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Mrs Rogers' Words Lent 11
Mrs Rogers' Words Lent 11
What a difference a few days and a microscopic virus has made to our lives. And what a heartwarming outpouring of gratitude to the NHS we witnessed at 8pm last night. Our world, our society, our communities are changing and evolving, something...
Saturday 28 MarchCCBC Rowing club dinner 2020 Cancelled5:45pm - 0:30am
Wednesday 01 AprilSchool Term FinishesAll Day
From the Office
School and Nursery closure
Our first week of closure and online schooling has been enlightening for us all. We do hope you are coping ok in your households. Following Mr Spanswick’s email (Tuesday 24 March), please try not to feel overwhelmed or judge anything against how others are managing or posts on social media - you know your households and how best to manage during this unique time. We are here and will support you.

Please visit our news page for more information. We will also keep you informed by email.

Social media
Whilst we may not be able to socialise as much as we would like at the moment, there’s some fun and inspiring posts on our social media. We’re also sharing any resources, activities and tips that may be useful during this time so please follow us on:

Charity Week fundraising
The whole of the Claires Court community takes great pride in supporting charities. During Lent Term's charity week some individuals and many class groups across our school have already raised over £1,600 for their chosen charities through cake sales, netball matches, swimarathons, walks and other activities. Where the school collected this in just before we closed, we will send it on to the charities concerned as soon as possible. For monies raised already but still at home, or if you would like to support any of the charities directly, please send the donations to the charity below: Building a rainbow
Send your rainbow creations to and help us build a rainbow banner to spread hope and joy in this uncertain time.

For more information, please visit our website.

Year 13 - Important Deadlines 
The original UCAS deadline for most students to reply to their offers was set at Tuesday 5 May and UCAS will have emailed you with your final deadline after you received all your offers. Those students still awaiting offers will not yet have a deadline.

Although we have heard this deadline may be extended, this week we have been contacting those students who are still to reply to offers, to give help and advice to help them make their decisions. 

Once decisions are made on firm and insurance offers, this opens up accommodation and finance questions for students.

Universities should be sending accommodation information to all students who have made their university their firm choice. If the university has not contacted you yet, you may need to email them.

The application deadline to secure loans are available by the first day of the university Autumn Term is Friday 22 May. Students can begin their application with their preferred choice of university and update this at a later date, should this change. Our advice is not to miss the deadline.
The online application takes 30 minutes to complete and for most students the process will be straightforward. 
Here are some ‘top tips’ to help students with different circumstances get their student finances sorted in plenty of time for the new academic year:
  • Apply early to get finances in place before the beginning of the course.  
  • Keep contact details up-to-date, including any changes to your email address.
  • Have important documents (passport, NI number) at hand
Here are a few websites you will need to get you started: For extra information and answers to your questions regarding loans and repayment look here:

Don’t forget you will have to apply every year you are at university for your finance.

Having your final course choices made, accommodation arranged and student finance in place will leave students free to focus fully on your work.

Lions of Maidenhead - Swimarathon update
Tomorrow evening was due to be the  Lions Club of Maidenhead Awards Ceremony for the teams that participated in the Lions Club Swimarathon earlier in the year.

Obviously the ceremony has had to be cancelled but we have just heard that our Sixth Form team were chosen as the lucky recipient of a bonus cheque for £250 to go to their chosen charity.

Our Sixth Form swimmers were raising money for the Alexander Devine Hospice and had already raised £241.50 so now with their bonus award they will be able to make a significant donation to the local charity Alexander Devine.

Year 12 Parents Evening
In light of recent events the Year 12 Parents Evening scheduled for Thursday 26 March was regretfully cancelled. Subject teachers will communicate any feedback to students and parents via email.
Building a rainbow and spreading hopeBuilding a rainbow and spreading hope

With schools around the world shutting their doors in a bid to play their part in the fight against Covid-19, a message of hope has been spreading across the UK as children around the country share images of rainbows in their windows.
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