Year 11 Effort Ranking Awards

A HUGE congratulations to the 9 Y11 students who have achieved first place (No1 in the effort ranking) for the 1st collection:

Adiba Ali, Owen Broadway, Rachel Essex, Katelyn Holdridge, Toni Marshall, Terri Mosley, Samantha Scattergood, Zaibah Shahid and Megan South.


We would also like to congratulate the Year 11’s who, along with the above, achieved the top 20 effort rankings:

Yasmin Ali, Millie Avill, Aliyah Ahmed, Xinyue Guan, Zaynab Hussain, Emily Oxley, Lauren Oxley, Katja Petrova, Karolina Sersniovaite, Kane Watts and Sbah Hussain


Well done to all – Excellent effort!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to our Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday – it was a lovely afternoon and we managed to raise over £391 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our Year 10 Hospitality GCSE group hosted the event and gained some valuable experience as practice for their practical exam.

Well done to everyone who helped raise money for such an important cause!

Students of the week!

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

YEAR 7: Shakira in 7.8 for effort in lessons and representing school at cross country

YEAR 8: Ellie in 8.6 for excellent attendance & effort in lessons

YEAR 9: Safiyyah Hussain 9.6 for excellent effort  in English & Maths

YEAR 10: Brooke for 100% attendance, setting a good example to younger students and for achieving above her target in recent Child Development work!

YEAR 11: Charlotte in 11.2 for getting 2 CFP’s last week

Forms of the week: 7.7, 8.5, 9.6, 10.8, 11.2.

Well done to you all!

Year 9 Football Win!

On Wednesday 24th September, the Year 9 Football team booked their place in the quarter final of the Rotherham Schools Cup with an impressive 7-2 win over Winterhill.

Though Clifton initially fell behind, the lead lasted a matter of seconds as Danny continued his hot vein of form in front of goal by levelling matters. Clifton seemed to get a foothold in the game but deputy keeper Lewis handled outside the area, with the free kick taker placing the ball expertly inside the keeper’s right hand post. Back came Clifton to equalise for a second time and Elton fired it home after Danny hit the post with a thunderbolt of a shot. Kian was making some great runs from Midfield and was on hand to assist Danny’s second of the game as he was in the right place at the right time to put Clifton into the lead for the first time. Elton was once again proving a menace on the right hand side and seemed to give Clifton a key goal just before the break.

Half-time saw a substitution at right-back, as the reliable Kieran was replaced by Brandon. Brandon’s introduction put the seal on an already solid Clifton defensive performance, with Matt commanding the back line well. Clifton started the second half a little cagily but soon settled down into their stride and played some flowing football as the midfield moved the ball well. Damian was breaking play up fantastically for Kian and Ronan to pour forward, and one of Ronan’s mazy runs led to Clifton’s fifth goal, which he managed to finish brilliantly.

Danny was looking a great threat as ever, but it was Luke Rodwell who fired home the goal of the game with a great strike from all of 25 yards leaving the keeper with no chance. Clifton continued to apply the pressure with Lewis’s goal never looking under any real threat, and Elton topped off a hat-trick in style as he completed a 7-2 victory with a delicate finish to ensure Clifton’s passage to the quarter final of the Rotherham Schools Cup!

Students of the Week!

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

YEAR 7: Khurum 7.2 – for earning the most CFP’s

YEAR 8: Erik 8.2 – for excellent effort in all subjects

YEAR 9: Khezar 9.7 – for outstanding effort in English and History

YEAR 10: Grace 10.4 – for her commitment to improve her practical Dance lessons.

YEAR 11: Joshua 11.8 – for turning his attendance around, recieving CFP’s for effort and his dedication in FTT

Forms of the week: 7.4, 8.2, 9.7, 10.1 and 11.1

Well done to you all!

Macmillan Coffee Morning (in the afternoon!)

The Year 10 GCSE Hospitality group are busy preparing for next Friday’s Macmillan Coffee Morning (which is actually in the afternoon!). They have graciously offered to host the Coffee Morning as practice for their GCSE Hospitality event which will be the practical exam portion of the Hospitality course.

The Coffee Morning will take place on Friday 26th September, 1.30pm – 3.00pm, in Room T4, which can be entered directly off the staff car park.

Come along for lots of delicious cakes and buns, tea and coffee, soup and savouries, a raffle, Guess the Name and much more! All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Donations of cakes and buns are gratefully received on Thursday or early Friday morning.

We look forward to seeing you there!



A League of Their Own

Next week in English, a group of year 11 boys will be taking part in the first football based incentive league. The boys will be competing against each other for football related prizes.
In order to be successful, the boys will be measured on their attendance, effort and contributions to English lessons.
If you’d like to see how the teams are getting on, come down to the English corridor to see the league table!
Good luck to the boys involved!

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 Jessica in 7.8 who was awarded ‘Student of the Week’ for exceptional effort across all subjects this week!

YEAR 8: Well done to Leah in 8.5 who won ‘Student of the Week’ for being early to every FTT this week, always having the right equipment and getting CFPs.

YEAR 9: Chloe in 9.4 is ‘Student of the Week’ for outstanding improvement in Maths – Well done!

YEAR 10: Congratulations to Burhan in 10.4 for being awarded the most CFPs during the first week back.

YEAR 11: Well done Megan in 11.3 who has been awarded ‘Student of the Week’ for being the first Year 11 student to be given a CFP in the first week back.


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:

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!