Claires Court Bulletin



The Old Boys Cricket Match this evening has been cancelled due to the weather


Dear Parents,

There is so much happening at present both in class and out!

Year 12 students have responded well to our assembly in which it was explained about the need to start work immediately, and the step-up needed to succeed in Year 13.

Thank you to all those students who have volunteered to help tomorrow at the Summer Fete. We know the PTA relies on the good sense and 'muscle' of our Year 12 girls and boys to ensure this event is a success, and we know you won't let us down. Contact the organisers or Mr Giles when you arrive to make sure you have a yellow wrist band for the day.

Congratulations to our Music Technology students who really provided the 'icing on the cake' for the concert on Thursday evening. Please see the report below.

Also to all the Art and Photography students whose work has contributed to the stunning exhibition which is currently in the Chapel at Senior Girls. If you have not already had the opportunity to view it please do try to look in before next Wednesday.

The geography field trip last weekend was a great success both in terms of the skills and data acquired by the students to use in their A2 studies, and as a team building occasion. Thank you to Miss Clifford and Mr Osborne.

We are looking forward to seeing many of our students at the Summer Ball next week.

Best wishes,

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers

P.S. We hope you like the improvement to Mr Giles' desk! (Thanks Lauren).

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Described as the most original showcase evening ever at Senior Girls! Was it Music? Of course. Was it Drama? Certainly quite a lot of that on show. Music technology - most obviously, but seeing a 12 way set of mixer channels moving across the screen whilst Ed Axtell sang live with his 12 other selves was genius. And so very much more: Flora Gault and Annie Mears sang, James Roach was behind the scenes with some fantastic technicals and Zac Sanders 'Happy' composition was aired. Maddie Curran held the evening together in her role as compere.

The standing ovation from the audience was totally deserved, and as said at the close, this was just the end of the first year. Congratulations to all the students and to Dr Meaney and Miss Goodsell who have achieved this miracle. We are really looking forward to next year.


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Congratulations to Mrs Rogers! As thanks to all the hard work she has put in over the past three years to make our Claires Court Careers Service the best it can possibly be, the department has been awarded the Gold Education 2 Employment award. This means that all the criteria for providing a full and student-friendly service to all the students at Senior Girls, Senior Boys and Sixth Form have been met to the highest possible standard. We are sure that all our students will agree that the information and practical support they have received is the very best.
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Students, staff and parents enjoy our stunning Art and Photography exhibition

Early buses on Tuesday 28th June

Due to the annual New Boys evening, school buses will leave early (as on a Friday) on Tuesday 28th June. If your son/daughter uses this service, please make sure they are aware of this.


Memorabilia from the 2015-16 season for a Reading Football Club fan.

A match day programme from Saturday 9 April 2016, signed by the players on the day, together with a certificate of authenticity and a 'crib sheet' for which signature is which. In addition, we also have a signed photograph of their Fullback, Chris Gunter, currently playing in the Welsh team at the European championships.

Please email with your best offer by close of business Wednesday 27 June and we'll announce whether we have sold the item on next week's bulletin (no names!). All proceeds to the PTA charity.


Are you ready for the SUMMER BALL next Thursday 30 June? It is from 7:30 to 11:30pm at Lillibrooke Manor, Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3LP.

Please do try to arrive by 8.30 pm at the latest for your two-course meal. Also some staff members you will want to see are coming early to say 'hello' but not staying for the meal, so do come early to say goodbye to them.

Remember that if you wish to purchase alcohol you will need to have your ID with you.

If any students are unsure if they have paid or want clarification on how much they owe, please speak to Mr Crawley. Please make any cheques payable to ‘Claires Court Sixth Form Social Club’.

Special Attraction at the Summer Fete

Tomorrow, as part of our celebration of the great outdoors, we are being visited by the Great Gun Dog Company and their wonderful dogs.

They will be giving demonstrations on how to handle and train the dogs. Pupils (aged 3 to 12) who wish to learn how to 'work' the dogs are then invited to practice the commands that they see in the demonstration.

After the event, two or three children will be selected and given certificates as finalists and will have the opportunity to progress to the ISA Gundog Challenge national final at the Midland Game Fair on the17th September 2016. All finalists, along with parents, will receive free passes to the weekend event. More information

Musical Evening

Mr Roach advises that The Claires Court Senior Boys concert takes place on 27th June at 6:00 pm (in the Sports Hall at Senior Boys). Various musical items will be "served" including by James Roach, Alastair Roberts-Rhodes and Ethan Bates from the Sixth Form. Making her debut in the Staff Choir is ....... Mrs Rogers!!!!

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Sat 25 June - Summer Fete at Junior Boys

Thurs 30 June - Sixth Form summer ball

Mon 11 - Thurs 14 July - Enrichment week activities

Fri 15 July - Last day of term.

Thurs 18 Aug - A level results

Thurs 25 Aug - GCSE results

Mon 5 Sept - Sixth Form registration day

Wed 7 Sept - Alis testing and skills workshops for Year 12

Thurs 8 Sept - First Day of term

Fri 30 Sept - UK University Search Fair, Emirates Stadium (

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