Bulletin 5| Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 9 October 4.00pm


Parking - Please do not park or drop off on the yellow zig zag or double yellow lines around the school. And do not park opposite the school gates, as the coaches are unable to gain access to the site. Your help with this matter will be much appreciated.

Success at the ISA Art Competition - see below for further information. Well done to everyone.


On Saturday along with the usual rugby fixtures the Boat Club held its' Sponsored Row, 172 Kilometres on Ergo's the equivalent of Rowing from Oxford to Westminster I am told. We also named 3 new boats for the fleet and enjoyed a BBQ at the Rowing Club, funds raised will go towards rowing equipment.

Monday saw our first Parents Evening of the term, it was a pleasant and useful night, I look forward to meeting the parents of Year 7 on Tuesday.

At assembly I spoke of the need to ensure that we respect each other, one of our Key Values that is so important for a caring and happy community, such as ours.

I hope to see as many as possible at the Fireworks, we will be showing the Rugby and the boys have worked hard to provide fun stalls for your entertainment along with the normal explosive extravaganza. If you did not manage to get your entry tickets, these will be available on the night.

Self-respect is the fruit if discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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WANDERING THE WEST END, suitable for all ages


The Scholarship programme for 2016 has now been released >>>


As parents we are all members of the Claires Court Senior Boys PTA and therefore everyone is welcome to attend the PTA meetings and help decide how best the PTA can support the school.

Without parental support it would be impossible to run the Claires Court PTA events, which play a big part in making our school so special. The PTA helps keep the family atmosphere of the school alive and by getting involved with the PTA gives all parents the chance to be involved through joining the committee and supporting fundraising events. We understand that everyone leads busy lives, but our boys do benefit directly as a result of all our efforts.

At the start of a new school year it is inevitable that the committee will change. Some committee members will be stepping down and others can no longer participate as their boys have left Claires Court. A new committee to coordinate Claires Court Senior Boys PTA activities is therefore required. If you are interested in joining the committee or just happy to help at events, please contact


Saturday 10 October - Fireworks Spectacular at Junior Boys site (SL6 4QQ). Tickets will be available to purchase on the Gate. Open from 5.30pm Firework Display at 7.15pm

NSSA Single Handed Team Racing Championships at Hunts Sailing Club

Sunday 11 October - Rehearsal - Wandering The West End 10.00am to 1.00pm at Senior Boys Sports Hall

NSSA Racing Championships as above

Monday 12 October - Combined Spanish and German Trips Meeting for Parents and Pupils at the Girls site (SL6 6AW) from 6.00pm

Tuesday 13 October - Year 7 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Thursday 15 October - Year 11 - David Hyner - Talk on Revision Skills

Friday 16 October - Normal School Day finishing at 4.00pm Buses at 4.35pm

Saturday 17 October - Sailing Trip to Kos departs

RYA Eric Twiname Youth & Junior Team Racing National Championships at Oxford SC

Sunday 18 October - Spanish, German and French trips depart

RYA as above

Monday 19 to Friday 30 October - Half Term

Thursday 22 October - German and Spanish trips return

Friday 23 October - French Trip returns

Saturday 24 October - Sailing trip from Kos returns.

Longridge Rowing Training Camp Year 9 starts

Tuesday 27 October - Longridge Rowers Year 9 Finish - Years 10 & 11 commence

Friday 30 October - Longridge Rowers Years 10 & 11 finish.

Monday 2 November - Normal School Day

Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm


Educating the heart...


Final information sheets have been emailed home for the Spanish/German and French Trips. Plus the Rowing Camp to Longridge.

YEARS 9 & 10 FRENCH TRIP TO LILLE - Friday 4 December - an early departure of 5.30am and returning for approximately 9.30pm The cost is £65 full information available from Reception.

YEAR 11 HISTORY TRIP TO BERLIN - Friday 12 to Monday 15 February 2016 - Full information available from Reception. Please return signed consents and deposits to the office as soon as possible.

2016 Ski Trip - It's not too late to sign up and full details of the ski trip can be picked up from Mrs Adams at Reception. From 2 to 9 April 2016 to Alpe d'Huez , skiing OR snowboarding the cost of this trip is £1,020.



Thursday 26 November - Advance notice for our Year 11 parents to put the date in their diaries.


Complete our Summer feedback questionnaire and let us know what you thought – entries received by Friday 9 October will get a chance to win a **£100 voucher** to use at Holiday Activities. Holiday Club & Sports Club still have availability for October half-term and if you book by Friday 9 October you will get the best rate… with free extended sessions for Claires Court pupils (excluding Nursery). Go to for all the latest programmes, activity highlights and booking forms.


Congratulations to William Mather Year 8 who competed in the UK Gymnastics competition (Level 7) at Milton Keynes last Sunday and won 3 medals. Bronze in Floor, Silver in Vault and Gold in the Parallel Bars.

Mathmaticians of The Week - Year 7 - Joe Freeman, Year 8 - Richard Hennessy, Year 9 - Matthew Allen, Year 10 - Zeeshan Hussain and Year 11 - Peter Bradley.