Bulletin 9| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 10 March 2017 at 4.00pm


We continue to be incredibly busy, Year 7 started the week holding lambs and discovering about Organic Farming at Rushall Farm, I can report that they were very proactive and well behaved.

The Year 10 Academic Mentoring sessions were very well received and I feel that the boys are well focused for their next challenges.

Congratulations to the U16 7 s who won the ISA National competition beating St James's in a sudden death finish, full times saw the teams at 12 all. Well Done to the Year 7 helpers !

I look forward to seeing as many as possible at the Cross Country on Saturday and the efforts of the boys in the 3 for 3 week.

We have a PTA meeting on Wednesday Evening (7.30pm at Senior Boys), any newcomers are always welcomed.

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino


'3 for 3' Charity Week Monday 13 - Friday 17 March

Various activities will be taking place during the above week to raise monies for charities - the boys will need small amounts of cash 10p - £1.00 to participate. The charities Senior Boys is supporting are Alexander Devine, SportsAble and Thames Valley Adventure Playground.

Years 7 & 8 Fancy Dress Charity Walk - Thursday 16 March. Year 9 Rowathon - Friday 17 March. Full information if you have not received your copy is available from the office.

Claires Court Schools Boat Club

Annual Dinner Saturday 25 March - Tickets still available to purchase. A delightful event, held in our Sports Hall on the Senior Boys site for both parents and pupils to celebrate our rowing achievements. Guest speaker this year is Martin Cross - Former Olympic Gold Medallist and BBC Sports Rowing Commentator. Full details available from the office.


PTA Ball - 13 May 2017

The Masquerade Ball tables are now all reserved! If you have reserved a table and do not think you will be using it, please release it so that other parents can attend. If you haven't reserved a table yet, please contact as there is now a waiting list.

Thank you so much for supporting this event.

Anna Taylor-West


PTA Easter Egg Hunt

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 18 March. There is also a competition to make a hat for the Mad Hatter, more information can be found here.


Saturday 11 March - House Cross Country at Claires Court & Phoenix (SL6 0NS)

Monday 13 March - 3for3 Charity Week

Year 8 Improving Essential Skills - Part II

Wednesday 15 March - Year 7 Improving Essential Skills (Part II)

Thursday 16 March - Year 11 Set 4 Chemistry Controlled Assessment

Year 10 Geography Trip to Margam Park Depart

BBC School Report Day

Years 7 & 8 Fancy Dress Sponsored Walk

Friday 17 March - Year 11 Sets 1 & 2 Chemistry Controlled Assessment

Year 9 Sponsored Row

Sunday 19 March - Year 10 Geography Trip returns from Margam Park about 3.30pm to Senior Boys.

Monday 20 March - Year 8 Parents Evening

Joint Senior Music Concert

Wednesday 22 March - Starting at 6.30pm on the Senior Girls' site. A variety of talent will be on show from across the years involving solo, group and ensemble items. All welcome!


Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March. To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot, an essential study period for our GCSE Geography pupils. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.

Years 8 - 11 HAZEWINKEL ROWING CAMP - 8 to 15 April & 10 to 15 April. Request for passport, final payment and completion of medical and rule sheets, return to the office by Friday 17 March. Thank you.

YEAR 10 GCSE HISTORY TRIP - Friday 21 to Saturday 22 April. To Battlefields of Flanders. Full details have been emailed to appropriate pupils, hard copy available from the office.


Parking Technology instead of giving up Chocolate for Lent


Lost Property

We are searching for the following items. Please do hand in to the office if spotted.

Full kit bag belonging to Henry Wheeler. Full kit bag belonging to Jude Mitchell.

Blazer belonging to Henry Brandwood. Thank you

Red Nose Day

Red Noses are now on sale - please tell your son to come into the School Office to 'pick' their nose £1.00 each.

Holiday Club

Monday 3 through to Thursday 13 April (Weekdays only)

Spring into Nature and Easter Eggstravaganza themed weeks. Will also include Easter Crafts, Cookery, Warhammer, Cricket, Athletics and Rollerskiing. See website for details.


Scientist of the Week

Mateusz Tarkowski for giving up his own time to help with STEM club on a Thursday after school every week.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Yer 7 - Maximus Chapman and Year 8 - James Connor.

MFL - Linguist of the Week

German - Year 8 - Felix Stevens and Year 11 - Alex Dreischmeier.

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Ayshmit Sethi, Year 8 - Tok Charles, Year 9 - Omar Raza and Year 10 - Matthew Allen.