some of the outstanding homework completed by Abigail Johnson. Well done!

Badminton Club 🏸

We had a great turnout at badminton club last week, we are having a big push on students attending an extracurricular club this year. We are so pleased that there is such a diverse range of students attending and hope that this will continue to grow.

Year 10 visit University

Twenty-six Year 10 students from Clifton were selected to attend Sheffield University on Monday for a tour of the campus and a study skills session. During the day, the group were accompanied by University Student Ambassadors who were available to give a true insight into University life and answer any questions asked of them, of […]

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Friday 27th January one of our talented Year 8 singers, Vaniya Farooq, was invited to perform at the Holocaust Memorial Day in All Saints Square.  Attended by local dignitaries and the community, Vaniya performed beautifully at this prestigious event, bringing a tear to the eye of people watching.  Jane Cardie, organiser of the event […]

Hospitality Evening 2017

The Y11 hospitality pupils planned, prepared, cooked and served a three-course meal as part of their GCSE practical assignment. The evening was held on Thursday 12th January at 6:00 pm. The invited guest’s including parents and teachers enjoyed a meal of tomato and basil soup, beef casserole with duchess potatoes and steamed broccoli as well as […]

Music Leaders

Since launching the Music Leaders scheme in September several other musicians have been keen to receive the award. Joe Woods and Elliott Duke, both in Y9 and members of The Astros, have now proven themselves to be excellent musicians worthy of being Music Leaders and received their badges this week. Well done!

Y9 Parents & Options Evening

Year 9 Parents and Options Evening will take place on Thursday 2nd February at 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm. This evening is an opportunity for you to meet with subject teachers to discuss the progress of students. Students should make appointments to see staff in English, Maths and Science. Staff from all of the options subjects will […]

WPT Music Festival 2017

The entry form is now open for WPT Music Festival and Young Musician of the Year 2017. Date: Thursday 16th March Time: 7pm Where: Wickersley School Tickets are available from the Boxoffice or Positickets Please complete this entry form if you wish to take part.  

Battle of the Bands 2017!

Clifton are once again hosting a Battle of the Bands competition following the success of last year’s event and we would like to invite pupil bands from across Rotherham to enter.

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Year 9 Award Winners

Congratulations to our Year 9 winners from the last term. Well done and keep up the hard work. The awards were presented for students who gained: Extra Curricular Passport Points 100% Attendance No CFC’s No lates All 3 of the above Our winners are as follows: 100% Attendance- £10: Hailie Smith No Lates- £10: Ashley […]

Clifton Christmas Concert 2016

Last night was our biggest Christmas Concert yet with over 50 musicians from Y7-11 performing to a packed audience of family, friends and staff! Y9 band The Astros opened the show with their superb version of the Arctic Monkeys classic ‘A Certain Romance’. Mr Griffin’s Y7 choir followed with an enthusiastic rendition of ‘Santa Claus […]

BTEC Dance Evening

The BTEC dance exam was a great success with 107 dancers in performing. The Y11’s prepared the evening and performed Unit 1 piece. The programme was designed by Kieran Wilson and the students choreographed their own parts. The Y7 performed for the first time and danced a spectacular American Country  line dance mix. Two groups of […]

Year 9s Collaborative Poem

This week in history Year 9 have been exploring World War 1 poetry and expressing their knowledge and feelings from this term in a collaboratively planned poem. This is the fantastic efforts of one Year 9 class; Shuayb Alam, Sobia Ali, Jonas Badi, Vanesa Cechova, Natalia Dunkova, Marian Gazi, Patrik Hanko, Jenna Hawksworth, Aneta Horvatova, […]

End of Term Arrangements

As we approach the Christmas holidays we would like to give you advance notice of our intention to close early on Friday 16th December 2016. On Friday 16th December lessons 1 and 2 will be as normal and lunchtime will be between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. – earlier than usual. At 12:10 p.m., instead […]

Presentation Evening 2016

Clifton students celebrated their exam success in style with the Presentation of Awards and Certificates evening. The platform party was made up of Mr Hardcastle, Mr Hudson, Mrs Hudson, Mr Butterell and Mrs Lidster. In total, 74 awards were handed out on the evening including: Recognising exceptional performance in subject areas Determination in overcoming difficulties Consistently […]

Why learn an instrument?

Benefits of learning a musical instrument Learning any new skill is hard work, especially when it involves a musical instrument.  Budding musicians must devote hours to independent practise, learn how to fix mistakes and get used to the pressure of performing – but it is also highly rewarding! This term the number of pupils participating […]

Drumtastic 2016

Last night saw another Drumtastic concert in the Drama Studio. Musicians from Y7-Y11 performed to an audience of parents, friends and staff. For many of the pupils it was their first performance outside the safety of the classroom, and Y9s had a taster of what they will be expected to do when they choose to […]

Outstanding Homework

This term Year 7 are studying the topic of the Norman Conquest in history.

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.

STEM Trip

On Thursday 10th November some of our budding young Y9 Scientists and Engineers were invited to take part in a STEM activity day at the AMRC in Sheffield, with staff from many different engineering institutes laying on sessions. Great fun was had by all and the day was both educational, and an eye opener for […]

Careers Day

Students in Y11 recently had a hugely successful day working alongside professionals representing a wide range of employment sectors and post 16 training providers. All students experienced a mock interview with an employer and attended workshops plus sessions on applying for college using resources such as UCAS Progress. ‘Rotherham and North Notts Training’ offered students […]

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.

Flute Success!

Congratulations to Ellie Mae in Y9 for achieving a Merit in her Grade 1 flute exam!  

Presentation Evening Thursday 24th November

We are looking forward to celebrating the success of  Year 11  following this summer’s exam results and hope you can join us to make the evening a truly memorable occasion. All students will be presented with their exam certificates, alongside those who have been nominated for a special award. Students need to be seated by 6.30pm […]

Tales of the Unexpected

Clifton Community School would like to invite you to our BTEC Dance Exam ….. tales of the unexpected. The show takes place on Friday 9th December 2016 in the Performance Hall, starting at 6.30pm. Tickets are on sale now at £2 each from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 workroom.

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.

English Stars of Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy […]

Christmas Concert

The Clifton Christmas Celebration this year will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 14th December in the Performance Hall. There will be performances from our talented Soul and Rock Bands, KS4 Rockschool musicians, and KS3 pupils. Our beginner brass, clarinet and violin groups are also currently learning their pieces for their very first performance! Tickets […]

Drumtastic

The next Drumtastic performance will take place in the Music Department at 4pm on Thursday 1st December. Drumtastics are informal events where young musicians are given the opportunity to play in front of a small audience of family, friends and teachers. This helps pupils prepare for larger concerts in the Performance Hall as it gets […]

And The Winner of The Clifton Factor 2016 is….

Last night was the night of the Clifton Factor Final. The stage was set and the contestants had been practising like mad for weeks. Ben Mitchell and Aurimas Jakas were prepped to compere and there was an air of excitement in the sold-out audience.

Year 11 Careers Day

Deciding where to study after your GCSE’s and what to study?

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: P1: 4th November – Heat Transfer 11th November – Cost of Electricity 18th […]

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 […]