Clifton Community School Hosts Battle of the Bands

Clifton Community School Hosts Battle of the Bands

On Thursday 5th May, Clifton Community School played host to this year’s Battle of the Bands. 

The evening saw seven bands and five soloists from across Clifton Community School, Wickersley School & Sports College and Oakwood High School compete in front of a packed audience and a judging panel made of Mrs Leng (CCS Headteacher), Mrs O’Brien (WPT CEO) and David Burgess (Head of Music at Rotherham College).

The competition was tough from the start but it was a joy to see students from all schools supporting each other.

The special guest band was For Next Week from Rotherham College, who absolutely blew us all away.

Clifton’s very own talented bassist, Alex Koroma, performed in the winning band, The Meteorites with some incredible musicians from Oakwood. 

Congratulations to all musicians involved – it was wonderful to be able to present another opportunity for students to develop their skills and confidence as musicians. 

A huge well done to the overall winning band, The Meteorites, and the winning soloist, Jaime, from Oakwood – outstanding performances all round.

WPT Secures School Lettings Deal With Paris Saint-Germain Academy

WPT Secures School Lettings Deal With Paris Saint-Germain Academy

We have recently secured an exciting new school lettings deal with Paris Saint-Germain Academy UK.

This summer, the academy will be hosting a soccer training camp using the facilities at Clifton Community School from Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August, 9.30am – 3.30pm.

The training camp is for boys and girls aged 8 to 15 and is priced at £210 for the week (£42 per day) with the academy kit included.

Wickersley Partnership Trust students can attend the training sessions at a discounted price of £189 for the week using the discount code: Summer2022

Adam Cloney, Lettings Manager at Wickersley Partnership Trust, said: “I am extremely excited for our students and the wider community to have PSG Academy coming to Rotherham – we are proud to host them at Clifton Community School this summer.

“The enrichment that this will provide to students will be fantastic – learning new skills and taking part in new experiences. We look forward to seeing those at the camp develop their football in the ‘Parisian Way’. 

“Secondly, to have Paris Saint Germain Academy working in partnership with Wickersley Partnership Trust and coming to Rotherham is a great development as the Trust looks to drive Facilities Hire forward.”

To book a place on the Paris Saint-Germain Academy Soccer Training Camp, click the button below.

For any facilities hire queries, contact Adam Cloney on 07511 181347 or email

Cheerleading Success for WPT Sports Coach

Cheerleading Success for WPT Sports Coach

Our WPT Sports Coach, Rebecca Lamb, competed for Trailblazer Allstars at the Cheerleading World Championships in Florida in April.
After missing out on competing the last two years due to Covid, the team were finally given the green light for 2022.
The Championships were contested by 26 teams from all over the world, including a number of professional American teams. 
The competition took place over two days, with Trailblazer Allstars finding themselves in 11th place after day one.
The girls took to the floor on day two with the drive and determination to break into the top 10 and after leaving everything on the mat, they finished the Championships 9th in the world!
An outstanding achievement for anyone, let alone a family run club from Rotherham. 
Another one of our WPT Sports Coaches, Freya Smith, was due to compete in the Championships but unfortunately suffered an injury in training on the run up to the finals. Although she wasn’t able to compete, Freya was and continues to be a vital part of the Trailblazer Team.
Ex WPT staff member, Gina Williams, founded Trailblazer Allstars in 2011 and has built the club up from a handful of cheerleaders to a programme that now houses Tiny, Mini, Youth, Junior and Senior teams.
For more information about Trailblazer Allstars, click the button below to check out their website.
RLWC2021 Mascot Challenge

RLWC2021 Mascot Challenge

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) are on the hunt for a talented young artist to design the mascot that will become the face of this year’s three tournaments.

The design should represent all three tournaments, be eye-catching, recognisable, fun, friendly, have a great name and backstory, and represent the values of RLW2021.

The winner will receive two tickets to the finals at Old Trafford, the chance to take their entire class at school to another game (excluding finals), and the opportunity to visit the studio to see their mascot brought to life!

Closing date for entries: Wednesday 1st June 2022, 5pm

Click the buttons below to see the website and the documents for more information.

To submit your design, please email or send via post to The Mascot Challenge, RLWC Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4AP. For postal entries, please include contact details in the submission.

Summer School is back!

Summer School is back!

Our free WPT Summer School is back!

As part of our commitment to provide all of our students with a seamless and inclusive transition into secondary school, we’re inviting those students who will be starting Y7 in September to our Summer School.

Over the course of two weeks – 21st July to 3rd August – students will be able to take part in a wide range of enrichment experiences such as Outdoor Education at Ulley Reservoir, STEM, Musical Theatre, Circus Skills and Games Design & Robotics.

This will be based at our Cranworth Road Campus in Rotherham (S65 1LN).
There are 360 free places available, which is expected to make our Summer School the largest of its kind in the borough.

If you are interested in booking a place for your child, go to the link below

You will have the option to choose which Summer School you would like your child to take part in:

Week 1: Thursday 21st July – Wednesday 27th July

Week 2: Thursday 28th July – Wednesday 3rd August

Applications close on Friday 13th May.

Please note, places will be given on a priority basis as follows:

  • Looked After Children
  • Children who receive
  • Free School Meals (FSM)
    All other children starting Y7 in September on a first-come, first-served basis