Bulletin 8| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 10 June 4.30pm

Important Notices

Food Awareness Week

A variety of activities are taking place next week highlighting different foods, activities and healthy eating across the school. Keep an eye on our news and social media pages!

BBQ Helpers

The Claires Court Senior Boys PTA are looking for helpers to assist with the serving of the BBQ at this year’s summer fete, the BBQ runs from 12 noon-4pm and ideally we will have 6 people working at any one time. It would be great if we had enough volunteers to rotate the BBQ team every hour.

If you are able to volunteer your help please contact me by email at or telephone 07990 973354.


I hope all have enjoyed a beneficial break whether involved in various activities or simply putting your feet up.

The U13 pupils enjoyed a successful tour to North Devon and I am delighted to report that they were praised for their behaviour and manners around their Holiday Homes. Well done boys.

Our Senior Quadruple Scull has put its marker down for contention at Henley Royal Regatta by winning the Championship Quad Event at the National Schools Regatta, we follow their progress with eager anticipation.

This Wednesday I was lucky enough to be at the Regional ISA Athletics Championships supporting our athletes, a number of great performances and congratulations to all who competed.

We have completed the marking of the exam papers and the boys should have brought them home for you to sign, next week we will send out their grade card and we will be discussing any problems with individual families.

I hope you have booked Saturday 25 June to visit our Fete, it promises to be another grand occasion.

Along with my last quote about how we need to experience failure to move forwards, the great man said-

"Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even." Muhammad Ali.


Art Exhibition in reception - Do come and view the Boys GCSE work (until 14 June)

Saturday 11 June - BSDRA Southerns Sailing

Monday 13 June - Healthy Eating Week

Year 8 University Challenge

Year 11 Art Private View from 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 14 June - 1.15 - Junior Sports Photographs - Clean Cricket/Athletics kit a must.

Wednesday 15 June - Athletics - RBWM League Finals

Friday 17 June - Year 7 Medieval History Day at our Girls site

Saturday 18 June - Year 8 Bronze Arts Award Morning from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Girls site.

Looking Ahead

The last Music Concert of the term will take place on 27 June at 6.00pm at Senior Boys. As usual there will be a variety of musical items from across the years. During the evening we will be holding the Inter House Music Competition.


Work matters – linking the worlds of Education and Employment

PTA - Summer Fete

Summer Fete on Saturday 25 June

This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address.

If you pay online then please remember to send in your prize draw entry to the school office and it also assists us with how many tickets you require. Please click here for the ticket order form.


Years 7 to 13 - Pre-Season Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 1 & 2 September 2016

Full details have been emailed home.

Years 7 to 13 - Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 23 to 29 October 2016

Full details of this trip have been emailed home.

Years 5 - 13 - Ski Trip - La Thuile, Italy - 1 to 9 April 2017

Details have been emailed home, hard copy available from the information rack in Reception.



Coach Services from September 2016

Does your child currently use the coach? If so please make sure you complete the form emailed to you this week with your requirements for next term as soon as possible.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next Second Hand Uniform & Sports Kit Sale is scheduled for Friday 8 July at 5.00pm. If you have any items for the sale please bring these into the office. Items must be labelled (these are available from Reception).

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - Summer holiday - Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

There will be 7 themed weeks based on different book genres for the Mini, Mid and Kool groups.

Xtra activities for older Kool children will include themed Science, Textiles, Cookery and Crafts.

Sport Xtra offer days of Golf, Cricket, Olympic Sports and Rugby, as well as Swim, Bike and Run.

>> click for more of What’s On and To Book on our new booking system.

>> Claires Court parents will need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after registering to allow the booking system to be updated, which will then trigger any available discounts.

Well Done

Mathematicians of the Week - Year 7 Seb Walker, Year 8 - Freddie Danzine-Tipton & Ian Ignatov, Year 9 - Rhys Jones and Year 10 - Sam Higgins & Jamie MacDonald.



Overall results -

JB 1st

JG 2nd

SB 3rd

SG 1st

CC overall girls and boys winners. With many girls and boys being selected for National Finals...