Bulletin 11| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 24 March 2017 at 4.00pm


Good to report that despite the weather the Year 10 Geography Field Trip to South Wales was a great success, as was the Year 8 Parents Evening, thanks to all involved in those activities.

On Wednesday night there was an outstanding Music Concert at the College Avenue site, my congratulations to all the performers and thank you to all the staff who supported the event.

Good luck today to the scullers at the National Junior Sculling event at Dorney Lake and the Year 11 Drama pupils who have their GCSE moderation today.

I look forward to meeting parents at the Boat Club Dinner on Saturday and the final week of term when we hold our Commemoration Service on Tuesday and break up on Wednesday.

A very busy Easter holiday with Skiing, Rowing and Sailing trips all out and on our return Year 10 Historians are travelling to Ypres to help with their GCSE studies.

"There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with Chocolate."
Linda Grayson, "The Pickwick Paper"

Happy Easter



Our annual Commemoration Service for all Senior and Sixth Form pupils will take place on Tuesday 28 March at 2.30 pm at the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead. Parents are more than welcome to attend.

Parent Questionnaire

Our annual parental questionnaire will be emailed to all parents on Monday. Your views are important to us, please take this opportunity to provide us with feedback.

Music Concert

Could Mr Roach thank all those boys who played/sang so wonderfully on Wednesday. You were all a credit to the school.

Music News

On Tuesday 28 March the Jazz Band and Year 7-9 choir are performing again at the Commemoration Service rehearsing Periods 5 and 6 and will stay there until the start of the event at 2.30. Could I ask that the pupils have a packed lunch as permission will NOT be given for them to wander into town.

Mr Roach


On line booking for Summer term activities is open for online registration via the Activities Hub until 5pm on Wednesday 29 March (last day of term). You can preview the activity options online over this weekend.

Any pupil travelling home on the bus must be signed up for an activity, study or pre-prep after school care. Pupils not staying after school should register as “No Activity”, helping us to ensure that our “after-hours” fire lists are correct. If you have any queries, please email our activities co-ordinator rather than calling the school offices as this will avoid any delay.


PTA Ball - 13 May 2017

Please remember payments for reserved tables must be made by 24th March to secure your booking. We are currently at our maximum of 400 guests, so tables will be released to those on the waiting list if payment is not made. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email


Saturday 25 March - Annual Rowing Dinner at Senior Boys Sports Hall

Monday 27 March - Year 9 University Challenge

Year 13 Drama Moderation at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead at 6.30pm Audience is most welcome.

Tuesday 28 March - Commemoration Service 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Magnet Leisure Centre

Wednesday 29 March - End of Lent Term 12.30pm

Year 10 DofE Training Camp @ Junior Boys

Thursday 30 March - Year 11 Study Skills Sessions - (Selected boys)

Year 10 DofE Training Camp

Friday 31 March - Year 11 Study Skills Sessions - (Selected boys)

Saturday 1 April - Ski Trip Departs. Returns Sunday 9 April

Saturday 8 April - Senior Rowers Hazewinkel Departs - Returns Saturday 15 April

Monday 10 April - Junior Rowers Hazewinkel Departs - Returns Saturday 15 April

Monday 17 April - Sailors Portsmouth Departs - Returns Tuesday 18 April

Tuesday 18 April - Year 11 GCSE P.E. Practical Internal Moderation

Wednesday 19 April - School Commences


SKI TRIP - Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 April. Final information, medical and rule forms have been emailed home, please return these forms by Monday 27 March. Thank you.

Years 8 - 11 HAZEWINKEL ROWING CAMP - 8 to 15 April & 10 to 15 April. Request for passport, final payment and completion of medical and rule sheets, these items are now overdue.

YEAR 10 GCSE HISTORY TRIP - Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April. To Battlefields of Flanders. Full details have been emailed to appropriate pupils, hard copy available from the office.


“If we are victorious in one more battle … we shall be utterly ruined.”


It appears we have a current trend for fiddle toys which are causing considerable distraction for some boys in lessons. While we recognise that some pupils need a fidget aid to support their concentration, there are other pupils for whom they have the opposite effect. Unless issued or sanctioned by the SENCO the spinner and cubes will be considered toys and are not permitted in lessons.

If your son has any of these items please ask him to leave it at home, any unauthorised items which are seen in lessons will be confiscated and returned at the end of term.


Sports Photographs

We currently have proofs of the Lent Term Hockey and Football team photographs on display in the reception. If you would like to order prints contact the school office for an order form (, or boys can collect an order form to bring home. Deadline for orders to be received by is 29 March. The orders will be returned at the beginning of the Summer term.

In addition to the Hockey and Football team photographs we now also have prints of the 1st and 2nd Rugby Teams, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Football teams. Please do email Mrs Adams at reception ( if you would like to order copies, stating your son's name and which team you would like to order and an order form will be sent home to you. Completed order forms should be received in the school office by Fri 21 April 2017. Thank you

Red Nose Day

Red Nose sales at Senior Boys totalled £90.50p

3for3 Charity Week

Monies collected so far has reached the grand total of £1,383.34 Sponsorship is still coming in Thank You. Not handed yours in yet, please give this to Mrs Adams on Reception.

Lost Property

We are trying to track down a pair of hiking boots lost in school last week. These are very expensive to replace and although we have searched we have not been able to find them as yet. Would you be kind enough to check they have not ended up in the wrong bag by accident. If found please hand in to the school office , thank you.

Word of week is - lassitude

  1. NOUN
    1. a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy: "she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed".

Please share and encourage your boys.

Holiday Club

Monday 3 through to Thursday 13 April (Weekdays only)

Spring into Nature and Easter Eggstravaganza themed weeks. Will also include Easter Crafts, Cookery, Warhammer, Cricket, Athletics and Rollerskiing. See website for details.


Scientist of the Week

Aditya Sharma (Year 11) for his consistently high levels of good quality work in chemistry lessons.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Year 7 - Jake Roberts and Year 8 - Finlay Gunning.

MFL - Linguist of the Week

Spanish - Year 8 - Joel Mankoo and Year 10 - Karem Bartlett

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Charlie charles, Year 8 - Max Pianta, Year 9 - Jamal Mirza, Year 10 - Tom Hall and Year 11- Aditya sharma.