Bulletin 10| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 24 June 4.30pm

Important Notices


On Friday 1 July our annual Sports Day takes place at Thames Valley Athletics Centre, Pococks Lane, Eton, SL4 6HN. A large number of Year 7 - 10 pupils will be competing in a total of 46 athletics events, with the House Sports Day cup at stake. The first event starts at 3.15pm with the final event taking place at 5.20pm. All parents will be most welcome to attend.

Mr J M Turner (Director of Sport)

BBQ Helpers

The Claires Court Senior Boys PTA are looking for helpers to assist with the serving of the BBQ at this year’s summer fete, the BBQ runs from 12 noon-4pm and ideally we will have 6 people working at any one time. It would be great if we had enough volunteers to rotate the BBQ team every hour. If you are able to volunteer your help please contact me by email at or telephone 07990 973354.


As I write this it is raining again and all thoughts of progressing with our Cricket Fixtures (and the Old Boys Match) are washed away.

I can report that the Medieval Day for Year 7 was a great success and I hope Year 11 have their wet weather gear as they enjoy the day at Thorpe Park.

Year 10 have joined with the girls for a morning of Careers talks and Blue Sky motivational talks with David Hyner.

I hope to see parents on the bank of the Thames tonight when the U18 Eight is racing in the Qualifying event for the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup (18 40), the Quad have qualified for the Fawley Challenge Cup.

The parents and boys have put a great deal of effort into ensuring the Fete will be a success, i hope to see you there.

Mr Roach invites you on Monday Evening to come and enjoy the Music Concert, always a memorable event.

And with Brexit in mind;

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts

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Friday 24 June - **Claires Court Old Boys - Cricket Match has had to be cancelled due to the weather.**

Saturday 25 June - Summer Fete - full details below

Monday 27 June - Year 10 Art Exam

A Level Art/Textile/photography Exhibition Open

Golf - Bayliss Cup

Senior Boys Music Concert from 6.00pm Refreshments from 5.30pm

Tuesday 28 June - New Boys Evening from 5.00pm. Early Buses - depart 4.30pm

Year 10 Art Exam

Wednesday 29 June - Year 10 - Sixth Form Taster Morning

ISA National Athletics @ Birmingham

Years 9 & 10 attend Henley Regatta - Afternoon only

Thursday 30 June - A Level Art Exhibition closes

Years 7 & 8 attend Henley Regatta - Afternoon only

Friday 1 July - Sports Day at Thames Valley Athletics Centre

Monday 4 July - Year 7 University Challenge

Year 7 Drama Festival 6.30pm - 8.00pm light refreshments served from 6.00pm

Tuesday 5 July - U14/15 Cricket Tour Initial Information Evening to St Lucia (Invited Cricketers only)

Music Concert

The last Music Concert of the term will take place on 27 June at 6.00pm at Senior Boys. As usual there will be a variety of musical items from across the years. During the evening we will be holding the Inter House Music Competition.


Sovereignty v the Economy

PTA - Summer Fete

Summer Fete on 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.

If you pay online then please remember to send in your prize draw entry to the school office and it also assists us with how many tickets you require. Please click here for the ticket order form.

Special Attraction at the Summer Fete

On Saturday 25 June, as part of our celebration of the great outdoors, we are being visited by the Great Gun Dog Company and their wonderful dogs.

They will be giving demonstrations on how to handle and train the dogs. Pupils (aged 3 to 12) who wish to learn how to 'work' the dogs are then invited to practice the commands that they see in the demonstration.

After the event, two or three children will be selected and given certificates as finalists and will have the opportunity to progress to the ISA Gundog Challenge national final at the Midland Game Fair on the17th September 2016. All finalists, along with parents, will receive free passes to the weekend event. More information

There is also an opportunity for pupils to take part in a poster competition. All they have to do is download the template– get creative and draw their dream playground and bring the final poster to the fete. The best winning entry for the poster design will win a £20 Amazon voucher.


Years 7 to 13 - Pre-Season Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 1 & 2 September 2016

Full details have been emailed home.

Years 7 to 13 - Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 23 to 29 October 2016

Full details of this trip have been emailed home.

Years 5 - 13 - Ski Trip - La Thuile, Italy - 1 to 9 April 2017

Waiting list in operation.



Sports Teams Photographs

We currently have the proofs of the U12A, U13A & U13B Cricket Teams and the Athletics Team. Order forms are available from Reception. Orders must be received at school by Friday 8 July 2016. (Note the prints are unlikely to be delivered back to school until after the end of term).

Year 11 Sixth Form Induction Day - Tuesday 12 July

Please return the Sixth Form Induction Day reply slips to the Registrar (Heidi Leigh) as soon as possible.

Coach Services from September 2016

Does your child currently use the coach? If so please make sure you complete the form emailed to you this week with your requirements for next term as soon as possible.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next Second Hand Uniform & Sports Kit Sale is scheduled for Friday 8 July at 5.00pm. If you have any items for the sale please bring these into the office. Items must be labelled (these are available from Reception).

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Summer holiday - Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

There will be 7 themed weeks based on different book genres for the Mini, Mid and Kool groups.

Xtra activities for older Kool children will include themed Science, Textiles, Cookery and Crafts.

Sport Xtra offer days of Golf, Cricket, Olympic Sports and Rugby, as well as Swim, Bike and Run.

Three days of Golf – Tri, Street & Fun Day (Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 August)

Children in current years 3 to 7 can join for three days of Golf visit to Huntswood Golf Club on Wednesday 3 August. There will also be family activities and a BBQ at the end of the day, plus a goody bag for all who come – click here for more information

>> BOOK NOW for the Fun Day or for all three!

>> click for more of What’s On and To Book on our new booking system.

>> Claires Court parents will need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after registering to allow the booking system to be updated, which will then trigger any available discounts.

Well Done

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 - Miles Deer, Year - 8 Ewan Ballard, Year 9 - Ravin Bahia & Robin Li, Year 10 - Alex Atherton.