Claires Court Bulletin



This term seems to have gone so quickly but we are delighted at how well our new Year 12 students have settled in. They have fully immersed themselves in Sixth Form life. One of their projects is the decorated Christmas Tree in St Luke's Church this weekend for charity, so do come along to see the tree and support the Christmas Tree Festival.

Practise exams are now complete and the results will help teachers to write the report you will receive in mid January.

We wish you a very happy and refreshing Christmas season, and we look forward to a positive and successful 2016 with your son or daughter.

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers


Subs are closed and names and money has been paid to the venue. See you there in your costume at Magnolia Country Park, Hughenden Valley, HP14 4LA at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 December.

Don't forget to order your taxi in advance for 11.30pm to avoid extortionate costs or being left stranded!

Have a great night!


Sun 13 Dec - Hamper packing for Lions Club 9.30 - 11.30am at Senior Boys in Sports Hall

Mon 14 Dec and Tues 15 Dec - Lessons as usual but early buses.

Tues 15 Dec - Senior School Carol service 10.45am.

Wed 16 Dec - Last day of term. Dismiss 12 noon.

Wed 16 Dec - Sixth Form Christmas Party 7.30 - 11.30pm.

Wed 6 Jan - Term begins

Sat 9 Jan - Lions Club swimarathon

Mon 11 Jan - Maths iGCSE examination

Mon 11 Jan - Late buses and activities start


Congratulations to the Year 12 Young Enterprise Group, who have submitted their Young Enterprise Business plan for the area competition. Despite the pressure of practise examinations, the students rose to the challenge. We wish them the very best of luck with their submission. They will find out how successful they have been at the YE Business Plan awards ceremony at Maidenhead Town Hall on Wednesday 3 February.


Preparing their special tree for St Luke's festival this weekend prompted Year 12 to think about giving to those people who have less at Christmas. So on Thursday, before they went upstairs to eat their own Christmas dinner at school, they all donated to help Maidenhead Foodshare. Students and staff collected £100 which will go a long way to providing food parcels and hot dinners for the homeless in Maidenhead this Christmas. Thank you to all who contributed.


Please support the homeless by donating any clean adult clothing, footwear and other garments such as hats and gloves. Please bring items to your school office. Further information can be found on our website.


Daisy Fowler's team were disappointed that a couple of mishaps during the swim resulted in a performance which was not a personal best for some of them. Nevertheless they did not give in and were better placed than they had expected. We look forward to hearing of more triumphs for the team.


All players and spectators agreed that this year's David Course Memorial match was played in a spirit of which David would have approved, with both sides putting in every effort but playing with courtesy and good sportsmanship. The stronger side won with Desborough defeating Claires Court 22 - 10. Our 1st XV played an excellent game with Chris Rayer scoring a try and Joe Thomas the penalty to bring the score to 10. Well done to all the players and thank you for a game that was a pleasure to watch.

St. Luke’s Church Christmas Tree Festival

Come along to St. Luke’s Church, Maidenhead this weekend to see and smell over 50 beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Three of the trees have been decorated by pupils from Claires Court. Enjoy music, carols, refreshments and the Christmas fare.

Opening times

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December 10am to 7pm.

Sunday 2.00pm to 6:00pm with a Christmas Tree Service to close the festival at 6pm

Entrance free

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