Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin 1 - Autumn Term 2015

Information correct as at Friday 11 September 2015 3.00pm



It is the morning of the Thursday 10th... its 8.45am.. and we are coming alive again as pupils and students from Reception to Year 13 stream through the doors - and it brilliant to have them back.

Despite the buzz of Holiday Club and the sounds of builders’ drills, saws and hammers over the summer vacation a school is a bit of an empty shell without its main players. We have had some tasters to whet our appetite - Sixth Form registration on Monday and Year 12 induction on Wednesday, along with all of our new Year 7s. Our Year 7 intake, the highest for many years, were the centre of attention during their induction day and it was a happy throng that met for a cup of tea with parents and staff at the end of the day. Read more >>>


Welcome back to our academic year 2015-2016. I hope you all had a wonderful Summer filled with fun, rejuvenation and not too much rain!

We have already had a very busy start to the year welcoming all of our 108 pupils including 22 new Junior Girls! This term we also welcome Miss Pelizzari, our new Year 5 teacher; Miss Hurter, our Year 3 Teaching Assistant and Mrs St John, our Reception Teaching Assistant. Read more >>>


The new academic year has got off to a wonderful start with children coming in with smiling faces and full of chatter about their holidays. We have welcomed lots of new children into the three nursery rooms and are pleased to say how well they are settling in. The Transition class children are having a great time too and have had no problems transferring from their nursery rooms. They are showing great kindness to their new friends who have just started at Claires Court. Read more >>>


Building Learning Power – welcome back to Claires Court – where the grass is always greener.


PTA NEWS: Lots of exciting events coming up starting with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls disco - fancy dress, Friday 13 November. Flyers and tickets will be sent out soon. Anyone who can assist with setting up, serving and clearing away please let us know.

After School w/c Monday 14 September 2015

Sports Taster Sessions (4PM-5PM):

Tues: Junior Netball (Y3-6) (School courts)

Wed: Y7 Netball (School courts)

Thurs: Y7 Hockey (School astro)

*Study will be available for Junior pupils (Y3-6) (Mon-Thurs)

*Study will be available for senior pupils (Mon- Thurs)

Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 18 September

Please help us support this great charity by turning up to school in your jeans for the day! £1.00 donation. Please Note: girls should wear appropriate tops and no shorts, short skirts or jewellery. If girls are inappropriately dressed they will be asked to wear their tracksuit.

School Bus Service

Late buses are operating as usual from Monday 14 September and that study class, sports trials and the 5.00pm ASC are only available for that week. Activities will commence Monday 21.9.15

Report Reply Slips

Remember to return the signed Report Reply Slip to confirm that you have seen your daughter's report from the end of last term - thank you.


Please can parents avoid parking on the double yellow lines within the school grounds and not park in the designated disabled parking bays unless you are a blue badge holder. We understand the problem of lack of parking spaces available but the yellow lines means free flow of traffic in and out of our premises and also prevents accidents.

Individual School Photos

A reminder, if parents would like their daughters photographed in a family group please email Mrs Phipps ( in the School Office by Wednesday 16 September before 12noon please. These family groups are scheduled in advance to minimise disruption to lessons and so requests for family groups made on the day will not be possible.

Speech Day

Invitations have been sent out for Speech Day, please RSVP here if you haven't already done so. Thank you.

Parent Letters

Year 11 Girls: Please note that your daughter will be bringing home a letter Y11 Academic Mentoring Meetings - attached is an appointment reply sheet for your daughter to complete.

Year 7 Girls: Building Resilience in Adolescence

Year 7 Parents were emailed a letter home on the 3 September regarding the meeting on building resilience meeting being held on Thursday 17 September at Senior Girls. If you wish to attend please email - another email will be sent home for this weekend.

PE DEPARTMENT - Permission to use goggles

Please complete the form at the bottom of this Bulletin if you would like your daughter to use goggles.



Mon 14 Sept Reception to Year 6 Parental Curriculum Meetings 9.00am & Year 7 Water Day

Thur 17 Sept Individual Photos/Year 13 Talk - Personal Statements/Year 7 Talk to parents 'Building Resilience in Adolescence' 7pm

Fri 18 Sept Year 5 talk for parents 'Marchants Hill Trip at CCJB 8.40am/Jeans for Genes Day/Y12 Talk 'Benefits of University' Jane Marshall, Imperial College

Mon 21 Sept Y7-Y11 Full Activity Programme

Tues 22 Sept Y11 Academic Mentoring p.m./Y9 Internet Safety Talk

Wed 23 Sept Y11 Academic Mentoring a.m./Y2 trip to the Rye

Thurs 24 Sept Y9 Internet Safety follow-up/Speech Day - Magnet Leisure Centre 2.30pm

Fri 25 Sept Y5 to Marchants Hill trip departs

Sun 27 Sept Y5 Marchants Hill trip returns

Amended Dates 'Dates for your Diary' - Junior Girls

Thursday 15 October Year 4 Trip to Hampton Court/Year 6 Trip to Osmington Bay returns.

Tuesday 8 December Y3 Celts & Romans at Junior Boys.


October 1/2 Term Holiday Club

Keep a look out for further information relating to the October 1/2 Term Holiday Club. We will update you all soon. Visit the website to see some of the summer fun.



Sun 18 - Thurs 22 Oct - MFL trip to Munich - balance payment OVERDUE ASAP.

Sun 18 - Thurs 22 Oct - MFL trip to Salamanca - balance payment OVERDUE ASAP.

Sun 18 - Fri 23 Oct - MFL trip to Normandy - balance payment by OVERDUE ASAP.

24 - 27 October - Rowing Training Camp at Longridge in Marlow. Please return the booking slip urgently, please.

April 2-9 2016 - Ski Trip to Alpe d’Huez - Places still available. Please return your booking form and deposit asap.


Tues 15th U14 Hockey v Newlands 5pm start, pick up at 5.30pm at Braywick astro. Wed 16th U18 hockey v Gordons 2pm start at Braywick, pick up from school at 4pm. Please return to the School Office as soon as possible Name of Pupil ________________


Please return to the School Office as soon as possible

Name of Pupil ___________________________________________ Class _____________

I give permission for my daughter to wear goggles during her swimming lesson.

Signature of Parent _______________________________________ Date ______________