Term Dates 2017/2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girls Football at Home

The girls had their first home game last night, we had a good mix of girls from Y7-Y10 which was really pleasing.

Rotherham Schools Cup Vs Rawmarsh – Y8

Y8 were involved in a 9 goal thriller recently against a well organised Rawmarsh team. A good turnout with 13 students representing the school with some notable misses through injury and suspension. Clifton looked well organised early on, making sure that they defended well from the back and looked to catch Rawmarsh on the break on […]

Clifton meets Bake Off Winners

The 2nd Clifton meets Bake Off competition was well supported by pupils from all year groups.

Year 11 Parents evening

Year 11 Parents Evening Thursday 3rd November 2016 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm   The year 11 Parents evening will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 between 4PM-7PM. The aim of the evening is for students and parents to meet with subject teachers to discuss progress and get feedback on what needs to be […]

Student Sporting Success

Congratulations to Said Jamal in Y11 who last week won the award for overcoming adversity at Sheffield’s celebration of sport awards, an event to honour local sporting heroes such as Jessica Ennis Hill and Nicola Adams and also up and coming stars of the future. This was a prestigious award and was voted for by […]

Clifton Factor – Grand Final!

The Final of the Clifton Factor is taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 9th November and TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!!

Y9 Netball Result

Tonight we had our Y9 girls netball team in action at their first home game against Rawmarsh.

Open Mic Sessions Coming Soon!

On the last Tuesday of every month there will be an Open Mic Session run by the Music Leaders in p5 at lunchtime.

Schools Music Week at Clifton

School Music Week took place across the MAT on 26th-30th September and Clifton was definitely buzzing with it!

Latest Football Results

Yesterday was another very pleasant morning for the Football teams.

Music Exam Success

Y11 pupils Danielle Brownlow and Dayna Heald recently achieved Merits in their grade 3 vocal exams. Well done!

Health & Social Care Student of the Week

Each week, the health and social care teachers will nominate one pupil to be named ‘Health and Social care student of the Week’. Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Health and Social care’ display board, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

Clifton Featured in the Prince’s Trust Newsletter

Clifton Community School is now proud to announce that we are featured in the Prince’s Trust Newsletter. Click the link below to download the full newsletter. Trust Talk Bulletin September 2016 The following article has been written and sent out by The Prince’s Trust. “Qualification Success at Clifton Community School” Written by Keith Grainger “During […]

Y7 Students Enjoy the STEM Trip

Year 7 students have recently attended the fun and informative STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) trip at Wales High School. Each student had a great day designing, building, modifying and testing cars powered by elastic bands and trebuchets, to throw as far as possible. The students did a fantastic job working together as both […]

Y10 Collograph Printing

The Y10 Fine Art class have been busy Collograph Printing. 

Y9 Sealife Clay Tiles

The current Year 9s have been creating tiles based on Sealife.

Great result for Cross country

We have continued to have a strong turn out at Cross-Country club recently with around 50 pupils taking part. Once more we were comfortably the highest represented school in the borough at the Rotherham schools Cross-Country competition at Dinnington and had some strong results throughout. Noteable finishes were from: Year 7 Girls Porscha Peach 16 Ellie Hodgson 17 […]

School Music Leaders

Congratulations to special group of students who have been selected to be Music Leaders for the school. Music Leaders are talented musicians who have consistently demonstrated commitment to the Music Department and are dedicated to their development as a musician.  They will become ambassadors for the department. Each Music Leader will receive a badge and […]

Whole School Football Results

Year 7: Fantastic morning of football for the Y7 boys and a well deserved 5-4 victory against Oakwood. The boys started well with a few dangerous attacks and deservedly took the lead after Dylan Whatley latched on to a long throw in to slot home from a couple of yards. Mid way through the first […]

The Results Are In!

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for this years Clifton Factor, it was great to see some many people taking part and also everyone who came to support our acts! The results are in and the following students have made it through to our Quarter finals! Well done to: Alijah and Shohaib Alice Hardy and Rhian […]

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. Ellie Haywood Ellie Bullen Michal Bily Morgan Whitehead Dylan Sanderson Well done and Keep up the hard work!

