Spanish Residential Trip

All students have returned safely from Spain and have been incredible from start to finish.  Throughout the week they have had the chance to practise their Spanish, learn new skills on the water, explore Barcelona and the surrounding area and have learnt so many new life skills. They have had to manage their money, try […]

Sports Residential

This weekend Alex, Gill, Adam and myself had the pleasure of taking Y7 students on our annual sports residential in North Yorkshire, luckily the weather held out and students had a brilliant time. Carlton Lodge staff and instructors were really impressed with our students who were excellently behaved and supported each other really well. Students […]

Rotherham Armed Forces Day Poster Competition Winner

At the beginning of May, The Creative Arts Department entered some students into the Rotherham Armed Forces Day 2019 Poster Competition. One of our Y9 students Holly Parkinson was selected as the winner. Holly was 1 of 4 winners from local schools. This is a great achievement, well done Holly. This morning I had the […]

EID Party

On Friday 7th June, Clifton Culture Squad hosted their first Eid Party. An impressive turn out, delightful food and a wonderful atmosphere made the event enjoyable for everyone who attended. The students are eager to plan the next event to continue celebrating diversity and multiculturalism within Clifton. 

SHE CAN Visit To London

We had an amazing, day accompanying the girls from the HEpSY SHE CAN programme to London yesterday. After a tour of the Urdang Academy for Musical Theatre and Dance where they learned of alternative ways to study at degree level rather than through a University, we were treated to seats to see ‘School of Rock, […]

Y8 DC3 Effort Awards

Well done to our Y8 students in our data collection 3 effort awards. NUMBER 1’s! Chisom, Abigail, Darcie, Bridie, Aldisa, Connie TOP 10! Boris, Neve , Hina , Ellie, Logan, Tehmeed, Shnyar, Talha, Daniel, Aneta TOP 20! Frankee, Alisha, Kelsey, Denisa-Mihaela

Year 9 Trip to the Holderness

Year 9 Geography Students went to the Holderness Coast on Friday 17th May. Students visited the Seaside town of Hornsea and Mappleton. This is the first of 3 Fieldwork experiences our GCSE Geography students will have over their 3-year course. Students were investigating Coastal Erosion and the Sea Defences put in place to try to […]

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

At the start of this term, our top mathematicians in year 7 and 8 took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge – a national competition of 25 challenging maths problems that really stretched them! All took part with a good level of determination and showed the Clifton way in their approach. This week we’ve […]

Y7 DC3 Effort Awards – May 2019

Well done to our Y7 students in our data collection 3 effort awards. Eman, Veronika , Aiysha, Maryam, Piper, Lucy, Lailaa, Sophie, Ester, Anna, Sienna, Mohja, Sofia, Gejza, Hamna, Phoebe, Ruksaar, Zahrah, Kiya, Caitlyn and Amie-Lea.

Translation Bee TRIUMPH!

Yesterday afternoon Tehreem (y9) and Tehmeed  (y8) competed in the Translation Bee Regional final at Sheffield Hallam University. This competition is similar to Spelling Bee but this time students are expected to translate entire sentences in three tenses in one minute.  The talent was incredible and standards were so high and consequently there were tie […]

Y10 DC3 Effort Awards

Well done to our Y10 students in our data collection 3 effort awards. NUMBER 1’s! Salina, Demi-Leigh, Ellie, Habibah, Abigail,  Alex, Monea, Cristiana-Ana, Sabeehah, Aleesha, Lauren, Ameerah, Haris TOP 20! Dylan, Christopher, Mahien, Kamil, Ihtishaam, Diana, Jennie, Vanesa, Amelia

University of Sheffield Celebration Event

Earlier this month, a celebration event was held at the University of Sheffield to mark the end of the 2018/19 US in Schools Mentoring programme in which 24 of our Y10 pupils have taken part in weekly sessions with university students. Parents attended to see all children receive a certificate as well as two awards […]

Success at the Clifton Soapbox Derby

On Saturday 18th May, we had the privilege of taking some students to compete in the Soapbox Derby for the 3rd year running. This year’s event had been scaled up massively with the amount of teams increasing from 26 to 41 teams, the majority of these being big name engineering manufacturing companies and experienced enthusiasts. […]

Rotherham Schools Athletics Trials

On Wednesday 16th May, the PE department had the pleasure of taking some of our elite athletes up to Herringthorpe for the Rotherham Schools Athletics trials. Noticeable performances included; Jamie winning the Inter boys 800m Ellie-Mae taking a brief break from revision to come 2nd in the 100m Fernando coming 2nd in the 100m, against […]

The Young Shakespeare Company’s performance of Macbeth: magnificent, mind-blowing and mesmerising.

Laid out like a theatre in the round, Clifton school’s Performance Hall hosted an exceptional version of Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth on Friday 3rd May.  It was an incredibly humourous performance, which kept the Year 10 audience riveted from start to finish.  It didn’t disappoint any of us, inter-mingling comedic moments with the challenging language of […]

Rother Armed Forces Poster Competition

Clifton Community School was contacted by the Mayor of Rotherham to participate in the Rotherham Armed Forces Annual Poster Competition. Rotherham’s Armed Forces Day is Saturday 29th June 2019.  2019 is the 9th year this event has been held in the town and each year they aim to make the event bigger and better than the previous […]

Spelling Bee Final at Sheffield Hallam

On Tuesday 30th April 2019 our Spelling Bee finalists visited Sheffield Hallam to compete in the Regional final. The students performed excellently and despite being very nervous placed 5th, 8th and 9th out a whopping 1916 students! This year the students have participated in the Spelling Bee as an extracurricular club which has taken huge […]

Shoebox Rainbox Creations in Geography

Y9 Geography students recently showed their creative sides when making their very own shoebox rainforest as an end of topic task. Students were given a criteria to work too to make their rainforests were as accurate as possible. Some chose to to work alone, others in groups. All worked very well and came up with […]

Excellence in English Winners

The name of each Superior Student from the past term were put into a draw and winners from KS3 and KS4 selected at random by Miss Foster.

