Bulletin 14 | Autumn Term 2014

Information correct as at Wednesday 17 December 3.00pm


We Wish You All A Very Happy Christmas & New Year.

Included with this Seasonal Bulletin:

Grade Cards for Years 7, 8 & 9

Full Report for Year 10

Academic Principal’s Newsletter

Lent Term Diary Dates

Year 11 Full Report – January 2015

ParkingPlease park with due consideration to all other road users.

Sixth Form Choices Selection Sheet – these are now overdue, please could you return to Mrs Deaney – Registrar at Senior Boys as soon as possible. Thank you.


On visiting St Luke's for our Carol Services it was lovely to see the four trees that we had decorated for their Christmas Tree Festival. The girls themes were Friendship and the Act of Kindness, very nice ideals to follow especially at this time of year. The boys themes were firstly Time Passing, where we can see how we progress and the events that we celebrate in the year, and certainly the Carol Service which brings the Autumn term to a close, is one of my favourites. The boys second theme is a Celebration of our Charity Work, where we show the varying groups that we have helped throughout the year, a pleasing focus for Christmas time.

Our best wishes to all and I hope you all have a restful and happy Christmas.
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Thursday 18 December Year 11 Study Skills Day – English Unit 3 Writing for the Spoken voice

Tuesday 6 January Year 11 Study Skills (selected boys)

Wednesday 7 January School Commences – Early Buses

Monday 12 January Year 9 Careers with Helen Cole

After School Activities and Late Buses Commence

Wednesday 14 January Ski trip Information Evening 7.00pm – 8.00pm at Senior Boys


YEAR 8 ENGLISH TRIP THURSDAY 29 JANUARY to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ A full information sheet will be out in due course. There is no cost for this trip but please return the consent forms to the office. This trip will not connect with buses.

Year 11 HISTORY TRIP 13 to 16 February 2015 to Berlin – The interim payment of £200 is now due, a reminder letter has already been distributed.

U15 CRICKET TOUR 13 to 21 February 2015A reminder that the fourth and final instalment of £600 is now due. Cheques payable to ‘Claires Court Schools Limited’ Thank you.

YEAR 10 GEOGRAPHY TRIP 27 to 29 March 2015 to Margam Park Field Studies Centre – Details of this trip have been distributed. The deposit of £100 is now overdue. Thank you.


BURNS NIGHT Saturday 24 January 2015Book your tickets online. 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.

Rugby Team Photographs - The Rugby Team Photographs for this Autumn term are on display in Reception and available to order. Order forms are available from Reception. Deadline for orders has been extended to Friday 9 January 2015.

Holiday Club - Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 December at our College Avenue site. Highlight calendars, programmes and booking forms can be found on our website Book now for Sports Club courses (Claires Court boys and girls in year 4 and above) Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 January 2015.

Thank you for your kind food donations for the hampers, these have now been distributed. Also for the clothing donations for the Passage in London.

The Office will be closed from 12.00noon on Wednesday 24 December and will re-open at 9.00am on Friday 2 January 2015

Thursday 15 January – Is our next Open Morning 9.30am to 11.30am

The ‘Best of’’ the cracker jokes. Honest.........

Q. Why does Santa have 3 gardens? A. So he can ‘Ho Ho Ho’

Q. What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A . Christmas quacker!

Q .Where do snowmen go to dance? A. A snowball!

Q. What does a clock do when it’s hungry? A. It goes back 4 seconds


Spanish - Year 11 Set 1 Spanish are scheduled to undertake their Controlled Assessment (Speaking) during periods 3 and 4 on Friday 16 January 2015.

Year 10 boys in Miss Urzaiz Spanish Set will be doing their first Controlled Assessment (Writing) on Friday 9 January 2015, during normal lesson time.



From Carol Services, to Nativities and sing-a-longs around the tree, it has been a fun and festive end of term across the school, with time also, to reflect on those less fortunate. Read a round-up of all our news >>>