Dance Exam

The Y10 AND Y11 BTEC dance performance exams took place on Thursday 17th December 2015.

The Y10’s opened with pupils performing to Lion King, the first time they had performed with the live band! All students had spent hours beforehand in makeup with the help of Miss Charlton who made their faces into Lion lookalikes. The students were fabulous and all succeeded in passing the practical unit 4.

The Y11’s were up next with their fairytale stories. For this unit, they had to plan a character and create a scene telling a story. The students organised the whole performance from the tickets to the music and pictures on the screen! Once again, all students secured a good grade from their practical unit 2 and set an example to our up and coming performers.

The Cranworth Road girls performed their unit 4 together and also performed a solo for the first time in front of an audience.

The exam groups were joined by the Y8 and Y9 dancers, who performed two great pieces. This was an excellent standard from our KS3 students and we are expecting some fantastic dancers performing in the future!

We were extremely proud of every performer and would like to congratulate all the students who participated.

Photographer of the Year!

Just before Christmas, our budding Photographers entered their best snaps into Mr Mason’s ‘Photographer of the Year’ competition. We had some fantastic entries, and several of our students were tying for first place until the last vote was cast!

The following entries all received a ‘notable mention’ for gaining votes from the judges:

Six of our Eight judges all voted for our overall winner. We would like to offer a massive congratulations to….


Mr Mason and all the judges were extremely impressed by not only the amount of entries, but the great quality and range of ideas and themes displayed. Well done to everyone who entered!


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.

Congratulations to:

Anna Oraczko – Year 7

Leoni Clayton – Year 8

Isra Sarwar- Year 9

Charlie Marshall – Year 10

Stefanie Lackova – Year 11

Boxing Club


Every Friday: 3.10 – 4.30pm

All year groups and abilities welcome!

Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards!

Over the last few weeks, students in every year group have been awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes for their aspirational attitude towards effort, attendance and punctuality.

Three times a year, students will receive a credit score based on average effort, attendance and punctuality. These credits are quantified, with top achievers receiving either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award depending on the number of credits received.

Students who won awards received a signed certificate from Mr Hardcastle, a letter of congratulations home, and a Clifton Community School Gold, Silver or Bronze pin, which they can wear on their school jumpers or cardigans.

Congratulations to all our winners:

Gold Winners:


Silver Winners:


Bronze Winners:

Students of the Week!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to last week’s Students of the Week!


The winning students were:

Year 7: Sarah in 7.5, who has impressed with her effort across the board, particularly in Science
Year 8: Alhamudin 8.2, for continued excellent effort in all lessons
Year 9: Charlie in 9.6 for achieving the most CFC’s this week.
Year 10: Aminah 10.8, who has shown outstanding effort in Expressive Arts & Brandon, 10.1, for his continually improving his effort
Year 11: Katja 11.5 for being awarded 5 CFP’s!


We would also like to congratulate our Forms of the Week:

7.8, 8.5, 9.8, 10.1, 11.2

Well done to all our winners!

Year 11 Prom 2015

This year’s Y11 Prom will take place on 8th July 2015 at Tankersley Manor in Barnsley. The evening will start at 7.30pm and run until approximately 11pm.
Tickets are now available, priced £30.00 each and all money needs to be paid in full by the 16th March. Price of ticket includes non alcoholic cocktail on arrival, 3 course meal, disco and D.J. Photos will be available on the night at a cost of £5.00 each.

The dress code is strictly smart/evening wear for boys and girls.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there and having a very enjoyable evening!

Year 7 Maths Project!

Mrs Thompson’s Year 7 Maths group recently took part in a poster activity  where they were required to visit the school car park and collect information based on car colour and make. From the data they collected, the students created a tally chart which was then converted into a bar chart and pictogram. Each student presented their findings in a poster, which are now proudly displayed on a board in the classroom.


Year 9 Options Evening

The Year 9 Options Evening for students and parents/carers will take place on Tuesday 10th February 2015.

Please arrive for a talk at 6pm. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to visit our options stalls, set up in the Sports Hall, where you will be able to find out more about each course on offer and to discuss details with subject teachers.


School Open Today

Clifton Community School will be open as normal today.