Scientists of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one KS3 and one KS4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’. Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social […]

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 […]

Schools Music Week

Music Week is taking place from Monday 26th September!

Clifton Factor Round 2

Round 2 of the annual clifton factor has got under way, results will be published by the end of the day on Friday after all performances have taken place.

Proms in the Park

On Saturday 10th September Clifton pupils went to watch Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra perform in Clifton Park. 

Results Day Information

Results can be picked up on Thursday 25th August between 10:00am and 12 noon from the Performance hall – please enter through the fire exit. If you cannot get into school to collect your results you have the following option:  Authorise someone to collect on your behalf: Write and sign a letter authorising someone to […]

Student Boxing Number 1

Student Junaid recently competed in the 43kg weight group at Doncaster Dome where he was ranked Number 1 representing England against Wales and Scotland in the GB three nations competition.

Clifton Rocks!

Clifton Musicians rocked on Thursday 7th July!  The Summer concert showcased full sets from Soul Band and Rock Band. 

Rock Assembly 2016

44 Clifton musicians are travelling to Wembley on Thursday 14th July to attend Rock Assembly! Pupils need to be at school for 6.45am in casual, comfortable clothes. Please bring a packed lunch and cartons of juice. The concert finishes at 6.30pm, so we anticipate returning to school for around 10.30pm. If you have any questions […]

Vaccinations Catch-Up

The School Nurses will be holding a number of drop in Clinic’s during the summer break for students who missed having their vaccinations (HPV – girls only, DTP and Meningitis) in school during the past academic year. Sessions will  be held: 20/07/16       10am – 3pm    Maltby Joint Service Centre 27/07/16       10am – 3pm    Rotherham […]

Impossible Triangle Challenge

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

The Clifton Musicians Board

Congratulations to the pupils listed below for making it onto the Clifton Musicians board outside P5.

Clifton Factor Round 1

Clifton Factor 2016 has started! Auditions took place last week and the following pupils from Y7-11 successfully made it through to the next round! Well done!

School Closure – Tuesday 5th July

On Tuesday 5th July members of the National Union of Teachers intend to exercise their right to strike. I regret to inform you that due to this action, I have no alternative but to close Clifton Community School to pupils on that day. The decision to close the school is one which I take reluctantly […]

Places now available…

The drama department are offering 45 students the opportunity to visit London for the day to see In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre. The trip will take place on Tuesday 4th October 2016, students can look forward to a spectacular performance of In the Heights, a bus tour of London’s sights and a meet […]

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. Malak Kassim Megan Hopkins Waqas Ahktar Well done and Keep up the hard work!

Health & Social Care Students of the Week

Each week, the health and social care teachers will nominate one pupil to be named ‘Health and Social care student of the Week’. Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Health and Social care’ display board, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages! Well Done […]

Win tickets for Clifton Rocks

Would you like to win two tickets to see Clifton Rocks? All you have to do is either – Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter The competition will be open until Friday 1st July 12 noon, the winner will be announced on Monday 4th July. The competition is open to […]

Clifton Factor

Clifton Community School would like to proudly present The Clifton Factor! Get your chance to prove you have the C Factor in this future vocal competition! Information is available from the music workroom from Mrs Houlbrook and Mrs Maud.

Clifton Rocks

Clifton Community School would like to proudly present Clifton Rocks! Details are as follows; Thursday 7th July, doors open at 6:15pm and the show will start at 6:30pm. Tickets are just £3 for adults, £2 for 11-16’s and free for under 11’s. Tickets available from the music workroom from Mrs Houlbrook and Mrs Maud.

