Bulletin 9| Lent Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 11 March 4.00pm


Signing In/Out

If you are collecting your son during the school day, it is your responsibility as a parent to sign your son out of school. Equally when he returns he must be signed back in.


A reminder to parents that we are unable to authorise an absence notified by email. If your son is unwell or going to be absent for any reason please do not email, we are required to speak directly to a parent or carer. Thank you

Prefect Applications

Year 10 Prefect Application Deadline is Friday 18 March with Interviews commencing Monday 18 April.


Today Year 11 will bring their GCSE Mock results home. We have invited parents of pupils we have concerns for to intervention meetings, however if any other parents have concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

The U16 7s side in the ISA National competition saw us have our best ever result, not only were the A side unbeaten but our B side beat the other A sides to make the final where they lost 33 0, to our A team, great performance by both teams.

Congratulations to all those involved in the Music Concert on Monday, there was a wide range of performers and the James Bond theme played by the big band was impressive.

Our PTA is meeting on Wednesday all help and ideas are welcome and I am happy to take any messages or offers to the meeting if you can not attend.

Good luck to the Rowing Club, this week they have their first two national events of the year and I hope the weather stays good for next weekend when the Year 10 Geographers visit Wales.

Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek


By now you have probably noticed the School has launched a new website. We hope you like the new look and have been able to find your way around. We are aware that there were a number of quick links parents used from the landing page of the old site, but with our aim to create a cleaner, more logical site for prospective and current users, some of these are now tucked behind the menu. Here's a short 'how-to-find' guide! The website is an evolving process, so look out for details of the calendar integration in our next mailing.


Saturday 12 March - U14 ISA Rugby at Queen Ethelburga's School, York - This has been Cancelled

Monday 14 March - Year 8 Skills Session


Tuesday 15 March - Year 11 Academic intervention meetings - Letters have been sent to those pupils invited

Wednesday 16 March - Year 7 Study Skills Session

ISA U18 Rugby 7's at St Edwards, Cheltenham - Departing at 8.00am will not connect with late buses.

Year 11 GCSE English Controlled Assessment

Year 10 GCSE Music trip - National Opera Depart at 5.30pm

PTA Meeting at Senior Boys 7.30pm

Thursday 17 March - Year 7 Science Big Bang Fair departing 8.00am from the Girls' site

Year 11 Careers Interviews with Helen Cole

Friday 18 March - Year 10 Geography Trip Departs 9.00am

Sports Scholarships from 2.15pm - 5.30pm

Year 11 GCSE English Controlled Assessment

Early Buses Commence

Saturday 19 March - Academic, Music and Drama Scholarships

Sunday 20 March - Year 10 Geography Trip returns at 2,30pm

Monday 21 March - Year 9 University Challenge

Tuesday 22 March - 2.30pm Commemoration Service at The Magnet

Wednesday 23 March - Academic and Sports Assemblies

End of Term at 12.30pm


Commemoration Service

All parents are invited to join all Senior pupils and staff at this annual event, which will take place on Tuesday, 22 March at 2.30pm at the Magnet Leisure Centre. It is a chance to reflect on the year so far. All welcome.

Claires Court Old Boys v Desborough Old Boys Rugby Match

Come and support the players at Braywick Rugby Club on Friday 25 March at 2.00 pm. All welcome.


Evidence-based education – The performance of children in Independent Schools places them 2 years ahead of their state school peers.


Year 10 Science mock exam dates

Set 3 and set 4 biology - week beginning 14 March

Set 3 and set 4 chemistry and physics - week beginning 18 April

Set 1 and set 2 biology - week beginning 3 May

Set 1 and set 2 chemistry and physics - week beginning 9 May

Year 8 Language Choice Forms

Please return these via Reception/The Office to Mrs Carr as soon as possible. Thank you.


Year 10 Geography Trip - Margam Park

Final balance payments, medical and rule forms have been emailed home, please return by Monday 14 March.

Ski Trip - Medical and Rule Forms have been emailed home, please return by Wednesday 16 March.

Hazewinkel Rowing Camp

Letters requesting balance payments, passports, medical and rule forms have been emailed home please return by Wednesday 16 March.


Language Trips - Sunday 23 to Thursday 27 October - French & Spanish trips open to years 9 and 10. Bookings close for this trip Friday 18 March.


3for3 - The amount raised so far is £954.66 Well Done - We are still counting as all the sponsorship money is being handed in.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – Easter Holiday Tuesday 29 March to Friday 8 April

Places are available to journey through space and get with nature. For older children specialised Kool Xtra workshops of Cookery, Crafts, Science and Art.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop skills in Cricket and to try a range of Olympic sports with Sports Xtra.

Book by Friday 18 March for best rates as well as free extended sessions for Junior and Senior Claires Court pupils.

For more details, dates and booking please go to or email


The 'Great Gatsby Ball' - 14 May 2016

We now have reservations for well over 400 people for the annual ball, quite amazing! If you have reserved a table you have until April 1 to pay. If you would still like a table please let us know and we can add you to the waiting list

PTA Easter Event - 19 March

Join us for our Annual Easter Event with activities including Easter Egg Hunt, competitions, face painting and much more… Tickets Order Form


Music Exam Success

Singing Exam passes and Congratulations to Bill Morgan who has passed Grade 4 with Merit and James Tapner-Evans who has passed Grade 5 with Distinction. Well done to these lads and to their teacher Mrs Field

Can I please thank all those who took part in the concert on Monday night. Everyone performed really well. Here's to the next one! Mr Roach

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 - Neels Tjebbes, Year 8 - Oliver Walker, Year 9 - Matthew Allen, Year 10 - James Cooper and Year 11 - Todd Lindley.