Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 3 - Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 22 January 2016



I think I will begin with a sports result this week. On Thursday evening I was delighted to hear that we had beaten Beaconsfield High School for Girls, with the A team winning 3-1, and the B team 3-2. As ever I am so impressed with how the PE department get that quart out of a pint pot... I think Beccy High have more girls in Year 7 than we have in the whole school!

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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

I started my week at school on Tuesday with an assembly to celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh day. Winnie-the-Pooh can teach us a lot about the world and also about people. Everyone in the world is different and A.A. Milne captures this so well with his fantastic troupe of characters.

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We are so glad that the dinosaur topic is lasting for 5 weeks! The children have had enormous fun creating both large and small scale dinosaurs with the Beehive and Honeycomb children hoping that their huge pterodactyls do not fly down from the ceiling in their rooms!

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Closing the mines of the very fuel we want…

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 and supporting email from the School. Please ensure you keep your contact details up-to-date at this time.


Saturday 23 January - ISA National Swimming Gala/Berkshire Cross Country @ Newbury/Y12 Young Enterprise Fair

Monday 25 January - RBWM Youth Achievements Awards at the Magnet 7.00pm

Tuesday 26 January - PTA Nearly New Uniform Sale - SG Dining Hall 3-5pm


Sainsbury's Active Kids

Active Kids is back for 2016 - collect the vouchers from 27 January -
3 May 2016.

Year 12 Young Enterprise Trade Fair - Saturday 23 January

Come and support the Year 12 Claires Court Young Enterprise team Critical Clothing at the Young Enterprise Trade Fair at the Nicholson Centre Maidenhead on Saturday. Together with twenty other school teams they will be selling their clothing in the unit opposite Tesco in the centre from 9.30am-3.00pm. Help the Claires Court team to be winners again this year.

Burns Night Supper - Saturday 30 January 2016 - SOLD OUT - Tickets have been sent out

Meningitis Vaccinations - Thursday 4 February

Year 11 Girls have been given letters/consent slips about the Meningitis ACWY.

Orchestral Day - Friday 12 February

Instrumental pupils from Years 3-13 have been invited to participate in a workshop day, playing with pupils from other schools in an orchestra, held at the Senior Girls site. Pupils have a received a letter with information about the day which culminates in a concert at 4.30pm. Please can girls return the letter to confirm their attendance as soon as possible. Parents are warmly invited to attend the concert.

Christmas Productions Wizard DVD

You can still order a DVD of the Nursery and Junior Girls Christmas productions.


Can you please refrain from parking on the pavement at the corner of College Road/Grassy Lane - it is difficult for pedestrians/pushchairs to get past the cars.


Regatta Race Night - Saturday 6 February

Come and support the Boat Club at their annual Regatta Race Night. For further information on how to buy tickets, sponsor a boat or race, please visit our website



The turbulent times in the financial market continue and trading profits are even slimmer than last!!!

Here is the information for the Stock Market exercise for Week Two:

First place: Georgia Fewkes with a profit on the week of £1744.95 - she continues to recommend investing in Premier Vet in the Pharmaceuticals sector.

Second place: Kumika Nakai with a profit on the week of £618.86 - she recommends investing in Jardin Matheson in the Engineering and Industrial sector.

Third place: Oluwanifemi Oladoyinbo with a profit on the week of £48.31 – she recommends investing in Rangold Res in the Mining sector.



We offer specialised activities for older children every holiday… Sports Club held at Junior Boys is running Multi-Sports days from Tue 16 to Thu 18 Feb for children in year 3 and above. There are also kool Xtra clubs running at Holiday Club in College Avenue available for children in year 5 and above. Spend dedicated days with… Animal themed Cookery on Wed 17 Feb, where you’ll make and decorate edible animals, and Crafts on Thu 18 Feb will join the animal theme to experiment with textile printing on different fabrics. **Please book Xtra early to avoid disappointment!**

Book by Fri 5 Feb… for free extended sessions to CC Junior and Senior pupils and a hot lunch option (holiday club only).
> more details - activity highlights, programme and booking on our website

DONATIONS - Holiday Club are always on the lookout for good condition construction toys, board games etc.… if you have any that you’d like to donate it would be much appreciated. Please let us know at


Word Millionaires

We have our first Accelerated Reader Word Millionaire! Congratulations to our Year 7 pupil to read over one million words. Any Year 7 pupil can qualify for this distinguished prize… just keep reading!

BBC 500 Words Competition

Aged between 5 and 13? Like writing stories? Then the 2016 500 Words competition is just for you!

Write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If you win, your story will be read live on the radio by a superstar celebrity… AND in the year of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, the final will be live from the home of British story-telling, Shakespeare's Globe, on the 27th May.

The competition is open from the 18th January 2016 and closes for entries at 7pm on the 25th February. There is lots of advice, tips, video clips and blogs on the 500 words website:

Or why not come along to Junior and Senior Book Clubs to discuss your ideas?



Junior Girls - The parts have been issued, please highlight your lines and practice at home.

Talent Show


Tuesday 2 February - Junior Girls 4.10pm in the Chapel.

Wednesday 3 February - Senior Girls 4.10pm in the Chapel.

Thursday 11 February - Talent Show 6.30pm.


Letters Going Home:

Monday 8 February Y10-Y11 Drama visit A Level moderation at Norden Farm. Reply slip due by Wednesday 27 January.

Saturday 13 February Y9-Y11 Drama trip to see Confusions at Windsor Royal Theatre. Consent and payment by Monday 1 February.

Friday March 18 - Sunday 20 March Year 10 Geography Trip to Margam Park. Consent and deposit by Friday 29 January.

Monday 21 March Y10-Y11 Drama visit A Level moderation at Norden Farm. Reply slip by Wednesday 27 January.

Thursday 7 - Friday 8 April Sailing Camp

Open to all Claires Court students from Y7-Y13 (boys & girls) this sailing camp is an ideal way to kick-start your sailing or refresh your skills. Consent slip and deposit by Friday 29 January.

Friday 22 to Saturday 23 April Y10 History Trip to Ypres. Consent and deposit by Friday 29 January.



Saturday 23 January

ISA Swimming National Finals

Berkshire Cross Country Championships @ Newbury

Monday 25 January

U8A&B Hockey vs Highfield @ Braywick

Tuesday 26 January

U16 Hockey vs Furze Platt & Marist @ Braywick

U14 Hockey vs St Marys A&B Away

Wednesday 27 January

U18A Netball vs Gordons @ Magnet

U18B Netball vs Leighton Park @ Magnet

U15A&B Netball A&B @ Furze Platt

U13A Netball @ Furze Platt

Thursday 28 January

U14 Hockey vs Marist Away