At Clifton Community School we are proud of our students’ achievements; this doesn’t end when they leave us able and qualified to take their full part in society. We as a school have high aspirations for our students and therefore have set up the Clifton Alumni, with the aim to inspire and motivate current Clifton students. This will involve celebrating the achievements of school leavers, sharing inspiration from their time at Clifton and their next steps, along with some excellent guidance for students on how they can fulfill their own ambitions and goals.

Aiden Charnock

Clifton Community School

GCSE Results
1 A*, 5 B’s, 2 C’s

Dearne Valley College

Motor Vehicle Body Repair

The British Army

The Royal Artillery

Professional Boxer

Wish to pursue this as a career

What Aiden says:

After leaving Clifton I went to Dearne Valley College and studied Motor Vehicle Body Repair for a year, before realising it wasn’t what I wanted. I took no time in signing up for the British Army as it had always been in my mind as a possible career choice. Currently, I am serving my fifth year in the Army in the Royal Artillery.

In addition, I am an avid boxer and have managed to juggle my military career with gaining experience in spars. I fight in contests up to four times a year, having just six weeks to complete the vital training and preparation for each fight. When I have completed my tour of duty, I intend to leave the Army and pursue boxing further. It is my dream to do boxing as a professional career.

Advice from Aiden:

Do not be afraid of trying new things and finding your passion, because that will be the field in which you can excel. Respect people that respect you and make things happen. Don’t just talk about it. Go out and make a change and a difference. I guarantee you will be happier for it!

Alisha Flintham

Clifton Community School

GCSE Results
1 A*, 3 A’s, 5 B’s

Barnsley College

Dance Studies

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPDA)

BA Hons in Performing Arts

What Alisha says:

After leaving Clifton, I went to Barnsley College to study dance, developing my skills in a range of dance styles. I then successfully auditioned for a place at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPDA) and completed a BA Hons degree in Performing Arts.

After leaving LIPDA, I traveled the world working as a dancer; this has included working on cruise ships, the stage and television. I have appeared across Europe as a dancer in ‘Musical Starlight’ performing in countries such as Austria and Germany. I’ve also featured as a solo dancer in productions of ‘Rock around the clock’ both in China and here in the UK. I have also been fortunate to gain a part in the ‘An Evening with Dirty Dancing’ cast, where I featured as a dancer in tours of the UK and across Europe. Over the past 3 years I’ve taken up dancing roles in pantomimes such as Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Sleeping Beauty in various theatres around the country.

My dancing roles have not been limited to the stage, as I’ve used my dancing abilities in modelling jobs in magazines and television advertising for companies such as Schwartzkopf. In addition, I have had the opportunity to make television appearances and have recently performed in ITV’s ‘Living the Dream’.

Issabella Hagan

Clifton Community School

GCSE Results
1 A*, 1 A, 4 B’s, 2 C’s

Wickersley Sixth Form

Geography B

Psychology B

General Studies B

Level 3 Applied Science Distinction*

The University of York

Environmental Geography

What Issabella says:

I attended Clifton Community School where I studied English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Spanish, Music and Sport. I then progressed to Wickersley Sixth Form to do my A levels. I studied Geography, Psychology, General Studies and Level 3 Applied Science, and left with 3 Bs and a Distinction*.

I am now in my third year of studying Environmental Geography at The University of York, hoping to go on to do a Masters here next year in Marine Environmental Management.

In the summer holiday following my first year of university, I spent four weeks in Indonesia with Operation Wallacea. I spent a week living in a little village in the jungle. I was taught how to scuba dive and monitored the coral reefs to collect data that was sent to the Indonesian government.

In July this year, I participated in an advanced course in scuba diving using the experience to collect data for my dissertation. I spent five weeks this summer volunteering with a marine conservation charity called Love The Oceans and as part of this experience was able to collect my dissertation research on coral reefs. This gave me even more experience monitoring reefs, as well as practice in collecting data from artisanal fisheries and teaching basic biology in the local schools. I am now much more skilled in handling, analysing and logging data, which are all vital skills for my degree.

All of this experience should hopefully allow me to work with charities like Love The Oceans in the future and travel around the world with them to do exactly what I love!

Kyle Hammill

Clifton Community School

GCSE Results
2 Distinction*, 1 A, 6 B’s, 1 C

Thomas Rotherham College

History B

Politics B

Law B

The University of Sheffield

History and Politics

What Kyle says:

I attended Clifton Community School where I studied English Language and Literature, Maths,
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Spanish, Music and PE. I left school with 2 Distinction’s*, 1
A, 6 B’s and 1 C.

I then progressed to Thomas Rotherham College to do my A levels. I studied History, Politics
and Law, from which I received 3 B’s.

I am now in my third year of studying History and Politics at the University of Sheffield. My
chosen career path is teaching history and politics in secondary schools.
The available careers with my degree are: Teaching, public relations/advertising, journalism,
and investment banking.

My advice to current Clifton students would be: Perform at your best in all of your subjects as
you will have more options available in the future. When looking at colleges, apprenticeships, or
work, make sure you’re aware of what is expected so you know exactly what you’re getting into.
Finally, try and pick something that you excel in and that you think you’ll enjoy.

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