Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 7 - Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 27 May 2016


While we appreciate that there is limited parking, please could we ask that parents and students respect our neighbours when parking at and around all our school sites. Thank you.



Although we still have half a term to go we are already knee deep into planning for the next academic year. This is the time of year when staffing changes have been finalised and timetables written so I thought I would bring you up to date with our staff changes for September 2016.

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

Another half term has passed us by in a blink of an eye; the girls have achieved so much and experienced many different things.

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Transition children have all now visited our Junior Boys site, Ridgeway, where they explored the grounds, discussing the variety of trees, leaves and grasses that they found there.

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From ‘Au revoir les enfants’ to ‘Reservoir dogs’



All girls to be in summer uniform after the May half term.


A reminder to complete the online form if you wish to opt-in to the Fees Refund Scheme, for your child from September. Responses required by 4 June 2016. Further information available on the website.


Please could we remind parents the importance of a medication form to accompany medicine that comes into school.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - please remember to look on our website for dates also

Monday 6 June - return to school

Tuesday 7 June - Open Morning 9.30am-11.30am

Tuesday 14 June/Tuesday 21 June - GR to G6 Parents' Evening - letters have gone home


Summer Fete - 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. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.

Please click here for the ticket order form

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

Limited availability – so book now to join a cultural ‘World of Sport’ week this coming holiday!

Older children can still take part in Sport Xtra Cricket as well as Kool Xtra Cookery and Textiles.

Click for more details on What’s on May half-term and booking.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT Musical Showcase and Art exhibition

Thursday 23rd June 6.30pm All girls in Years 7-9 and music students in Years 10-13 are putting on a concert showcasing work done over the year in lessons. Join us for an evening of collaborative music making. The evening starts at 6pm for refreshments and with an art exhibition showing work done by Years 8 and 10 for their Arts Award and Year 10 GCSE work. Further details will be available nearer the time.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT Junior Summer Soirée

Tuesday 28th June 2pm All girls in Reception to Year 6 are busily preparing items for a (hopefully) sunny concert. Please join us for an afternoon of music making, this year held in the Lower Junior playground (weather permitting.)


Senior Girls Summer Show

Can all girls please ensure they know their script upon their return to school after the May half term holiday


Tuesday lunchtimes – Main Hall for the dance sequences

Wednesday 4pm to 5pm - Main Hall

Sunday 3 June – 10am to 2pm Technical rehearsal

Note: Please bring your costume in on Wednesday 8 June to be checked



G8-G11 Hockey Tour to Barcelona - 24 October to 28 October - deposit and copy passport by Friday 17 June

G8 Arts Award Morning - Saturday 18 June - consent slip by Friday 10 June


G4-G11 Ski Trip 2017 - 1 April to 9 April - deposit and consent slip by Wednesday 15 June

G4-G6 Ski Trip 2017 Parents Information Meeting on Thursday 9 June at 4.30pm at CCJB

G7-G11 Pre-season Sailing Trip - Thursday 1 September/Friday 2 September - final call for deposit and consent slips by Monday 6 June

G7-G11 Sailing Holiday to Weymouth & Portland - Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October - final call for deposit and consent slips by Monday 6 June



Wednesday 8 June - ISA Athletics G4 - G10. Selected athletes will receive a letter

Thursday 9 June - G7 & G8 Knight Frank Athletics at TVAC. Pick up from school at 6.15pm

Saturday 11 June - U15, U17, U19 County Athletics (C Webster, R Watkins, A Slater, A Dibley, P Odell)


G7, G8 & G9 will now begin tennis in their PE lessons (instead of swimming). Please bring in a racket if you prefer

Check the PE board / schools sports website for further details