Army Residential

At the start of the Easter Holidays, 20 Y10 students, accompanied by Mrs Wade, Miss St-Pierre, Miss Hughes and Mr Davies attended an Army residential at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire and they had an absolutely incredible experience and did themselves and Clifton proud. The students had some amazing experiences and they all pushed themselves […]

Movement Evening 2019

 A spectacular celebration of dance was performed at the annual Movement Evening on 8th and 9th April. All 130 performers danced to a sell out audience. The audience were entertained this year by hard-working students who performed styles from the musicals as well as contemporary, jazz, pop and once again a showcase stopper from the […]

Maths Incentive

Over the last term, some Year 9 students have been taking part in an incentive league in Maths. This aimed to help students improve on their effort in lessons alongside using Mathswatch at home. Students received points from their teachers and prizes were given based on the final leaderboard. Junaid finished in first place with […]

Bag Pack Success

On Saturday morning 23 students gave up two hours of their Saturday to pack bags at Tesco. Our students behaved excellently and were a credit to our school. In just few hours they have raised £352 for their trip to Spain. That together with the final total for the disco and sweets brings the last […]

Y7 Finish Off The Netball Season On A High

On Wednesday 3rd April, it the final game of the netball season for year 7. The game was a real squad performance with all the girls getting plenty of game time. Danielle and Alisha were solid in defence limiting possession for Rawmarsh. Phoebe Leyla and Leila were dominant in the middle playing some fantastic netball. […]

Y7 & Y8 Visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

On Monday, 32 students across Y7 and Y8 had the exciting opportunity to go to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to support their studies in English. As we approached the Park, the excitement and anticipation was clear to see on the students faces. During this memorable and thrilling day the students were able to see the […]

Year 7-9 Disco With DJ Sparky

Last Friday Clifton held its Annual Easter Disco and raised over £170 for the forthcoming Spanish trip to Calella. Our very own DJ Sparky (Callum Sparks) in year 10 had the dance floor full of students y7-9 dancing away to their favourite tunes. The photo booth, sweet stall and pin the tail on the rabbit were also popular […]

Girls STEM Seminar

On Wednesday afternoon Miss Baker and Mr Gurran had the pleasure of escorting 22 female students to Sheffield University to attend a STEM for Girls seminar.  The girls were impeccably behaved and got really involved in the activities set-up in the Octagon Center.  Making candyfloss was a real hit but they were also keen to […]

Hop Charity Movie Night

On the 10th April after school, we will be having a cinema evening after school watching hop. Admission is £1 and snacks, Easter treats and drinks will be sold for an additional price. You can buy tickets from Miss Bacon in the maths workroom or M3.

Year 8 Water Cycle Homework

Y8 have been learning about the water cycle and river processes and were set the challenge of making a 3D model which incorporated what we have been doing for their end of topic test. Adham Latif has the best model which is now on display in the classroom.  Well done to everyone for their efforts, […]

Y7 School Games Rugby Success

Last week a team of year 7 girls went to the rugby schools games at Hallam University sports park, with teams from across Yorkshire competing. Our girls were nervous and its fair to say they looked at some other teams (twice their size) and wondered if they wanted to play. Our first game was against […]

HAPpy Time At Hesley Wood

Surrounded by towers of oak trees and leaves and terrible weather, the Year 11 HAPs (higher attaining pupils) took part in a core revision experience at Hesley Wood in Sheffield. Our three day visit provided an abundance of helpful sessions to improve our English, Maths and Science skills and give us an edge over other […]

Sports Week At Clifton Community School

Day One Round UpStudents have taken part in orienteering challenges in Clifton Park and ultimate frisbee in PE lessons. We also had a brilliant good competition with the keep ups and penalty shoot out during break 1 and break 2. Ibby Bostan was in the lead with 1,126m for the rowing challenge! Day Two Round […]

Creative Arts Drawing Challenge

4 weeks ago the creative arts department set year 8 a 25 picture drawing challenge. They were overwhelmed by the high standard and talent of the students. There are 2 winners and 4 runners up. Congratulations to our Year 8 Winners Hermionie and Darcie who received a prize and certificate for their above and beyond […]

Wickersley Summer Festival & Family Fun Day

On Saturday 6th July 2019, Parents & Friends of Clifton Community School, we invite you to the Summer Festival and Family Fun day at Wickersley School! There will be lots of live acts performing throughout the day including The Voice UK’s Lucy Milburn and former Wickersley students Stone Ruin as well as many of our […]

Y7 DC2 & Y11 DC4 Effort Awards

Well done to our Y7 students in our data collection 2 effort awards. NUMBER 1’s!Maryam, Sophie, Hamna, Phoebe, Dawid, Kiya TOP 10!Eman, Veronika, Aisha, Libby, Zaynab, Danielle, Kacper, Shazmeen, Iqra, Sophia, Zahrah, Jack TOP 20!Lauren, Crystal Skye, Alisha, Falak,  Kodie, Alicia, Amie-Lea Well done to our Y10 students in our data collection 4 effort awards. […]

Careers Fair Event 2019

Students in Y10 recently had a hugely successful afternoon at their careers event.   It was a very busy but informative afternoon, with local Professionals representing a wide range of post 16 options. Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make the event a successful experience for the students.  We are grateful to them for sharing their […]

