Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin 14|End of Autumn Term 2014

Information correct as at Wednesday 17 December 11am



And finally a huge thank you to everybody who has contributed to what has been an energised, successful, and creative term:

.... to our PTA Committee, who have taken up the reins with such drive and verve, to our non-teaching staff who every day do all those things that make our School work - our Admin team, Housekeepers, Catering team and the Maintenance team; to the teachers who always go that extra mile for their pupils; to our parents for your thoughtful support and commitment; finally to our pupils and students - without them our School would be as nothing. It has been wonderful to read their reports, and to witness all the myriad of ways that they support their School, each other and the wider community.

Do have a wonderful Christmas, I wish you all a happy New Year, and look forward to a new term which, as always, will be full of promise.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom Marcel Proust ... >>>


Eleven and a half weeks have passed and we are a third way through this academic year - unbelievable! The girls have worked incredibly hard all term and achieved many things. I had the pleasure (and I really mean pleasure) of reading all of the new reports, and they are very impressive indeed. The girls have given us many drama, sporting and musical performances of which we are exceptionally proud, as well as continuing to achieve fantastic results in their learning >>>


It has been a wonderful term in the Nursery Department and the PTA funded entertainment for the children on Monday was amazing. The children roared with laughter throughout Poz’s show and were delighted when Santa visited the classes at the end of the morning with chocolate reindeer, bears and Santas and a soft toy for each child. Again, we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our PTA for these gifts read more >>>

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Pre and After School Care commence on Wednesday 7 January


In the end of term mailing, you will receive your daughter's Report (Year 10 and Junior Girls) or Grade Card (Years 7, 8 & 9). Please sign and return the Report/ Grade acknowledgement slip to your daughter’s Form Teacher/ Tutor at the start of term. The mailing also includes your Fee Invoice, a Principal's Newsletter, Information on Allergens and Dates for the Diary for the Lent Term.

UNIFORM MAINTENANCE: Please can parents check their daughter’s uniform during the holidays and arrange for mending/dry cleaning/replacing of any that is too small. Staff have noted a number of pupils recently with stained blazers and kilts and sweaters with holes. Some pupils are wearing shoes which may need replacing. Thank you for your support.


Thurs 8 Jan – Year 9 Careers workshop with Helen Cole

Mon 12 Jan – After School Activities commence (full programme)

Mon 12 Jan – PTA Committee Meeting 7pm in the ICT Room

Tues 13 Jan – CC PTA Main Board Meeting at Maidenhead Golf Club 8.30am

Wed 14 Jan – Junior Class Photos

Wed 14 Jan – Ski Trip Information Evening at Senior Boys 7 – 8pm

Thurs 15 Jan – Open Morning on all 3 sites 9.30 – 11.30am

Thurs 15 Jan – Year 8 Parents’ Evening from 6pm

Fri 16 Jan – Year 11 Reports issued

Fri 16 Jan – Year 8 HPV injections/ Year 9 DPT & Meningitis C vaccinations


Ski Trip 2015 - Final payment of £345.00 for the ski trip due now please.

13-16 February 2015 - Year 11 History trip to Berlin interim letter - reply slip and payment are now overdue.

27-29 March 2015 - Year 10 Geography trip to Margam Park FSC - reply slip and payment are now overdue.


The Final ticket!! Zoe, Year 6, is pictured with her winning Golden Ticket and her prize, in front of the Junior Library Christmas Present Tree. As well as finding the Golden Ticket, Zoe had to read the book, " The Butterfly Lion", by Michael Morpurgo, and correctly answer some questions about the story. Zoe was the final winner of the Golden Ticket competition which was launched in the Junior Library on Roald Dahl Day on 13 September 2014.


Space is still available for both HOLIDAY CLUB, Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 December at our College Avenue site…. and SPORTS CLUB on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 January at the Junior Boys site. Visit our website for full details and booking **available to all CC boys and girls in Years 4 and above **.


Letters are here (* = sent home this week)

Tues 13 Jan – Years 1 & 5 Learning Dome at Junior Boys (a letter will go out in the first week of term).

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER - Saturday 24 January 2015

BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015 –Book your tickets on-line via this link. To be held at our Junior Boys site at Ridgeway, enjoy all the Burns Night traditions including the Addressing of the Haggis, Band, Dinner, Auction and Dinner Games. A really excellent evening. A flyer has been sent home in the end of term mailing.



Visit the schoolsports website for all details of teams, venues travel arrangements

NO FIXTURES in the first week of term.