A warm welcome to Clifton Community School.

Clifton Community School is an 11-16 school with 800 pupils on roll. We consider ourselves to be a genuine comprehensive school, catering for students of a wide range of abilities, needs, aspirations and backgrounds. The school is part of the WPT (Wickersley Partnership Trust), a growing family of like-minded secondary and primary schools – with the lead school being Wickersley School and Sports College.

At Clifton Community School, we want all students to leave able and qualified to play their full part in the world. This means that we want each student to start their lives equipped with not only the qualifications, in terms of GCSE grades, but also the skills and attributes that they will need in order to deal with the challenges of life beyond their time at school.

For this reason, we say and do things in a certain way at Clifton, referred to as, ‘The Clifton Way’.  The Clifton Way allows us all to promote the skills and attributes our children need in order to develop their independence, responsibility and resilience to have a happy and successful life. We promote a high challenge-low fear environment, where students and staff are encouraged to have a go without fear of making a mistake.

Our vision is to be an outstanding school where all pupils have every opportunity to fulfil their potential; a school where our challenging and diverse curriculum and high quality teaching and learning, alongside our supportive pastoral care will secure achievement and success for all.

We are 100% child centred and believe that all children have the right to a quality education, and we encourage, challenge and support every child, regardless of their background, to achieve their personal best. Our school is business-like and purposeful and the vast majority of our students want to learn. Smart dress, good attendance and punctuality underpin our success and our ethos of high expectations. We are striving for excellence in all the work that we do.

My staff and I are excited by the prospect of working with you.  The combination: home, school and student here at Clifton will prove to be unbeatable.

Mr T. Hardcastle BSc. Hons
Headteacher

Our Mission, Our Vision and Our Values

Our Mission

Our purpose and aim is to send every young person into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it.

Our Vision

To be an outstanding school where all pupils have every opportunity to fulfil their potential; a school where our challenging and diverse curriculum and high quality teaching and learning, alongside our supportive pastoral care will secure achievement and success for all.

Our Values

The Clifton Way is based on mutual respect, trust and partnership.

We are big enough to make a difference and small enough to care.