Bulletin 13 | Autumn Term 2014

Information correct as at Friday 12 December 3.00pm


Christmas Lunch – Not Doomed but delayed – Due to a 3 hour power cut our Turkey lunch was served today – the boys were delighted with Pizza as a replacement for Thursday’s lunch. Look out for the ‘Best Of’ cracker jokes on next weeks Bulletin.

Carol Service – The Jazz Band will be playing at both carol services on Tuesday, which take place either side of lunchtime. As a result, please could the members of this group bring a packed lunch to eat as no one will be allowed to go into town to buy food.

Please would all boys ensure that their instruments go home by the end of term. Music lessons will resume straight away in 2015! Times will be posted up before we break for Christmas.

Year 11 – Sixth Form Subject Selection – Choice forms are now overdue – please return to Mrs Deaney in The Office as soon as possible.


As we come to the end of term we can reflect on the work we have completed. Year 11 are anxiously(?) awaiting their examination results and the other years will look at their grades and, I hope, find evidence that they are working up to their potential.

Another busy weekend saw our performers at Art on the Street, which was a great success, and I thank the boys and staff for their efforts. I hope to see parents at our Carol Services next week, a celebration of the season that we can all enjoy.

FORTHCOMING DATES - End of Term Arrangements

Monday 15 December – Normal school day – Early Buses (depart at 4.35pm)

Tuesday 16 December – Carol Services at St. Lukes Church, Norfolk Road, SL6 7AX

Parents will be most welcome at the Church.

12.00pm Years 7 to 9 Service

2.30pm Years 10 & 11 Service

Wednesday 17 December – Academic & Sports Assemblies – School Finishes at 12.25pm, Buses depart at 12.30pm


Year 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to BerlinThe interim payment of £200 is now due, a reminder letter has already been distributed.

U15 CRICKET TOUR 13 to 21 February 2015A reminder that the fourth and final instalment of £600 is now due. Cheques payable to ‘Claires Court Schools Limited’ Thank you.

YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP 27 to 29 March 2015 to Margam Park Field Studies Centre – Details of this trip have been distributed. The deposit of £100 is now overdue. Thank you.


BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015 –Book your tickets online. To be held at our Junior Boys site at Ridgeway, enjoy all the Burns Night traditions including the Addressing of the Haggis, Band, Dinner, Auction and Dinner Games. A really excellent evening.

Rugby Team Photographs - The Rugby Team Photographs for this Autumn term are on display in Reception and available to order. Order forms are available from Reception. Deadline for orders is Monday 15 December. (These orders will not be sent home until early in the Lent Term)

Holiday Club Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 December at our College Avenue site. Discounted rate ends Friday 5 December, so book today. Highlight calendars, programmes and booking forms can be found on our website Book now for Sports Club courses (Claires Court boys and girls in year 4 and above) Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 January 2015.

Raffle Results – Drawn on Friday 5 December at the Junior Disco it was won by Mrs Wakely of the Senior Boys School, with second prize going to Mr Jeffs of Junior Girls and third prize to Mrs Scott in the Nursery ... so someone won something across all the schools !

CLAIRES COURT TAKES CHRISTMAS UP TO THE PASSAGE IN LONDON. The Passage helps homeless people in London. They welcome adult size clothes, particularly outer garments and footwear – please drop them in to Mrs Adams at Reception. Thank you.

Hampers A reminder to bring your item in to school for the form group hamper. Items must be of a long life variety – tinned, packaged etc., These are distributed through Social Services and the Salvation Army and are much appreciated. Thank you.


Music - Letters to the Years 7-9 choir, about the Young Voices event in January have been handed out. Please return the slips as soon as possible - Spares are available from Mr Roach.

Spanish - Year 11 Set 1 Spanish are scheduled to undertake their Controlled Assessment (Speaking) during periods 3 and 4 on Friday 16 January 2015.

Year 10 boys in Miss Urzaiz Spanish Set will be doing their first Controlled Assessment (Writing) on Friday 9 January 2015, during normal lesson time.


The menus for next term are now online, but will be offered from Monday 15 December in line with the new Allergen legislation.



Congratulations to this weeks Mathematicians - Year 7 – Leo West, Year 8 – Jacob Amitrano, Year 9 – Alex Atherton, Year 10 – Tom Worthington and Year 11 - Chris Rayer.

Linguists of the Week – Spanish Year 8 - Charlie Boucher and Year 11 - Sam Mudie. French Year 7 - Wills Salaytah and Year 10 - Tom May.