MFL Prize Draw

Congratulations to the three students who won £10 prizes at the end of May, having been nominated by their language teacher as MFL Legends of the Week during the previous 1/2 term. The prize winners were: Jenna Nishat Y8 Komal Khan Y11 Kvetoslava Janova Y8 This year’s competition continues with students being nominated for excellent […]

B-Fit UK

Last half term, several Clifton students were selected to participate in a mixed martial arts session as a reward for their exceptional behaviour. The session incorporated elements of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Boxing, Judo and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Daniel Hudson and Medhi Faroozi, professional personal training instructors who both in their own right are accomplished champions in […]

Year 11 Leavers Assembly

Friday 10th June saw the Year 11’s draw a close to their academic time at Clifton School and this was celebrated with a leaver’s assembly to say their final goodbyes to staff, friends and the school. Many of the year 11 students turned up to celebrate their time here at Clifton and a number of […]

Have you got the C Factor?

Clifton Factor auditions will take place from Monday 27th June, there will be a different year group each lunchtime auditioning in P5. You can audition as soloists or as groups.  You can sing or rap and must come prepared with a backing track.  Auditions will take place at lunchtime between 1:25-1:55 pm. Audition dates will be: Monday […]

Connor receives a Merit!

One of our music students Connor Webb has achieved a Merit in his Grade 2 drum exam. He scored 18/20 for his first piece and then 19/20 for this improvisation/aural test! This is an outstanding achievement, well done!  

A Summer Nights Drama

To get you in the mood for your summer holidays, it’s our sunshine soaked drama festival featuring talented performers from across Wickersley, Rawmarsh and Clifton schools. The evening kicks off with our brand new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a 1950’s holiday camp is on a collision course with a supernatural Ibizian […]

Clifton Cricketers

Our year 10’s attended a cricket cup match against a good Brinsworth side. Dawood lost the toss and we were put in to bat opening up with Josh Woodcock and Dawood. After a few steady overs from the Brinsworth opening bowlers, Josh was bowled for 0 to a cracking delivery from Brinsworth’s most threatening bowler. In […]

University Education Bus

HEPP & CO Outreach Bus team came and delivered inspirational and engaging activities to the year 9 and year 10 students highlighting the vast array of opportunities available to them after leaving school. Students participated in an interactive presentation covering topics such as the benefits of higher education, choices, options and student finance. As well […]

Movement Evening DVDs

DVDS are now available of the evening from Mrs Kincaid in P12. There is a cost for them which mrs Kincaid will give you details about.

RockSchool 2016

Well done to all the students involved with this years RockSchool 2016 event. The Rockschool concert took place on Thursday 12th May, organised by musicians in Y11 as part of their Rockschool Music Practitioners course. The pupils had to work as a team to plan, promote and hold an event. Pupils from all year groups […]

Rock School – Cast your votes…

Y11 Rockschool pupils are going to end on a high! They are currently planning a concert to take place on Thursday 12th May from 6.30pm in the performance hall. Pupils are working in four teams to plan, promote and run the event. Each team has been allocated 40 tickets to sell – the success of their promotion […]

Battle of the Bands 2016

Congratulations to all of the musicians who performed in last weeks battle of the bands contest at Clifton Community School – they really were fantastic! It takes time and a lot of hard work to become a musician, and guts to stand on stage and perform to a room full of people – the kids did […]

Year 9 & 10 Cricket Match

Yesterday evening Year 9 & 10 boys visited Winterhill school in lovely sunshine. We were put into bat first and started in determined fashion. Dawood Rafiq and Haidar Ali started building up our total. Unfortunately this didn’t last as Haidar was caught and bowled. Josh Woodcock came into bat and steadied the ship while Dawood remained […]

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 […]

Life in the Music Department

We’ve got 2 concerts in a fortnight next month!  Clifton Musicians are frantically preparing for our first Battle of the Bands on Thursday 5th May when student bands from across Rotherham will compete against each other to become the 2016 winners. Y11 Rockschoolers are also planning their final showdown on Thursday 12th May.  Tickets can […]

Year 9 Photography Winner

Some of our year 9 students have been taking part in last terms photography competition, the competition focused on macro and close up photography. We had some great entries sent in throughout the term, but here are our four top photographers! In fourth place is Leonard Mata In third place is James Mycroft In second place […]

Battle of the Bands – Band List

Check out our list of bands for this years Battle of the Bands contest. A number of schools will be participating in the contest such as Wickersley School & Sports College, Rawmarsh Community School and Clifton Community School plus many more. Battle of the Bands will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 6:30PM, […]

Clifton Cricketers!

