Bulletin 6| Lent Term 2017

Information correct as at Friday 10 February 2017 at 4.00pm


The Year 9 Parents Evening proved to be a very positive event with good discussion over the option choices for next year. Year 11 enjoyed their trip to the Tate Modern Gallery where they (hopefully) were inspired to great heights for the coming examination.

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of accompanying Todd Lindley to the House of Lords to receive his ISA Whitbread Trophy (for outstanding academic performance) a brilliant occasion and Lord Lexden proved to be an incredibly generous host.

Good Luck to the boys in St Lucia, it should be slightly warmer there You can follow what they get up to on twitter @CCschoolsport. I look forward to seeing parents at the PTA AGM on the first Thursday after half term.

I hope you enjoy the break!



You are warmly invited to attend the AGM of the Claires Court PTA on 23 February. This is an opportunity for all to hear what activities the PTA creates throughout the year as well as the contributions it makes to enhance the school experience of the boys and girls. After the brief formalities, refreshments are available and the presentation of the PTA Award is made. All are encouraged to attend and understand the contribution the PTA makes to school life.
Emergency Closure Guidance

Whatever the weather…. As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.


Monday 13 to Friday 17 - Half Term

Monday 20 February - Year 10 Cyber Safety with Paul Hay

Tuesday 21 February - Year 8 Art Trip to Ashmolean & Pitt Rivers

Wednesday 22 February - Parents Ski-Trip information evening from 6.00pm to 7.00pm in the Senior Boys Dining Room

Thursday 23 February - Years 9 & 11 Immunisations

Friday 24 February - Year 11 Mock Exam Results Sheet

Looking Forward

Tuesday 28 February - Year 11 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Wednesday 22 March - Joint Senior Music Concert at our Senior Girls site, College Avenue from 6.30pm. A lot of ensembles will be playing as well as solo items from across the two sites. All will be welcome to attend.


YEAR 8 Art Trip - Tuesday 21 February. To Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford. Full details will be emailed soon.

YEAR 7 Geography Trip - Monday 6 March. To Rushall Farm. Details have been emailed home.

Year 10 GCSE Geography Trip - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March.
To Margam Park Field Studies Centre in Port Talbot. Deposits due by Monday 20 February. A fully detailed sheet has been emailed home, hard copies available from the information rack in reception.

PTA Masquerade Ball - Save the Date

Who’s up for a great night out? Plan your table now, as details of how to reserve tickets for the PTA adult social event of the year will be announced after half-term.

Saturday 13 May 2017 at Claires Court Junior Boys.


Living like a Lord – ISA Whitbread Memorial Prize 2016 – Todd Lindley


Holiday Club

Running from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February - Half Term - Booking line is now open. Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities, experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!


Scientist of the Week

Y8 Jonathan Nagele for his amazing homework on alcohol and a healthy diet which included a talk show using lego.

English Department - Reader of the Week

Y7 - Adam Freeman

Y8 - Jonathan Nagele

Mathematicians of the Week

Y7 Ben Dyer

Y8 Travis Allan

Y9 Sebastian Webster

Y10 Raamie Falck Awad