Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin No 1 - Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 15 April 2016



We returned on Wednesday and by 9.05am everybody was in class and learning... from Reception to Sixth Form.. and the school was buzzing. Staff had been in since Monday with meetings, training and unpacking of boxes, but Wednesday was what we were all about.

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

Welcome back to the summer term! The sun has been seen and everyone has come back with a spring in their step! We have many exciting topics to learn about, trips to enjoy and events to celebrate.

I'd like to take this opportunity to give information on a couple of things.

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Term has started really well with lots of happy, smiling faces and the new children seem to be enjoying the company of new friends and their classroom environments.

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Switching on the genes…Teach the rainbow!


Monday 18 April - Late Buses and Activities commence/Boat Club Rowing Education Evening at CCSB Sports Hall 6.30pm

Tuesday 19 April - G8 HPV2 Vaccinations

Thursday 21 April - Open Morning 9.30am-11.30am

Friday 22/Saturday 23 April - Ypres Trip

Monday 25 April - G7 Parents' Evening 6.00pm-8.00pm


Sports Team/G6 & G11 Class Photo

The sports team photographs are now on display for the girls to see and the order form is available to collect from the school office. The G6/G11 fun/formal class photo order form has been given to the respective classes. The deadline for returning your order/payment to the school office is Friday 22 April as Tempest will be collecting on Monday 25 April.

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). Booking Form

Website Calendar

Thank you for understanding during this time of change with our new website and for your feedback. We are delighted with the way it has been received and hope to roll out new features as time progresses. Sadly we still seem to have issues with the calendar when looking at it in 'Month' view. Therefore to ensure you can see all the entries relevant to any divisional selection you have made please select 'List' view.

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.

This year we will be asking the girls and boys to design our poster for the event. Not only will the winner see their design all over the school in the run up to the event, but they will receive a framed copy and a voucher.

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.

Nearly New Uniform Sale - Summer Fete 25 June


Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader by end of today. 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


Senior Book Club: Carnegie Reading Group

Our new reading group began their Carnegie Shadowing activities this week; reading and discussing the eight shortlisted novels for this year’s Carnegie Medal book award. We meet for ‘books and biscuits’ at lunch time in the Senior Library on Wednesdays, so come along and find out more…

Junior Book Club: Greenaway Reading Groups

Girls in Years 3-6 will have the opportunity to read and review all the shortlisted picture books nominated for this year’s Greenaway Medal, the most prestigious award for an illustrated book for children.

Years 3 & 4: Tuesday lunch time

Years 5 & 6: Wednesday lunch time

Year 6 Bucket List… Books to read before you go!

Attention Year 6! Your very own reading challenge is about to begin! How many books from the ‘Bucket List’ can you read before you leave the Junior Girls School in July? All the books are available in the Junior Library and suitable for all interests and abilities. There’s even a special Bucket Bookmark prize for every book you read…how many can you collect?!


Monday 18 April - G11 Drama Moderation Day

Monday 25/Tuesday 26 April - LAMDA rehearsals

Wednesday 27/Thursday 28 April - LAMDA examinations



Hockey Tour to Barcelona Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October - last chance to return reply slip by Friday 22 April


Junior Girls After School Activity Letters (Ballet/Judo/Sailing) - consent slip and payment by Monday 18 April

Ypres - letter with final itinerary information has been sent home by email

G1 Flower Walk - Wednesday 20 April - consent slip by Tuesday 19 April

G8 Arts Award - Wednesday 27 April - trip to An Inspector Calls - reply slip by Friday 22 April

G9 Lexmark - Tuesday 19 April - consent slip by Monday 18 April



Friday 22 April ISA Festival of Sport

Selected girls have been given a letter - reply slips be handed into Miss Hudson no later than Thursday 21 April

Wednesday 20 April - G7 'A' Team Netball v Newlands Away tbc


U15 Tennis

An extremely convincing 12-0 win against Edgbarrow School. Congratulation to Jemma, Isabelle M, Anna and Isabelle P