Artist of the week

Well done to our Artists of the week for outstanding effort and brilliant use of artistic skills in lesson. Miss Green’s Artist of the week  Hallina has created a Textiles needle felt bird inspired by Nancy Standlee, Fantastic work Hallina and neatly presented. Well done Miss Charlton’s Artist of the week  Nikolas has created a […]

The Big Bang Fair at The NEC In Birmingham

On Thursday 14th March 2019, 20 KS3 (and Ihab) students to the NEC in Birmingham today for the Big Bang Fair.  A STEM extravaganza with everything from Virtual Reality to the fastest rocket powered car available for the students to learn about.  They behaved impeccably and were a credit to Clifton.  They showed great independence in […]

Y7 Interform March 2019

On Tuesday 12th March we held the Y7’s first interform tournament. All 7 forms battled it out for the first title! Over 50 students were playing and supporting each other throughout and were a credit to their form. 7.7 the eventual winners with a very happy form tutor!  Well done to everyone who took part!

Red Nose Day 2019

We have loads of exciting activities going on around school for Red Nose day. Red noses are on sale throughout today and tomorrow. Red nose stickers are now also available to buy from the mathswork room for 20p. Tomororw there will be a Bake Sale in L4 break 1 and break 2. If students are […]

Year 9 make Churros Con Chocolate

This Monday year 9 headed to the kitchen to make some delicious Churros with Chocolate sauce. They had the chance to pipe homemade pastry, whip up some chocolate sauce and then sprinkle the churros with some sugar and cinnamon! All students then tucked into their Hispanic homemade treats that can usually be found in many […]

Brightline At Clifton

On Tuesday 12 March the school was host to the band ‘Brightline’ from the Message Trust.  They came into school to do a series of assembly style gigs focusing on self-esteem and self-worth.  Throughout the day Y7-10 participated in these gigs and found the experience very positive.  They really enjoyed the music and whole heartedly […]

World Book Day 2019 at Clifton

Well done to everyone who took part in World Book Day! Here’s a list of our winners! Form 7.3 won the door decorating competition and will be receiving the chocolate picnic tomorrow. The English department won the best dressed costume with 49 votes. Curriculum support were the runners up with 40 votes.  10 students have […]

Artist of the week

Well done to our Artists of the week for outstanding effort and brilliant use of artistic skills in lesson. Sarah Sarah has made a impressive paper collage inspired by the artist Nancy Standlee. She has used control and skill to add a range of tones using different shades of paper! Well done! Ester  Ester Produces […]

World Book Day 2019

Clifton School is well and truly getting into the spirit of World Book Day, there will be a wide range of activities happening around school and an exciting reading mob that will take place at 11am. Some of the events that will be happening around school are: •A reading café •A creative writing workshop •An […]

Train To Teach

Learners First Schools Partnership are recruiting now in your local area! Learn on the job with high quality school-based training! Tax-free bursaries available (subject to eligibility) Primary and Secondary places starting in September 2019 For more information please contact teachingschool@learnersfirst.org.

RSL Music Performance Exam

Y11 Will be performing as part of their final exam, as part of the exam criteria, learners must perform in front of an audience. We would love your support and to showcase the amazing work our pupils do! The concerts will span over two days and are in four parts. A full running order will […]

Maths Loyalty Card Challenge

Wickersley Sixth Form Taster Day

Useful E-Safety Tips For Parents

Get to grips with what they may come across on the internet and how to get help if you need it. Also find out what to do if you’re worried about anything you or your child has seen online. As children between the ages of 11 and 13 make the transition to a more independent […]

Get Up To Speed With Stem

The EventFor employers:Showcasing the sector and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing. Driven by employers, Get up to Speed is a highly interactive event showcasing the breadth and diversity of the sector and future technologies. It is an ideal platform to bring employers together to promote and celebrate the sector’s success. For young […]

Spelling Bee Stars

On Thursday 14th February 2019 our year 7 Spelling Bee class winners took part in the school competition in which they had to translate and spell as many words in Spanish in one minute in front of peers and some parents. At the start of the week students struggled to spell hardly any of the […]

Year 10 Scholars Programme – Brilliant Club

A small group of our year 10’s have completed The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme.  The programme involved 6 tutorials from a PhD student form the University of Sheffield.  All students involved had to submit a 2000 word assignment based on their subject which was ‘From curing cancer to designer babies: bioethics of gene editing’ – […]

Y10 DC2 Effort Awards

Well done to our Y10 students in our data collection 2 effort awards. Well done to our number 1’s Salina, Ellie, Ellie, Uzaira, Abigail, Alex, Monea, Cristiana-Ana, Demi-Leigh, Habibah, Kevin, Dylan, Hikmat Well done to our top 20Sabeehah, Oen, Mahien, Aleesha, Malak, Kamil, Mason, Inderveer, Halima, Sandrine, Basat, Millie, Lauren

School Parliment Trip

Y8 Celebration of Effort From Data Collection 3

Congratulations to the Year 8 students who all received certificates of praise for being number 1 on data collection 3. Well done to our NUMBER 1’s!Abigail, Luize, Bridie, Logan, Tehmeed, Talha, Connie Well done to our TOP 10!Boris, Ayesha, Neve, Denisa-Mihaela, Laiba, Aneta Well done to our TOP 20!Naia, Chisom, Hina, Darcie, Alisha, Shnyar, Ellie, […]

