Bulletin 2| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 16 September 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Notices

Booking Ad Hoc Coaches

If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here, 24 hours in advance. In unexpected emergencies we would be flexible on this arrangement.


Can we please remind all parents to respect our School neighbours. Please refrain from obstructing any driveways. Can we also request that whilst you wait you switch off your engines.

Curriculum Statement Books

These have been distributed to the boys (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11), if for any reason it has not reached home, do ring the office who will ensure one is posted home.

Year 7 Books were included in the New Boys pack which you would have received at the new boys event in June.


Congratulations to all who arrived on time today, the storm certainly disrupted our morning start but I'm happy to say we are operating normally ( if a little damp).

It was great to see so many people at the Year 7 Coaching Morning, it proved to be very successful, enabling our staff to meet with the parents and the boys to enjoy the session. We have had very good feedback from the Lulworth/Osmington Bay trip a very positive new initiative for us.

"Thank you to those parents who attended the Year 7 talk on Resilience by Rachael Williams this/last week. Her next talk will be for parents with children in Years 10 & 11 on Tuesday 29 November.

Rachael will be working with Year 7s and Year 11s over the course of the term (our transition year groups) on strategies to develop resilience and deal with the pressures that their year groups bring with them."

Our first rugby fixtures are this Saturday and I look forward to watching our U13 and U 15 at Maidenhead Rugby Club, there will be a warm welcome for all our parents. Good Luck to the teams travelling to LVS.

Unfortunately, we sent out information in the rush of a new term in a format you may not have been able to print. these documents have been placed on the website in a more friendly format. Please follow the link here.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford


Monday 19 September - Full After School Activity Programme Commences

Year 9 - Mastery of skills (by invitation)

Tuesday 20 September - Year 11 Individual Parent & Pupil Academic Meetings PM

Wednesday 21 September - Year 11 Individual Parent & Pupil Academic Meetings AM

Year 11 Journeys End - Theatre Company Production to be held at Senior Girls (during the school day)

Thursday 22 September - Schools Speech Day at The Magnet Leisure Centre - All boys attend they will return in time for buses home at 5.25pm. No early pick up this day.

Friday 23 September - Jeans for Genes -Please help us support this charity by wearing your jeans for the day £1.00 donation.

Tuesday 27 September - Open Morning 9.30-11.30 at all sites for prospective parents.

Wednesday 28 September - Parents Cyber Safety Talk with Paul Hay from 7.00pm in the Senior Boys Sports Hall

Save the Date

Saturday 15 October - PTA Fireworks to be held at our Junior Boys site.


The Age of Reason v the Age of Enlightenment

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Court Circular 2015-16 arrives with families this Friday. As well as sharing news of the massive range of activity that takes place across the year, this issue also contains all the main sports events and tours as well as a Creative Corner. Shortly the online Sports Circular will also be available via the website and this will include all the team reports.

The material is not the work of the editor, but that of the pupils as well as the teaching and coaching staff and it is to them that thanks should be given for providing such a great range of material.

Whilst this issue is a bumper edition, the aim is for it to be fully inclusive so that all can enjoy and share in the activities in which pupils across all the sites have taken part. It is the culmination of a year’s work and we look forward to an equally busy and rewarding year in 2016-17.

Speech Day 2016

If you have received an invitation to Speech Day, please let us know you will be attending so we can ensure a space is reserved for you.

Please ensure the boys are prepared for wet weather, as we will be walking to and from The Magnet Leisure Centre. Please do not collect from the Magnet, as we need to ensure the safety of each pupil.


Language Trips - French/German & Spanish

All in October - there are a few outstanding payments for these trips.

Rowing Trips

The Wimbleball Training Camp is now full.

The Longridge Training Camp is still open - an information sheet can be found via our website. A hard copy is also available from Reception.


Claires Court Senior Boys PTA Meeting

Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm at Senior Boys

The PTA will be holding its first meeting of the academic year. It is a great way to find out what the PTA will be planning for the next year and is also an opportunity to meet other parents. Everybody is welcome, please come and join us.

Pupil Personal Effects Insurance and Pupil Accident Insurance

A reminder to parents that all pupils (with the exception of nursery pupils for Personal Effects Insurance) are covered by your school fees. Full details of the cover provided is available on the Letters and Notices Page (General) page of the School website

From The Kitchen

Parents who asked for us to install Cashless Catering restrictions on their child’s account last year are reminded they are still in force until you give we are advised otherwise. Please do not hesitate in contacting the Domestic Bursar, Stephen Rhodes at

Following successful trials during Food Awareness week in June Parents will be happy to hear some of the break items of cookies, muffins, flapjacks have now disappeared from everyday breaks. We have introduced a variety of much healthier and some additional gluten free snacks.

Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities for October half-term now available to book online............ Click here

Named Items

Please ensure that all items brought in to school are clearly labelled.

Year 7 Individual Photographs

All year 7 boys had their photograph taken on the first day of term. These are available to order, the order forms have travelled home via ‘boy post’ this week. Please return your order forms to the main school office. Deadline for orders is Wednesday 21 September 2016. Thank you.

Sports Team photographs from the Summer Term 2016.

These photographs have now been delivered to school for those who ordered them, and have been sent home via ‘boy post’. Any queries please contact Mrs Adams, Reception, thank you.


These boys were successful in Music Exams taken at the end of last term. Well done to them and to their teachers.

Grade 1 Freddie Danzine Tipton - Acoustic Guitar, Sebastian Sweetman - Clarinet and

John Getley - Piano

Grade 4 Luke Perera - Singing and William Dempster - Trumpet (Merit)

Mr Roach - Head of Music