Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 3 - Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 29 April 2016



I have just realised why we are shivering in what is, even for April in England, some pretty chilly and damp weather - it’s a Bank Holiday weekend, we are training for athletics and tennis matches, and we have had the whole school photograph!

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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

This week I would like to share what happened in our Celebration Assembly on Friday. Chloe and Amalie, both in Year 6, asked me last week if they could celebrate National Dance Day by performing a dance in assembly. I, of course, said yes. Well…. I was blown away by the beautifully creative and emotive dance to the song “Lost Boy” by Ruth B. The girls choreographed and rehearsed their piece in School at lunchtimes. It was so moving, that Mrs James asked Chloe and Amalie to perform in the Nursery and Reception assembly too.

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Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!

This week we have been looking at life cycles of butterflies and the children have created some lovely pictures and have learnt about symmetry by applying paint to one half of a piece of paper and folding it to get the imprint. They have done lots of counting when using a variety of circles to recreate their own “Hungry Caterpillar”.

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‘Screenagers’ – a 21st century film about the digital ‘Silent Spring’ affecting our children...


Sainsburys Vouchers

Please continue to send in - all vouchers gratefully received.

Cashless Catering

We are pleased to announce that parents are now able to view their child's daily eating habits, alongside cashless till balances, from 15:00 everyday via our website and the Parent Pay Portal.


We would like to remind parents and pupils that the socks worn with summer skirts should be plain white ankle socks, not trainer liners. Thanks.

Sports Team/G6 Class/G11 Photos

Deadline for returning for your order has now passed. You can still collect the order form via the School Office but please note that parents will have to post them Tempest direct.

Nursery Photos

Tuesday 3 May 9.00am

Parents' Evenings

Wednesday 4 May 6pm-8pm G8

Summer Fete Poster Competition - Junior Girls

Don't forget to enter the competition to design the poster for the Summer Fete. The theme is 'The Great Outdoors' and you will have received the information on how to enter through your class teacher. The closing date for entries to be returned is Friday 6 May 2016.

Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May

Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children). The booking form is also available from Reception.

The Boat Club would be most grateful for any raffle prizes or items that could be auctioned on the evening. These items can be left at Reception. Thank you.

Useful numbers for current parents

To ensure you speak to the most appropriate person, please note the numbers below.....

Junior Boys Office - 01628 411490

Nursery, Junior & Senior Girls - 01628 411480

Senior Boys Reception/Office - 01628 411470

Sixth Form - 01628 411489

Registrar - 01628 411472

Trips/Transport - 01628 411406


As we return to school for the summer term our PTA committee are focused on the upcoming Summer Fete on 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. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.

The Great Gatsby Ball - Saturday 14 May 2016

Only a few weeks now until the ball so we hope you have your outfits ready! The ball tickets have been sent out via your child's school, so they should have been received by everyone now.

The booking forms need to have been returned so we can inform the caterers of any allergies etc and a wine pre-ordering form should have also been received.

Any questions, please contact


HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – May half-term holiday (Tue 31 May to Fri 3 Jun)

Here’s a little more about Mini, Mid and Kool’s ‘World of Sports’ theme week this coming holiday… build your own golf course, complete the Round the World Sporting Challenge and join our professional vocalist with songs from sporting events around the world!

Creative Kool Xtra activities for older children include dedicated days of Cookery, Crafts and Textiles. Also Sport Xtra provides plenty of opportunity to develop skills with three days of Cricket for boys & girls in Year 3 and above.

>> for more details please visit – Junior and Senior pupils get FREE extended sessions when booked early!!!



Well done to all girls who took Lamda examinations this week - after intense Mock preparation and challenging examinations - all have worked truly hard.

Summer Production Plea

Can you save your plastic bottles for our set creation and drop off to Mrs Warren - all types of plastic bottles are wanted.



G1/G2 Creative Writing Day - Tuesday 3 May - please return consent slips on the morning of Tuesday 3 May

G4 Outward Bound - Friday 20 May/Saturday 21 May - payment and consent slip by Friday 6 May

G7-G11 Pre-season Sailing Trip - Thursday 1 September/Friday 2 September - deposit and consent slip by Friday 6 May

G7-G11 Sailing Holiday to Weymouth & Portland - Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October - deposit and consent slip by Friday 6 May


G5 Henley Rowing Museum - Thursday 5 May - last call for consent slips by Tuesday 3 May

G6 British Museum - Thursday 12 May - last call for consent slip by Friday 6 May

G8 RS Trip to Neasden Hindu Temple - Friday 6 May - last call for consent slip by Tuesday 3 May



Tuesday 3 May - G8 Tennis v St Marys 5pm start

Wednesday 4 May - G10 Tennis v Heathfield 4.30pm start at Bisham

Thursday 5 May - G8, G9 and G10 District Athletics Trials

Thursday 5 May - G4 to G7 swimming gala v Newlands (10 selected pupils only) at CC - collect from school at 5pm

Check the PE board / schools sports website for further details.