Movement Evening Auditions

Movement Evening Auditions are being held in Dance Studio P12 on Tuesday 16th of Feb & Wednesday 17th of Feb starting at 3:10pm after school.

Solo, Duet or Group in Dance or Gymnastics.

Little Shop of Horrors

On Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March 2016, Clifton Community School will be delighted to be performing this year’s School Show: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. The performance will start at 6:30PM.

Tickets are now on sale from Mrs Houlbrook in P5

Prices: Adults £4
Under 16’s £3
Under 11’s – Go Free

Pupils have been rehearsing every week and have worked really hard to develop their characters.

Little Shop Poster2

Wickersley Music Festival 2016

We are continuing to develop our young musician of the year competition into a music festival and would like to invite your school choir/ band/ instrumentalists to take part this year.

In this instance, we would like the festival to be a showcase of musical talent. Many of your schools have choirs and percussion groups or good instrumentalists and we would like to give them the opportunity to perform at Wickersley School. All groups/ soloists receive a wonderful glass trophy and certificate of achievement.

Normally we have various musical categories and groups/soloists perform 1 piece of music before the audience and judging panel. This year we would like to have primary sections featuring the groups or individual pupils from our feeder primaries. This is a wonderful opportunity for your musicians and singers and we are keen to develop this project. We are looking to run this event on the evening of Thursday 25th February at Wickersley School and Sports College. Starting at 6pm.

To apply online please click the link below , Or alternatively please download the application slip by clicking the link below to fill in and return to the music department.

Online Application

Application Slip


Scientists of the Term

Each half term science staff nominate students who have: Consistently worked well, complete homework to a good standard, strived to meet their target grade in science. Each nominated student will receive a CFP, postcard home and are entered into a prize draw one for KS3 and one for KS4 at the end of each full term.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Term’ display board on the Science corridor. Each student will also be placed into a draw for the chance to win a prize. The prize draw winners will be named on TV screens in school, the website and the social media pages!

Well Done to Aleesha Iqbal (KS3) and Louis Waterhouse (KS4) who are last terms winners.

Keep up the good work!

Modern Foreign Languages – Legends of the Term

Congratulations to our latest Modern Foreign Languages – Legends of the Term.

Teachers nominate students who have impressed in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

Each Legend of the term receives a CFP, a postcard home and goes into a prize draw at the end of each term!

Well done to Rhian Hart Y9 and Lexi-Leigh Baker Y7, this terms prize winners.


Half Term Music Courses

Rotherham Music will be running holiday courses for pupils during February half term.

Courses will take place at Wickersley School & Sports College and the courses being offered are:

  • The Holiday Band – Beginner+  Woodwind, Brass and Percussion
  • The Holiday Big Band – Grade 2+ Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Rhythm
  • The Holiday Pop Choir – Beginner+
  • The Holiday Flutes – Grade 1+
  • Simply Strings – Beginner+

Please click the links below for more information.

Holiday Big Band

Holiday Band

Simply Strings

Holiday Flutes

Holiday Choir

Life in the Music Department

Life in the Music Department is always busy – but that’s the why we love it!  The classrooms and practice rooms are packed at breaks and after school with pupils forming groups for the upcoming Battle of the Bands in May and rehearsals for Little Shop are in full swing.  The Vail Expression are rehearsing whenever they can following the launch of the Y10 band at the Christmas Concert.


In lessons, Mr Griffin’s Y7s are learning about African Drumming and Mrs Maud’s Y8s are songwriting.  Y9 are about to make their choices for KS4, with many already showing an interest in the Rockschool course.  Y11 Rockschool pupils are currently working on their final exam for which they must prepare and perform a 15 minute recital.  Y10 are already exceeding their likely targets by showing real determination and commitment to developing as musicians.


The department is truly buzzing!



Theatre Trip

Some of our Year 10 English students recently took a trip to The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield to watch a production of ‘An Inspector Calls’ from the National Theatre.

As well as being a truly enjoyable experience for the students, they were also able to pick up some excellent insight into the play by viewing a live production. This will no doubt be invaluable to the pupils as they continue their GCSE work.

Sky Sports Leaders

Clifton pupils have been working along side Paul Broadbent as part of the Sky Sports ‘Living for Sports’ Programme.
As part of the programme, the pupils have had the opportunity to take on the role of a sports leaders, which included planning and delivering a session to older students!
As always, our leaders did Clifton proud they were excellent ambassadors for the school. It was clear that they had taken on board some very important life skills from the project as a whole.
Congratulations to:
Coley Underwood,

Abby Johnson,

Sophie Kellsall,

Malak Kassim,

Lily McCormick,

Lauren Wilson,

Skye Greenfield,

Riyam Zadini,

Jack Swales,

Nathan Beresford,

Ibrahim Bostan,

Jamie Hartley,

Sam McAnespie

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:

Roma Fako
Natalia Cechova
Gabija Liogyte
Sara Gazova
Ayisha Shahid
Zar Yshak
Abu Hussain
Sara Gavioza
Salim Swatiwal
Said Jamal
Khezar Asif
Brody Smith
Vladislav Gazi
Daniela Molnarova
Aaron Wickson
Ugne Peseckaite
Rumana Hussian
Jesika Tokarova
Cyntia Tothova
Ikra Sarwar