Claires Court Bulletin



Well done to students for getting through a difficult week of intensive examinations. It has been noted by the invigilators how cooperative, polite and well behaved they have been. As students receive their results they should be identifying areas for improvement.

You will be receiving a 'results card' the week commencing 7 March in preparation for the subsequent Parents' Evenings.

Next week is Claires Court's 3for3 fund raising week. The Sixth Form are running a donut eating competition on Thursday 3 March and the BTEC group a fancy dress fun run. We would like all students to dig deep into their pockets to contribute as much as they can afford for our local good causes.

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers


The Year 12 BTEC Sport group are organising a charity Fun Run to raise money for our 3for3 charities this year, Alexander Devine Childrens Hospice, Rosies Rainbow Fund and Daisy's Dream. This will take place on Monday 7 March from 3.30-5.00pm on the College Ave sports field and all Girls from Years 3-11 and Sixth Form are invited to take part. Dress up in your favourite costume, pay £2.50 to enter and have a great time with your friends! As the money goes to charity why not ask your family or friends to sponsor you per lap?

Evidence-based education – The performance of children in Independent Schools places them 2 years ahead of their state school peers.


Mon 29 Feb - Maths Inspiration Talk - see details below

Thur 3 Mar - Donut eating competition in the Hall at lunchtime, Y12 v Y13

Mon 7 Mar - National Careers Week

Mon 7 Mar - BTEC Fancy Dress Fun Run for charity 3.30 - 5.00pm

Mon 7 Mar - Senior Music Concert

Thurs 10 Mar - Year 12 Parents Evening 6pm

Fri 11 Mar - Trip to Royal Holloway University Library (4 students only)

Fri 11 Mar - A2 Media Studies mock exam 2pm HM4

Mon 14 Mar - National Science Week

Mon 14 Mar - Year 12 to UCAS Higher Education Exhibition Guildford

Wed 16 Mar - AS Media Studies mock exam 2pm HM4

Thurs 17 Mar - Year 13 Parents Evening 6pm


Would parents please be mindful of the recent Mars Chocolate UK recall with 3for3 next week. You can refer to the Foods Standards Agency here for further details.


A reminder to all Sixth Form mathematicians that it is the Maths Inspiration Talk at the Hexagon in Reading on Monday 29 February. All students who have paid for the trip need to meet at Maidenhead train station at 8.50am to catch the 9.06am train to Reading. We will not be able to wait for latecomers.

Mrs Burdett


Year 12 students have registered to attend the UCAS Higher Education Exhibition at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on Monday 14 March. A coach will transport students to and from this event where they will be able to explore the entry requirements to courses of interest. Even students who are currently not sure about going to university should attend, as it will help them to clarify their ideas about further or higher education. Students should ensure they have printed their entry ticket out and bring it into school with them. Anyone having a problem with this should speak to Mrs Rogers as a matter of urgency.


At The Aspire Centre, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough SL1 4TU

On 16 March 2016 9.30am-1pm.

This half day event aims to encourage and motivate young women to become engineers and pursue STEM careers. With apprentices and other associates from Mars Chocolate UK there on the day to present to the students and offer advice on how to succeed in the industry, attendees will have a brilliant opportunity to learn first-hand about life as an engineer with one of the world’s most famous brand names. Our students can find out about the apprenticeship and graduate options available and have their say about how to inspire women to get into engineering and other STEM roles.

Student's should book direct - via Fiona Jones or call 01753 530146


Denis Savostiyanov, Engineering Manager at Cisco, came to speak to our students just before half term and inspired them to think about careers in STEM related areas and engineering. He has invited our students to apply for work experience with him at Cisco this summer which will be beneficial in itself and also enhance their CV and applications for university and/or apprenticeships or employment.

Cisco are also offering students the opportunity to apply for apprenticeships with them. Below is some of the information Cisco have sent us and anyone interested should speak to Mrs Rogers who will supply more details.

'We bet that you, along with billions of people everywhere, use the internet every day without really thinking about what makes it tick. Whether you’re streaming music, blogging, chatting to friends, sharing cat videos or perhaps even applying for jobs, Cisco powers the technology that connects you to the world. Why not consider joining us?

As a Cisco Apprentice you’ll be part of a team that cares about its customers, has a lot of fun, and even takes part in changing the lives of those in our local communities.

There are now more mobile devices than every human being on the planet!'


These sessions are open to all students who would like specific help with their studies. Come along any Tuesday lunchtime from 1.00 - 1.30pm with your questions ready. Starts on Tuesday 1 March in HM2/HM3.

PTA SUMMER BALL - 14 May 2016

Reserve your tickets now for ‘The Great Gatsby Ball' send your table reservations to More details found here.


There was no netball match this week.

The 1st XI football team lost 10 - 1 against Gordon's School, the 2nd XI drew 3 - 3 , the 3rd XI lost 5 -1 and the 4th XI lost 3 - 2. Details on the Sports website.