Claires Court Bulletin



Our return to school on Monday 20 February will see the Sixth Form starting their mock exams. This holiday is a great opportunity for all students to spend some time revising effectively and making sure they are prepared for the mocks. However this is also a week for remembering the balance between work and play - students will also need to take time to relax and refresh as well as revise. Striking the right balance is important and a very valuable life skill. We wish you all a restful holiday.

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers


Fri 10 Feb - break up 3.25pm for Half term holidays

Mon 20 February - return to school

Mon 20 - Fri 24 February - Mock AS and A Level exams all week

Tues 28 February - Maths trip to the Hexagon, Reading

Mon 6 March - Year 12 Parents Evening 6pm

Todd Lindley - ISA Whitbread prize

Todd Lindley went to the Houses of Parliament yesterday to receive his prize from Lord Lexden. Todd said of his trip "It was a surreal experience: watching a live debate in the Lords, walking around the Houses of Parliament, and then having afternoon tea with a Lord himself. A fantastic experience that I won't forget." Well done to Todd.
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Lessons from Auschwitz

Camilla Slais and Sally Price from Year 12, were chosen to represent Claires Court in the Lessons from Auschwitz programme. On Wednesday they were up at the crack of dawn for a day visit to Oswiecin in Poland, where Auschwitz is situated. They went to Birkenau and saw the concentration camps for themselves. They both said how difficult it was to explain how they felt as it was very surreal, but the stories they heard and everything they saw moved them very much. Camilla and Sally will be presenting their photos and thoughts in assembly to us all very soon.

Young Enterprise

Mrs Sahota updated us on the success of our three Young Enterprise teams at the weekend.:

1) String Line

2) Strike Vinyl

3) Lagoon

All teams arrived at 7.40am to secure a pitch in the Queensmere Centre Slough. They were ready to sell at 9am and were a credit to Claires Court School.

1) String Line sold 10 units

2) Strike Vinyl sold 1 unit plus two potential custom made orders

3) Lagoon sold all 30 units

All the students were responsible and organised with contingency plans in place. They were cold selling during the day too. The judges liked their products and appreciated their efforts.

PTA Masquerade Ball - Save the Date

Who’s up for a great night out? Plan your table now, as details of how to reserve tickets for the PTA adult social event of the year will be announced after half-term.

Saturday 13 May 2017 at Claires Court Junior Boys.


You are warmly invited to attend the AGM of the Claires Court PTA on 23 February. This is an opportunity for all to hear what activities the PTA creates throughout the year as well as the contributions it makes to enhance the school experience of the boys and girls. After the brief formalities, refreshments are available and the presentation of the PTA Award is made. All are encouraged to attend and understand the contribution the PTA makes to school life.
Emergency Closure Guidance

As the weather gets colder, here are the details in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.

Sixth Form Mock Exams Mon 20 Feb - Fri 24 Feb

Mock exams for Sixth Form will be taking place from Monday 20 February all week until Friday 24 February. All exams (with the exception of Music Technology) will take place in the Main Hall at the College. Morning exams begin at 9.15am and afternoon exams at 1.45pm. There will be no exams on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 February so that students may go to Games afternoon. Normal lessons will be taking place all week for students when they do not have exams.

We have a larger Sixth Form than ever this year, with many Year 12s taking four subjects. There are 49 exams taking place in the week. Inevitably, several students will have clashes. We have tried to identify any clashes with the help of the students and rearrange any exams for them. The mock exam timetable has now been emailed to both students and parents..

Tuesday 7 February HM4 3.30pm - Visit from Dr Fegan-Earl

We were very fortunate that Dr Fegan-Earl was able to come in to speak to students about his work in Forensic Pathology. The students were fascinated by his presentation and were very inspired by his work. Many of them are interested in a career in a medical environment and this really gave them an insight into what it is like. Tom May found it very informative and said it had changed his view of medicine and the careers that he now knows are available in the field.

Suzanne Martin - Electoral Services

Suzanne Moore, Electoral Services Manager for the Royal Borough, came to speak to the Sixth Form in assembly today. Electoral services deliver all electoral events in the Royal Borough, from parish polls to UK parliament elections and the recent referendum. Suzanne explained that anyone who qualifies, may register to vote at 16. Currently, the Royal Borough has over 100,000 registered voters, including 800 16 and 17 year olds . However this makes up only 45% of this age group who are eligible to register. Once registered, young people may vote when they turn 18. To register, go to The application takes five minutes to complete. Make sure you don't miss your first chance to cast a vote!
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Living like a Lord – ISA Whitbread Memorial Prize 2016 – Todd Lindley