Clifton High School has received a certificate in recognition of the 962 hours of volonteering they completed in their local community in 2016/17. Pupils at the School are given the opportunity to follow a Bronze Durk of Edinburgh's Award programme from Year 9 and a Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award from their sixteenth birthday. As part of this programme, pupils are required to volunteer and give up their time to make a difference to other peoples lives, working with charities or not-for-profit organisations. Places where they have worked include Riding for the Disabled, Bristol Zoological Gardens, St Peter's Hospice and Cancer Research charity shops. Over the last academic year, pupils completed a total of 962 hours of volunteering in their local community.