Bulletin 1| Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 8 January 4.00pm


Saturday Football Matches

Sorry to say, but due to the state of all pitches plus a rather wet forecast for tomorrow (Saturday 9 January) , all football matches home and away are cancelled.

Mr Turner - Director of Sport

Emergency Closure Guidance

At this time of year, the weather is not always predictable, and bad weather can often affect the daily routine. Please refer to the updated Emergency Closure Guidance for full information. A reminder that initial contact will be via text message, then a supporting email from the School. Please ensure you keep your contact details up-to-date at this time.


Welcome back to the Lent term, I hope all had a happy and restful holiday. We have started the year with a number of thoughts for the boys to reflect on, from ensuring that they seize their opportunities and to the fact that it is not a weakness to cry. Year 9 have had an excellent introduction to career choices (thank you Mrs Rogers - Head of Year 12), so please talk to your sons about these messages.

We hope to start our football fixtures, however the pitches are very wet so please ensure that you look for the latest information on venues and whether a game is going ahead.

A very busy term is planned, I look forward to seeing you at the various forthcoming activities.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness and Common sense. Thomas A Edison


Monday 11 January - Year 9 Careers Sessions. Year 10 Spanish GCSE Controlled Assessment. Activities and Late Buses Commence.

Wednesday 13 January - Year 10 Spanish GCSE Controlled Assessment

Thursday 14 January - Year 11 One-to-One with Helen Cole (Careers Advisor)

Year 10 'Looking Beyond GCSE' Parent and Pupil Presentation at Senior Girls site (1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW) from 6.30pm

Friday 15 January - Year 11 Full Reports Issued. Year 11 Spanish GCSE Controlled Assessment

Year 9 Pantomime Productions from 5.30pm (Refreshments from 5.15pm)

Monday 18 January - Year 11 Spanish GCSE Controlled Assessment

Tuesday 19 January - Year 11 Tate Modern Trip. Year 11 Spanish GCSE Controlled Assessment. Year 11 German GCSE Controlled Assessment

Wednesday 20 January - Ski Trip Information Evening at Senior Boys from 6.30pm in The Dining Room

Thursday 21 January - Years 9 & 10 Drugs Talk.

Parent Drugs Awareness Talk for all years from 7 through to 11 at Senior Girls site (1 College Avenue, Maidenhead SL6 6AW) from 7.00pm to 8.00pm light refreshments upon arrival.

Friday 22 January - Year 11 German GCSE Controlled Assessment.


Tuesday 19 January - Year 11 Art Trip - to Tate Modern - a full information sheet has been emailed home.

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March - Year 10 Geography Field Trip - to Margam Park - full information has been emailed home.

Saturday 2 April to Saturday 9 April - Ski Trip final payment overdue - asap please - also please complete the Google form from this link

Hazewinkel Rowing Camp

29 March to -3 April - Years 9 &10 Hazewinkel Rowing Camp - final call for deposits please

28 March to -3 April - Years 11 to 13 Hazewinkel Rowing Camp - final call for deposits please

South African Rugby Tour

17 to 29 July - Third instalment is now overdue.


Burns Night Supper

The annual Burns Night Supper will take place on Saturday 30 January at Senior Boys. All funds raised will support our Touring Sports sides. Please see the flyer for further information on how to book tickets.

Year 9 Immunisation

Our School Nurse has posted home a letter and form, please ensure that this is completed appropriately and returned to school. The form must be returned to school even if you do not wish your son to be immunised. The date for this is Thursday 11 February.

Clothing Collection

Thank you to all those who donated clothing, footwear, hats and gloves before Christmas. All the donations were gratefully received, without which they could not be able to support society’s most vulnerable people.

Lost Property

We are trying to track down a brand new pair of rowing leggings lost in school this week. Has anyone picked them up by mistake? They have a name tag of ‘Foy’ in them. We are also searching for a Claires Court kit bag belonging to Rupert Miller. We think it may have been picked up by accident on the evening of 7 January. If found , please return to the school office, thank you.

Found Property

A gents watch has been handed in from the bus company. We are not sure if it belongs to a Claires Court pupil – but we will keep it for safety until Wednesday 13 January, if not claimed we will return it to the bus company to try other schools. Please contact the office if you think it may be yours.


Music Congratulations - Two boys have recently passed drum exams

Sam John (Year 9) Grade 1 and Joe Ing (Year 8) Grade 2 with merit. Well done to both boys and to their teacher, Mr Davis.

More music exam success goes to Christopher Allen ( Year 11) who has just passed his Grade 4 Piano exam with merit. Well done to Chris and to his teacher Mr Brooks.

Theo Josh (Year 7) passed his Grade 1 piano exam with merit. Well done Theo!

Max Jewell (Year 11) Grade 3 Acoustic Guitar with merit. Well done to Max and his teacher Mr Higgs.

Mr Roach