Bulletin 11| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 2 December 2016 at 2.00pm

Important Information


If your son is unwell please telephone the School Office on 01628 411470 by 9.30am on each day of the sickness (you can leave a voicemail message if 'out of hours' and this will be picked up) and then follow up with a letter as they return to school. For medical appointments please send a note into the class teacher prior to appointment where possible notwithstanding emergencies then a telephone call will suffice.

Thank you for your co-operation - it does save us a lot of time chasing up absences.

PLEASE NOTE: The registrar's’ number as listed on the website should only be used for admissions/ moving up enquiries.

A Note from our School Nurse

Urgent Response - Immunisation Forms have been posted home to Years 9 and 11 please return these to 'Reception' as soon as possible.

If your son is sick or has diarrhea please do not bring him in to school, keep him at home for 48 hours.


Thank you to all those parents of KS4 pupils who attended the talk on Building resilience in adolescence, and of course thanks to Rachael Williams who was presenting. We will be sending out links to her presentation and to other useful resources to everyone who attended the talk by the end of next week so do look out for these in your inbox.

Congratulations to the Under 15 side who have progressed to round five of the National Westminster Vase by beating Hampshire Collegiate 35 - 10.

Good luck to the Year 11 Artists who have their GCSE Mock Examination next week and a reminder that Christmas Lunch is next Thursday.

Unfortunately Desborough College are unable to field a side for the David Course Memorial Fixture so the game has been cancelled this year.

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” Harry F Banks


Tuesday 6 December - Year 11 Mock Art GCSE Exam Day I

Thursday 8 December - Year 11 Mock Art GCSE Exam Day II

School Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day

After school Activities and Study Finish

Friday 9 December - Years 11, 12 & 13 Rugby Annual Dinner at Senior Boys from 7.30pm

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December - Senior Boys Sports Hall - Collection base for the Lions Club Christmas Food Hampers

End of Term Arrangements

Monday 12 December - Year 11 University Challenge

Early Buses Commence

Tuesday 13 December - Carol Services at St Lukes Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SL6 7AX. Years 7 to 9 Services 9.30am to 10.15am. Years 10 to 13 Service 10.30am to 11.15am

Parents are welcome at the Church.

Wednesday 14 December - Academic & Sports Assemblies

School Breaks for Christmas Holiday Pupils may be collected from 12.30pm

Thursday 15 December - Year 11 Study Skills Day by invitation

Friday 16 December - Year 11 Study Skills Day by invitation


Making sense of tragedy and chaos – why it is important to be an expert witness.

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - Thursday 8 December

Help support Save The Children charity by donating £1.00 to wear your Christmas Jumper to school on this day.


Order online using code ‘CCS16’ to earn the School PTA £5. Anyone collecting their turkeys that they ordered on this offer will be able to go and say hello to a couple of Santa’s helpers and have their picture taken too. As well as meeting the reindeer there will be many other treats including wine tasting, cooking and carving demonstrations, a choir and Father Christmas himself.

From Teaching Staff

Music News

Come and try electric guitar session. Our electric guitar teacher is holding a guitar session next Thursday at 1.15pm in the drum chalet for any boys in the school who are considering learning electric guitar. Mr Roach


World AIDS Day

This National Day was 1 December, Red Ribbons were available which is the universal symbol of awareness. Mrs Wolton will be sending our donation through to this trust.

Christmas Hampers

A reminder to bring your item in to school for the Form Group hamper. Items must be of a long life variety - tinned, packaged etc., These are distributed through Social Services and are much appreciated. Thank you.

Rugby and Biathalon Team Photographs

We have received the proofs of the U12, U13, U14 and U15 Rugby Team photographs for this term, and also the Biathalon Team photograph. These are on display in the reception and are available to order. Order forms are available from the office. Deadline for orders is 8 December. Please note that the orders will not be delivered to school until after Christmas.

Missing Coat

Green Parker, with fur around the hood, missing since October from Top Man. If found please return to Reception - thank you.


Scientist of the Week

Louis Turner 9D - for his animation on pathogens. James Milligan 9C and Kabir Bhalla 9C for their editing of their stop motion videos on the role of white blood cells.

MFL linguist of the Week

Spanish - Year 9 - Jake Ward and Year 10 - Charlie Boucher - Both for good performance in the recent Common Task.

Mathematicians of the Week

Year 7 - Safiy Hussain, Year 8 - Harrison Thomas, Year 9 - Kishan Clare, Year 10 - Finley Memery and Year 11 - Piers Jonckers.

English Department - Readers of the Week

Year 7 - Raphael Seigner and Year 8 - Aidan Rhodes.

Tennis Regional Finals

The boys finished fourth overall but given their age the boys played superbly and we look forward to watching them progress and are certain of them making the U13 Regional Round next year. Full report here >>>

Mayor's Reception for Borough Rowers

Recognising the achievements of young rowers within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2016, the Mayor, Cllr Sayonara Luxton, held an evening reception at Maidenhead Town Hall on Monday, 21 November. Read more here.