Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 11 November 2016



Mr Bevis is on a conference today, so his words reflect the service held this morning for Remembrance.

Across Claires Court, pupils and staff took part in an Act of Remembrance to commemorate the service of those men and women who died in the two World Wars and in later conflicts.

The School joined millions of others across the country who observed a two minute silence at 11am.

The service held for the Junior Girls, Senior Girls and Sixth Form was led by Louise Thomas, Assistant Head. The occasion was marked with readings and quotes by pupils and staff and the last post played by Sixth Former, Alistair Robert-Rhodes.

To close the ceremony, Sixth Form Head Boy, Thomas Williams and Senior Girls Deputy Head Girl, Allegra Slater laid a poppy wreath.

Head's words from previous weeks more >>>


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

Welcome back to the second half of the term. This week I write my words looking out over Tolcarne beach on the second glorious day of the netball and rugby tour, surrounded by 46 enthusiastic, incredibly well behaved and dedicated young people.

Read more >>>


It has been a busy week with the nursery classes making clay poppies for Friday, learning about Snow White, making the faces of the 7 Dwarfs depicting their emotions and creating some wonderful self-portraits showing their own emotions.

Read more >>>


“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. Leonard Cohen

Dates to remember - please don't forget to look on our website for all information/dates

Wednesday 16 November - G10 Parents Evening/G11 Devised Drama Performance

Saturday 19 November - G9 to G11 Theatre Trip

Monday 21 November - G8 Parents Evening

Wednesday 23 November - SG Winter Concert

Thursday 24 November - 6th Form Open Evening


G7 - G10 Grade Cards

These are coming home today with your daughter.

Mock Exam Timetable

The timetable is on our website under 'Parents, Letters & Notices from the Office' but please find the link here.

G10 Parents' Evening - Wednesday 16 November & G8 Parents' Evening - Monday 21 November

The appointment sheets have been given to your daughter to enable her to make appointments for you to see her subject teachers.

Senior Girls Concert - Wednesday 23 November

Please join us for an evening of music making involving students in Years 7-13. All students who are in ensemble, choir and Rock School will be involved as well as selected solo items. A letter will be going home shortly giving the option to remain in school at the end of the day. Please return this if you wish your child to stay.

Nurse Request

Last minute calls for the flu forms to be returned as there are a few still outstanding.

Claires Court Horse Riding Team

Claires Court Horse Riding Team has had considerably success over the last number of years with many of our riders competing at a high level. The team relies on the huge support of committed parents and pupils and we are pleased to inform you that Mrs Karen Richardson-Scarfe has agreed to oversee this valuable activity for the forth coming future. We are presently enquiring if there are any pupils’ girls or boys who are interested in taking part in Horse Riding Competition for the Claires Court School Riding Team. Pupils will need to have their own Pony. Please contact Karen at

Scholarship Applications Last Call

Please note the closing dates for scholarship applications for this round are imminent:

SIXTH FORM - Friday 11 November 2016 (today)

YEAR 7, 8 & 9 - Monday 14 November 2016


Travelling Book Fair: 23-24 November

Don’t forget the Travelling Book Fair will be coming to the Senior Library on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th November! More details in next week’s bulletin and look out for the information going home soon…

Girls’ Night at Windsor Library: 17 November

The ever popular 'Girls' Night In' is back! Pamper yourself with a range of beauty treatments, treat yourself to pre-Christmas shopping, enjoy fine wine tasting and indulge in a sumptuous free buffet. You can also bring a book and take a book in the 'Book Swap'. Free welcome drink on arrival. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets £6 per person (£7 on the door) available online at, by phone on 01753 743940 or in person at Windsor Library.


Seniors Production 'A Night at the Movies'

Girls will be dismissed from Norden Farm after the production on Friday evening

Saturday 12th November

Company Call 6.30pm Norden Farm

Year 11 Devised Performance - Wednesday 16th November

4.00pm in the Chapel suitable for girls in year 9 upwards

Theatre Trip year 10 and 11 - Saturday 19th November

Pride and Prejudice - 4.00pm Windsor Theatre Royal - please return slips by Monday

Juniors Christmas Production

Well done to those girls who brought costumes in on Tuesday - please ensure all girls have costumes in school in a named bag. Please ensure your poster competition entries are handed to Ms Mc Clean by Monday

TRIPS - copies of all trip letters can be found on our website


Stubbing War Memorial G2 Monday 14 November - please return consent slip Monday 14 November if you have not already emailed Mrs King.

Living Rainforest Newbury G6 Friday 18 November - consent slip by Monday 14 November.

Pride & Prejudice Windsor Theatre G9-G11 Saturday 19 November - payment and consent slip by Monday 14 November.

CERN Geneva G11 - 6th Form July 2017 - deposit and consent slip by Monday 21 November.


SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 Reminder that November payment now due!


Young Voices Wednesday 7 December G3 to G6 - have you got your tickets?



Please note there are now TWO sessions for this year’s Junior Girls and Boys Fright Night following your feedback and the popularity of the event;

Lower Junior Disco (R-Y2) 5.00-6.15pm

Upper Junior Disco (Y3-Y6) 6.30-8pm

Order forms have come home already but you can download one here. Please return with payment to your School Office and we will issue tickets by pupil post in due course.



Tuesday 15 November

U12B Hockey v U12CC C at Braywick, 5.30pm pick up from Braywick Astro

U14 Hockey v LVS, away at LVS, 5.45pm pick up from School

Wednesday 16 November

U18 Hockey v RBC, 1.30pm meet, 2.30pm start and 4.15pm pick up from School

U15 Tennis Squad - Regional Tennis Finals in Exeter, 1.20pm meet in the Atrium, return to Maidenhead Train Station on Friday at approx 8pm

U12&13 ISA Netball at Sherfield School

U9 Netball at Kidwells

Thursday 17 November

U12B/C RBWM Netball at Furze Platt