Senior Boys


For Your Information – Traffic Survey
To support the Ridgeway project Claires Court will be carrying out a short survey of traffic arriving at and leaving the three sites next week. As well as automated counters there will be manned traffic surveys undertaken on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 February. The people carrying out the surveys will be positioned in the vicinity of the sites and will be identifiable by their hi-vis jackets and name badges.


Monday 10 February – Year 9 Study Skills Day

Tuesday 11 February – Year 9 Study Skills Day. Year 10 GCSE English Controlled Assessment a.m.

Year 10 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Wednesday 12 February – Open Morning 9.30am – 12.00pm- on all three sites

Thursday 13 February – Year 10 GCSE English Controlled Assessment a.m.

Friday 14 February – History Trip to Berlin Departs. Years 7 to 10 Grade Cards

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February – Half Term Week


This week has seen us take part in Public Speaking competitions and football matches ( despite the appalling conditions). Several of our boys were also involved in the U14 and U15 Bucks v Berks County Rugby on a wet and windy Wednesday night. We also tried to compete at the Regional ISA Cross Country event today, however flooded conditions meant that this event had to be postponed.

We continue to be really busy as Mr Gove feels all schools should be. However, please read The Principal's blog - to understand how we feel his views are unrepresentative of what we do.

I look forward to seeing Year 10 parents on Tuesday evening and meeting with the PTA on Wednesday night. Year 9 have their Study Skills at the beginning of the week; we look towards a well earned half term break.


Thursday 27 February – Year 8 Art Trip to Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums Full information has been distributed, please return the consent slip – now overdue.

Monday 3 March – Year 7 Geography Trip to Rushall Farm & The River Pang Full information has been distributed, return consent slips by Friday 14 February.

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 March – Year 10 Geography Trip to Margam Park – Final payment of £120 now overdue.

Friday 25 April – Year 10 History Trip to Ypres. Full information has been distributed to those boys who are studying History at GCSE.

TRIPS coming home soon

Ski-Trip 12 to 19 April 2014 – Information and a return sheet for extras has been posted home today. Please ensure this is returned to school by Monday 3 March.


Friday 7 March - Quiz Night – Last few tables remaining for our fabulous Quiz Night! Will the teachers reign supreme or will the parents finally conquer??!! To book your table email PTA

Saturday 15 March – The Boat Club Race Night – Information available from Reception.

Saturday 10 May - The PTA Ball Crowne Plaza, Marlow – Only three more weeks until you can get your hands on the hottest ticket in town! Invitations will be sent out Friday 28 February and we expect to sell out fast so make sure you have your table of 12 ready to book! More information.

For further information on all our events please go to:

SWIM KIDZ LESSONS: see the e-bulletin for a FREE trial in our swimming pool.

Holiday Club Monday 17 to Friday 21 February - at College Avenue.

Sports Club Monday 17 to Thursday 20 February – at Cannon Lane.


A note from The Library – Today Friday 7 February is Book Swap Day – And it has also been National Storytelling Week this week too. All information available from Ms Majoros our Librarian.

Rugby Team Photographs - These have arrived and should have made their way home by boy post for those boys who ordered them. Any queries please contact Mrs Adams.


Year 11 who wish to continue into our Sixth Form please return your Subject Selection sheets by Friday 14 February and Scholarship forms by Friday 14 March, to the Registrar. Mr Giles (Head of Sixth Form) will be interviewing potential sixth form candidates straight after the half term break.


Public Speaking Competition – Two of our teams who won the preliminary round of Youth Speaks went on to represent Senior Boys in the Zone Final which was held yesterday evening in Marlow. The Senior section team comprised of Fraser White (Main Speaker year 10) Oliver Moore (Chair year 9) and Miles Peter (Vote of Thanks year 9) spoke on the topic of Idols, under the title “Superheroes or misleading idols?” The Intermediate team comprised of Charlie Gowland (Main Speaker ), William Hall (Chair) and Oliver Constantine (Vote of Thanks), all year 8, who spoke on the topic of Graveyards “6 Feet Under?” More....

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