UNIfied Trip To Sheffield

On Monday the 4th of February 24 year 10’s had the chance to attend an educational trip in Sheffield. The trip named UNIfied was a collaborative day between The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, run through HeppSY+.  During the day students had the opportunity to build confidence, negotiation and communication skills along with […]

Photography Packs

We are selling Photography Packs to the students for £15.  It is not compulsory to buy one, but it will help students with their course both at school and at home.  They contain: A3 Zip Wallet A2 Flip File 16GB SD Card USB Card Reader A2 Sturdy Plastic Portfolio – for carrying work safely Please […]

GCSE Science Live Trip

On Monday, we had the pleasure of taking 24 Y11’s to Sheffield town hall for the GCSE Science Live trip.After hearing from 11 doctors and professors of various routes in the Scientific field, our pupils came away seemingly inspired from hearing the routes scientific study is heading in.  The presentations included topics from future energy […]

Action Packed Y7 Saturday Football

On a fine, fresh Saturday morning the Y7 boys played Oakwood at Middle Lane. Before the game, the player’s morale was still high and all still eager to play despite the results in the past not going our way. As the game started Clifton’s enthusiasm carried on to the pitch, with the first 10 minutes […]

Safer Internet Day

This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign’s slogan, “Together for a better internet“, is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users. Click here for more information!

Year 8 Football Against Wickersley With Only 8 Lads

On Saturday morning, Y8 was away at Wickersley for what is always one of the toughest fixtures on the calendar. Unfortunately, we were only able to take 8 lads as illness and injury hit our squad.  Wickersley were very kind in letting us have two of their players to allow a very competitive 10-a-side game to […]

Year 10 Football Against Wickersley

We approached our away fixture at Wickersley in confident mood having defeated them last time we met.  It was the home side who started the game in positive fashion though and our back line was repeatedly tested. Our best work came on the break and but we were limited to speculative efforts as Wickersley brought […]

Maths Loyalty Card Challenge

The Second Half Term Reading Challenge

This half term the students were challenged to get creative and design a stocking based on a popular character from a book. Each form was given just a plain red stocking to create their masterpieces and we had some fantastic results. It was close but the winners are: 9.4 For their amazing and wonderful George’s […]

Excellence in English Winners

The name of each Superior Student from the past term were put into a draw and winners from KS3 and KS4 selected at random by Miss Foster.

Y9 Celebration of Effort

Congratulations to Year 9 Students in Celebration of Effort 2nd Collection

Superior Students of the Week

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

Tornado Towers 🌪

Clifton joins Banksy Inspired Exhibition

Some of our Year 8 students have had the opportunity to partner with other schools within the community and work with Rotherham’s Riverside Library as part of a literary art project.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Superior Students of the Week

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

History Week – Poppies in the Quad

This week Clifton Community School has been celebrating History week.  We have been working on several projects to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.

Maths Loyalty Card Challenge

We would like to announce our brand new Maths Loyalty Card Challenge, the scheme will run similar to our previous Impossible Triangle challenge. To complete the challenge students collect stamps 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 […]

Y7 Celebration of Effort

Congratulations to Year 7 Students in Celebration of Effort 1st Collection

Clifton Factor Final 2018

After an extremely high quality throughout the heats and semi-finals, we are now down to our 5 finalists:

Y9 Celebration of Effort

Congratulations to Year 9 Students in Celebration of Effort 1st Collection

Disgusting Dissections!

Superior Students of the Week

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

Y8 Celebration of Effort

Congratulations to Year 8 Students in Celebration of Effort 1st Collection

Harry Potter Studios Tour

Last Tuesday, our Y8 students had a magical opportunity to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Despite the early start to the day, as we approached the studios, the excitement and anticipation was clear to see on the students faces.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Year 11 Revision Sessions

Year 11 morning and after-school sessions are now up and running. 

Learners First Open Event

Clifton Factor Semi Final

The Clifton Factor is now gathering pace as we enter the semi-final stage. Our performers will be taking part in the 5 chair challenge for their place in the Final, Thursday 8th November. 

Y11 RSL Mock Exam Performance

Clifton Music Department would like to invite you to join us for the Y11 RSL Mock Exam Performance on Thursday 18th October at 6.30pm in the Performance Hall.

Y11 Celebration of Effort

Congratulations to Year 11 Students in Celebration of Effort 1st Collection

Superior Students of the Week

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

Cliftons Biggest Coffee Morning

Students and staff entered a Clifton meets MacMillan bake-off competition.  Once the entries had been judged, they were sold by the students at breaktimes, along with cakes and pastries made by the hospitality students and donations from staff.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Superior Students of the Week

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

Sexual Health Awareness Week 2018

Last week we took part in the Sexual Health Awareness Week in form tutor time. The focus this year was ‘consent’ and students had the chance to consider the key issues surrounding this vital concept. 

10 Books challenge

We are offering a new challenge to students, suggesting 10 books they should read before they leave Clifton Community School. 

Year 6 Open Evening Event

There will be a Year 6 opening event on Thursday 20th September 4.00-6.00pm. This is an opportunity to come and learn more about our school. Every curriculum area will be offering activities to take part in and will also be providing details about their subject curriculum. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and answering […]

Form Tutor Parents Evening

We have a Form Tutor Parents Evening which will be taking place on Thursday 4th October 4.00 – 7.00pm.

English Revision Sessions

Why not come along to our English Revision Sessions? Every Tuesday 3:20-4:00PM in the English Department!

GCSE Results 2018

Clifton Rocks!

Our annual Summer Concert – Clifton Rocks! was held on Tuesday 10th July to a packed audience of family and friends. Musicians from all year groups performed, with several of the new Year 11s taking the opportunity to perfect their skills before their live performance exam.

