Bulletin 1| Autumn Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 9 September 2016 at 4.00pm

Important Notices

Magic Magnets

So you can have our number somewhere really useful - these magnets will be posted home during next week - a present for your fridge!!

Booking Ad Hoc Coaches

If you wish to book an ad hoc coach this can now be done and paid for online here, 24 hours in advance.


I hope all have had a restful and relaxing Summer, we are now back and as usual at Claires Court we are very busy. Firstly I would like to congratulate Mrs R Selzer and Mr C Bretherton on their promotions to Deputy Heads and to welcome Dr Loughton (Head of Science), Mr Young (Maths), Mr Mulholland (Head of RS) Mr Perez-Peraita (Spanish) and Mr Gearing ( Rowing) to the school and wish them all well in their new roles. GCSE results (wow) 93.1 % of our boys gained 5 A - C grades and 31.1% gained a and A* s. A great reflection on the hard work of the team (boys, staff and parents) well done to all.

Year 7 have their coaching morning tomorrow and I hope to see as many parents there as possible, Year 8 are travelling to Lulworth Cove on Monday and are then staying for two nights at Osmington Bay for a team building experience. Year 7 parents are invited to a Building Resilience talk next Thursday, in the past it has proven to be very informative and useful. In my first assembly the message focused on ensuring that the boys effort grades are as high as possible, if we can get these right the rest will follow.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H Jackson Brown, Jr.


Saturday 10 September - Year 7 New Boys Rugby Morning at MRUFC (Maidenhead Rugby Union Football Club) Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN

Monday 12 September - Years 7 & 10 Midyis and Yellis Testing

Year 8 Geography Residential to Lulworth Cove - depart at 9.00am

Late Buses Commence

Wednesday 14 September - Year 8 Return and will connect with buses home.

Year 9 - Mastery of skills (by invitation)

Thursday 15 September - Year 7 Parents Emotional Resilience with Rachel Williams from 7.00pm to 8.00pm in the Senior Boys Sports Hall

Monday 19 September - Full After School Activity Programme Commences

Year 9 - Mastery of skills (by invitation)

Tuesday 20 September - Year 11 Individual Parent & Pupil Academic Meetings PM

Wednesday 21 September - Year 11 Individual Parent & Pupil Academic Meetings AM

Thursday 22 September - Schools Speech Day at The Magnet Leisure Centre - All boys attend they will return in time for buses home at 5.25pm. No early pick up this day.

Friday 23 September - Jeans for Genes - School wears Jeans this day and for this privilege we all pay £1


A record – best ever or steepest decline

Speech Day 2016

All parents welcome, invites will be sent out this weekend to prize winners.


Years 7 to 13 - Sailing Camp - Portland, Dorset - 23 to 29 October 2016 - The final deadline to go on this trip is Tuesday 13 September.


Named Items

Please ensure that all items brought in to school are clearly labelled.

Year 7 Individual Photographs

All year 7 boys had their photograph taken on the first day of term. These are available to order , the order forms have travelled home via ‘boy post’ this week. Please return your order forms to the main school office. Deadline for orders is Wednesday 21 September 2016. Thank you.

Sports Team photographs from the Summer Term 2016.

These photographs have now been delivered to school for those who ordered them, and have been sent home via ‘boy post’. Any queries please contact Mrs Adams, Reception, thank you.