Claires Court Bulletin


From the Heads of Sixth Form

The Sixth Form mocks were exhausting but all went very well this week and it is with great relief that we go into the weekend. Students should act on any feedback given by teachers once they receive the results of their mock exams. Mock exams are invaluable in giving students much needed practice in exam technique, application of knowledge, time-management and all the skills they need to complete exams in pressurised, timed conditions. Year 12 Results Cards will be going out to students for parents next Friday in readiness for Year 12 Parents' Evening on Monday 6 March. Year 13 Results Cards will go out via students for parents on Monday 6 March. Year 13 Parents' Evening will be on Thursday 16 March and a letter will go out to parents inviting them to this next week.

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers

Forthcoming Dates

Mon 20 - Fri 24 February - Mock AS and A Level exams all week

Tues 28 February - Maths trip to the Hexagon, Reading

Tues 28 February - Rahab 3.30pm HM4 & Ed Pawsey, Army one to ones

Fri 3 March - Year 12 Results cards to Parents via students

Sun 5 March - QS World University Fair

Mon 6 March - Year 12 Parents' Evening 6pm

Mon 6 March - Year 13 Results cards to Parents via students

Tues 7 and Thurs 9 March - Rutherford Appleton Lab Apprentice Open Evenings

Tues 14 March - Year 12 HE day to Surrey university

Thurs 16 March - Year 13 Parents' Evening 6pm

Years 12 and 13 "Maths Inspiration" talks at the Hexagon, Reading - Tues 28 February

Please note that students who are going on this educational visit will need to make their own way to Maidenhead railway station to meet the group and Mrs Burdett by 8.50 am at the latest in order to catch the 9.06 train to Reading. Thank you.


The Principals are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Margaret Heywood to the role of Head of Senior Girls with effect from September 2017.

Mrs Heywood, has considerable leadership experience within our organisation, most recently as Assistant Head with responsibility for pastoral care at Senior Girls. She also has experience as a Claires Court parent with two daughters passing from Nursery through to Sixth Form with us.

We are delighted that Mrs Heywood will be taking the lead role for this division and continuing to develop the good work she has initiated to inspire our girls to achieve further success. She will be working closely alongside the existing team at College Avenue (as below), all reporting directly to James Wilding as Academic Principal:

Mrs Sheena Wilding, Head of Nursery

Miss Leanne Barlow, Head of Junior Girls

Mr Andy Giles, Head of Sixth Form

Year 12 Parents' Evening - Monday 6 March 6pm

If you have not already done so, please can you contact the office and let us know whether you will be attending Parents' Evening with your son or daughter. Please can you email us at

Year 12 Students will receive their mock exam results cards on Friday 3 March in order for you to see these before Parents' Evening on Monday. The results cards will be handed to each student on Friday so please check bags etc that evening for them.

Bulletin and Travel Survey

We would like to thank all parents who responded to these surveys. The feedback received was extremely helpful and we are now following up on your comments and suggestions. Watch this space for further news…..

Visiting Speakers - Tuesday 28 February

On Tuesday, Nicola Bell from Rahab will be coming to visit Sixth Form again. This time, students can sign up for the talk at 3.30pm in HM4, which will feature specific case studies from Nicola's work. We expect this to be a popular talk so sign up early as places are limited.

Ed Pawsey from the Army will also be re-visiting on Tuesday to catch up with students who have expressed an interest in the Army. Students will be notified individually on Monday of their meeting times with Ed.

Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Day Events At Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will be holding two Apprenticeships Open Evenings, on Tuesday 7 and Friday 9 March. These evenings will provide a great opportunity for students find out more about their apprenticeship scheme, talk to current and previous apprentices and learn about the science and engineering that happens on site. If you are interested, please book online.

QS World University Fair - Sunday 5 March

The QS World University Tour undergraduate fair will be taking place in London on Sunday 5th March 2017. The fair will be held at Central Hall Westminster (nearest tube station is Westminster) and runs from 1:30pm until 5:30pm.

There will be over 30 of the world’s top universities, from both the UK and abroad exhibiting at the fair looking to talk with students interested in higher education. We will also run subject-specific admissions seminars the day, covering business, humanities, sciences and medicine, as well as on topics such as applying to a top UK or US institution, studying abroad and funding/scholarships advice.

The fair is free to attend but students must register their details here.

Parents and guardians are welcome to visit and there is no need for them to register their details. Students who are interested in attending will need to complete the registration form at the above address. Full details of all the universities exhibiting and the seminar timetable will be emailed to students who have registered in due course.

Year 12 Young Enterprise - Windsor Trade Fair - Saturday 4 March

Our Young Enterprise groups will be selling their wares at the Windsor Trade Fair on Saturday 4 March. The fair will be held at the Windsor Royal Shopping Centre between 9.30am and 3pm and they would love to see you there to support them.

PTA Easter Event

Our Annual Easter Event is being held on Saturday 18 March between 12-2pm. This year the theme is Alice in Wonderland. As well as the Easter trail, where you answer the clues to win a chocolate prize, there is a competition to make a hat for the Mad Hatter. More information can be found here.

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