Results Day 2018

‘Team Clifton’ Colour Dash

On Saturday ‘Team Clifton’ took part in the Bluebell Wood colour dash for the second year in a row. Students and staff made it around the 5k course in the sunshine and had a brilliant time.

BT Boot Camp

Some of our year 10 students took part in a Careers Boot Camp ran by BT at their business premises in Doncaster recently. The day gave the students the opportunity to work with employees from BT plus a tour of the building.

Summer Reading List

Mrs Mather’s Summer reading list is now available for you to access over Summer. You can access reading lists from different subject areas, which can help towards your studies. Summer Reading List

Superior Students of the Week

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

Spanish Spelling Bees 🐝

On Friday, our Spelling Bees, Tehmeed Mian and Keisha Kerr, buzzed to Cambridge University for the National competition of the Spanish Spelling Bee. 

Clifton Welcomes New Students!

After a successful induction day last week, Clifton welcomed our new cohort of Year 7 students on Monday. Many excited and eager faces could not wait to experience new lessons and get involved in new activities.

Best Educator 2018 🎼

The first ever Rotherham Music Awards took place on Tuesday 3rd July at Magna to celebrate the vast and varied music that can be found across Rotherham.

STEM Challenge Day

On Thursday last week, eight mixed Y10 and Y9 pupils attended a STEM Challenge Day at Sheffield Hallam University.

US in Schools Mentoring

Discover Us Residential

On 28th June, eight of our students were chosen to take part in the Discover Us Residential, where they spent two days learning about University life including taking part in enterprise activities, sports and team tasks.

Year 11 Prom 2018

The Clifton Class of 2018 celebrated the end of their time at Clifton in superb style with their prom at The Brooklands Hotel in Barnsley. The Ladies and Gentlemen arrived in a fabulous array of cars looking absolutely gorgeous in their suits and dresses.

Fond Farewell!

We held our final Year 11 assembly recently to share fond memories and say our goodbyes. We would like to invite them back to collect their GCSE results in the performance hall between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Year 9 Rounders Tournament

Last night was the Year 9 Rounders tournament, the girls had 4 games to play in the 29 degree heat!

South Yorkshire Schools Athletics Championships

Recently, we had the absolute pleasure of taking Chad, Fernando, and Ellie-Mae to the South Yorkshire Athletics Championships at The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.

La Fosca Residential

Recently, forty students from years 7-10 set sail in the direction of La Fosca beach, Girona, to undertake a week of watersport activities.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Y5 & Y6 Open Evening

On Wednesday 6th June we held our Y5 and 6 open evening.

Performing Arts Showcase

On Thursday 7th June we had our first ever Y7 Performing Arts Showcase.

Y7 Music Leaders

In order to become a Music Leader, pupils have to consistently demonstrate excellent focus and commitment to their development as musicians.

Y5 Open Evening

Y5 Open Evening – Wednesday 6th June – 4-6pm

BBC School Report Presentation

Recently, three Y9 students attended an awards presentation evening at Rawmarsh School for taking part in a project at Rawmarsh media center.

Clifton University Girls

Almost three years ago Clifton school was approached by the University of Sheffield and the Grimm and Co organisation to do a project about Roma girls. This project was supposed to last for five months, however, due to a high popularity with the students, it has spanned two years.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Y8 Rounders Results

Last night the Y8 team added another victory to their impressive start to the season.

Spelling Bee Success

Last Monday three year 7 students took place in the regional final of the Spanish Spelling Bee in Bradford.

London here he comes!

Aurimas Jakas is one of only three acts who has been chosen to perform at the BTEC Showstoppers Award Ceremony in London in July. He was entered along with 100’s of other performing arts candidates from around the UK. 

Mental Health Awareness

This week we have been supporting the Mental Health Awareness Week.

Year 7 Performing Arts Showcase

Our very first Y7 Performing Arts Showcase is taking place at 6.30pm on Thursday 7th June!  This is designed to build on the success of our open event in November and to give our Y7s the chance to perform on stage to family and friends, showcasing the work they’ve done this year in Dance, Drama […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

Rotherham Music Awards Shorlist

The Rotherham Music Awards are a brand new event that will run for the first time this summer. These awards will recognise the musical talent that we have in the area, as well as those who work tirelessly to support the development of musicians and who create opportunities for performers.

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. 

Rotherham Armed Forces Annual Poster Competition 🎨

Clifton Community School was contacted by the Mayor of Rotherham to participate in the Rotherham Armed Forces Annual Poster Competition. We ran the competition in Art, and we have had 34 entries across Year 7 to Year 9.

Superior Students of the Week

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

La Fosca Sponsored Cycle 🚴🏻‍♂️ Day 3

After a huge effort from students to cover the 35 km English Channel crossing on the rowing machine alongside a fantastic cycling stint of 135 km we are now on the outskirts of Paris!!  

Crossing Divides

Here at Clifton Community School, we are very proud of ex-student Wajeeha Malik for taking part in NCS (National Citizen Service) and being an advocate for forging friendships across “ethnic divides”. For more information and to see just what Wajeeha has been up to check out this video – NCS Video

La Fosca Sponsored Cycle 🚴🏻‍♂️ Day 2

Huge stint today from a much smaller group of cyclists really upping their game to maximise the distance. Lead-out from Peterborough by Josie this morning who blitzed my meagre 17.5 km on the opening stage with a massive 25 km.  Great start.

Outstanding Results for Alice 🎹

Talented Y10 musician Alice recently took her grade 1 piano exam, achieving a distinction with an outstanding  142/150!  

