Senior Boys Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Rayer's Words Lent 3
Mr Rayer's Words Lent 3
It was fun to watch the Youth Speaks presentations last Tuesday, there was certainly some different ideas about the keeping of pets and problems of being a T Rex.
Friday 19 JanuaryB9 Careers Work P1-6All Day
Friday 19 JanuaryB9 Pantomime6:00pm - 7:30pm
Monday 22 JanuaryISA National Swimming Championship, Olympic ParkAll Day
Monday 22 JanuaryB9 University Challenge1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday 23 JanuaryY10 Art Trip Tate Britain9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 24 JanuaryEnglish IGCSEAll Day
Wednesday 24 JanuaryY11 Spotlight on the Sixth Form6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 25 JanuaryISA Boys U14 & U15 Hockey Tournament, Ballard School7:30am - 6:30pm
Friday 26 JanuarySports Scholarship Assessment Day (Secondary)All Day
Saturday 27 JanuaryNational Storytelling WeekAll Day
Saturday 27 JanuaryScholarship Assessment Day - SecondaryAll Day
Tuesday 30 JanuaryB11A & B 'Active Citizens' NCS P103:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 31 JanuaryOpen Morning9:30am - 11:30am
Thursday 01 FebruaryY7 Creative Writing Presentation9:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday 01 FebruaryB9 Drugs Talk - Bob Tait12:00pm - 1:15pm
Thursday 01 FebruaryB10 Drugs Talk - Bob Tait2:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday 01 FebruaryB11C & D 'Active Citizens' NCS P103:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 01 FebruaryY9&10 Parent Drugs Talk - External Speaker 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Friday 02 FebruaryISA London West Cross CountryAll Day
Friday 02 FebruaryOrchestra DayAll Day
Our New Campus
This week’s key facts
  • A key driver in bringing forward our plans for a new campus alongside Junior Boys has been whether an alternative site exists in or around Maidenhead which could become our new home.  But although we searched diligently in and outside the Borough, we were unable to identify anywhere, either brownfield or green belt, which was suitable, available or affordable.
  • Maidenhead Hockey Club also finds itself split across playing sites (two in Maidenhead and one in Windsor) and a clubhouse in Bray!  Moreover, players have limited or no access to changing and toilet facilities.  The Club will benefit from pitches, facilities and a clubhouse all in one place, enabling it to grow, attract new members and give more opportunities for the community to enjoy and play hockey.
  • Consolidating our sites will mean we are able to reduce our carbon footprint massively by eliminating traffic between the school sites and across the town centre, removing the need for separate deliveries to each site and offering a more comprehensive coach service with a greater capacity and extended network.  And that’s just on traffic - our energy consumption is predicted to drop by 60%!
Reminder: Contacting Us
Please check you have the right telephone number for contacting us regarding your son.  All absences should reported on this number.
The Senior Boys office number is 01628 327600
Emails should be addressed to:
Sixth Form Subject Selection
We are still awaiting many Subject Selection forms from Year 11 students. If you have not yet completed a form, please find it here, and return it to the Sixth Form Office as soon as possible, but no later than Friday 26 January. We will soon be using this information to create next year’s timetable.  If you are not planning to join us in Year 12, please can you let us know by emailing    
Y11 Spotlight on the Sixth Form - Wednesday 24 January - 6.30pm
Information postcard was recently posted home - to confirm attendance please email
Request from School Nurse
Year 9 Immunisation Forms – which were posted home, if these could be returned to school as soon as possible even if you do not wish to have them.
Parking at Braywick
Please be aware traffic enforcement officers are now operating at Braywick. If you are supporting a sporting event or picking your child up please ensure you park in the public car parks available and not in permit holder only areas or roads.  
Burns Night Supper
Unfortunately due to a low number of tickets being sold, this event has been cancelled. 
Youth Speaks CompetitionYouth Speaks Competition

On Tuesday 16 January, two Claires Court teams competed in the first round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition.
STEM Club Car Competition

Recently in one of the Senior Boys STEM Clubs (science, technology, engineering and maths), pupils in Year 7 and 8 made cars from card and straws, designing them to travel as far as they could.
STEM Club Car Competition
Extracting DNA From A Strawberry!Extracting DNA From A Strawberry!

Year 11 boys have been studying the beautiful molecule of DNA in their biology lessons. They learned that DNA can be extracted from cells and amazingly the strawberry is an excellent source of DNA as it has eight copies of each chromosome so a lot...
Linguist of the Week
French – Year 8 – Sam Walton – for his impressive use of the near future tense to make New Year Resolutions.  Year 10 – George Keylock – for his excellent performance in a test on perfect tense formation.
Scientist of the Week
Year 8 – Henry Ensell and James Palmer – for their improved focus during practical activities and general class work.
Mathematician of the Week
Year 7 –  Hadrian Schulte, Year 8 – Harry Ruinet, Year 9 – Charlie Milligan, Year 10 – Stuart Gillman and Year 11 – Zak French.
23 Jan - Y10 Art & Textiles Tate Britain
Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8TE
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