Bulletin 7| Summer Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 12 June 2.00pm


Hayfever - if your son suffers, he can bring medicine in to school correctly labelled with a completed prescription sheet, as school is not allowed to stock medication.

Website Photography - on Monday and Tuesday we have professional photographers on site taking photos for our new website. Please could all pupils be smartly dressed as per the uniform regulations. Thank you for your support.


We had a very busy Open Morning on Tuesday and as usual there was a common factor with all the visitors (32 families), they all remarked how polite and confident their guides were so well done Year 7.

Friday saw the launch of the Arts Award Book, congratulations to the boys and a thank you to Ms Frances Ackland-Snow for her work in this area.

For Healthy Eating Week last week James Freeman won the prize for designing the best healthy food poster, very colourful.

Lastly a huge round of applause goes to Thomas May who will be leading the school as our new Head Boy, it was a very difficult choice as there were several excellent candidates. Congratulations also to Deputy Head Boys, Christopher Allen, Peter Bradley, Matthew Hine and Todd Lindley, James Groeneweg has been appointed as Leader of the School Council, a big thank you to Sam MacGregor (out going Head Boy) and his team for their work throughout the year.


Saturday 13 June - Art on the Street in Maidenhead High Street, come and see us.

Summer Ball at Junior Boys site

Athletics U15, U17 & U19 County Championships

Monday 15 June - Year 10 Spanish Speaking Controlled Assessment (YDH group)

Year 10 French Writing Controlled Assessment (HES group)

Athletics RBWM League U12 & U13 at Thames Valley Athletics Centre 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Titan - Mouth impressions for mouthguards in school

Wednesday 17 June - Year 7 Trip to Wycombe Swan from 5.00pm - Boys may wish to bring a packed tea.

Sports Photographs at 1.15pm U14, U15 & U16 Cricket/Rowing/Athletics - Appropriate clean kit please

Thursday 18 June - Year 7 Medieval Lives Day at the Girls site - departing 9.00am returning for 4.00pm

Friday 19 June - Year 10 Geography controlled assessment periods 5 & 6

Year 11 Thorpe Park Trip

Saturday 20 June - Summer Fete at Junior Boys from 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Monday 22 June - Boys may go blazerless - in readiness for the 2nd Hand Uniform Sale - Blazer too small, get it dry cleaned and pop it in the sale on Friday 3 July.

Year 8 University Challenge

ISA National Athletics at Birmingham

Tuesday 23 June - Early Buses - Friday times but on a Tuesday. This is due to school holding the New Boys Evening (for September 2015 starters)

Wednesday 24 June - Year 7 Drama Festival from 6.00pm

Future Dates:

Friday 26 June - Sports Afternoon

Monday 29 June - Music Concert from 6.00pm

Thursday 2 July - Year 8 Drama Festival from 6.00pm

Friday 3 July - Second Hand Uniform Sale

Friday 10 July - Terms ends at 12.30pm

'A' Level Art, Textiles and Photography Exhibition Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 June at the Girls site, College Avenue, Maidenehad SL6 6AW.


Summer Fete - Saturday 20 June 12.00 - 4.00pm - Bouncy Castles, Stalls, Tug of War, Penalty Shoot-out, Assault Course, Go-Karting, BBQ, Pimms Tent and of course Strawberries & Cream.


Saturday 13 June -The Arabian Night Summer Ball at our Ridgeway site SL6 4QQ. Hope you all have a great time.


“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose"


We are pleased to launch the Claires Court Careers Website. Please take a look, as this valuable tool is a great way for the School and for you as parents, to support your son and help him investigate his future career options.

It is bespoke to our pupils and packed with all the resources needed for them to find, research, understand and make decisions about their future. For pupils in Year 7 onwards it will be used as part of their educational experience at Claires Court in specific sessions, but available for you and them to browse at any time.

The Careers website can be accessed from the Parent Area of the School website or, with your son, via the hub. We hope you will find it useful and informative.


Year 7 History Day - Thursday 18 June - Medieval Lives Day from 9.00am to 4.00pm Please return consent forms by Monday 15 June.

Year 7 English Morning - Thursday 25 June - Shakespeare morning at our girls site - departing from Senior Boys at 9.00am and returning for 1.15pm.

Design Technology National Schools Micromouse Competition - Saturday 27 June - Information has been emailed through to those invited.

Year 9 JOPA - Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July - Full details together with a medical form have been emailed home please return payment, signed consent and medical forms to Mrs Adams on Reception.

Year 7 & 8 JOPA - Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July - Full details have been emailed home, please return signed consent forms to Mrs Adams on Reception.

British Rowing Championships 17-19 July - Full information has been emailed home please return all details by Friday 3 July.

Rowing Training Camp Longridge - October 2015 - Details have been emailed home, please return form by Friday 3 July.

Years 7-13 Sailing Trip to Kos - 17-24 October 2015. Full information on this sailing experience is available from the trips rack in reception. Initial deposits of £200 via the pay portal or cheque (made payable to Claires Court Schools Limited) by 18 June.

Sailing Courses - The Outdoor Education Department, prior to the start of term in September, we will be running a Learn to Sail and Improve Sailing course. This is a two day residential course based at the 2012 Olympic venue which is home to the British Sailing Team. Costs will be kept to a minimum and are expected to be approximately £135.

Full information and letters can be found on our website



New Boys Evening - Mr Roach has invited a few boys to be available to play at the New Boy's evening between 5.00pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday 23 June to entertain parents before the evening starts. Pick up for the boys is 5.45pm. Many thanks.

Summer Concert - Monday 29 June at Senior Boys starting at 6.00pm including ensemble and solo items from across the years.

Whole School Photograph - This is on view in our reception area. An order form is available from Mrs Adams on reception or alternatively this can be ordered on line through then the school name Claires Court Schools it will then ask for a pass code which is 120031.


Holiday Club and Sports Club…. from £25 per day with Claires Court pupils (excluding Nursery) gaining free extended sessions when booked early! Details of Sports Courses and Theme Weeks, along with Xtra activities and booking are available online at A varied programme includes visits from some Hawks, Falcons and Owls, a Samurai Fitness Group, the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service Crew and a Science Museum session.

Lost Property - Would you be kind enough to check that the correct white PE shorts have come home – we are searching for a pair belonging to Toby Smith , lost approx. seven weeks ago! Please hand in to the office if found. Thank you


Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - Jack Gannan, Year 8 - Zak French, Year 9 - Henry Durrant and Year 10 - Will Davies.


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ISA Athletics Pictures

Don't forget there are some great action photos from the ISA Athletics available.