Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 2 - Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 22 April 2016



The highlight of my week was the visit of Year 9 girls to Lexmark, for an exciting opportunity for them to see how an innovative and forward looking company undertakes its avowed policy to ensure that women in the company aspire to the highest roles.

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

This week our activities started with a bang and it just so happens that this coincided with the BBC reporting on the benefits of after-school activities, and the benefits that they can have to academic performance as well as other things.

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We are all very excited about “Hatch Watch” taking place in the Nursery hall with the 10 live eggs arriving on Monday. We have seen the hatching take place and have a healthy brood of 9 chicks at the time of writing! This coming week they should be strong enough to handle so there is more excitement to come.

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‘Screenagers’ – a 21st century film about the digital ‘Silent Spring’ affecting our children...


Friday 29 April - Whole School Photo

Winter uniform to be worn for both Junior and Senior Girls

Sports Team/G6 Class/G11 Class Photos

The deadline for returning orders has been extended to Friday 29 April

Parents' Evenings

Monday 25 April 6pm - 8pm G7

Wednesday 4 May 6pm - 8pm G8

Senior Girls G7-G11 Grade Card Acknowledgements

Please can you confirm receipt of your daughter's grade card at the end of the Lent Term by emailing or


Parents are requested not to park on the double yellow lines inside the school grounds, particularly close to the minibuses or reception. A through route is vital at all times. The disabled bay is also used throughout the day so please do not block access to this or use it if you are not a blue badge holder.

Summer Fete Poster Competition - Attention all Junior Girls

Don’t forget to enter the competition to design the poster for the Summer Fete. The theme is ‘The Great Outdoors’ and the Junior Girls have received the information on how to enter through their class teacher. The closing date for entries to be returned is Friday 6 May 2016

Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May

Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children). The Booking Form is also available from Reception.

The Boat Club would be most grateful for any raffle prizes or items that could be auctioned on the evening. These items can be left at Reception. Thank you.

Parental Questionnaire

Thank you if you have already completed the Parental Questionnaire. If not, we would be most grateful if you could take the time to complete the online survey. Responses from parents are vital to help us review what we do and plan for the future.

If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child. The survey closes 22 April 2016.


As we return to school for the summer term our PTA committee are focused on the upcoming Summer Fete on 25 June. This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.


Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader. These forms must be returned by Friday 29 April so we can provide the caterers with dietary/allergy information. If you need any further information please the PTA directly on


May half-term holiday (Tue 31 May to Fri 3 June)

Join Mini, Mid and Kool groups this holiday to take part in a ‘World of Sports’. But it's not just sport... as we explore different cultures with games, crafts, dance, challenges and more!

Activities in Kool Xtra for older children, feature healthy snack Cookery, decopatch Crafts as well as sporty Textiles. Not forgetting Sport Xtra with three days of Cricket for boys & girls in Year 3 and above >> for more details please visit

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


Year 9! Decisions, decisions…

All Year 9 girls have taken home letters inviting them to join the Carnegie Shadowing activities in Senior Book Club this term. Most of the shortlisted novels are only available for those aged 14+, so this is a perfect reading list for this year group. To make a start, just come and choose your first book from the Library…


Monday 25/Tuesday 26 April - LAMDA rehearsals

Wednesday 27/Thursday 28 April - LAMDA examinations



GR/G1 Pizza Express - Wednesday 27 April - last call for consent slip by Monday 25 April

G6 British Museum - Thursday 12 May - consent slip by Friday 6 May

G5 Henley Rowing Museum - Thursday 5 May - consent slips by Friday 29 April

G8 RS Trip to Neasden Hindu Temple - Friday 6 May - consent slip by Friday 29 April


G8 Arts Award Trip 'An Inspector Calls' - Wednesday 27 April - last call for consent slips and payment by Monday 25 April



Wednesday 27 April - G9/G10 Knight Frank Athletics

Friday 29 April - G9/G10 Athletics Combined Events

Please see the PE Notice Board for further information