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.

Clifton students welcome visitors from Bahrain


Chol Theatre’s Imaginary Communities project welcomed a group of 20 students from Bahrain who travelled to the UK with the ‘BLC Language School’.  The students worked with Chol Theatre for a week in West Yorkshire, devising, scripting and shooting their very own film.  The students were keen to visit South Yorkshire and meet some of the students from Clifton School who also worked closely with Chol Theatre on a residential during Easter this year.

The students met the Y11’s and shared their experiences over lunch.  In the afternoon the students were given a tour around the school and joined in with some English lessons to get a real feel of school life at Clifton.  The students were impressed with the facilities in the school and enjoyed talking to the Y11’s who were incredibly friendly and welcoming.


School Meal Prices 2014-2015

Following a decision taken at the Cabinet meeting of 19th June 2013, the price of a student meal is to rise by 5p from 1st September 2014.

Following the price freeze in 2013 the price of a paid Secondary School Meal remains exceptional value at £2.10 for a healthy two course freshly prepared meal.


The full list of a meal price will be:

Paid Pupil Meal                    £2.10 (Full Meal, Meal Deal Price)

2014 Awards Ceremonies

Awards Assemblies have taken place for Years 7 to 10 from last year, to celebrate their outstanding successes both in and out of school. Parents joined students and staff to reward the highest achievers for attendance, excellence in subjects, outstanding and improved effort, endeavour, and Top Boy and Top Girl.

Well done to all of our successful students!

Summer Music Concert

Our annual Summer Music Concert will take place on Tuesday 15th July 2014. Tickets are £2.50 each, with all under-11s free of charge! Please contact Miss Marrow at the school for tickets or more information.

School closure Thursday 10/7/2014

Due to industrial action by the NUT and UNISON, the school will be closed to students on Thursday 10th July 2014

School reopens as normal on Friday 11th July 2014

8.4’s impressive fundraising for Bluebell Wood!

Back in March, one of our Science teachers, Mr Bates, decided to take part in a 10K swim to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. His form group, 8.4, were eager to help him raise money for the charity and together they managed to collect £697 pounds!

On Friday 4th July, a representative from Bluebell Wood visited Clifton to personally thank the students and Mr Bates for their impressive contribution. Well done to everyone involved!

Year 11 Student of the Week!

Congratulations to Jon in 11.6 who has been named the ‘Y11 Student of the Week’ for gaining top marks in his English peer assessment. Well done Jon!