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 embraced the message.  The school was buzzing with students talking about how good the band were. 

Their behaviour throughout each performance was brilliant and as you can see from the pictures they were giving it everything!  My thanks go to the students for their attitude and approach to the whole day, the band for their message and the unique delivery of it and finally to the staff, in the performances with their classes, who also joined in with the experience and led the students to feel comfortable and secure with our visitors.

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 be published so you can come and see your children and friends perform and support them.

Tickets are free for this event. If you wish to make a contribution on the night, money raised will go towards providing equipment for future pupils to continue to expand their skills in the music department.

Your support is very much appreciated, Shows on both nights will be at 3:30-5:00 and 6:30-8:00. We hope to see you there.


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.

Clifton Rocks!

Clifton Music Department would like to invite you to our annual Summer Concert – Clifton Rocks! on Tuesday 10th July. Read more

Y7 Music Leaders

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

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 and Music. Read more

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 Haywood in Y8, our Y7 beginner saxophonists (Boris Abaffy, Helena Benakova and Tayyub Rashid), and our 30-strong Y7 choir singing their hearts out to ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’.  Several of the Clifton Factor Finalists performed too, as soloists and as an ensemble with ‘Band Aid 30’.   

We also had highlight performances from seasoned musicians in Y10 and Y11, including ‘Faded’ by Landon Drabble, ‘Can’t Stop’ by Chelsea Swift, Juste Ziulpaite, Deniz Erkal and Mat Orme, ‘Oh Ms Believer’ by Music Leaders Alice Hardy and Leonie Mounsey and ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ by Y11s Mario Gabor, Laura Janova, Nikolas Patkan and Leonard Mata.

We are incredibly of all of our musicians and the progress they have made this term – well done to all involved!

Thankyou to everyone who came along and we wish you a very merry Christmas!

Y7 Showcase!

Y7 pupils invited their parents to see their work in Drama, Dance and Music in our first ever Performing Arts Showcase on Thursday 26th October! Y7s thoroughly enjoyed themselves acting out scenes from Cowboys, dancing to Michael Jackson, African Drumming and showing parents and siblings how to use Garageband. Some very talented drummers also took over the drum room to work with Y10 Music Leader Alex! Thankyou to everyone who came along and we look forward to seeing you at our next one!

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The Clifton Factor Finalist Have Been Revealed…

The Clifton Factor Finalists are:
Juste Ziulpaite
Connor Malin
Lauren Wilson
Demi Atkinson
Charlie Twible
Isabelle Smith

The Grand Final will be on Thursday 9th November at 6.30pm – tickets are now on sale, £3 for adults and £2 for pupils, and can be purchased from the Music Workroom in P5.

Clifton Factor Semi Final!

It’s the Clifton Factor Semi Final after school tonight from 3.30pm in the Performance Hall. You will get chance to vote for your favourite performer out of this lovely bunch of singers:

Charlotte Caprani
Charlie Twible
Juste Ziulpaite
Amy Burling
Alicia Walker
Connor Malin
Isabelle Smith
Demi Atkinson
Hermione Mercy
Lauren Wilson