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Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 8
Mr Rayer's Words Autumn 8
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term, the number and variety of the trips that went out over the holidays was incredible and good to report that they were all very successful. The start of this term has been focussed on being your...
Friday 10 NovemberB8 Author Visit2:15pm - 4:00pm
Sunday 12 NovemberThe Unforgettables Rehearsal CCSBAll Day
Tuesday 14 NovemberB11 Parents Evening6:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 16 NovemberB11 1:1 Helen Cole InterviewsAll Day
Monday 20 NovemberB10 University Challenge1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday 21 NovemberB9 Study SkillsAll Day
Wednesday 22 NovemberB9 Study SkillsAll Day
Thursday 23 NovemberY10 & 11 Parental Resilience talk7:00pm - 8:30pm
Earlier this week the Principals made an exciting announcement about important developments at Claires Court.
The full letter to parents can be found here. However in summary:
It is the School’s long-term vision to have a new, single campus alongside our Junior Boys site at Ridgeway.  In recent weeks our aspiration has moved closer to reality and as such we are seeking to submit plans shortly.  We will of course keep you well informed of the timeline once we have firmer detail.
To facilitate this development there will be a change of Senior Leadership at Claires Court.  Justin Spanswick is stepping down as Head of Junior Boys at the end of this academic year to take on a corporate role to support the Academic Principal.   His role, working across all sites alongside the current headteachers, will encompass strategic and compliance matters, including pupil recruitment and scholarships, new campus implications and parental engagement, overview of operational management and designated safeguarding lead.
We are now actively seeking to appoint a new Head to take on the leadership and management of Junior Boys, with effect from September 2018.  The new Head will be fully supported by Justin to  facilitate a smooth transition into post and to ensure our School values, ethos and learning philosophy continue to be at the forefront of his successor’s vision for the pupils, parents and staff of Junior Boys.  

- Notes on Yesteryear Thursday 17 & Friday 18 November
Join our senior and sixth form pupils for an evening of cabaret and prosecco. There are a few tables remaining for our senior production.  Individual tickets £10 each are also available if you are happy to share a table! For further information on the production and how to book please visit our website
Kindness Week
Next week is our "Kindness week" at Claires Court, in support of International World Kindness day on Monday November 13th. It is also "Anti-Bullying week" and some school lessons will be based around these 2 subjects
 On Thursday Morning, our whole school Assembly was on the subject of Kindness and the boys were encouraged to commit  over the next week or so, to an act of self-kindness.
 A list of these can be found on the parents hub of the website and will be displayed in school.
As Winter Approaches
As the weather gets colder, may we take this chance to remind our parents of the School’s Emergency Closure Guidance in case we need to close the School due to adverse weather conditions.
The Sports Circular
The annual Sports Circular is now online, take a look at last year’s team reports and sporting achievements here.
Scientist of the Week
Freddie Hughes, Chris Roberts and Max Robertson (All Year 10) for their excellent preparation for Common Tasks. In addition, as an introduction to Kindness Week next week, Scientist of the Week also goes to Richard Hennessy for the help he has given other year 10 students with their chemistry revision.

Mathematician of the Week
Year 7 – Charlie Bailey, Year 8 – Connor Peters, Year 9 – travis Allen, Year 10 – James Dicker and Year 11 – Harry Ward.
Linguist of the Week
German – Year 8 - Adam Koertzen and Year 11 – Matthew Allen.
Half-Term Language Trips AwayHalf-Term Language Trips Away

During the half-term break language pupils in Years 9-11 visited their respective countries to practise the language, embrace a different culture and explore the country. German pupils visited Hamburg, French ventured to Normandy and Spanish pupils...
Sailing to the Channel Islands

The 2017 sailing trip returned at the weekend from an absolutely outstanding week aboard two of The Tall Ships Trust's 72ft Challenger round-the-world yachts where two teams pitted themselves against each other in a series of challenges on the...
Sailing to the Channel Islands
U13 Rugby Team Have a New TitleU13 Rugby Team Have a New Title

Claires Court U13 emphatically underlined their status as Berkshire’s premier rugby team at their age group at the Berkshire Festival on Thursday. Finishing the day with a playing record of six wins from six matches, scoring forty one tries...
20 Nov - Y10-13 Royal Albert Hall
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