Bulletin 9| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 17 June 4.30pm

Important Notices


On Friday 1 July our annual Sports Day takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton, SL4 6HN. A large number of Year 7 - 10 pupils will be competing in a total of 46 athletics events, with the House Sports Day cup at stake. The first event starts at 3.15pm with the final event taking place at 5.20pm. All parents will be most welcome to attend.

Mr J M Turner (Director of Sport)

BBQ Helpers

The Claires Court Senior Boys PTA are looking for helpers to assist with the serving of the BBQ at this year’s summer fete, the BBQ runs from 12 noon-4pm and ideally we will have 6 people working at any one time. It would be great if we had enough volunteers to rotate the BBQ team every hour. If you are able to volunteer your help please contact me by email at or telephone 07990 973354.


It is very strange how things change, at 14 .45 on Thursday people were avoiding me, however approximately 46 minutes later everybody was looking to hold a conversation (what a difference two goals make).

Healthy eating week has proved a great success, well done to Rupert Miller who won the healthiest diet on Monday, I'm sure he will enjoy his prize, however the Vegan curry and yoghurt with nut free muesli were not great favourites for the boys.

Your son should bring home his grade card today well done to most and we will be arranging meetings where we feel there is a difficulty.

I hope to see as many as possible at the Fete on the 25, a great event has been planned and we hope the weather will be kind.

A quick mention of the Old Boys Cricket Match next Friday all are welcome to support. I will be cheering the First Eight on at the Qualifying event for Henley Royal Regatta.

Finally a quote from Jo Cox, who was MP for Batley and Spen.

"Our communities have been deeply enhanced by immigration, be it of Irish Catholics across the constituency or of Muslims from Gujarat in India or from Pakistan, principally from Kashmir. While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."


Saturday 18 June - Year 8 Bronze Arts Award Morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Girls site.

Thursday 23 June - A Level Art/Textiles/Photography Private View 5.3-8.30pm at the Girls site.

Friday 24 June - Year 11 Thorpe Park

Year 10 Revision Skills Sessions

1.15pm Years 9 & 10 Athletics/Cricket Photographs - Clean Kit a must

Claires Court Old Boys - Cricket Match at Phoenix & Claires Court Sports Ground from 5.00pm

Saturday 25 June - Summer Fete - full details below

Monday 27 June - Year 10 Art Exam

A Level Art/Textile/photography Exhibition Open

Year 7 University Challenge

Senior Boys Music Concert from 6.00pm Refreshments from 5.30pm

Tuesday 28 June - New Boys Evening from 5.00pm. Early Buses - depart 4.30pm

Wednesday 29 June - Year 10 - Sixth Form Taster Morning

ISA National Athletics @ Birmingham

Years 9 & 10 attend Henley Regatta - Afternoon only

Looking Ahead

The last Music Concert of the term will take place on 27 June at 6.00pm at Senior Boys. As usual there will be a variety of musical items from across the years. During the evening we will be holding the Inter House Music Competition.


Work matters – linking the worlds of Education and Employment

PTA - Summer Fete

Summer Fete on Saturday 25 June

This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address.

If you pay online then please remember to send in your prize draw entry to the school office and it also assists us with how many tickets you require. Please click here for the ticket order form.

Special Attraction at the Summer Fete

On Saturday 25 June, as part of our celebration of the great outdoors, we are being visited by the Great Gun Dog Company and their wonderful dogs.

They will be giving demonstrations on how to handle and train the dogs. Pupils (aged 3 to 12) who wish to learn how to 'work' the dogs are then invited to practice the commands that they see in the demonstration.

After the event, two or three children will be selected and given certificates as finalists and will have the opportunity to progress to the ISA Gundog Challenge national final at the Midland Game Fair on the17th September 2016. All finalists, along with parents, will receive free passes to the weekend event. More information

There is also an opportunity for pupils to take part in a poster competition. All they have to do is download the template– get creative and draw their dream playground and bring the final poster to the fete. The best winning entry for the poster design will win a £20 Amazon voucher.


Years 7 to 13 - Pre-Season Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 1 & 2 September 2016

Full details have been emailed home.

Years 7 to 13 - Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 23 to 29 October 2016

Full details of this trip have been emailed home.

Years 5 - 13 - Ski Trip - La Thuile, Italy - 1 to 9 April 2017

Details have been emailed home, hard copy available from the information rack in Reception.



Lost Blazer

Can we ask everyone to check they have the correct blazer. We are looking for Miles Deer’s blazer (year 7) it was lost in school last Friday 10 June, from outside on the playground, we would really like to find it. Please hand into the office if found, thank you.

Year 11 Sixth Form Induction Day - Tuesday 12 July

Please return the Sixth Form Induction Day reply slips to the Registrar (Heidi Leigh) as soon as possible.

Coach Services from September 2016

Does your child currently use the coach? If so please make sure you complete the form emailed to you this week with your requirements for next term as soon as possible.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next Second Hand Uniform & Sports Kit Sale is scheduled for Friday 8 July at 5.00pm. If you have any items for the sale please bring these into the office. Items must be labelled (these are available from Reception).

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Summer holiday - Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

There will be 7 themed weeks based on different book genres for the Mini, Mid and Kool groups.

Xtra activities for older Kool children will include themed Science, Textiles, Cookery and Crafts.

Sport Xtra offer days of Golf, Cricket, Olympic Sports and Rugby, as well as Swim, Bike and Run.

>> click for more of What’s On and To Book on our new booking system.

>> Claires Court parents will need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after registering to allow the booking system to be updated, which will then trigger any available discounts.

Well Done

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 - James Connor & Seb Walker, Year 8 - Bertie Carr & Luke Scarborough, Year 9 - Kento Nakai and Year 10 - Joe Stephen.



Overall results -

JB 1st

JG 2nd

SB 3rd

SG 1st

CC overall girls and boys winners. With many girls and boys being selected for National Finals...