Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 20 January 2017



Having just returned from an ISI school inspection, of a school that is all ability, and believes in the growth mindset, it was interesting to read vastly differing accounts of yesterday's by the Department of Education of last summer’s GCSE results. For the first time in some years schools one measure of outcomes is called... Read more >>>


“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

Apart from the Dance Show auditions and rehearsals, which are in full swing, this week has been another successful week. The girls have played fixtures, visited Davenies for the annual General Knowledge Quiz and been transported into outer space nonetheless! Year 6 have been investigating volume... Read more >>>


We are so glad that the space topic is lasting for 5 weeks! The children have had enormous fun being astronauts and flying to the moon and on the way have discovered new words such as oxygen, gravity and planet names. In addition they have created displays incorporating life in space. Their imaginations have... Read more >>>

DATES FOR NEXT WEEK (don't forget to check the website for further dates)

Monday 23 January - SG Zumba Challenge

Wednesday 25 January - iGCSE English/SG Singing Recital

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.


If you have not yet had a chance to do so, please complete the Parent Travel Survey online. Your feedback is important to us.


Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

They're back!!! If you shop at Sainsbury's please don't forget to collect the Active Kids Vouchers - available from Wednesday 25 January - all vouchers gratefully received.

Wednesday 25 January- 5.30pm: Singers Recital

Girls learning with Mrs Barter and Mrs Foster will be taking part in a singing concert held in the Main Hall. All parents and friends are welcome to attend. A letter has been sent home with further information. Please return if your child wishes to go home between the end of school and the concert. Parents are invited for refreshments from 5.10pm.

G10 - Post 16 Routes Beyond GCSE

Please find slide show from last Wednesday 11 January Post 16 GCSE Landscape talk for the Year 10's.

PTA - Uniform Sales

Tuesday 28 February & Monday 19 June - Nearly new uniform sales being held in the Dining Hall from 3pm to 5pm. Please find the link to the labels and 'Seller Form' for your items to be sold.

Dance Show 2017

Please see links below for all information:-

costume letter

arrangements (letter/reply slip for girls in Year 5 to Year 11 after school arrangements)

ticket order form

Christmas Show DVD

Deadline for last minute orders of the Christmas DVD is Tuesday 24 January.

Library News - BBC 500 Words Competition

Aged between 5 and 13? Like writing stories? Then the 2017 500 Words competition is just for you! Just write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 words or fewer and submit it online. If you win, your story will be read live by a superstar celebrity… AND you’ll be invited to the final at the Tower of London in June. The competition is open until 23 February. Come to the Junior and Senior Book Clubs for help and advice or see the BBC website for tips, video clips and blogs



Pack your suitcases, ready to travel the world in 5 days of Holiday Activities – from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February. Experience the smells, music & culture along the way. Click here to find out more!



G5 Stanley Spencer Gallery Friday 27 January - consent slip by Wednesday 25 January


SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 Final installation overdue - payment by Monday 23 January

G10 Geography to Margam Park Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March 2017 - consent slip and deposit by Friday 27 January

G10 Art Trip to Tate Britain Thursday 26 January - last chance for consent slip and payment by Monday 23 January latest


And the good news is..

Former Head Girl selected for GB Hockey Squad

Former pupil Ellie Rayer has been selected for the GB Hockey Squad. Ellie will be training daily alongside completing the second year of her Sports Technology degree. Read more here including what Ellie had to say >>>

SPORT please look on our website for all information

Junior and Senior Fixtures:

Saturday 21 January - ISA Swimming Nationals

Monday 23 January - U8A Hockey vs Highfield at Braywick

Tuesday 24 January - U13 A&B & U14 Hockey at Braywick

Wednesday 25 January - U18 Super League Netball - A Team Home, B Team away

Wednesday 25 January - U13 RBWM Netball Tournament

Wednesday 25 January - U10 A&B, U11 A&B Netball vs Godstowe away

Thursday 26 January - U12 A & B vs Beaconsfield High School away

Horse Riding Competition - 21 January - Cedars Upper School at Bury Farm

Class 1:

Kesia Richardson on ‘Alvin Alvereto’

Anna Leigh on ‘Rosa’

Hannah Hickson on ‘Clayton Sam’

Lily Arnold on ‘Amber’

Class 4:

Hannah Hickson on ‘Wolton Health’

Charlotte Runcie on’ PJ’

Lily Arnold on ‘Amber’

Charlotte Webster on ‘Mickey’

Lower Junior Girls ‘When I Grow Up’