Last week Clifton took 17 players to St. Pius for their first cricket match of the season. The weather was perfect for the occasion, the sun was beating down on the wicket making it ideal for the batsmen, while a slight breeze from one end gave the seamers some assistance. We batted first and while some […]

Movement Evening 2016

This was the first time we have held our annual movement evening over two nights (next year it will be for three nights). 105 amazing dancers performed for a packed audience on both nights, performing to popular tracks such as Circle of life, Run the World and Rotten to the core. It was lovely to see 25 of […]

Year 10 Incentive Winner

Well done to Yosra Alenazi on winning the Y10 students incentive where students are marked on their attendance, punctuality,  average effort score and time spent on Frog play. For her achievements she won a Kindle Fire which will certainly help to achieve great results at GCSE.

The Impossible Triangle

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

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the bands will soon be coming to Clifton Community School, make sure you get your tickets! Thursday 5th May 2016 at 6:30PM, doors open at 6:15PM. Ticket prices Adults: £3 Students: £2 Under 11s: Free Tickets are available in P5 workroom from Mrs Houlbrook.

Accelerated Readers

This week, certificates were received by the students who met their Accelerated Reader points target last term. Well done all of you!   Year 7: Lubos A Habibah H Uzaira H Vanesa K Madena M Monea M Halima R Isabelle S Arame S       Year 8: Harris A Amaan A Candice C Ellie […]

Movement Evening

We’re in full flow for the next dance production – Movement Evening. It’s on Wed 20th & Thurs 21st April in the Performance Hall starting at 6.30pm, doors open from 6.15pm. Tickets on sale now from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 workroom. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults – £4 Under 16’s – £3

Careers Day 2016

Recently Year 10 students attended a careers event where they had the opportunity to talk with representatives from local colleges and training providers to find out about opportunities for their future. The students where also given a lively performance from drama students at Rotherham College plus an informative presentation on Apprenticeships. To see the full album […]

The Impossible Triangle

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

Come see our Year 10 Drama Performance

Our Year 10 drama students would like to invite you to an informal performance tomorrow afternoon, Thursday 14th April starting at 3.30pm and lasting for approx. 1 hour, in the Drama Studio, all friends and family welcome. This performance is for the students to show case their mock Unit 2 work, which is a piece of scripted […]

A Summer Nights Drama

A Summer Nights Drama Wickersley School and Sports College The evening kicks off with our brand new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which a 1950’s holiday camp is on a collision course with a supernatural Ibizan beach party from the future – but where does the talking ass fit in ?! After that […]

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 […]

Girls Football

Last night we took our girls football squad to Wickersley, for some of them it was their first football fixture. The team played really well together and were a credit to Clifton school and themselves. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the match and were keen for their photo to be shared. Notable achievements included Maisy Smith who had […]

Rotherham Inter-schools Climbing Competition

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 the annual Rotherham Inter-schools Climbing Competition was held on the Clifton School climbing wall. The competition centred around each student’s performance in completing 12 boulder problems set to test the participants climbing skills and technique. The competition was split into 2 age groups, Key Stage 3 (Y7 – Y9) and […]

Students of the term!