La Fosca Sponsored Cycle 🚴🏻‍♂️ Day 1

The first stage of the Tour de La Fosca saw Mr Gurran set things going with an elite performance time trial of a whopping 17.5 km!!  This highly energetic start worked wonders for team morale as the first round of students continued in the same vein and have amassed a great total of 120 km […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

Movement Evening 2018 💃🏻

Our annual Movement Evening takes place next week on Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April.  The show starts at 6.30pm each night and will feature spectacular performances from our very talented dancers in Years 7-11.

Superior Students of the Week

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

Trip to Poland

We flew out from Leeds with 25 students all excited for their History residential.  Whilst in Poland we visited Auschwitz which left a lasting impression on all the students.  Other visits included the Oscar Schindler Museum, the salt mines (used for worship in WWII) and the Jewish quarter chronicling the persecution of the Polish Jews.  […]

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Spring Newsletter 2018

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Excellence in English Awards

Our new ‘Excellence in English’ award winners have been drawn!

An Evening of Shuttlecocks & Rackets

Yesterday Mr Slack had the pleasure of accompanying a few very keen students to a Badminton fixture at Wales School. It was an absolute delight to see students who wouldn’t normally participate in extra-curricular activities coming out of their shells, getting involved and doing themselves & the school proud. After many weeks of pestering from […]

Mosaic Collaborative Project

Yesterday, Miss Southern had the pleasure of taking three of our y9 students to Sheffield to work with the local Artist Coralie Turpin. A while ago we were approached by the Friends of Ulley to work on a Project to celebrate 10 years since the flood of 2007. The old spillway of Ulley country Park […]

Artist of the week

Miss Charlton’s Artist of the week is the talented Caleb in Y8.  Caleb puts in 100% effort in all his lessons, he has created this lovely masterpiece, he has designed and built up his very own mixed media Cell. Caleb has used lots of different materials to create a range of surface textures and with […]

Science Week March 2018

Last week lots of students and staff enjoyed visiting the Science Department during Science Week to watch and get involved in lots of exciting science practicals.  These ranged from Rocket Science to crazy Chemical Reactions to engage the students in the practical aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Easter Revision Sessions

We have a range of different revision sessions taking place during Easter. See the table below of scheduled times for student revision. Date Subject Where Time Monday 26th March PE Cranworth Road 11am – 3pm Tuesday 27th March Art /Textiles T2 & T13 9am – 3pm Tuesday 27th March D&T T8 & T15 9am – […]

Reading Racers Easter 2018

There have been some mind-blowing reading results across all of our groups since September with most classes now well and truly in the Millionaires Club and, after another incredible term of super speedy reading and quizzing action, our Easter Reading Racers results are now in!

Superior Students of the Week

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

Year 10 Careers Event 2018

Students in Y10 recently had a hugely successful afternoon at their careers event. Professionals representing a wide range of post 16 options. It was a very busy but informative afternoon for the students. Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make the event a successful experience for the students. We are grateful to […]

Year 8 Stem 3D Printing Trip

On Tuesday 13th March Mr Brown and eleven Y8 Clifton students were give a rare opportunity to attend a 3D printing event at the AMRC in Sheffield. Only 3 other school from the Yorkshire area where given the opportunity to attend this event. In the morning session students got to see how state of the […]

Clifton Disco!

Are you ready to boogie the night away?

Guess the name of the Easter bunny!

Miss Kandola is running a competition in L2 to raise money for the La Fosca Trip. Have a guess at the name of the Easter bunny for only 50p a go! 

Science Week – Monday Madness

Monday’s exciting Science week activities included Mrs Burgin investigating pressure with a homemade hovercraft and balloon rockets, and Mr Goorwitch demonstrating a thermite reaction to produce iron.

Y11 Musicians Are Outstanding In Their Final Performances

The Y11 RSL Musicians have been working on their Live Performance exams since January.  For this exam each pupil must plan, rehearse, perform and evaluate a 10-15 minute set made up of solos and ensemble songs.  All pupils performed last week in a series of four concerts over two days, demonstrating true professionalism and excellent […]

March Cup Semi Final

On Wednesday Mr Davis and Mr Rowlands took the Year 8’s into their second successive semi final this time in the main Rotherham Schools Cup against last years winners Aston. The 1st half started out frantically with both teams failing to settle, Aston took hold of the game with their physical dominance (that being 4 […]

Year 8 Options Success

Last week the Year 8 students took a big step in their education when they made their GCSE option choices. They had spent a lot of time thinking about what they would like to be in the future and which GCSE subjects they would need to reach their goals. On Thursday we held the options […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

Science Week 2018

Embrace your inner geek, it’s Science Week! Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018. Events going on around school: What are the chances of you? Form Time. Break 1 – Pressure, Pipes and Diamonds – Mrs Burgin – S1 Break 2 – Thunderous Thermite – Mr Goorwitch – S4 Click here for more information

Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2018 Event

On Wednesday 7th March, some of our year 11 students had the opportunity to attend the ‘Apprenticeships: Be inspired’ 2018 event at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield. This was the perfect opportunity for some of our students to meet employers, understand more about vacancies and industry sector, make connections, distribute their tailored CVs and learn […]

Year 7 Girls Netball

Miss Boyle and Miss Hughes took the Y7 girls to Wath to play in their first tournament last night. Although they did not qualify for the semi-finals they did play brilliantly throughout the 5 games, their confidenceteamwork work skills are improving every week. All girls are a pleasure to coach and I couldn’t be happier […]

Planning For The Future – Careers Day 2018

Our Year 10 students have a busy but informative afternoon coming up on March 15th. We have our annual Careers Day taking place throughout school. The students will have the opportunity to find out more about Apprenticeships, A level and Vocational study as well as life at University. The Post 16 providers attending are: Wickersley […]

