Bulletin 11 | Summer Term 2014

Information correct as at Friday 11 July 3.00pm


Rugby Fixtures Autumn 2014 - Senior Boys rugby fixtures for the Autumn Term can be found on the school sports website also via the sports link. These have also been emailed out. One important reminder is that our fixtures against Halliford take place on Saturday 18 October which is the first Saturday of half term. I would be most grateful if boys could be available for what is always a very well contested fixture.

We would like to say a big Thank You to our PTA – who support the school in many ways, organise and run events during the year and raise funds for lots of extra equipment.


I hope that you all have a very enjoyable summer break and I look forward to seeing everyone return refreshed in September.


Saturday 12 July – 2nd Hand Uniform Sale from 10.00am – 12.00pm at Senior Boys in the Sports Hall

Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July – Rowing Nationals at Nottingham

Thursday 14 August – AS & A Level Results Available from 8.00am at Senior Boys site

Thursday 21 August – GCSE Results Available from 9.15am

Friday 22 August – Helen Cole Careers Consultant available 8.00am to 10.00am at Senior Girls site

Monday 1 September – Sixth Form Registration from 9.00am at Sixth Form

Wednesday 3 September – Year 7 Induction Day 10.00am – 3.00pm Parents Tea at 2.30pm

Rugby Training U16B 1st & 2nd XV at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club

Thursday 4 September – START OF TERM – Early Buses

Saturday 6 September – U13 to U18 Rugby Training 10.00am – 12.00pm

Monday 8 September – Year 10 Yellis Tests

Late Buses Commence


Thursday 25 September 7.30pm PTA AGM at Senior Boys.


Please complete the Parental Questionnaire by Monday 1 September. Many thanks for your time and feedback.


Next term's menus are now online for you to view.


Rowing Training Camp– Longridge. 25 to 28 October Years 9 & 10. 28 to 31 October Years 11, 12 & 13. Full information sheets have been distributed. Deposit of £50 to the Office by Friday 18 July. Thank you.


Summer Office Hours – Open Every Day from 9.00am to 5.00pm during the summer. Closed from Monday 22 to Friday 25 July and August Bank Holiday Monday August 25.

Staff News – We say goodbye to: Dan Boorman, Assistant Head of PE, who is off to pastures new and who will be getting married this summer. Karen Drennan, SEN department is taking some time out and possibly doing some writing. Richard Hogg who has been at Senior Boys for eight years is moving sideways to our Junior Boys site (Don’t worry Richard we will catch up with you in a few years, when we all move there). Alexis Sheafer (nee Moore) Drama Teacher is moving to Zurich. Neil Noriega Maths Teacher will continue teaching nearer his home without having to battle the M4. And lastly Simon Cain Science teacher whose temporary contract has come to an end. We wish them all the very best.

Goodbye always makes my throat hurt – Charlie Brown

Summer Holiday Club - Sports Club and Holiday Club For more information on courses and activities please go to

Named Kit – Please remember to name all your sons items including shoes. Also a distinctive key-ring is useful for identifying lost locker keys.

Whole School Photograph - The new whole school photograph for 2013/14 has arrived and is on display in Reception. Copies can be ordered online through Tempest Photography in the following way: Go to Enter the name of the school in the search box – Claires Court Schools Enter the Password ‘burgundy’. This allows you to view the picture and then takes you through the ordering and payment process. Prints are delivered directly to your home address.

FOUND – Peach coloured Miss Evie hoodie age 9/10 – left at Phoenix on Thursday – its held in the office.



These boys were successful in ABRSM Singing exams recently –

Bill Morgan Grade 1, James Tapner Evans Grade 4, Jack Jesseman Grade 5 and Sam MacGregor Grade 5

Also Oliver Costley passed his MTB Level 2 Silver Award Acoustic Guitar Exam.

Well done to all and their teachers Mrs Field (Singing) and Mr Higgs (Acoustic Guitar)

Winners of the Inter House Music Competition were:

1st James Tapner Evans

2nd James Roach

3rd Sam MacGregor and Joe Walton

The winning house was KELLY! Mr Roach

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. Spike Milligan

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Justin Spanswick the incoming Head at Junior Boys, wishes Jeff Watkins the outgoing Head all the best on his retirement.