Bulletin 9 | Lent Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 13 March 2.00pm


Saturday 14 March - House Cross Country - Years 7, 8 & 9 are all expected to compete, arrive at 9.00am to start at 9.30am. Years 10 & 11 are also expected to compete and support, arrive at 9.30am for a 10.00am start. Parents are most welcome, brunch refreshments will be available to all competitors afterwards. Presentations will be at 10.45am

Monday 16 March - Joint Music Concert at Senior Boys, featuring performances from boys and girls across the years. This will start at 7.00pm with refreshments served from 6.30pm. All the Choirs and ensembles will be taking part so all boys who participate in them need to attend. Mr Roach

Red Nose Day - A total of £382.80 has been raised through the sale of red noses and mufti day today.


Another very busy week. Our Holocaust visitor Joan Salter was incredibly well received by Year 9 and was very impressed with the boys and their interaction with her lecture.

We hosted the U16 ISA Rugby 7s, which proved to be a great success, not only for the organisation side but because we won the tournament. Good Luck to the U14 side on Saturday.

I am looking forward to next week when the Year 10 boys take over assemblies to talk on Cyber safety and seeing parents at our Annual Cross Country tomorrow.

Finally a quick safety tip, next Friday the Year 9 science groups will be watching the eclipse with protective eye ware, the only safe way to do it.


Saturday 14 March - House Cross Country at Phoenix from 9.00am

ISA U14 Rugby 7s at Princethorpe College

Monday 16 March - Year 7 Study Skills Part II

Joint Senior Music concert starting at 7.00pm (refreshments from 6.30pm)

Tuesday 17 March - Open Morning 9.30am-11.30am

U13 Rugby 7's at Pangbourne College (County Cup)

Wednesday 18 March - Year 8 Study Skills

Thursday 19 March - BBC School Report Day

Year 11 Intervention Meetings (by letter invitation only)

Friday 20 March - Sports Scholarships & Art Portfolio Scholarship submission

Saturday 21 March - Drama and Academic Scholarships

Easter Egg Hunt at our Junior Boys site

Monday 23 March - Year 9 University Challenge

Tuesday 24 March - Year 9 BRE Science Trip

Year 10 English controlled assessment

Wednesday 25 March - Year 7 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Friday 27 March - Music/Choral Scholarships


PTA QUIZ NIGHT - Friday 13 March - This event has been cancelled, due to low numbers.

EASTER GOLF - Tuesday 31 March

A golfing afternoon at Huntswood Golf Club in Burnham. This is open to pupils, parents, families and friends. Full information sheets have been given out via boy post. The cost is £20 per person which includes lunch and nine holes of golf closing with a prize giving ceremony.


This will be held at the Senior Boys site in the Sports Hall from 7.00pm. A 3-course dinner, Guest Speaker and special Auction, prices are £30 per pupil, £35 per adult or £110 per family (2 x adults & 2 x children) Tickets on sale now. Full information sheet coming home shortly.


Saturday 13 June - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

We invite you to join us for this year’s PTA Summer Ball, 'An Arabian Night' being held in a stunning marquee at our Ridgeway site. Find out how to book your table of ten, tables are likely to sell fast!


YEAR 10 MATHS FEAST Wednesday 25 March - A small team have been selected to represent Claires Court at this year's Maths Feast and an information sheet has been posted home.

YEAR 9 SCIENCE TRIP Tuesday 24 March - to BRE, Watford. A full information sheet has been distributed. Full school uniform to be worn, departing 9.00am and returning for approximately 4.30pm a packed lunch (nut free please) must be brought. There is a cost of £12 for this trip payable via the pay portal or by cheque (to 'Claires Court Schools Ltd') return consent forms to 'The Office' by Friday 20 March. Thank you.

YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March - to Margam Park Field Studies Centre - Final information sheet and medical forms will be distributed shortly.

YEAR 10 HISTORY TRIP Friday 25 April - to Ypres. A full information sheet has been distributed to our Year 10 Historian's. Departing at 5.15am (sorry) from Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN and returning for midnight at the same place. The cost for this trip is £75 payable via the pay portal or by cheque (to 'Claires Court Schools Ltd') return consent form to 'The Office' by Friday 20 March. Thank you.

U13 NORTH DEVON CRICKET TOUR Friday 22 to Monday 25 May. Letters have been posted home, the cost for this trip is £245 a deposit of £100 if you wish to attend must be with 'The Office' by Friday March 20 via the pay portal or by cheque, as places will be offered to our reserves.


Easter Holiday Year 11 GCSE Revision Sessions

Music 10, 14 & 16 April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Science 14 April 10.00am - 12.00pm

RS 15 April 10.00am - 2.30pm

French 15 April (time to be confirmed)

Maths 16 April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Business Studies 17 April 10.00am - 3.00pm

Drama days and times will be production specific.

Please bring plenty to eat and drink as there is no provision of food during the holiday times. Casual clothing may be worn.

Year 11 P.E. Compulsory Internal Moderation Monday 20 April 10.00am - 3.00pm Full information will be coming home shortly. Please arrive in Claires Court sports kit, and bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.


News from the Registrars Desk - All Year 11 boys who have expressed an interest in our Sixth Form should have received a letter confirming details of a meeting with Mr Giles our Head of Sixth Form.

Lost Property - We are searching for a green/white striped football top that has gone astray in school, belongs to Joel Stockton. Please do send back into school via the office if this should pop up in laundry basket/ironing pile.

Also Adam Graham has lost his glasses, they are in a black and yellow soft case, if found please bring to Mrs Adams on Reception. Thank you

Holiday Club – Tuesday 7 to Friday 17 April - We had a great half-term at Holiday Club and hope you did too. For the Easter holidays Years 1 & 2 continue their science journey to the CREST STAR ‘Shipwreck Challenge Day’ and ‘Marbellous Marbles’ are also on offer. Kidz Club has a vast array of Frozen themed fun, as well as the chance to become ‘Mini Mariners’ and ‘Pond Dippers’. Kool kidz will havetheir own ‘Eggstravaganza’ day and the ever-popular Top Trumps Tournament. Xtra clubs for the older kool kidz include Cookery, Craft and Drama. Go to our website for further information Book before 27 March to receive a discounted rate.

Easter Sports Club has a Taster Day on Tuesday 7 April with Cricket Master Skills days running Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April at the Junior Boys site. Cricket Skills Development is also running on the Inset day after the holiday (Monday 20 April). Available to all Claires Court boys & girls in Years 4 and above. Go to for programmes and booking.

Touch Typing Holiday Courses - Pupils can learn how to type without looking at the keyboard, using all their fingers correctly. New and Intermediate classes available. 13-17 April with 10 hours tuition over 5 days £185.00. Summer Courses 27-31 July and 24-28 August. Full information and booking form available from Reception.

Allergen Reminder

Please remember to use an allergen label for homemade cake/sweets etc. Stickers are available from the School Office or via the website. The rule of thumb is if it is already labelled i.e. shop bought the information is already there. It is solely for anything made from scratch or without a label.

Parental Questionnaire

If you haven't done so already please remember to complete our Parental Questionnaire. If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child.

Thank you


Mathematicians Of The Week - Year 7 - James Freeman, Year 8 - Joe Stobbs, Year 9 - Tom Daltry, Year 10 - Jake Hjorring and Year 11 - Ed Axtell.

Linguists of The Week - French - Luke Scarborough German - Matthew Allen