Sky Sports ‘Living For Sports’ Mentor

​The school was delighted to receive a visit from Sky Sports ‘Living for Sports’ Mentor, Paul Broadbent, on Tuesday 28th April 2015.  Paul spent the whole day in school working with a range of pupils within PE.  He started the day giving a motivational talk to Year 11 in their assembly.  Paul highlighted the importance for the pupils to prepare well for their exams and that with the right attitude, anything is possible.

Paul spent the first lesson of the day delivering a similar message to a group of Year 7 pupils, sharing the message that no matter where you start in life, with the right attitude and determination you can achieve great things!  The group also engaged in some physical challenges to see who had the ‘right attitude’.

For the second lesson, Paul delivered a session to two GCSE PE groups on the importance of a good diet in order to performance at elite level.  This went down really well and gave the pupils a great introduction to the topic.

During the third session, Paul delivered a rugby skills to another Year 7 group, which was full of fun games that the pupils loved and were fully engaged in.

For the last lesson, Paul worked again with his first group on team games.  The energy levels of the group were fantastic and lots of smiling faces left the Sports Hall at the end of the day.

A fantastic day for all the pupils, who were excited to meet a former Sheffield Eagles and Great Britain rugby league legend: we are all looking forward to Paul‘s next visit!

Student of the Week

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

YEAR 7: Vanesa in 7.5

YEAR 8: Kelsi in 8.8

YEAR 9: Dunya in 9.3

YEAR 10: Chloe in 10.5

YEAR 11: Josh in 11.7

Forms of the week: 7.8, 8.5, 9.4, 10.4, 11.1.


Movement Evening 2015

Tuesday 21st April brought the community together again for Clifton Community School’s annual ‘Movement Evening’.

There were feathers galore and that was just from the penguins! The lights and pyrotechnics were the best yet and helped our students look professional on stage.

We had guest performers this year from the local primary schools, who get together and practice on a Saturday at Clifton, as well as the Year 10 BTEC group from Rawmarsh Community School, who wowed with their rendition of Cell Block Tango.

Our own Year 9’s were amazing with the few boys stealing the show at times. There were many smiles within the audience and great comments from them after. A great night by all!!

DVDs of the evening are FREE for students from the school. In the mean time, here are a couple of sneak peaks from this fabulous event:

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Cricket Round-Up

The cricket season is well and truly underway at Clifton Community School, with some impressive displays by our various teams over the past two weeks! Here’s a round-up:.


Year 7

The Year 7 team started off with a win against a very good Swinton side. The match was reduced to 16 overs and Clifton won the toss and elected to field.

The boys restricted Swinton to 72 for 4, with 42 wides and no balls. Ashley Hambleton was the pick of the bowlers with 2 for 14 off 3 overs. Clifton’s innings followed a similar theme to Swinton’s with 56 of the 73 runs coming in wides and no balls, the innings was tense and thrilling going down to the last over with two needed. Clifton got over the line with 2 bye’s of the penultimate ball.


Year 8

The Y8 Cricket boys kicked off their season with a victory away at St Pius. They put St Pius into bat and our team bowled really well; restricting the opposition to 57 runs. Amaan Ghani took a hat trick! The boys went into bat and set about the total, getting themselves over the line for the loss of only 1 wicket (a comedy stumping of Hassan Ali). Josh Woodcock managed an unbeaten 22 runs!

Following their victory at St Pius, the team played a tense game at Maltby Academy. The bowling attack was particularly impressive as debutant Arman Zaheri took a wicket with only his second ball. We restricted Maltby to 77 for 3. A superb knock by Hassan Ali (34) brought us into contention but once he was removed our run rate slowed considerably. We ended our innings at 71 for 6 which left us 7 runs short of victory.

At both games, the boys were an absolute credit to the school and represented Clifton with passion and pride.


Year 10

The Year 10 Cricket team represented the school with great distinction against Swinton last week. Some of the bowling was truly excellent, though the fielding fell short of our usual standard and as a result we allowed Swinton to score 109 from their allotted 18 overs. Brandon and Jack and then Lewis did their best to rebuild the innings but we were always behind the rate and finished 40 runs short. It was a lovely evening and the boy’s behaviour was excellent.

Quizzing for Nepal

Calling all Year 7 readers….

Help raise £1,000 for the Nepal earthquake relief fund and you could win £1,000 worth of books for your school!

Renaissance Learning are hoping to break the record for the most AR quizzes taken in a single day on Friday 1st May 2015. In the process, they are also pledging to donate £1000 to the Nepal Earthquake relief fund as well as £1000 worth of books being awarded to the school who take the most quizzes!

Year 7 students are eligible to enter and must have finished at least one book by Friday 1st May 2015. Computers will be available in the library at break and lunchtime on Friday for students who wish to take part!

Year 11 Challenge!

A group of our Year 11 students are currently taking part in the ‘Year 11 Challenge’.

The students are given targets to meet around school and in lessons and collect points for achieving each target. They also score points for attending revision sessions, the MRC  before and after school and for every minute that they spend on FrogPlay (an online revision source).

The scheme is aimed at helping students to be as prepared as possible for their exams. The students have been put into a league with 3 Chromebooks up for grabs for the top 3 finishers!!

Photographed are our current top 5 leaders.

Year 11 Rounders

Yesterday, some of our Year 11 girls represented Clifton at the Year 11 Rounders tournament. They were outstanding, a true credit to themselves and Clifton School. They won two matches and drew one against Aston, who went on to win the tournament.

Well done to:

Sophie Pickersgill
Alison Brain
Lauren Oxley
Emily Oxley
Sadia Khan
Ikra Nawaz
Amanda Mbelle
Zeba Basharat
Toni Marshal
Yasmin Ali
Lucy Machin
Millie Avill
Damon Erkal

Hijacked Fairytales



Monday 27th April & Tuesday 28th April at 6.30pm.

Come and see our talented students perform in this unique production. Tickets are £3 each (under 11s are free) and can be purchased from Mrs Houlbrook in P5 – the Music Workroom. We look forward to seeing you there!

Year 9 Easter Attendance Challenge

Congratulations to the Year 9 Students who have won the ‘Easter Attendance Challenge’ for 100% Attendance between 23/02/15 and 27/03/15

Winners were:

Jodielei 9.1
Nathan 9.1
Waqas 9.
Courtney 9.2
Dunya 9.3
Chelsea 9.3
Tyler 9.4
Emily 9.4
Jack 9.5
Daisy 9.5
Farhad 9.6
Danika 9.6
Marie 9.7
Luke 9.7
Noel 9.8
Leila 9.8

Keep up the good work!

Introducing… FrogPlay!

FrogPlay is an online revision site, which will allow students to learn independently and increase their levels and grades at school. It is designed to work anytime, anywhere on, ALL devices such as iPads, Android Tablets, Windows 8 devices and more!

All of our students have been set up with their own accounts and should have received their log in details via their form tutor and in a letter home. Any students who are yet to receive these details should speak to their form tutor.

the site can be accessed via