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This week saw our final Parents’ Evenings of the term... read more...


Spiders and Easter more...


“The smell of new mown grass” edition


17 - 21 March - 3 FOR 3 WEEK: time to get involved and raise funds for our three charities, 'Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice', ‘Kids In Sport’ and 'Thames Valley Adventure Playground'. A fantastic opportunity next week to part with your cash in aid of our extremely worthwhile local charities. So, step up and help raise valuable funds by visiting the cake, ice cream, slush puppies and candy floss stands and many many more. Also, by popular demand the return of the non alcoholic bar, Sixth Form doughnut eating competition and dangling doughnuts. New for this year the opportunity to make a friendship bracelet, decorate biscuits, identify staff baby photos and a hairstyling opportunity (One for you Mr Bevis!).


We would like to remind all parents and visitors that dogs must remain in cars and are not allowed on the School grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.


When dropping off/picking up, please can parents be mindful of their speed and drive safely in the vicinity of the School and surrounding neighbourhood. Please help prevent accidents. When parking, please can parents observe double yellow lines, zigzag lines and gateways. We have had a spate of complaints recently from our neighbours. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Maidenhead Drama Festival – well done to all our Year 10 performers, they were excellent! >>>

And a huge 'Thank You' to all parents and teachers who came along to our Quiz Night. It was a great night and we raised around £1,700. It was a closely run contest, the winning team was ‘Shepherds Pi’, from the Bursar’s Office and friends. Get swotting for next year!

Library News: World Book Day 2014: Year 7 Quiz Winners

Our four House teams went head to head to start our World Book Day celebrations last week, all competing to win this year’s Year 7 Quiz master title. Congratulations to the winners… St Francis! All the girls on the winning team chose a free book prize and were awarded a special bookmark prize… in blue, of course!


Sat 15 March - Easter Egg Hunt, we look forward to welcoming all Nursery and Junior children (and parents!) on a hopefully sunny morning at our Junior Boys (Ridgeway) site. Don't worry if you haven't got your tickets, you can just pay on the gate.

Sat 15 March - Race Night in aid of the Claires Court Boat Club: now under Starter's Orders! We hope all punters have a great evening!

Tues 18 Mar – Open Morning on all 3 sites, 9.30 – 12pm (11.30 finish for Nursery)

Wed 19 Mar – Sports’ Teams, Years 6 and 11 Class Photos

Tues 25 Mar 7pm - Joint Junior Concert at Junior Boys. All students in Years 3-6 will be involved.

Wed 26 Mar – Year 11 Parents’ Evening 6pm – a letter has been sent home this week. Please ask your daughter to make appointments for you.

Thurs 27 Mar – BBC Schools’ Report Day - Year 9 are BBC reporters for the day and the girls are researching and writing their own news stories, ready for the big day. Watch out for the reports on our website from Thursday 27 March!

Fri 28 Mar – Years 10 & 11 GCSE Drama Festival at Hurst Lodge


Mon 7 – Thurs 17 Apr: Holiday Club, along with Art & Craft Club and Drama Club are running this Easter holiday at the Girls & Nursery site. Sports Club at Cannon Lane is joining in with various activities, operating on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both weeks. Visit the website for more information.


Sat 29 Mar - PTA Years 7/8 Girls/Boys Roller Disco, at the Magnet Leisure Centre 7.45 - 9.15p.m. It's time to get your skates on, literally! Flyers have been sent home today via pupil post. Any queries please email the PTA or visit the website

10 May, Claires Court Hollywood Ball, We have had a fantastic response for our Ball with just a few remaining tables for this fabulous event. Reserve your table asap to avoid disappointment or email

Visit the website for further information on PTA events


Letters are here (* = sent home this week)

*Mon 17 Mar - Year 10 Drama to Norden Farm

The Year 10 Drama GCSE students will travel to Norden Farm at 5pm for a 6pm performance of our Year 12 A Level Drama students' production of 'Woyzeck'. The girls will be ready for collection by parents from Norden Farm at 7pm. The consent slip was due for return by today, Friday 14 March.

*Wed 26 Mar – Lower Juniors to Windsor Castle – please return the consent form by Friday 21 March. The group will leave School at 9am and return by 3.30pm.