Year 11 Futsal Tournament

Last night Mr Fisher took the Y11 boys to a Futsal (5 a-side) competition at Dinnington. We finished 3rd overall (tied on points with 2nd place) in Rotherham and were one result away from making the national finals. We lost our first game 3-1 against the eventual winner Wingfield. We genuinely felt if we had […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

World Book Day Celebrations

Last week we celebrated National World Book Day in style.  Our festivities included a Reading Relay of classics, such as George Orwell’s 1984 and Anne Frank’s Diary; competitions such as a literary treasure hunt and review writing; showings of films and an opportunity for students to see staff metamorphose into their favourite book characters.  The […]

Year 8’s Defeat Rawmarsh to Continue Rotherham Cup Run

The year 8’s took to the field last night in the Rotherham Cup against Rawmarsh who we beat on route to last year’s cup final.

Y7 Boys Travel to Dinnington to Compete in the Y7 Futsal Tournament

Last night the Y7 boys travelled to Dinnington to compete in the Y7 Futsal tournament. We were disappointed on arrival to see that some of the other schools had failed to attend but we still got 3 games and the lads had a good experience.

Cinema Nights

Battle of the Bands 2018

Do you have what it takes to be the next Rock Star?

World Book Week 2018

Monday 26th February – Friday 2nd March

Clifton Carboot For Africa

This coming Sunday we are having a carboot at the Cranworth Road site. Come and join in with us or come for a look round to pick up a bargain. It is open to the public to set up from 9.00am and for shoppers will be open at 9.30am. Cars are £5.00. If you would like […]

Rugby For All Celebration Day

Mr. Slack and Mr. Duroe had the absolute pleasure of taking Bradley Bean from Y8 to the Rugby For All Celebration event on Saturday 10th February and this wasn’t just because we got to see the 6 Nations fixture between England and Wales! It was a result of Bradley exhibiting excellent attitudes and character that […]

The Spanish Spelling Bee

Yesterday, 12 year seven students took part in stage 2 of the Spanish Spelling Bee. The students were absolutely incredible and stood up in front of their peers to translate a selection of 100 words from English into Spanish and then spell them in Spanish. The students showed a huge amount of confidence and determination […]

Miss Hughes Plans to Donate Hair to The Little Princess Trust

In a few weeks Miss Hughes is off to the hairdressers to donate 10 inches of her hair. The hair donation will go to Little Princess Trust, a charity providing real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls who have lost their hair through cancer treatment. The charity does so much for all […]

The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme

Time for Celebrations! Well done to some of our Year 10 and 11 students who graduated the Scholar’s Programme by completing a project with tutor Tinashe Mawodza, PhD student from the University of Sheffield. The programme aims to expand pupils’ academic horizons and give them a taste of Higher Education study.  The students have attended […]

Hairspray Trip Sheffields’ Lyceum Theatre

The Y10 Drama and Dance students were invited to watch Hairspray at Sheffields’ Lyceum Theatre on Thursday 1st Feb. Some of the cast were straight out of the original London stage show, so we knew it was going to be a good one. We arrived in plenty of time for ice creams and minstrels  (that […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

Year 9 Options Evening Success

On January 31st, year 9 parents and students attended a combined parental and options evening, giving our young people the opportunity to discuss with all staff what courses are available to them as they prepare to pick their GCSE courses. We had a very positive turn out, it was encouraging to see so many students […]

Y11 Snatch Defeat From The Jaws of Victory

Having won a close game 2-1 the last time we locked horns with Wickersley, we knew that we were going to face a tough battle on a sticky surface. We started slightly the better of the two teams and were passing the ball confidently but chances were few and far between for either side. We […]

South Yorkshire Cross Country Championships February 2018

Mrs. Reed had the absolute pleasure of taking Malak, Alex and Ellie to the South Yorkshire Cross-Country Champs on Saturday 3rd February and despite the freezing, wet, muddy conditions, the three of them were a real credit to Clifton. The final results are not in yet, but in the meantime, please congratulate them on their […]

Clifton Community School presents Return to the Forbidden Planet!

Captain Tempest and his crew, aboard the Albatross Survey Flight Nine, find themselves drawn into a meteor storm and stranded on the plant D‘Illyria where they are reunited with an old friend Doctor Prospero. All is not as it seems as Prospero, having been betrayed by his science partner and estranged wife, Gloria, has created the […]

Superior Students of the Week

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

Wickersley Sixth Form Taster Day

Have you applied for Wickersley Sixth Form or had an interview with us? Come and experience a day in the life of a Wickersley sixth form student at our Taster Day event on Monday 26th February 2018.

Artist of the week

Miss Greens Artist of the week is Charlotte. Charlotte is looking at the theme human figure and has drawn a vibrant colour version of feet using colour pencil contrasting with the background to make it stand out. Brillaint work – Well done! Miss Southorns Artist of the week is Sara. Sara has produced a detailed […]

Wickersley Sixth Form Open Evening

Are you thinking about attending Sixth Form? Wickersley Sixth Form have an open evening on Thursday 8th March 2018 at 5.30pm-6.30pm. If you would like more information about this event, please email sixthform@wickersley.net Click here for more information.

Y9 Options & Parents Evening

Y9 Options Evening and Parents Evening -Tuesday 30th January 4pm – 7pm.

New School App!

Download our new school App to get information and communication about your child. Available now via the App Store or Google Play. Click here to download the app. Click here for more information.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Run For Wildlife

Join us on the Sunday 29th of April to run for wildlife. Our aims are simple, have a great fun filled event, contribute to the health and well-being of the community, raise sponsorship and awareness for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.

