Y9 Rounders Tournament at Wickersley

The PE department had the pleasure of taking the year 9 team to their tournament tonight at Wickersley. The girls took on Wales in their first game and fielded excellently limiting them to just a rounder. Some brilliant batting from our girls sealed the first win. Next up was Oakwood same again from our girls in the field meant we limited them to 2 rounders. Some effective batting again made sure it was 2 wins on the board. Last game saw us play Aston which was a tough game, 2 wins out of 3 would normally see a team progress to finals day. Our girls gutted to go out to a point between two teams.

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, the Musical’ to see where graduates of Urdang progress to in employment. Our girls conducted themselves exceptionally well and were a credit to Clifton.

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 animals up close, learn about their eating habits, had talks from animal rangers and then completed the day with an ice-cream.

The whole day was thoroughly enjoyable and the students described the trip as ‘their dream day!’

School Parliment Trip

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 information about Higher Education within a University institute. The students were really enthused throughout the whole day and showed great confidence in their own ability to progress onto not only further education, but higher education. 

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 resources to embryonic culturing, time machines to wormholes, DNA to states of matter and examination techniques from an AQA assessor. This lead to our students actively participating in asking the lecturers questions in front of the lecture theatre. We were the first school to ask a question out of a packed theatre (that can host in excess of 2000 people).  Well done to all of the pupils who took part!

Year 7 Roller Skating Trip

On the Last Wednesday of term before Christmas, 7.3 students had the opportunity to go roller skating as an EDIS reward. The Children had worked hard all term, ensuring that their individual attendance contributed to the whole forms attendance, in order for them to earn Clifton Cash. By the end of last term, they had enough to go on a trip and it was in agreement that they all wanted to go roller skating.

All the children had a great time, either showing off their skills or learning how to skate for the first time. Those who had skated before, promoted the Clifton way, by helping those who were a bit nervous. All the children represented the school well, being polite and well mannered. They all returned having thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Great trip all round!!

7.3 are now aiming to keep up their attendance record so they can go on another reward trip in the summer term. 

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. Read more

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.  There was time for a spot of retail therapy too!  The kids were a pleasure to be with and a credit to the school and MAT.  This visit will live with them forever and help inform their opinions and decisions for a lifetime.


The Rock Assembly at Wembley SSE Arena

On Thursday 13th July, 45 KS4 pupils travelled to Rock Assembly at the Wembley SSE Arena. Organised by The Transformation Trust, the Rock Assembly is an annual event in which 10,000 pupils from across England have the opportunity to explore career options and talk to universities at the Futures Fair before watching a concert in the afternoon.  This year, the acts included Sarah Close, Pink Angels, Some Velvet Morning, The Dixon Bros and Gavin James.  The headline act was The Vamps!

The pupils had a fantastic day and can’t wait for Rock Assembly 2018!