Claires Court Bulletin


Bulletin Number 4 - Summer 2016

Information correct as at 3.00pm Friday 6 May 2016



Well it is lovely to walk round the school and feel the warmth of the sun... and to comment on tennis, school photographs and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and exams.....

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“Take every chance, drop every fear and always reach for the stars!”

We are well and truly into the Summer Term now and with the improved weather it actually feels like Summer too! In addition to enjoying the sunnier days, this term also hosts our End of Year Exam Week.

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Sunflower and cress seeds have been sown and the nursery classes have been talking about the life cycle of a plant. Linking with the number 3 this week the children have made triangular sandwiches with wholemeal bread (brown week) and jam which they spooned, spread and cut very well and the majority of the children thoroughly enjoyed eating them during snack time.

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Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May

Arrive from 7.00pm at Senior Boys site Sports Hall. Parking on site.

Friday 13 May - Year 11 Girls

Final Assembly and a reminder that study leave commences Monday 16 May (have you returned the slip confirming your daughter's study leave arrangements).

Sainsbury Vouchers

Although the supermarket has now ceased giving these out we are still accepting any that parents may have.

School Nurse Request

As the hayfever season is upon us please ensure your child has taken the relevant allergy relief before the start of the school day.

Lions Club Collection

The Lions Club of Maidenhead are asking for donations of cuddly toys and we have a collection bin in our atrium for you to put these in. They will be collected on Friday 13 May. Thank you in advance.

Parent Pointers

We have a page named ‘Parent Pointers’, see here, which we are planning to put up handy tips for parents to help support their child. We hope you find this of interest.

Useful numbers for current parents

To ensure you speak to the most appropriate person, please note the numbers below.....

Junior Boys Office - 01628 411490

Nursery, Junior & Senior Girls - 01628 411480

Senior Boys Reception/Office - 01628 411470

Sixth Form - 01628 411489

Registrar - 01628 411472

Trips/Transport - 01628 411406


Summer Fete on 25 June

This year the theme of our fete is 'The Great Outdoors', a theme inspired by the allotment and bushcraft projects the PTA have recently supported.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to take a stall at this year’s event please contact me at We are also looking for a number of raffle prizes. If you are able to contribute something please contact me at the same address. Your support, as always, is much appreciated.

Great Gatsby Ball - Saturday 14 May 2016

For those coming to The Great Gatsby Ball next Saturday, we are looking forward to a great evening! The auction and raffle prizes are better than ever. Bring credit cards, cheque books or cash with you as prizes need to be paid for on the night. You can win anything from a watch, to iPad, festival ticket, sports/fitness coaching and so much more...see here for all the prizes.


HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES – May half-term holiday (Tue 31 May to Fri 3 Jun)

Join Mini, Mid and Kool’s ‘World of Sports’ theme week this coming holiday… build your own golf course, complete the Round the World Sporting Challenge and join our professional vocalist with songs from sporting events around the world!

Creative Kool Xtra activities for older children include dedicated days of Cookery, Crafts and Textiles. Also Sport Xtra provides plenty of opportunity to develop skills with three days of Cricket for boys & girls in Year 3 and above.

For more details please visit and Senior pupils get FREE extended sessions when booked early!!!


We are still looking for empty plastic bottles for our summer production.



Nursery and Transition - School visits to Junior Boys this month - all consent slips in by Wednesday 11 May please

GR Bus Trip to Maidenhead Library - Wednesday 11 May - consent slips by Tuesday 10 May

G8 English Trip to see 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' -Thursday 19 May consent slip by Friday 13 May


G4 Outward Bound - Fri 20 May/Sat 21 May - payment and consent slip by Monday 9 May

G6 British Museum - Thursday 12 May - please note we are leaving at 8.30am prompt!!

G7-G11 Pre-season Sailing Trip - Thursday 1 September/Friday 2 September - deposit and consent slip by Wednesday 11 May

G7-G11 Sailing Holiday to Weymouth & Portland - Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 October - deposit and consent slip by Wednesday 11 May



Monday 9 May - U8, U9, U10, U11 Athletics v Holme Grange, away 3.25pm leave school – Pick up time 6pm from CC.

Tuesday 10 May - G3 - G8 swimming gala v Godstowe, away. Further details to follow.

Wednesday 11 May - U13 athletics trials, TVAC, 1 - 4pm.

Check the PE board / schools sports website for further details.