Ofsted Inspection – 9th & 10th September 2014

Ofsted have informed us that they will be carrying out an inspection of the school on 9th to 10th September 2014.

We, along with Ofsted, are keen to know what you think about the school. You can express your views by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

Please see the documents below for more information about Parent View and details about the inspection.

Letter to Parents



Sixth Form Information Evening

The Head Teacher would like to invite all parents of our Year 11 students to attend our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 11th September 2014.

The evening will consist of an hour long presentation starting at 6pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Year 6 Parents Evening

Year 6 parents are invited  to meet the Head Teacher and staff and find out more about Clifton Community School on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

Presentations are at 6.15pm and 7.15pm. We look forward to meeting you!


Year 11 Prom

We would like to thank all the staff and former Year 11 2014 pupils for making our prom at the Hilton Hotel a fantastic night to remember! All the students looked amazing and did Clifton Community School proud, we will really miss them!

Well Done Emily!

We are tremendously proud of Clifton student Emily who plays for the Great British Junior Roller Hockey Team. Goalkeeper Emily helped the British team achieve an impressive third place at the World Junior Roller Women’s Roller Hockey Tournament in Toulouse! Well done Emily!

GCSE Art Exhibition!

GCSE Art students created a fantastic exhibition-style display for the visiting AQA moderator. They showcased their amazing GCSE Art and Design coursework, an accumulation of over 2 years of work. The huge range of creative and skilful drawings, paintings, prints, textiles pieces, ceramics and 3D sculptures impressed our visitor and all of those who got chance to walk around the mini exhibition. A massive well done to all of our talented year 11 art students; we are so proud of your achievements!

Summer Music Concert 2014

Clifton students took to the stage for the school’s annual music evening, with pupils from all year groups delighting the gathered crowds with a range of rock, pop, ballads and a superb performance from the vocal choir.
We are extremely proud of the year 7 band who, after weeks of after school rehearsals, made their debut performance.
We are equally proud of Michelle Jefferies, Natalie Green and Tom Charnock, who performed for the last time as Clifton students. All three have performed in Clifton concerts since year 7 and will be leaving us to go onto Level 3 music courses. What an inspiration to those just starting their Clifton musical journey!
We would like to thank all the students who performed as well as everyone who came to support these talented youngsters

Students of the week

A huge congratulations to the following students who have all won ‘Student of the Week’ for their year groups!

YEAR 7: Congratulations to Ellie-Mae who won for exceptional effort across all subjects. She has made a great start at Clifton and has been nominated to be a learning leader.

YEAR 8: Well done to Hasan who is ‘Student of the Week’ for Year 8 for showing excellent effort, determination and attainment to score the highest points on the Head Of Year report.

YEAR 9: Naomi was named ‘Student of the Week’ for Year 9 for excellent effort across all subjects

YEAR 10: Congratulations to Ugne Peseckaite who won for showing resilience and confidence by singing at the summer concert in front of a live audience.

YEAR 11: Kieran was named ‘Student of the Week’ for exceptional effort in English and for gaining top marks in his work.

Well done to all!

University of Sheffield Research Project

Students from Clifton Community School took part in a research project at the University of Sheffield. The group met in the school holidays to reflect on things that are important to them but also to explore culture, stories and art.

The group planned and organised an exhibition of their work, showcasing images, photos, textile bunting and film, which was attended by the university’s top academics.

The students also took turns showing visitors around the exhibition and answering questions about their work as well as their lives, culture and perceptions of learning and university.

Newsletter from the exhibition

Sports Awards Evening 2014

Clifton Community School hosted their 17th Annual Sports Awards Evening on June 25th with special guest Andy Warrington; the former Rotherham United goalkeeper. The evening was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike.

Sports personality winners were:

Year 7: Josh Woodcock and Maddie Oliver

Year 8: Said Jamal and Charlie Marshall

Year 9: Stephen Botham and Chloe Banks

Year 10: Conor Gregg and Lucy Machin

It has been a successful sporting year for students at Clifton with many highlights for the students and staff to be proud of.  Most notably our Y9 cricket team became Rotherham Schools Champions after winning a thrilling final at Clifton Lane last summer term.

Other notable achievements this year have been;

Josh Schofield—South Yorkshire Rugby Union U15

Elton Tshuma – Rotherham Schools Athletics Team

Lucy Machin – Rotherham Schools Athletics Team

Lewis Murr—Rotherham Utd Football Academy

Josh Woodcock – Rotherham Utd Football Academy

Lewis McMichael – Scunthorpe Utd Football Academy

Emily Oxley – GB International Roller Hockey.

Y8 Boys Indoor Athletics Team – Qualified for South Yorkshire Championships.

Congratulations to all for these outstanding achievements.