Rockschool Music Practitioners

As part of the Rockschool Music Practitioners course pupils must demonstrate their skills in event management.   Read more

English Stars of the Week

Congratulations to all of our students who have been awarded ‘Stars of the Week’ in their English lessons. Students were awarded their star status for excellent effort in lessons and high quality of work. The accolade is open to all year groups and every member of the English Department nominates one girl and one boy each.

This week’s winners are:

Chloe Bullen
Jamie Eblet
Halima Ramzan
Jan Karala
Margarita Kisyova
Jonathon Woods
Leticia Demeterova
Lubomir Gina
Arame Sow Ndour
Michal Bilay
Paul White
Lauren Eccles
Aurimas Jakas
Gabriella Horvathova
Junaid Bostan
Habibah Hussain
Gabriella Mikerova
Kristian Horvath
Francesca Bradshaw
Alhamudin Orshdin
Yosra Alenazi
Ryan Poucher
James Cardie
Charlie Edwards
Frederik Zupko
Anna-Maria Horvathova

Positive Attitude in Maths

Congratulations to the following students who have all been awarded with “Positive Attitude to Maths” this week. Maths teachers have picked 3 students each that they think have returned back to school with a positive attitude to maths.

Congratulations to:

Marian Gazi – Y8
Frantisek Kroscen – Y8
Natalia Dunkova – Y8
Yosra Alenazi – Y10
Sameera Mazhar – Y9
Maria Baluchova – Y9
Damian Operacz – Y10
Peter Stanyard – Y11
Mohamed Ali – Y9
Dylan Davies – Y7
Naomi Wright – Y10
Olivia Davies – Y8
Hassan Iqbal – Y9
Kristen Sneddon – Y9
Raniyah Rashid – Y9
Natalia Cechova – Y7
Sara Gazova – Y7
Marianna Lakatosova – Y7
Hamza Ibrahim – Y11
Alzbeta Chroma – Y7
Roger Coca Rocha – Y10
Reece Colley – Y9
Jesica Gaborova – Y9
Brendan Walker – Y9

Clifton meets Macmillan Bake Off!

Our Year 10 Hospitality students will be hosting Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 as a practice for their controlled assessment!

As a part of the event, we are offering Clifton students a Bake-Off challenge! Students who wish to take part will need to produce 12 identical examples of their bake from one of the following categories:

  • Cupcakes / buns
  • Pastry products
  • Scones
  • Cakes (12 slices)
  • Biscuit/cookie/tray bake
  • International food.

Entry forms are available from T4. Students wishing to enter must bring their baked products to T4 on the 22nd or 23rd September together with their entry forms. One example of the student’s bake will be used to judge the competition, with the remaining 11 being sold to raise money for Macmillan! Certificates and prizes will be awarded to those who donate a bake – Good luck!

Group Tutor Evening

On Thursday 1st October 2015, we will be holding a Group Tutor Evening for all year groups.

The evening will run from 5.00pm until 7.30pm and will be an opportunity for parents and carers to meet their child’s group tutor to discuss their progress as well as to find out how we will be supporting them this academic year. Group Tutors will be making contact with parents to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Maths Day 2015

On the last day of term before the summer break, Year 7 students took part in a ‘Maths Day’; a day full of exciting mathematics activities. Students worked in teams competing across four zones; Puzzle, Logic, Relay and Head-to-Head. At the end of the day, The top three teams were awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 1st place winners took home £10, 2nd received £5 and 3rd place students were given a maths stationary set!

Our winners were:

Isabelle Smith
TJ Sellars
Kristian Horvath
Gabija Liogyte
Chad Carney
Cherise Blade
Anastazia Kissova
Erika Gaziova
Logan Hewitt
Kian Blackshaw
Aimee Rollinson
Iveta Mackova

All the students really got in to the spirit of the day with great effort and enthusiastic; a fantastic new tradition for our students!

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GCSE Results 2015

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students on their GCSE results. 
Overall, Clifton’s 5 A*-C (including English and Mathematics) has increased by 15% to 43%. There have been some excellent individual results and some personal targets have been beaten! 
Well done! 

Scientist of the Week

Each week, every Science teacher will nominate one Key Stage 3 and one Key Stage 4 pupil to be named ‘Scientist of the Week’. Winners will receive a certificate along with pride of place on the ‘Scientist of the Week’ display board on the Science corridor, as well as a mention on the ‘big screens’ in school, the website and the Facebook page!

This week’s winners are:

MRS BEARDSMORE KS3 Rukhsaar Arshad Her attitude and effort in lessons is fantastic – well done.
KS4 Charlie Baldwin Her attitude and effort in lessons is fantastic – well done.
MRS BURGIN KS3 Jessica Smith Improved attitude to learning and increased effort specifically during practical investigations.
KS4 Marcela Gaborova Excellent attitude to learning.  Giving 100% effort at all times.
MR CADDY KS3 Ashley Ogden Excellent enthusiasm, verbal and written work.
KS4 Said Jamal Fantastic effort and contribution to the class.
MR CHURCHER KS4 Louise Dunsby Outstanding effort and contribution to to lesson.
KS3 Siyaam Hussain Fantastic effort during lessons this week.
MR DUROE KS3 Laura Slepcikova Fantastic effort and supporting other learners
KS4 Sophie Dixon Superb effort and work rate
MR GURRAN KS4 Aaron Wickson Great effort and perseverance with distance/time graphs
KS3 Shaila Hussain Great answers to questions on microbes and disease.
MISS PHILLIPS KS4 Matthew Orme Excellent contributions to class discussion on controlling the spread of disease.

MAT Sports Day

On Wednesday 8th July, Clifton joined together with the Multi Academy Trust schools, Rawmarsh and Wickersley, to host a joint Sports Day.

Each school was asked to select their elite athletes to compete at Herringthorpe Stadium against the two other schools.


Clifton had a strong team of 86 elite athletes who competed in a range of track and field events. The afternoon was a huge success with the following Clifton pupils taking a podium position:


Aimee Rollinson – 3rd place 800m
Charlie Marshall  – 1st place 100m & 3rd place long jump
Marie Bah- 2nd place shot putt.
Nicole Wraith – 3rd place shot putt.
Chad Carney – 2nd place in 200m
Callem Billen – 1st place shot putt
Kian Rose – 1st place discuss
Junaid Boston – 2nd place at 800m
Josh Woodcock – 3rd place 800m
Elton Tshuma – 1st place 800m
Said Jamal – 2nd place 100m and 2nd place long jump.
Luke Britten – 3rd place at Javelin.


Our students showed great resilience, impeccable behaviour and team camaraderie. The students made us especially proud by supporting and cheering not just for Clifton, but for students from all three schools; showing amazing sportsmanship!  Well done to all who took part!



Joint Student Council Meeting

On Friday, Student Councillors from Rawmarsh Community School visited Clifton for a Joint Student Council day with their counterparts here at Clifton School.

As well as touring the school and experiencing lessons, they met as a group to share ideas and views on learning, reward systems and school environment resulting in some very lively and thoughtful debate. The meeting had very positive outcomes and Clifton Student Councillors  look forward to visiting Rawmarsh in autumn to continue discussions.