Claires Court Bulletin



Dear Parents,

Our Heads of School, Lauren Walters and Tom Williams, did an amazing job of hosting the 2016 Speech Day. With musical interludes by Ed Axtell, aided by James Roach, and Emily King and Moyin Forsythe assisting the guest speaker, Professor Andrew Williams, the Sixth Form student leaders were on show and made the afternoon run very smoothly. Also special thanks to our musicians on the day, Alastair Roberts-Rhodes and Will Davies and again to James Roach, whose contributions were outstanding. All were great ambassadors for the Sixth Form.

Best wishes

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers

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The Age of Reason v the Age of Enlightenment

Jeans for Genes Day

The majority of the Sixth Form had remembered that today was Jeans for Genes day and dressed appropriately. However, all of them were very generous with their £1 donations and we raised £135 for this good cause.


Year 12s may be interested in the Study Abroad fair taking place on Saturday 1 October at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Students will learn about the opportunities available for studying abroad as the fair will feature over 60 universities from 15 countries, including the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Australia and many more. The event in free. Students just need to register via the link


Can we please remind all parents to respect our School neighbours. Please refrain from obstructing any driveways. Can we also request that whilst you wait you switch off your engines.


Mon 26 Sept - Year 13 Parents' Evening 6pm in Hall

Tues 27 Sept - OPEN MORNING 9.30 - 11.30am on all sites

Tues 27 Sept - Andy Turner speech to Year 12 about IT employability skills. 3.30pm in HM4.

Fri 30 Sept - UK University Search Fair, Emirates Stadium (

Sat 1 Oct - Study Abroad Fair, Busness Design Centre, Islington

Mon 10 Oct - Year 12 Parents' Evening 6pm in Hall

Sat 15 Oct - Annual Fireworks at Junior Boys

Annual Fireworks - Saturday 15 October

The annual fireworks at Junior Boys, will be on Saturday 15 October. Year 12 students will be asked by Mrs Rogers to sign up for duties on the night nearer the time.


Claires Court Sixth Form students have been very successful at the Windsor Arts Festival. in Art Music and Photography. The opening event for the schools' programme begins at Norden Farm on Sunday 25 September at 4.30pm and students and parents are welcome to attend. The successful students were:

For Art: Painting

Commended: Jasper Giles, James Tapner-Evans

For Art: Photography

3rd place: Georgina Wheeler

Commended: Owen Agnew, Joseph Baker

The Rankin Photography Prize

2nd place: Joseph Baker

Music Compostion: Vocal

3rd place: Niamh Bates

Reminder about the absence line

A reminder to parents that if a student is unwell or will not be attending school for an appointment, please can you call the Sixth Form absence line on 01628 411489 before 9am so we are aware of their absence. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept absence calls from the student themselves, it must be from a parent or guardian.


Sixth Form students now all have a red lanyard with badge attached which allows them electronic entry to the College Ave site where the Sixth Form is based. Please could parents help to remind their son or daughter that they MUST wear their lanyard every day and use it to touch the key pad for every entry and exit from the building, even if the door is already open. Sixth Formers must always enter and leave the building via the front door and the reception area and not via the atrium door even if it is open. Next week arrivals and exits will be monitored, until students have acquired the correct procedure automatically.


We are pleased to welcome Andy Turner from IT company Fastlane who will be coming to speak to the Sixth Form about employability skills. This will be a most useful talk for all students whether they are thinking of university or going into an apprenticeship or employment after Sixth Form. All students are welcome. Andy will be speaking in HM4 at 3.30 on Tuesday.

Rugby Report

Claires Court 1st XV team travelled to local rivals Borlase for this weeks match. Previous 1st XV games against Borlase have always been close, and highly contested. This match was equally impressive. Borlase had the majority of the possession, testing the Claires Court defence. The game was extremely physical, but the strength of the Borlase attack proved too much for the brave Claires Court defence. The final score was 20-3 to Borlase, but did not refelct how closely the game was fought.

Owain Griffiths, Rugby Captain