Bulletin 11| Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 4 December 4.00pm


For any parent who may need to arrange a taxi to collect a pupil from school. Please ensure that you ask the taxi to wait on Ray Mill Road East and that they do not enter the school site.


Year 11 seem to have survived their Mock GCSE exams, this will be a good opportunity to ensure they are up to speed with their academic progress.

Many thanks to the Year 9 pupils who led the assembly on World Aids and as said ignorance, not kissing, spreads the disease.

Congratulations to the Senior Rugby Squad who on Wednesday won both the 1st XV and 2nd XV Super Six league titles, two outstanding performances. Well done also to the Geography Quiz teams who came 4th and 5th out of eleven in their competition.

I hope to see as many as possible on the streets of Maidenhead Town Centre tomorrow as we perform music and drama in the Art on the Street Festival.

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston

Last Saturday I heard the very sad news that David Wilding, father of James and Hugh Wilding, and founder of Claires Court with his wife Josephine, had died peacefully overnight at his nursing home in Norfolk. Even after his retirement from day-to-day management of the school in 1989 (I was one of the last staff to be employed by him), David retained a keen and active interest in the school’s life, returning to Maidenhead on a frequent basis to participate in strategic meetings and discussions and attend speech days, until blindness and increasing frailty made this no longer practical. A full obituary is available on the website and it is planned to celebrate his life at our annual Commemoration Service at the end of next term on 22 March 2016. There will be a Requiem Mass said for David at St Joseph’s Church, Cookham Road, Maidenhead at 11.00am on 23 December. RIP.


Saturday 5 December - Art on the Street - in Maidenhead Town Centre - do come and visit our stand

Wednesday 9 December - The David Course Cup 1st XV v Desborough 3.30pm at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club U15A at 2.00pm

Thursday 10 December - Christmas Lunch AND Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 11 December - Scholarship announcement - posted home to those who took part

Early Buses Commence

Rugby/Hockey Dinner at Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.30pm

Lions Club - Food Collection Base

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 December - Lions Club Food Collection Base

Tuesday 15 December - Years 7, 8 & 9 Carol Service at 9.30am. Years 10 & 11 Carol Service at 10.45am Both services are held at St Lukes Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SL6 7AX

Wednesday 16 December - School Finishes at 12.30pm


Obituary to David Francis Wilding


Tuesday 29 March to Sunday 3 April - Rowing Training Camp in Hazewinkel, Belgium. A full information sheet has been distributed to Rowers. £150 deposit together with a signed consent form to The Office as soon as possible, by the very latest Friday December 4.

Saturday 2 April to Saturday 9 April - Ski Trip final payments and passports as soon as possible please.



The Claires Court PTA AGM will take place on the evening of Wednesday 24 February 2016 . More exciting news to come on this event which will be more than just an AGM!

Clothing Collection for The Passage

Please support the homeless by donating any clean adult clothing, footwear and other garments such as hats and gloves. Please bring items to your school office. Further information can be found on our website.

Christmas Hampers

Each Form group is making up a food hamper, these will be distributed to Maidenhead Charities and needy families. Your son will have been allocated an item to bring towards these boxes, please feel free to put in more if you can.

Rugby Team Photographs

The proof photographs of the Rugby Teams have arrived and are on display in the Reception. If you would like to order copies, order forms are available from the office, or email. Deadline for orders is 7 December.

Red Ribbons

Tuesday 1 December - We raised £106 for National Aids Trust.

From The Registrar's Desk

Could the Year 11 boys return their Sixth Form selection choices as soon as possible.

Burns Night Supper

The annual Burns Night Supper will take place on Saturday 30 January 2016 at Senior Boys. All funds raised will support our Touring Sports sides. Please see the flyer for further information on how to book tickets.

Holiday Club

Get our ‘best booking rate’ TODAY at Holiday Activities this festive season - book NOW and get free extended sessions for Claires Court Junior & Senior pupils… last chance on Friday 4 December!!

Join Holiday Club’s 'Five days of Christmas' along with Xtra Cookery and Crafts – open MSWord booking form - Sports Club’s two days of Football - online booking form -

Visit for all booking forms (including pdf versions), programmes and more activity highlights.

The Office Ditty of the Week

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.


Mathmaticians of The Week - Year 7 - Aidan Rhodes, Year 8 - Richard Hennessy, Year 9 - Oscar Sands, Year 10 - Shire Barre and Year 11 - Peter Bradley.

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Come and visit our stand in the Maidenhead High Street