Claires Court Bulletin



Dear Parents,

No doubt you are seeing your sons and daughters getting down to productive revision for their exams in two weeks time, from 5 December. These results will give us a clearer indication of their current attainment in each of their subjects. The next report due for Sixth Form in January will include the results of these exams. On Tuesday lunchtime, we will be holding a Revision technique and strategy session which will cover all aspects of revision. This will be at 1.35pm in HM4. All students are welcome.

On Thursday Evening, we have the busiest evening of the year for Sixth Form, our Sixth Form Open Evening. All students are expected to attend and all will have a very important part to play on the evening. Students need to be in school by 6pm latest and pick up will be at 8.30pm.

Best wishes

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers


“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. Leonard Cohen


Mon 21 Nov - Quiet reflection session 1.35pm HM5

Tues 22 Nov - Intervention session on revision techniques 1.30pm in HM4. Bring a sandwich

Tues 22 Nov - Talk to Yr 12 Students on STEM subjects by Physicist Dr Rebecca Williams. 3.30pm in HM4.

Thurs 24 Nov - Sixth Form Open Evening 6.30pm-8.30pm

w/c Mon 5 December - Practice exams for Sixth Form

Fri 9 Dec - Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day - £1 donation to charity

Wed 14 Dec - Sixth Form Christmas Party, Magnolia Park, Hughenden Valley 7.30pm -11.30pm

Whatever the weather….

As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

URGENT Sixth Form Social Club subs - £45 to the Sixth Form office

The Christmas Party is only a few weeks away now. It will be on Wednesday 14 December at Magnolia Park, Hugenden Valley and we are all busily finding outfits to match the 80s retro theme. We urgently need your subs of £45 to ensure that it can go ahead. Tickets for dates are available at £25 each.

Please send in a cheque asap for £45 to the Sixth Form office. Cheques should be made payable to Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club. Please do not pay online.

Absences and medical appointments

Please can I remind you that if a student is absent, please can you call the Sixth Form office on 01628 411489 before 9am, or email Kim Hall on Likewise, if a student has an appointment and needs to leave school, please can you also let us know by phone or email. Many thanks.

Year 12 Post 18 Options - An Introduction to Careers Resources

On Thursday evening, Mrs Rogers spoke to a group of Year 12 parents about the careers resources that students will be introduced to next term. The power combination of UCAS and apprenticeships was explored. There are many resources available on the Parents section of the school website under Careers Advice and can be accessed here. These include information on apprenticeships, and many sites on careers such as eclips, kudo and plotr.

Take a look at some useful websites and resources here.

Christmas lunch - Friday 9 December

Christmas Lunch

This year our Christmas lunch will be served to Sixth Form on Friday 9 December. The menu can be viewed on the school website.

As almost all our pupils last year chose to enjoy Christmas lunch, this year we ONLY need to know if your child does not wish to have Christmas lunch, or has a dietary requirement. If this is the case, please complete this form by 30 November indicating your child’s requirements.

Sixth Form Charities


Claires Court are currently actively involved in the cooperation with Foodshare. Last Saturday, members of Claires Court, students and teachers included, represented the school by helping out at the Foodbank. Being there, and gaining insight led us to realise we take necessities such as fresh food for granted. Moreover, stacking the shelves allowed us to recognize gaps within the stock; canned vegetables, sauces, tinned meat and grains are all in scarcity, and we would be grateful for donations within these areas. We thank you considerably for your donations so far, and do make sure to keep them going, as poverty in Maidenhead occurs all year round. Help us to help them.

Thank you

Kamini Khindria

If any students are interested in volunteering to help, please see Mrs Rogers so that you can be added to the rota of volunteers.

Sixth Form lanyards

All Sixth Form students are required to bring in and wear their lanyards at all times. Some Sixth Form students are still forgetting to bring in their lanyards. Please could we ask for your help in reminding students to ensure they have them every morning. A charge will be made for any lost lanyards or photocards. Thank you.

ISA National Final

Year 13's very talented Joe Baker was runner up in the recent National ISA Art Competition finals in the Photography section. His photograph " Relationships " can be seen here.
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Rugby Report

Claires Court vs Halliford

Claires Court played Halliford for second time this season, this time at home. Not our normal backline with captain Owain Griffiths out, due to suffering a big knock to the head and detaching his retina and our front row impacted with the loss of Matthew Hine who dislocated his shoulder against Reading Blue Coat’s last Saturday. They will be sorely missed and we wish them a smooth road to recovery.

Halliford kicked off to start the game with Claires Court playing with the wind. Hamish, Kieran and Connor taking advantage of this by kicking us into their half of the pitch. Claires Court forwards dominated the lineouts which gave us confidence to keep kicking into the right parts of the pitch. Todd Lindley scored in the corner after great phase play by Claires Court. Halliford then conceded a penalty so we took advantage of our kicking skills and Connor Thomas converted a penalty from 40m out with a great kick. At halftime Claires Court were 8 points ahead, a déjà vu to the previous Saturday against Reading Blue Coats, but Claires Court were determined to not let it end the same way.

Second half: Claires Court kicked off against the wind, after great team play, Todd Muil scored a try and Connor Thomas converted to make the score 15-0. Halliford picked up their game and returned our kicks into their half well. Claires Court defended well, and held out Halliford for a while. Halliford then scored and got the conversion. Claires Court were now determined to get some additional points on the board. Claires Court had some great carries by Teo Gaster, Isaac Challis and Thomas May. Near the end of the game, Thomas May then hit a good running line and scored again for Claires Court, making the final score 20-7.

Captain, Todd Muil