Every week for the past term, our Science and Health and Social Care teams have been picking ‘Students of the Week’. Students are picked out by members of staff from each department for their outstanding commitment to their subject, at the end of each term all the students are then placed into a draw, the winner is […]

Year 9 PSHE Competition

Miss Miller in PSHE is running a Competition for Year 9 students. Students are required to produce a project based on positive aspects of diversity within Clifton school. The project can be submitted in any format including powerpoint, short film or posters. Projects should be submitted to Miss Miller by 8th April at 3:10PM. The […]

Little Shop of Horrors

After months of preparation and rehearsals the Little Shop of Horrors performance went down a treat last week. The acting, singing, dancing, live band, set, lighting, props and costumes all working seamlessly together in this musical bonanza. The musical, about a man-eating plant who takes over the world, was greatly received. Our cast included students from Years 8, 9 […]

The Impossible Triangle

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

South Yorkshire Gymnastics

Yesterday the following students competed in the South Yorkshire Gymnastics finals held at the institute of sport, Sheffield. The team competed against schools from around South Yorkshire, and achieved third place overall with an outstanding performance! We are very proud of our students and would like to congratulate them on there win! Well done! B. Gilberthorpe […]

Battle of the bands

Don’t forget battle of the bands will be coming on Thursday 5th May at 6:30pm. The classrooms and practice rooms have been packed at breaks and after school with pupils forming groups, so don’t miss your opportunity to take part! Ticket prices Adults: £3 Students: £2 Under 11s: Free Tickets are available in P5 workroom from […]

Pupils shine at Music Festival

We took some very talented musicians to the Wickersley Music Festival last week to compete against Rawmarsh and Wickersley.  Although it was a long night, there were excellent performances from all three schools, making the role as judge really difficult.  Our pupils were a credit to the school and have once again raised the bar in […]

The Impossible Triangle

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

Little Shop Of Horrors

Theres still plenty of time to get your tickets for the little shop of horrors! Performances on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March, show starts at 6:30 PM in the performance hall. Ticket prices Adults: £4 Under 16s: £3 Under 11s: Free See Miss Houlbrook in P5 for tickets Dont miss out! Its sure to […]

Teen Tech

Some Y8 pupils attended the TeenTech Science Exhibition at Doncaster Racecourse yesterday. Their enthusiasm for the event and their personalities really made an impact on those at the exhibition. After our welcome by Maggie Philbin of Tomorrow’s World fame we had morning activities wandering round different exhibitors including: Vulcan (the aeroplane/bomber) where pupils made model planes […]

The Impossible Triangle

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

Wickersley Music festival

The ‘Epic’ Wickersley Music Festival – what a tour de force. Bringing together secondary and primary musicians in this event showed just how much musical talent is growing and flourishing in our schools.

The Impossible Triangle

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

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 […]

Clifton Instagram

Clifton Community School now has an Instagram page! Follow us at the following link and stay up to date with whats going on around school.

The Impossible Triangle Challenge

The following Clifton students that have all completed their ‘Impossible Triangles’ this week! In order to complete their triangle, students must collect merit marks in their Maths lessons. Merits are awarded to students who have completed an outstanding piece of homework. They all received £5, a certificate and a text home. Congratulations to: Y7 Sara Gazova Y8 Ayisha Shahid Y9  […]

Hospitality Evening

Our Y11 hospitality group recently took part in the organisation and production of a catering event for over 40 guests. The Y11 hospitality group completed their practical assessment by organising and running a meal for over 40 guests including staff and parents. The pupils chose to prepare and cook an Italian themed meal of Minestrone soup, […]

Movement Evening Auditions

Movement Evening Auditions are being held in Dance Studio P12 on Tuesday 16th of Feb & Wednesday 17th of Feb starting at 3:10pm after school. Solo, Duet or Group in Dance or Gymnastics.

Little Shop of Horrors

On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March 2016, Clifton Community School will be delighted to be performing this year’s School Show: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. The performance will start at 6:30PM. Tickets are now on sale from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 Prices: Adults £4 Under 16’s £3 Under 11’s – Go Free Pupils have been rehearsing every […]

Wickersley Music Festival 2016

We are continuing to develop our young musician of the year competition into a music festival and would like to invite your school choir/ band/ instrumentalists to take part this year. In this instance, we would like the festival to be a showcase of musical talent. Many of your schools have choirs and percussion groups […]