Fri 28 Mar – Sun 30 March Year 10 Geography trip to Margham Park

*25/26 Apr – Year 4 Outward Bound at Junior Boys and Summerleaze Lake – the girls and boys will have a packed itinerary, starting at 12pm on Friday, to include sailing and raft building, orienteering and tracking games. Please return the consent slip by Wednesday 26 March.

*October half term - Sailing Trip. Information has been offered to pupils in Years 8 – 12. Payment and consent due by Weds 19 March


Year 10 History trip to Ypres on Friday 25 April – payment and consent were due by Friday 28 February but there are still a few outstanding.

Charity Run: ex-pupil, Brooke Snowe is running a 10k race in Marlow on 23 March in aid of 'The Brain Tumour Charity'. Her 'Just Giving' page is www.justgiving/nickybrooke and she would very much like your support!

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World Book Day 2014: Year 7 Quiz Winners

Our four House teams went head to head to start our World Book Day celebrations last week, all competing to win this year’s Year 7 Quiz Master title. Congratulations to the winners… St Francis! All the girls on the winning team chose a free book prize and were awarded a special bookmark prize… in blue, of course!


Follow this link for details of all our Sports Fixtures and results. Team lists are on the School Notice Board.

NEWS: Junior Hockey Club Cancelled!

Unfortunately, we no longer have access to Altwood Astro on a Monday after school and therefore there will be no more Junior Hockey sessions running. However we will be offering an athletics club on Mondays 17 and 24 March instead of hockey. This club will take place here at CC Girls and will run from 4-5pm. If you daughter chooses to attend these two sessions she will need to be collected at 5pm.


U8 Netball v Bishopsgate DREW 4-4, POM - Whole Team.

U9 Netball v Bishopsgate LOST 16-0, POM - P Meek-Patten.

Super 8 Netball v Leighton Park, WON 41 - 20.

Sainsbury’s School Games (football):

CC A v St Edmund Campion B WON 3-0, v Oldfield DREW 0-0, v Cookham Dean WON 4-0. CC B v Lowbrook DREW 0-0, v Holy Trinity, Sunningdale B WON1-0, v Courthouse A WON 1-0. Cup Quarter Final: CC A v CC B - A WON; Cup Semi Final: CC A v Lowbrook – WON. Cup Final: CC A v St Edmund Campion – LOST. CC A were runners upon the day, winning a Silver medal.


Tues 18 Mar – U12A League Hockey v Charters; AWAY at Braywick Astroturf. 4.30pm start. A Squad: A Worfold GK, I Byrne LD, J Lancaster RD, D Ayes (Cpt) LM, I Molhoek (Cpt) CM, L Wallis RM, G Mead CA, C Halpin, L Arnold - Reserve. Details: leave School at 4pm. Pick up from Braywick Astro at 5.30pm. KIT: white PE shirt, navy skort, navy socks.

Tues 18 Mar - U15 Netball v LVS, 4.15 - 5pm HOME. A Team: S Anderson/E Richardson GS, V Saunders GA, I Snowe WA, K Wills C, S Parsons/G Toay WD, M Forsythe GD, G Wheeler GK. B Team: F Gault GS, A Woodgate GA, H Levi WA, A Mears C, K Khindria WD, C Sayers GD, S Turroturro GK.

Wed 19 Mar – Sixth Form Super 8 Final v Reading Blue Coats. Meet at Magnet at 1.50pm). A Squad: M Jones Capt (Injured), L Bampfield, M Draper, L Young, G Lindley, E Rayer, D Rűhle, M Swift, P Mudge, M Forsthye, V Saunders. Kit - blue tracksuit, netball tour dresses, white base layer, white hoodie, white ankle socks, white trainers and water proof top.

Thurs 20 Mar - U13 ISA National Netball Finals, AWAY at Rugby School. Meet at School at 7.30am in PE kit and full tracksuit (see kit list). Please ensure you bring plenty of food, water, waterproof top and additional warm clothing. We will return to School at approximately 5pm. Squad: A De Torres, J Lancaster, G Mead, C Webster, R Watkins, A Slater, I Byrne, C Halpin, I Molhoek, A Worsfold, D Ayres, P Odell. Kit - blue tracksuit, white school PE shirt to travel in. In addition please bring new School netball dress or blue skort, white base layer (if you have one), white ankle socks, white trainers, water proof top, hat, gloves, additional warm top and a small amount of money.