Bulletin 2| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 22 April 3.00pm


The boys have had their vote (thanks to Mr Wilding for setting up the ballot papers) and we have a very strong view that we should stay in Europe 71.2 % voted that way, a 40 % turnout and no spoiled ballot papers, we will continue to watch the debate and see if the UK vote mirrors ours.

As the rain has just started and the temperature is dropping we have decided to postpone the sponsored Sleep Out which will now be held after Year 11 have sat their GCSE's.

I look forward to meeting the parents of Year 8 next Thursday at their son's progress evening and I hope that the weather improves for the upcoming Rowing, Sailing , Athletics and Cricket Fixtures.

A reminder that we have the Whole School Photograph next Friday so a good uniform turn out would be appreciated.

And with the temptations to find the new gate codes..

“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.” Terry Pratchett 'Thief of Time'


Saturday 23 April - History trip returns

Monday 25 April - New Prefect Interviews

Year 10 GCSE German controlled assessment

Head Boy v Staff - University Challenge

Wednesday 27 April - PTA Main Board Meeting

Year 10 GCSE German controlled assessment

Year 8 Arts Award Trip - An Inspector Calls at The Swan Theatre in High Wycombe

Thursday 28 April - UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Year 8 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Friday 29 April - Whole School Photograph - Smart appearance essential

Monday 2 May - Bank Holiday

Friday 6 May - Year 8 RS Trip to Neasden

Year 10 DofE Bronze Expedition

Saturday 7 May - Year 10 DofE Bronze Expedition

CCSBC Annual Dinner


Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May

Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children). Booking Form also available from Reception.

The Boat Club would be most grateful for any raffle prizes or items that could be auctioned on the evening. These items can be left at Reception. Thank you.


‘Screenagers’ – a 21st century film about the digital ‘Silent Spring’ affecting our children...


Year 10 Science mock exam dates

Set 3 & set 4 Chemistry and Physics - week beginning 18 April

Year 10 Science mock exams for Additional Science

Set 1 & 2 Biology Tuesday 3 May

Set 1 & 2 Chemistry Thursday 12 May

Set 1 & 2 Physics - Wednesday 18 May

All exams will be held during normal lesson time. Chemistry & Biology revision on google classroom and Physics on the Hub.


Year 8 Arts Award Trip - Wednesday 27 April to Wycombe Swan Theatre. To see 'An Inspector Calls'.



Note from The Nurse

Please ensure you commence your preventative hay fever regime now, as we have had a few boys suffering already.

Sports Team Photographs

We currently have the Senior Boys Football and Hockey Team photographs on display in Reception, as well as the U16 & U18 Rugby Teams from the Autumn term. All photographs are available to order, please contact Mrs Adams at Reception for an order form. Deadline for orders is Friday 29 April.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – May half-term holiday Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June

Mini, Mid and Kool groups and take part in a ‘World of Sports’. We will also be exploring different cultures with games, crafts, dance and challenges.

Activities in Kool Xtra for older children, feature healthy snack Cookery, decopatch Crafts as well as sporty Textiles. Plus Sport Xtra with three days of Cricket for boys & girls in Year 3 and above. For more details please visit

Parental Questionnaire

Thank you if you have already completed the Parental Questionnaire. If not, we would be most grateful if you could take the time to complete the online survey. Responses from parents are vital to help us review what we do and plan for the future.

If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child. The survey closes 22 April 2016.


Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader. These forms must be returned by Friday 29 April so we can provide the caterers with dietary/allergy information. If you need any further information please the PTA directly on


Music Exam Success

Bertie Carr (Year 8) has just passed his Grade 6 Drums with Merit. Well done to Bertie and to his teacher Mr Davis.

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 - Marcus Lerski, Year 8 - Ollie Cadinouche, Year 9 - Mateusz Tarkowski, Year 10 - Calum Hayes and Year 11 - Thomas Lidstone.