Badminton Club 🏸

We had a great turnout at badminton club last week, we are having a big push on students attending an extracurricular club this year. We are so pleased that there is such a diverse range of students attending and hope that this will continue to grow.

Year 10 visit University

Twenty-six Year 10 students from Clifton were selected to attend Sheffield University on Monday for a tour of the campus and a study skills session.

During the day, the group were accompanied by University Student Ambassadors who were available to give a true insight into University life and answer any questions asked of them, of which there were plenty!
Our students had free time to mingle in the Student Union, experiencing students study, relax and socialise, and managed to conduct themselves exceptionally well when visiting areas where exams were taking place.

An excellent day was enjoyed by all, thanks to the outstanding behaviour and maturity of our students.

Holocaust Memorial Day

On Friday 27th January one of our talented Year 8 singers, Vaniya Farooq, was invited to perform at the Holocaust Memorial Day in All Saints Square.  Attended by local dignitaries and the community, Vaniya performed beautifully at this prestigious event, bringing a tear to the eye of people watching.  Jane Cardie, organiser of the event and School Governor, said ‘Vaniya did the school proud, we were honoured to have her sing at the event ‘.

Holocaust Memorial Day Rotherham

Hospitality Evening 2017

The Y11 hospitality pupils planned, prepared, cooked and served a three-course meal as part of their GCSE practical assignment. The evening was held on Thursday 12th January at 6:00 pm.

The invited guest’s including parents and teachers enjoyed a meal of tomato and basil soup, beef casserole with duchess potatoes and steamed broccoli as well as a trio of desserts (mini pavlova, chocolate tart and lemon cheesecake) followed by tea and coffee. They were treated to music from music

They were also treated to some fantastic music from some of the music students during the meal.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening.

The evening was fab from start to finish.  The mood was relaxed, the food was divine and the music was sensational.  For students to produce such an evening was amazing. – Miss Hamilton

Food fantastic. Service brilliant. – Mr Hall

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Very professional from start to finish with warm and welcoming service. Great grub too! – Mr Butterell

It was an outstanding display of culinary skill and professionalism from all the students involved. – Mrs Webster

It was a fantastic meal. The music accompaniment was just toned right. The food and service were exceptional and the students had impeccable manners. – Mrs Kincaid

I was an extremely enjoyable evening: VERY good food, served with pride and care, in a lovely atmosphere with mood music throughout. My wife and I had a thoroughly good time. All testament to the expertise of staff and students alike. As always, Clifton kids shine through! – Mr Hudson

To view all the photos from the evening visit our facebook page.

Music Leaders

Since launching the Music Leaders scheme in September several other musicians have been keen to receive the award. Joe Woods and Elliott Duke, both in Y9 and members of The Astros, have now proven themselves to be excellent musicians worthy of being Music Leaders and received their badges this week. Well done!

Y9 Parents & Options Evening

Year 9 Parents and Options Evening will take place on Thursday 2nd February at 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm.

This evening is an opportunity for you to meet with subject teachers to discuss the progress of students.

Students should make appointments to see staff in English, Maths and Science. Staff from all of the options subjects will be on hand on the evening to discuss option choices.

WPT Music Festival 2017

The entry form is now open for WPT Music Festival and Young Musician of the Year 2017.

Date: Thursday 16th March
Time: 7pm
Where: Wickersley School

Tickets are available from the Boxoffice or Positickets

Please complete this entry form if you wish to take part.


Battle of the Bands 2017!

Clifton are once again hosting a Battle of the Bands competition following the success of last year’s event and we would like to invite pupil bands from across Rotherham to enter. Read more

Year 7 Accelerated Readers

Well done to our top accelerated readers for this week. Congratulations!

This is who made our top 10:

Name Form Words read
1 Zanerrah Basharat 7.3 142470
2 Molly Lewin 7.2 118975
3 Molly Smith 7.1 80979
4 Codie Nixon 7.5 64820
5 Mahnoor Sohail 7.5 31994
6 Taylor Kelsall 7.3 30736
7 Lachlan Hutton 7.3 30644
8 Nader Ali 7.3 29139
9 Dylan Whatley 7.5 28129
10 Marija Pociute 7.5 18271

Year 8 Accelerated Readers

Well done to our top accelerated readers for this week. Congratulations!

This is who made our top 10:

Name Form Words read
1 Sabeehah Aslam 8.2 82171
2 Suhail Chaudhary 8.3 26454
3 Rhyce Gibbons 8.3 23843
4 Ellie Bullen 8.5 13453
5 Salina Ahmed 8.3 11703
6 Lily McCormick 8.3 10420
7 Dominic Boyle 8.2 9759
8 Owen Dewan 8.2 9298
9 Dylan Davies 8.5 8911
10 Nabeel Ilyas 8.4 7678