Scientist of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one Key Stage 3 and one Key Stage 4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’. Winners will receive a certificate along with pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the Facebook page!

This week’s winners are:

MRS BEARDSMORE KS3 Rukhsaar Arshad Her attitude and effort in lessons is fantastic – well done.
KS4 Charlie Baldwin Her attitude and effort in lessons is fantastic – well done.
MRS BURGIN KS3 Jessica Smith Improved attitude to learning and increased effort specifically during practical investigations.
KS4 Marcela Gaborova Excellent attitude to learning.  Giving 100% effort at all times.
MR CADDY KS3 Ashley Ogden Excellent enthusiasm, verbal and written work.
KS4 Said Jamal Fantastic effort and contribution to the class.
MR CHURCHER KS4 Louise Dunsby Outstanding effort and contribution to to lesson.
KS3 Siyaam Hussain Fantastic effort during lessons this week.
MR DUROE KS3 Laura Slepcikova Fantastic effort and supporting other learners
KS4 Sophie Dixon Superb effort and work rate
MR GURRAN KS4 Aaron Wickson Great effort and perseverance with distance/time graphs
KS3 Shaila Hussain Great answers to questions on microbes and disease.
MISS PHILLIPS KS4 Matthew Orme Excellent contributions to class discussion on controlling the spread of disease.

MAT Sports Day

On Wednesday 8th July, Clifton joined together with the Multi Academy Trust schools, Rawmarsh and Wickersley, to host a joint Sports Day.

Each school was asked to select their elite athletes to compete at Herringthorpe Stadium against the two other schools.


Clifton had a strong team of 86 elite athletes who competed in a range of track and field events. The afternoon was a huge success with the following Clifton pupils taking a podium position:


Aimee Rollinson – 3rd place 800m
Charlie Marshall  – 1st place 100m & 3rd place long jump
Marie Bah- 2nd place shot putt.
Nicole Wraith – 3rd place shot putt.
Chad Carney – 2nd place in 200m
Callem Billen – 1st place shot putt
Kian Rose – 1st place discuss
Junaid Boston – 2nd place at 800m
Josh Woodcock – 3rd place 800m
Elton Tshuma – 1st place 800m
Said Jamal – 2nd place 100m and 2nd place long jump.
Luke Britten – 3rd place at Javelin.


Our students showed great resilience, impeccable behaviour and team camaraderie. The students made us especially proud by supporting and cheering not just for Clifton, but for students from all three schools; showing amazing sportsmanship!  Well done to all who took part!



Joint Student Council Meeting

On Friday, Student Councillors from Rawmarsh Community School visited Clifton for a Joint Student Council day with their counterparts here at Clifton School.

As well as touring the school and experiencing lessons, they met as a group to share ideas and views on learning, reward systems and school environment resulting in some very lively and thoughtful debate. The meeting had very positive outcomes and Clifton Student Councillors  look forward to visiting Rawmarsh in autumn to continue discussions.

2015 Award 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!

Accelerated Reader Awards

Congratulations to the Year 8 students who were recognised for their achievements on our Accelerated Reader scheme.

Certificates and cash prizes were awarded to those students who had taken and passed the most book quizzes and read the most words. From March to June this year, the year group as a whole read an astonishing 5,171,048 words.

Each time a student passed a book quiz with at least 60% correct, their name was entered into the Accelerated Reader raffle, so passing more quizzes meant a greater chance of winning. Four students had their names drawn, each winning £5.

Well done all of you! Keep up the good work in Year 8.

The Clifton Factor!

Auditions are currently underway for The Clifton Factor! – these are taking place every lunchtime in P5.

Pupils must perform a solo song of their choice to a backing track, demonstrating their talent as singers.  The Elimination Stage will commence in September, where pupils will be divided into Rounds and perform to increasingly larger audiences of friends and family who will have to vote to keep them in!  The Grand Final will take place in November in the Performance Hall – the prize is a session in a recording studio!

The pupils who have made it through to the second round so far are:

Danielle, Naomi, Emily, Leigh-Anne, Millie, Emmy, Sunnah, Ugne, Salem, Isabelle, Ellen, Alisha, Demi, Courtney & Shannon !

You can now follow the Music Department on Twitter – @clifton_music!


Summer Music Concert

The annual Summer Music Concert was held at Clifton Community School on Tuesday 30th June.  It was a spectacular event, enjoyed by performers, staff and family, despite the sweltering heat.

As well as featuring our own talented youngsters, the concert opened with a selection of songs performed by a choir of over 60 KS1 and KS2 school pupils from East Dene, Badsley Moor and Coleridge Primary Schools.  The young singers sang with true enthusiasm and enjoyed being in the spotlight.  Following refreshments in the garden, the second half opened with a guest appearance from Wickersley Concert Band, with ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Mambo No. 5’ which had everyone on their feet dancing!  After an astonishing solo electric guitar performance by Jan in Y10, Soul Band ended the concert with renditions of ‘Superstition’ and a medley of ‘Your Lips are Moving/Hold on I’m coming’ featuring an outstanding drum solo from Y11 GCSE Music student James.

Well done and thank you to everyone involved in this fantastic highlight of 2015!

You can now follow the Music Department on Twitter @clifton_music, and on Facebook.


GCSE Results Day 2015

Date:     Thursday 20th August

Place:     Performance Hall (Fire Exit Entrance)

Time:     10:00am – 12:00noon

If you are unable to collect your results yourself there are a couple of options:

  1. Post Home – we can post your results to home BUT you must provide school with a self-addressed envelope.
  2. Family member / friend to collect – if you want someone else to collect your results for you, then you must provide school with a letter signed by yourself, stating that you want a named person, e.g. Fred Bloggs, to collect your results for you. This must be provided in advance of results day, and on the day the named person needs to bring some sort of identification with them.

Please remember these are your results and as such we can not hand them to anybody else without express permission from you.