Claires Court Bulletin



Dear Parents,

Year 12 had a very successful Parents' Evening on Monday. Feedback was very positive showing that the Year 12 students have had a very productive first few weeks to the year. Monday also saw Miss Lamagna and Mrs Rogers take a group of Psychology students to the Cardinal Clinic in Windsor to see a thought provoking play for World Mental Health day. A more detailed description of this can be found later in the bulletin. Year 13 continue to work on their UCAS applications. They must hand in a hard copy of their Personal Statement to their tutor as early as possible next week. Applications must be completed by 7 November.

Best wishes

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers


End of Life Policy - a modern parable


Sat 15 Oct - Annual Fireworks at Junior Boys

Tues 18 Oct - Danielle Pilcher will be here speak to the students about what it is like to be a university student on Tuesday in HM4 from 3.30pm. All students are welcome.

Fri 11 & Sat 12 Nov - A Night at the Movies, Norden Farm

Wed 14 Dec - Sixth Form Christmas Party at Magnolia Park, Hughenden Valley

Thurs 9 Feb 2017 - Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair, Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow

Visit to Year 12 by Dr Joe Organ, from Brasenose College, Oxford university

Dr Joe Organ visited us on Thursday to speak to a group of prospective Oxbridge applicants from Year 12s about university life at Oxford and Cambridge and the application process. Dr Organ did some myth-busting with the students about the truths of studying at Oxford and Cambridge and also about the challenges that face students, including the 3-step process of application, testing and interview. The students were very enthused afterwards - the consensus was "why not apply?"
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Communicating with the Sixth Form Office

Please can you send all forms, letters and emails to the new Sixth Form Administrator, Kim Hall, at The previous email address of is no longer in use. All correspondence regarding Sixth Form students should always come to the Sixth Form office, not Main Reception. The office number for contacting the Sixth form and notifying us of any absences is 01628 411489. Thank you for your patience as the new changes are put into place.

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Sixth Form visit to the Cardinal Clinic in Windsor

Year 12 and 13 psychology students marked World Mental Health Day by attending the Cardinal Clinic. Students watched a commissioned performance of ‘Mum, can you lend me twenty quid?’ a play that tells the true story of how drug addiction destroyed one seemingly happy family. The play was adapted by playwright Mike Howl from the book of the same name, ‘Mum, can you lend me twenty quid?’, by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips. Following the play students had the opportunity to talk to the cast members and Elizabeth Burton-Phillips herself about the play and her charity DrugFam. In addition, students were able to speak to psychologists in the field and ask numerous questions about addiction and the range of treatments available to addicts both locally and nationally. The students found the experience both moving and insightful.
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Annual Fireworks - Saturday 15 October 5.30pm-9pm

The annual fireworks at Junior Boys will take place tomorrow, Saturday 15 October. Sixth Form students have been volunteering for duties and will be there on the evening to help with car parking and refreshments.

PARKING - please enter the large field from the driveway and follow directions of the parking assistants to park you car. Please remember that it is dark when you leave, so please bring a torch and take extra care when leaving the car park field.

TICKETS - If you have paid for your tickets via the pay portal please collect your ticket (wristband) at the entrance gate. If you have not yet purchased your ticket you will be able to pay on the entrance gate.

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A Night at the Movies - presented by Claires Court

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November at Norden Farm

This year’s show is filled with song, dance, performance and music, from some of the world’s most famous and favourite cinema soundtracks. The programme includes The Great Escape, Pirates of the Caribbean, What a Wonderful World, Ghostbusters, Moon River and Stand By Me. Get your tickets now, from the Norden Farm online box office
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Kamini Khindria and Ed Axtell accompanied Mrs Rogers to the Food share location in Maidenhead to take all your generous donations to the food bank there. They were very grateful for all the contributions. Our next big collection for them will be just after the half term holidays. The need for Foodshare by local families triples in the run up to Christmas as more people find themselves requiring help.

Sixth Form Social Club - Please bring your subs to the Sixth Form office

The Social Club have planned their forthcoming Sixth Form social events which will be

the Christmas Party on Wednesday 14 December at Magnolia Park, Hugenden Valley and next summer's Prom. We are now collecting subs for these events and the cost is a very reasonable £45. Please can we ask you send in a cheque for £45 to the Sixth Form office. Cheques should be made payable to Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club. Please do not pay online as it will go into the wrong account. Many thanks.

Electronic Entry and Exit

Sixth Form students now all have a red lanyard with badge attached which allows them electronic entry to the College Ave site. Some Sixth Form students are regularly forgetting to bring in their lanyards. Please could parents help to remind students that they MUST bring in and wear their lanyard every day, and to leave it somewhere obvious overnight so they can easily remember it every morning. A charge will be made for replacing the lanyard or photo card. Thank you.

GUEST SPEAKER - Marcus Burnett

Marcus Burnett from Burnett Global Education came to speak to the Sixth Form students about careers and HE opportunities in international Business Management, Hospitality Management, Event Management and Sport Management. Marcus spoke to a full house of students, who learned that such courses can make graduates extremely employable as they gain excellent business knowledge as well as fantastic ‘soft skills’ i.e. communication, organisational and team working skills which many employers now seek.


Rugby report

Claires Court got back on winning terms this Wednesday with a decisive 33 - 5 win against a strong Forest side. Claires Court's complacency let them down within the first 15 minutes, however tries from Owain Griffiths, Isaac Challis and Todd Muil helped gain momentum for the home side, giving them a healthy 19 - 0 lead going into half-time.

Forest came out for the second half with different tactics and tried to get into the heads of the Claires Court side. Discipline became poor, however, Claires Court kept their focus with strong defence from Centre, Matt Simmons, and with hard yards made from Man of the Match, Isaac Challis. Claires Court came away deserved 33 - 5 winners. Second half tries came from Tom May and Isaac Challis. Claires Court stay top of the league!

Owain Griffiths, Rugby Captain

Hockey Report

Another great game demonstrated by the 1st XI Hockey squad, with a 1-0 win against LVS Ascot. An early goal from Charlotte Webster put us on the right track, whilst Robyn Watkins' work ethic gave the team fantastic structure. Without doubt, Robyn deserved the Man of the Match.

Moyin Forsythe

Date for the Future: Thurs 9 February 2017 - Heathrow Jobs & Careers Fair

The Heathrow Jobs and Careers Fair at the Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, Heathrow is an exciting opportunity for students to see the variety of careers available and the qualifications and skills they need to succeed at Heathrow. It is an exciting opportunity to speak to many top employers under one roof. In 2016, employers included British Airways, British Gas, Carluccio's, Hamleys, Heathrow Airport Engineering Academy, Transport for London and many more.

Places can be booked by calling 01823 362800. More information is available at