Bulletin 1| Summer Term 2016

Information correct as at Friday 15 April 1.00pm


As I look out of the window and watch the rain I am reminded that this is the Summer Term and I welcome all back and trust you had a happy and restful holiday.

Year 11 have one calendar month before their study leave begins and are today being moderated for their PE GCSE and next week have their practical exams in Art and Drama. Good Luck to all the boys.

Year 10 are in the middle of their Prefect Applications and they, as with the Junior years, are building up to their summer exams and assessments, a very busy time.

I am sure the boys have mentioned the new security gates on the site, as always we are looking to ensure a safe environment for our pupils (they all opened when we had our fire drill!).

There is a full range of activities and trips this term and I look forward to hearing how the trip for Year 10 Historians to Ypres runs, as for the first time it has an overnight stay, very exciting!

And in keeping with Jurgen Klopp's inspirational chat to his team.

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.


Monday 18 April - Year 10 Spanish controlled assessment

New Prefect Interviews

Year 9 Shakespeare Poetry presentation

Full Activities and Late Buses Commence

Rowing Education Evening with Dr Charlie Simpson from 6.30pm in the Senior Boys Sports Hall

Tuesday 19 April - Year 11 GCSE Art Practical Exam Day I

Year 10 Academic Meetings 1.30pm to 8.00pm

Wednesday 20 April - Year 11 GCSE Art Practical Exam Day II

Year 10 Academic Meetings 8.00am to 1.30pm

Thursday 21 April - Open Morning 9.30am to 11.30am

New Prefect Interviews

Friday 22 April - Year 10 History Trip to Ypres departs

Year 11 German GCSE controlled assessment

Saturday 23 April - History trip returns

Monday 25 April - ISA Indoor Skiing Competition

New Prefect Interviews

Year 10 GCSE German controlled assessment

Head Boy v Staff - University Challenge

Wednesday 27 April - PTA Main Board Meeting

Year 10 GCSE German controlled assessment

Year 8 Arts Award Trip - An Inspector Calls at The Swan Theatre in High Wycombe

Thursday 28 April - UKMT Junior Maths Challenge

Year 8 Parents Evening from 6.15pm

Friday 29 April - Whole School Photograph - Smart appearance essential


Boat Club Dinner - Saturday 7 May

Tickets are available for the Annual Claires Court Schools Boat Club Dinner which will be at the Senior Boys Sports Hall from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. This Black Tie or Henley Attire Dinner is a great event. Guest Speaker will be Tom Aggar GB Paralympic Champion and four-times World Champion. Tickets £35 per adult, £30 per student and Family Ticket £115 (2 adults and 2 children). Booking Form also available from Reception.


Switching on the genes…Teach the rainbow!


Year 10 Science mock exam dates

Set 3 & set 4 Chemistry and Physics - week beginning 18 April

Year 10 Science mock exams for Additional Science

Set 1 & 2 Biology Tuesday 3 May

Set 1 & 2 Chemistry Thursday 12 May

Set 1 & 2 Physics - Wednesday 18 May

All exams will be held during normal lesson time. Chemistry & Biology revision on google classroom and Physics on the Hub.


Year 8 Arts Award Trip - Wednesday 27 April to Wycombe Swan Theatre. To see 'An Inspector Calls'. A full information sheet will be emailed home very shortly.



Note from The Nurse

Please ensure you commence your preventative hay fever regime now, as we have had a few boys suffering already.

Sports Team Photographs

We currently have the Senior Boys Football and Hockey Team photographs on display in Reception, as well as the U16 & U18 Rugby Teams from the Autumn term. All photographs are available to order, please contact Mrs Adams at Reception for an order form. Deadline for orders is Friday 29 April. Thank you

Lost Property

Is to be found in the Nurse/First Aid Room, we have a lot of unclaimed items so please direct your son to this area. Anything not claimed will be donated to charity after 22 April.

Parental Questionnaire

Thank you if you have already completed the Parental Questionnaire. If not, we would be most grateful if you could take the time to complete the online survey. Responses from parents are vital to help us review what we do and plan for the future.

If you have more than one child, please complete a survey per child. The survey closes 22 April 2016.

Website Calendar

Thank you for understanding during this time of change with our new website and for your feedback. We are delighted with the way it has been received and hope to roll out new features as time progresses. Sadly we still seem to have issues with the calendar when looking at it in 'Month' view. Therefore to ensure you can see all the entries relevant to any divisional selection you have made please select 'List' view.


Great Gatsby Ball - 14 May 2016

Deadline for payment has passed and the booking forms should have been received by each table leader by end of today. These forms must be returned by Friday 29 April so we can provide the caterers with dietary/allergy information. If you need any further information please the PTA directly on


Year 9 University Challenge

Won by St Lawrence in one of the closest competitions in 4 years. Well done to all 16 competitors for an excellent display of knowledge.

Winning Team and scores

1st St Lawrence 225 points (10 points per question)

2nd Kelly 220 points

3rd Ridgeway 215 points

4th Rowanhurst 190 points

St Lawrence Team Zak French, Joe Havers, Alex Stuij and Max Keller.

After 3 events (Years 9,10&11) the table looks like this

1st Kelly 9 points, 2nd St Lawrence 8 points, 3rd Ridgeway 7 points and 4th Rowanhurst 6 points.

Years 7 and 8 events take place this term.

Tennis Success

Many Congratulations to Jack Chapman (Year 10), who took part in the Maidenhead Tennis Tournament (Grade 3) over the Easter Holidays. Coming in first place in the U16, U18 and U18 Doubles matches. A true hat trick.

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