Year 7 Poetry Festival

Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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Art Packs

At the beginning of term We offer Art packs for year 10 and 11 students as practical work will be set for homework each week and therefore  it is recommended that students purchase the art pack to complete the work at home. Students who do not have equipment at home, will need to stay behind after school to complete their homework each week.

These can be purchased from Mrs Stocks in T11, ADT Workroom.  Payment can be made by cash or a cheque made payable to RMBC Clifton Comprehensive School.


  • 1 set of drawing pencils, including eraser and sharpener   
  • Pack of 12 oil pastels  
  • 4 sable substitute brushes
  • Water colour paint
  • Pack of soft coloured pencils – water soluble
  • Mini pack of acrylic paint
  • Mixing pallet
  • A3 sturdy plastic portfolio for carrying work safely
  • Total Cost: 22.00


  • 20cm/8” scissors
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Pin box
  • 25 assorted needles
  • Weaving needle
  • Seam ripper
  • Tape measure
  • 5 x 200m thread in popular colours
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Storage bag
  • Total Cost: £12.5

Impossible Triangle Challenge

To complete the challenge students collect merit points in their maths lessons, merits are given to pupils who have made a significant improvement, reached a test target, achieved a great piece of work in a lesson and also completed a great piece of homework. The completed triangle is made up of 9 collected merits when one is completed a student receives a text home, postcard home and also a CFP! All pupils achieving a full triangle will be placed into a prize draw at the end of term and 1 student from each year group will be drawn to win £10 and a certificate.

The following students have won the Impossible Triangle in Maths for this half term.

Each child will receive a certificate and £10.

Congratulations to:

Y7 – Ayesha
Y8 – Owais
Y9 – Muhammad
Y10 – Humaira
Y11 – Agnesa




Bluebell Wood Cheque Presentation

In January Clifton nominated Bluebell Wood as their Charity of the Year to work hard to fundraise for. Students and staff have worked hard at numerous events to be able to hand over this cheque for £501.15 to the staff and patients at the hospice on their trip today. They were able to see the the hard work of the staff and why their efforts are so important for the children who benefit from the services available. Read more

Y10 Oil Pastel ‘Marcia Baldwin’ Artwork

Y10 Textiles students are currently looking at the title ‘Natural form.’ They have started the project by looking at different medias/materials to experiment with. Here we have some lovely examples of some artist inspired oil pastel studies. They have been given the lesson to draw and overlay different layers of oil pastels to create a range of tones and textures.

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Excellence in English

This week, the English department have nominated their first students for the new ‘Excellence in English’ award!

To be nominated for this, students have to show consistent effort and be enthusiastic in every English lesson as well as involving themselves with class discussions and be working hard to reach their target grade.

Deserving students from KS3 and KS4 will be nominated weekly by their English teachers. These are the ‘Superior Students of the Week’.  The names of these students will then be displayed on the board on the English corridor and parents will receive a text home in recognition of their childs’ achievements.

At the end of every half term, a draw of all of the Superior Students will be made and the two winners will have a photograph taken for the display, receive a certificate and a letter home to celebrate their success in becoming our Excellence in English award winners.

Congratulations to the first award nominees!

Mrs Mather: Luize Ivansome 7.5 Amina Shah 11.2

Miss Pyott: Bradley Bean 8.2 Ellie Crabtree 10.1

Miss Foster: Boris Abaffy 7.6 Kelsi Bowler 11.6

Miss Wilkinson: Kaylen Tippet 8.3 Laura Janova 11.4

Miss Allison: Alysia Vernon 7.1 Khalida Yshak 10.3

Miss St. Pierre: Zahra Hussain 8.1 Kamil Kracinski 9.3

Mrs Purshouse: Tibor Mroc 10.6 Shania Nichols 8.5

Miss Stephen: Milan Dzudza 8.4 Klaudia Sarkoziova 11.5

Mr Collinson: Neve Gaughan 7.5 Gabriela Holubova 9.4

The Rock Assembly at Wembley SSE Arena

On Thursday 13th July, 45 KS4 pupils travelled to Rock Assembly at the Wembley SSE Arena. Organised by The Transformation Trust, the Rock Assembly is an annual event in which 10,000 pupils from across England have the opportunity to explore career options and talk to universities at the Futures Fair before watching a concert in the afternoon.  This year, the acts included Sarah Close, Pink Angels, Some Velvet Morning, The Dixon Bros and Gavin James.  The headline act was The Vamps!

The pupils had a fantastic day and can’t wait for Rock Assembly 2018!

Artist of the Week

Well done to the latest Artists of the Week. Thank you for your continued effort and hard work.

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