Indoor Athletics Competition

On Tuesday 14th January our Y7 Indoor Athletics teams competed at a Rotherham Schools event hosted by Rawmarsh. Despite a lack of experience in this type of competition, the pupils gave a really strong account of themselves firstly through their performances but also through their conduct and support of one another. They also showed good organisation skills making sure that every event was covered. One of the most pleasing things to see was the will of our pupils to do their absolute best. The runners made this apparent with their attitude of making sure they finished one place better than it looked as though they were going to. Just gaining one extra place meant extra points to our tally. We were never outclassed in any event and there were some very impressive performances from all involved. Due to the format of the evening and number of heats, It is not possible to give final positions or placings. Although we didn’t make the top 2 teams who go on to compete in the South Yorkshire  Championships, every Athlete from every school knew they had been in a battle against our spirited side. 

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 pleasure of accompanying Holly along with her Mum to Clifton Park Museum to the Official Opening of Display at the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum. This was formally opened by the Mayor of Rotherham. Holly received a prize and has been invited as the mayors VIP guest to the Armed forces day on Saturday, 29 June 2019 where she will receive an additional prize.

The designs will now be reproduced and displayed in Clifton Park Museum from 12th June in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 29 June 2019. The winning posters will also be displayed throughout the Town Centre prior to the event.

Congratulations Holly!

We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards & We Need You!

Calling all aspiring writers ages 11 – 14 years old!

We are entering the Wicked Young Writer Awards and we want you to take part! You can write 750 about anything you want, the judges want it to be personal – so you can choose whichever topic you like!

The deadline is Friday 17th March.

Email your entries to Miss McLaughlin or bring your handwritten entry to H4!


All winners will win 4 tickets to see the London production of WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and an opportunity to meet cast member after the show with an exclusive backstage tour!

A subscription to young people’s current affairs magazine, The Week Junior

£50 worth of books/eBooks tokens to spend

£100 worth of books for the winners’ school library donated by Hachette Children’s Books

A bespoke WICKED workshop for their school

The 3 schools that submit the most entries also get creative writing workshops

This competition is not to be missed!


Clifton meets Bake Off Winners

The 2nd Clifton meets Bake Off competition was well supported by pupils from all year groups. Read more