Claires Court Bulletin



Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 27 January 2017



On Monday I am having to devote the whole assembly to giving out awards and congratulating pupils on some marvelous achievements.

First of last Saturday we were competing in some very diverse sports events - ISA National Swimming and horse riding at the Cedars Court competition. Kally Mudge (Year 11) has represented the school in ISA swimming competitions since Junior School and this year...
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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

As the Dance Show gets ever closer, rehearsals are in full swing (as I am sure you are all aware!) But, as always, other exciting activities in the classroom continue to happen and this week has been no exception. In Reception, the class became scientists this week; learning about ice... Read more >>>


The nursery rooms have been learning about travel in space and have created rockets of varying sizes, have conducted experiments to make their rockets fly (some more successful than others!) and played with a variety of space craft. Lots of language has been extended and their imaginations have taken off! You can see the video of the rocket launch here.

Transition children have been... Read more >>>

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

Monday 30 January - G11 Mock Exams Commence/G9 GCSE Information Evening

Wednesday 1 February - Open Morning

Saturday 4 February - Rotary Young Chef Competition

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.


Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

If shopping at Sainsbury's don't forget to ask for for your Active Kids Vouchers - thank you.

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 - have you got your tickets yet?

Wednesday 8 February - 7.00pm

Thursday 9 February - 2.00pm & 7.00pm

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

The Royal British Legion 'Poppy Appeal'

We managed to raise a total of £199.46 for last November's Poppy Appeal - thank you.


National Storytelling Week 2017

This year marks the 17th annual National Storytelling Week, an event which promotes the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination. The Junior Girls will have their own special Story Sessions in the Junior Library next week.

Book Swap: Friday 3 February

The Junior and Senior Girls Libraries will also be holding a Book Swap on Friday 3 February. To participate just bring in a book – in good condition – that you have read and enjoyed but no longer want… clean and undamaged please! A book you think a friend of the same age will enjoy as much as you! Bring the book along to the Junior or Senior Library on Book Swap Day next week and swap it for a new one. It’s that simple! It’s also completely FREE and you can swap as many books as you wish. Donate your old books and come and discover a new treasure…who knows what you will find?!



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!



G10 & G11 Geography Trip to Iceland 31 October-3 November - deposit due by Friday 10 Feb

G11 Art Trip to Tate Modern Tuesday 7 February - consent and payment by Wednesday 1 February


SKI 1 - 9 APRIL 2017 Final installation very overdue - payment by Monday 30 January

G10 Geography to Margam Park Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 March 2017 - last chance for consent slip and deposit by Monday 30 January


ImagineNation – a call to arms

SPORT please look on our website for all information

Junior Fixtures:

Monday 30 Jan - U9A & U10A Hockey vs Highfield @ Braywick 4.15pm start

Tuesday 31 Jan - U11A Hockey vs Marist @ Braywick, 5pm start

Wednesday 1 Feb - U11A &B Netball vs All Saints @ Kidwells Park, 4.15pm start

Thursday 2 Feb - U11A Football vs Holme Grange @ Holme Grange, 4.30pm start

Senior Fixtures:

Monday 30 Jan - U14 Hockey v Beaconsfield High, away.

Wednesday 1 Feb - U14 RBWM Netball Tournament / U18a&b Superleague Netball / U11 Netball

Friday 3 Feb - ISA LW XC