Year 8 Rugby Tournament

Once again, Mr Duroe had the pleasure of taking a team to the All Schools Rugby Festival under the floodlights at Rotherham Pheonix’s ground on Herringthorpe playing fields. This time it was Y8 who got a run out, the following lads put in a great shift against more experienced sides:

Luke Steane
Finley Chadburn
Kurtis Rich
Owais Fiaz
Nader Ali
David Santana
Owen Bailey
Saleh Ali
Dawood Rashid
Armaan Ali
Josh Humphries
Isaac Ahmed
Dylan Whatley
Ben Robinson
Coby Godber
Reece Seymour
KC McShane

The team played two games one against St Bernards the other Oakwood and the story of games were pretty similar. All of the Clifton team were happy to get their hands on the ball and run good solid lines trying to find the gaps in the opposition defence. All the lads were playing heads rugby and looking for the offload to keep the ball alive, which did see us make progress up the field. However The oppositions experience and expertise at the breakdown ment we came off second best and conceded too many turnovers to get complete any drive going forward. As seen in the photos the games were played at a high pace and tempo, which the lads coped well with.

I can’t fault any of the lads in terms of their conduct, which was excellent, or their determination to put in a good performance. Unfortunately Clifton’s hard work throughout both games wasn’t reward with the tries it deserved and we ended up on the wrong side of 10-0 and 20-0 scorelines. These score lines did flatter both opposition teams as both games were really tight affairs and showed the raw rugby talent that Clifton has. The determination to make tackles and make the hard yards were clear to see along with the natural ability of players like KC McShane to read the game.

Y7 Valiant Cup Defeat

Against a very strong Aston team (physically and technically) containing 5 academy players the lads battled hard all game and unfortunately came out losing 7-0. We were under the cosh from the start as Aston won the toss and kicked down the hill, with the wind and Sun in our faces. Some valiant defending couldn’t prevent Aston from scoring 5 unfortunately.

Second half was much more even with the hill and wind advantage helping us attack much more frequently. We had a few chances but failed to capitalise on them and two superb Aston goals resigned us to a 7-0 defeat.

Some real positives not least the character of these lads who, despite poor results are really starting to get a team bond and work ethic going.

Saturday against Swinton should prove somewhat less demanding and hopefully our first away match will bring our first win of the season.

Please gee up the lads if you see them tomorrow.

Richard Eblet
Lewis Richardson (man of the match)
Owen Thompson
Richard Sivak
George Walker
Kain Skidmore
Alfie Lowe
Logan Billen
Ludo Sivak
Aryaan Arif

Christmas Light Switch On At Rotherham

Last night, Curriculm support staff accompanied 26 pupils to the Christmas Light switch in Rotherham Town Centre.
The pupils were a credit to school and had a brilliant time and showed that no matter your age, background or culture friendships can be built.

Modern Foreign Legends

Congratulations this term to our Modern Foreign Legends, who have all impressed their teachers in a wide variety of different ways in French, Spanish or English Language Acquisition.

KS4 – Mohammad Ahmadi

KS3 – Stanislav Gilak

Well done and Keep up the hard work!

Scientists of the Term

Each term, every Science teacher will nominate one KS3 and one KS4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Term’.

Winners will receive pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Term’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the schools social media pages!

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Protective Services at Wickersley Sixth Form

Are you looking for a career in the Police, Fire Department, Prison Service or Armed Forces?

Wickersley Sixth Form are offering a brand new course Protective Services to students enrolling in Sept 2018.

Protective service is for learners who are interested in learning about the protective services sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. The course focuses on aspects of the police, fire, prison and armed forces. We are looking to offer an extended certificate and diploma pathway for students interested in a protective service career.

For more information visit our Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 16th November between 5:30-7:30PM.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th – 17th November and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:


This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

ABW lists

How can you get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017?

  • Children can nominate their teacher/member of school staff for our annual Power for Good Award

  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 logos and share on your websites and newsletters
  • Access our free Anti-Bullying Week lesson and assemblies ideas and other useful resources
  • Display the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 Poster
  • This year we are working closely with Diana Award to create resources to help you ensure your plans are led by young people [available from September]
  • Share your Anti-Bullying Week plans and activities online (@ABAonline) using #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual
  • Raise much needed funds for the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • Order Anti-Bullying Week merchandise
  • Celebrate what makes you and others All Different, All Equal

Click here to download the Powerpoint

The Clifton Factor Final 2017

Superior Students in English

Congratulations to the new ‘Superior Students of the Week’ in English!

These students have shown consistent effort and enthusiasm in English lessons this week.  They have involved themselves with class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone!

Mrs Mather: Ben Townend 10.3 Hassan Ali 11.6

Miss Pyott: Timea Hlavacova 7.3 Zico Barker 10.6

Miss Foster: David Zupko 7.6 Ellie Harper 11.6

Miss Wilkinson: Latifah Mehban 8.5 Tia Drabble 10.4

Mr Collinson: Alexandra Kovalova 7.2 Khalida Yshak 10.3

Miss St. Pierre: Uwais Aslam 8.1 Kamil Kracinski 9.3

Miss Stephen: Richard Eblet 7.3 Lukas Sivak 11.3

Mrs Purshouse: Ndumbey Dibba 8.2 Iveta Gaziova 10.5

The Remembrance Service in Clifton Park

The English faculty took Y8 down to the Remembrance Service in Clifton Park to act as ambassadors for the school.

We are brimming with pride at the impeccable behaviour, level of maturity and respect towards the Soldiers that was demonstrated. All the students greeted the soldiers and broke into a spontaneous round of applause as they marched away at the end of the service. Everyone present felt the power of this emotional experience.

Kurtis Rich had the honour of laying a wreath at the War Memorial.

The speaker shared a message of peace and Clifton students returned to school determined to be examples of how to respect each other.