Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No.6 - Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 12 February 2016



My day on Friday started by moving chairs, staging and music stands - an odd activity for a Headteacher you may think but when you have nearly a hundred young musicians attending our Orchestra Day, the morning after our whole school Talent Show then it is all hands to the pump.

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

We are now officially half way through the year and what a fantastic first half it has been! The girls are definitely ready for their half term break after what has been a very busy week. Last night we were entertained by the variety of acts for Claire’s Court’s Got Talent; from singing to gymnastic routines, to magic tricks to beautifully edited films!

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The nursery rooms have talked about plant eating dinosaurs and have made swamps and created dinosaur footprints using the toy ones as well as some sponge print pictures. Transition children were learning about fossils this week and have made imprints of dinosaur skeletons (of the toy variety!) in clay and been discovering in a variety of messy media.

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A line of Best Fit – Children, Education and Health


Saturday 13 February - Y9 to Y11 SG Confusions Windsor Royal Theatre Trip meet 4.30pm

Tuesday 23 February - Y10 Senior Girls Parents' Evening 6.00pm

Monday 29 February - Girls & Nursery PTA AGM 6.30pm

Tuesday 1 March - JG Music Concert 2.00pm/Y9 Senior Girls Parents' Evening 6.00pm

Wednesday 2 March - JG Resilience Talk Evening 6.45pm/7.00pm start

Thursday 3 March - SG Music Concert 7.00pm

Friday 4 March - Reception Girls 'Mother's Day Breakfast' 9.00am


Reception Girls - Mothers Day Breakfast

You will have received an invitation from your daughter for the Mother's Day Breakfast on Friday 4 March. The girls are looking forward to you coming.

Junior Girls - Tempest Photos

All order forms, together with the payment, need to be returned to school no later than Friday 26 February.

German Controlled Assessments Y10 - make the most of the half term holidays to revise a little each day!

Friday 26 February - Writing

Tuesday 1 March - Speaking


Saturday 19 March - Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for our Annual Easter Event with activities including Easter Egg Hunt, competitions, face painting and much more… Tickets Order Form

Nearly New Uniform Sale - Tuesday 15 March 3pm-5pm CCSG Dining Room

Monday 29 February - PTA AGM - 6.30pm CCSG The Chapel


The Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

The marquee’s booked, the themes agreed, so put the date in your diary for the PTA adult social event of the year.... tickets will be on sale from 1 March.


try your hand at a variety of sports with Multi-Sports days at Sports Club… - Tue 16 to Thu 18 Feb - BOOK NOW!

> for holiday club highlights, programmes and booking visit our website


Junior Judges Required!

Are you an avid reader aged 10 to 14? The organisers of the Independent Bookshop Week Book Awards' 10th birthday are looking for five young bookworms to join the Best of the Best Children’s Book Award judging panel. The five junior judges will review and score the past ten winners of the children's category award.

All five judges will receive £50 of National Book Tokens, plus the ten children's books to judge. The winner of the Best of the Best Children’s Book Award will be based on the judges’ feedback. Ten runners up will receive a £10 National Book Token.

To enter, young bookworms will need to write a 100 to 200-word review of the best book they read in 2015. An adult will need to submit the review to by 20th March 2016 using the subject 'Best of the Best'. For full details see

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Tuesday 23 February – Junior Girls ISA Rehearsal 1.30pm to 5.00pm

Please can all the girls rehearse their lines. No scripts at rehearsals after half term.

Letters coming home after February half term giving more details about the ISA.

Y4 Girls on the Ufton trip will be asked to go the Chapel once they return to school.

Wednesday 24 February – Senior Girls Summer Production

There will be a read through of the production at 4.00pm in the Chapel.


A reminder that all girls taking LAMDA need to be word perfect after February half term.


Letters Going Home:

MFL trips: Initial letter - 23-27 October to Bordeaux, Cologne and Salamanca. Booking form and deposit required by Friday 26 February.


Ufton Court Tuesday 23 February Year 4 - consent form asap.

National Archives Thursday 25 February Year 2 - consent form asap.



Monday 22 February U8 Hockey @ Braywick 4.15pm start

Tuesday 23 February U15 Hockey @ Braywick 4.30pm start/U12 Hockey @ Charters 4.30pm start

Wednesday 24 February U11 County Hockey @ Bradfield College 10.00am start

Thursday 25 February U13 County Hockey @ St Marys 11.00am start/U10 Netball @ Godstowe School 4.30pm start


U11 ISA Netball Tournament

CC Girls came 1st in their group

CC Girls came 4th overall

U9A Netball Vs St Bernards

Lost 7-4

U9B Netball Vs St Bernards

Drew 0-0

U9A Netball Vs Highfield

Won 3-2

U9B Netball Vs Highfield

Lost 13 - 4

U15A Netball vs Cox Green

Won 16 - 2

U14A Hockey VS Beaconsfield High School

Won 1-0

U18A vs Reading Blue Coats

Won 27-16

U13A Netball vs Holyport

Lost 9-3

U13 Hockey

U13a v Charters 7-0 win

U13b v Charters 5-0 win