Superior Students of the Week

Congratulations to our final ‘Superior Students of the Week’ for this half term!

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 […]

ICT Stars

Well done to the latest ICT Stars. They have received this award for their hard work and excellent effort in class, great attitude to learning and always trying their best. Keep up the good work! Year 8 (Bottom Stars): Monika Curejova Jenifer Lazarova Year 9 (Second Stars Up): Mahien Imtiaz Kamil Kracinski Year 10 (Third […]

Girls Netball Christmas Celebration

On the 14th December 2017 it was Y7, 8 & 9 Netball ‘bowling & burger’ Christmas party! We all had a brilliant time and the girls were fab! As well as celebrating their commitment and effort, every team member also nominated players within their teams for various awards. The award winners are below: Year 7 […]

Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Students were given the opportunity to take part in Bluebell woods national Christmas jumper day to raise vital funds for the charity. This is the first time Clifton have participated and we saw over 180 Christmas jumpers raising a total of £208. We look forward to taking part again next year!  

Christmas Concert 2017

The annual Christmas Concert took place on Tuesday 19th December with almost 60 pupils from Y7-11 performing to a jam-packed audience of family, friends and staff!   Soul Band opened and closed the show with a spectacular Stevie Wonder medley and our own version of ‘Fairytale of New York’.  We had debut performances by Ellie […]

Christmas Reading Racers

After an incredible term of super reading and quizzing action, our Christmas Reading Racers results are now in!

Superior Students of the Week

Congratulations to our final ‘Superior Students of the Week’ for this half term!

Parental Newsletter

Our latest Clifton newsletter is now available via the link below, copies will also be in the post this week. Parental Newsletter – December 2017

Excellence in English Awards

Our new ‘Excellence in English’ award winners have been drawn!

Y8 Xmas Performance

On Monday 18th December, the whole of Y8 were involved in Christmas performances.

Christmas Disco Success!

Recently around 70 students from years 7-9 took part in the Christmas Disco and I am pleased to say that the night went very well!

Artist of the week

Miss Charlton’s Brilliant Bacon’s Y10 Textile students Shannon Bulman and Jenna Hawksworth

End of Term Arrangements

As we approach the Christmas holidays we would like to give you advance notice of our intention to close early on Thursday 21 st December 2017.

Drumtastic 2017

A Story of Motown at RCAT

Last night 12 musicians from Y10 and Y11 visited RCAT to watch the first year L3 BTEC Music students perform their first show, ‘A Story of Motown’. The pupils were a credit to Clifton, and really enjoyed watching musicians in the next stage of their musical studies. We also had the pleasure of seeing some […]

Snowflake Project Trip

Last night members of the student council were invited to the Children’s hospital light switch on in Sheffield. The girls represented Clifton brilliantly. They enjoyed a tour around the new part of the hospital and a presentation by the charity. As a school, we are one of thirty that has helped raise over thirty thousand […]

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 in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone! Mrs Mather: Dylan Parker 11.3 Kristen Sneddon 11.3 Miss Pyott: Kashif Hussain […]

Y8 Tapas Trip to The Olive Lounge In Wickersley

On Thursday, thirty Y8 students visited ‘The Olive Lounge’ in Wickersley as part of their module on Spanish food. The students were extremely well behaved and were a credit to Clifton. The waiters called out the dishes in Spanish and the students were very enthusiastic about using Spanish to order further dishes (and ask for […]

Sheffield University Campus Visit 2017

A group of 20 students from Y9 and Y10 have been selected to be part of the US in Schools programme, led by Sheffield University. This will involve them having a weekly session with their University Mentor in school throughout this year. Students have been selected based on their academic success, with them all having […]

Artist of the Week

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

Knit & Stitch Show Harrogate 2017

The Y10 textile students have had such an inspirational day! They were able to have a wander around the textiles exhibitions and take a peek at graduate textile students work from various university’s, to get an insight into the textiles industry and career paths. They have all been inspired to experiment and test new media […]

Y11 Boys Locked Horns with Oakwood For The Second Time This Season

Our Y11 boys locked horns with Oakwood for the second time this season. We were keen to gain revenge for our cup exit at the hands of the hosts in the opening game of the season. We did this in some style with a 6-0 victory. We started the game strongly and created a couple […]

Progress Shown in Year 7 Football

Mr. Gurran had the pleasure of taking 11 Y7 lads to Oakwood for a football fixture.  Having been beaten 8-1 in the corresponding home fixture we were certainly looking for improvement. Half-time saw us 1-0 down from their only shot on goal.  We were a little sleepy at the back first 5 minutes and were […]

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 in class discussions and are working hard to reach their target grades.  Well done everyone! Mrs Mather: Callum Boyle 7.6 Sameera Mazhar 11.4 Miss Pyott: Archie Birch […]

Dance Workshop Delivered By A Professional Practicioner From Phoenix Dance Company

As part of BTEC performing Arts Dance, the Y10’s and a few Y11’s took part in a dance workshop delivered by a professional practitioner from Phoenix Dance Company. This is a well known contemporary repertoire whose works have entertained audiences all over the world. Students studied a piece by Christopher Bruce called shadows. All the […]

World AIDS Day 2017

We are supporting World Aids Day on the 1st December. Miss Miller will be selling red ribbons to be bought at 20p for students and 50p for staff from the Humanities workroom on both breaks. LET’S END IT End isolation End stigma End HIV transmission You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This […]

The Year 8 Showcase

Artist of the Week

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

The KS3 Ball Tickets Are Now On Sale

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]