Bulletin 10 | Summer Term 2014

Information correct as at Friday 4 July at 1.00pm


Well done to pupils and staff who performed at the Summer Concert last Monday. It was a great evening of music making! The winners of the Inter House competition will be announced in the final assembly. Mr Roach

Years 7 & 8 JOPA Week – Monday 7 through to Thursday 10 July.

Timing - The usual school times apply (Don’t forget its early buses at 4.30pm).

Clothing - They do not need to wear school uniform, casual comfortable and weather dependant items – so be prepared for hot – shorts, t-shirt, sun cream and hat etc., or rain and cooler weather too. A change of clothes when doing water based activity day.

Food - They will need a packed lunch (except Thursday when they will attend the BBQ).

Friday 11 July – School Uniform should be worn for final assemblies and presentations. Full School reports will be given to all pupils. The school day finishes at 12.30pm Coaches will depart at 12.40pm


Another busy and exciting week has come to a close, bringing about success and unfortunately some disappointment. Well done the Micromouse team who competed for the first time in Birmingham and especially Matthew Hurst who gained third place in the Drag Race. Our B crew in the Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers unfortunately had an equipment breakage 400 metres into the race and could not complete the course, whilst our A crew qualified and came second to Marlow in their first race. All did extremely well.

On Monday night the Music Concert was a great success, the performers continue to impress. Results of the House Music competition will be announced next week. Year 8 all performed well at their Drama Festival last night. Today sees our athletes competing first in the Knight Frank finals and then at our Sports Day. We continue to be busy and look forward next week to our various activities.

Those who snore always fall asleep first.


Monday 7 July – Years 7 to 9 JOPA Week. Year 10 Careers & Community Week commences

Year 11 10.00am – 1.00pm sign off day

Tuesday 8 July – Years 7 to 9 JOPA Week. Year 10 Careers Week continues

New Year 12 Induction Day 9.00am to 2.30pm (collect from Maidenhead

Rowing Club SL6 0AT) And Parents Induction Evening at 7.00pm at College

Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW

Wednesday 9 July – Years 7 to 9 JOPA Week continues.

Year 10 Careers Week continues (must bring a packed lunch this day)

Thursday 10 July – Years 7 to 9 JOPA Last DayBBQ for boys and parents from 1.00pm at Phoenix SL6 0NS.

Year 10 - Final Day of Careers Week Presentations from 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Parents will be most welcome.

Friday 11 July – School Assemblies And Presentations. End of Term finish at 12.30pm

Saturday 12 July – 2nd Hand Uniform Sale from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Senior Boys Site


British Rowing Championships in Nottingham - 18-20 July. Consent forms and Medical Sheet now overdue.

February 2015 U15 Cricket Tour to South Africa – Some second payments still outstanding.

Spanish/French/German Language Trips – October 2014 – Please note that there are still some final payments and passport copies outstanding – if these could come to ‘The Office’ as soon as possible. Thank you.


Summer Holiday Club - Spaces still available for Sports Club and Holiday Club, including NEW ‘Xtra’ Clubs running this Summer Holiday… book TODAY (Friday 4 July) to get the discounted rate! Go to our website for more information

Year 7 and 8 Athletic Team Photograph - We have just received the proof print of the Year 7/8 Athletics team. Order forms are available from Mr Butterfield or the office. (Because of the late arrival of this print we are unlikely to receive delivery of orders until after the end of this term.) Parents will be contacted when we receive them.

Whole School Photograph - The new whole school photograph for 2013/14 has arrived and is on display in Reception. Copies can be ordered online through Tempest Photography. Go to Enter the name of the school in the search box – Claires Court Schools Enter the Password ‘burgundy’. This allows you to view the picture and then takes you through the ordering and payment process. Prints are delivered directly to your home address.



Congratulations to Oliver Costley who has just passed his Level 2 Silver Award on Acoustic Guitar. This is from a new exam board called MTB Exams.