Claires Court Bulletin


From the Heads of Sixth Form

All students, whether they are Year 12s following their 1 to 1 mentoring sessions, and Year 13 after speaking to Mr Giles, know what work and effort is required of them over the coming holiday. Whilst the Easter break is a good time for revision, do remember a balance and use it for some rest and recreation too. We wish you a good holiday.

Andy Giles

Stephanie Rogers

Forthcoming Dates

Mon 27 March - A2 Drama Moderation 6.30pm Norden Farm, studio theatre

Fri 31 March to Mon 3 April - Psychology trip to Vienna

Mon 17 - Tues 18 April - Portland Sailing Camp

Tues 18 April – Sixth Form Life Drawing 9.30-1pm

Wed 19 April - Return to school

Mon 15 May - Year 12 study leave starts

Fri 26 May - last day for Year 13

Thurs 29 June - Sixth form Prom 7pm Birds Hill Golf Centre, Maidenhead

Fri 30 June - Mon 3 July - Year 12 Geography trip to Rhyd-y-Creuau

Sun 2 July - Wed 5 July - Physics trip to CERN


Monday 27 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation

Tuesday 28 March - No After School Activities/Study - early buses in operation

Wednesday 29 March - Early finish and early buses - Sixth Form leave at 12.15pm

PTA News

PTA Ball - 13 May 2017

Please remember payments for reserved tables must be made by 24th March to secure your booking. We are currently at our maximum of 400 guests, so tables will be released to those on the waiting list if payment is not made. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please email

Swimarathon Award Ceremony Friday 17th March

The Lions Club of Maidenhead held their presentation of awards evening for the annual Swimarathon on Friday 17th March. From all the teams from all the participating organisations, Chris Rayer (Year 13) was the swimmer who collected money from the highest number of sponsors ( in excess of 50 people) and was therefore presented with a special trophy. The presentation was made by Jeanette Chippington, the British Paralympic swimmer and canoeist, who won gold for Britain in Rio last year. Between them, the Sixth Form swimmers, who were represented at the award evening by Flora Gault, Alexei Murphy and Chris Rayer, raised a total of £681.41. This was a tremendous total and half the money will be used by the Lions Club for local charities and half will be given to Foodshare one of the Sixth Form's chosen charities. Towards the end of the evening, after most people had gone home, Chris, Flora and Alexei engaged in great conversation with Jeanette Chippington about her olympic competitions - to the extent that one of the Lions club members came over to say what a HUGE credit they were to Claires Court and what interesting, interested, confident and lovely teenagers they all are.

Mrs Burdett

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Spring Concert

A fantastic performance from all our Year 12 and Year 13 students. The singing and musicianship was a joy to behold. Big congratulations must also go to the technical team.

Followers not Friends

A group of year 9, 10s and 11s from Redroofs acting school came in this week to perform the "Followers not Friends" production that they had written themselves which explored the social media world and its associated pressures and emotional turmoil for young people. It was a very hard hitting, emotional production but was essential viewing for all our students.
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