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Mr Wilding's Words Lent 11
Mr Wilding's Words Lent 11
‘What’s normal anymore?’ - With almost half the planet now in lock-down, and those with front-line duties such as the NHS and Emergency services facing unparalleled challenges, I greet you all kindly and hope that this...
Saturday 28 MarchCANCELLED - House Cross Country9:00am - 11:30am
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. We must all work together to do what we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for the kind messages of support during this crisis. Stay safe.

Reporting Daily Absence
We are working to put a plan in place for recording illness/absence for the summer term, but for the remainder of this term, please email Mrs Tarr ( to report your son’s absence/illness so we are aware that he will not be submitting work as requested.

End of Term Reports (Years 7-10)
For your information, End of Term Grade Cards will be published online given the current circumstances rather than posted home, and the accompanying letter will be emailed to you.

Thursday 26 March - Year 8 Language Options
The deadline for completing the Language Choice Form was yesterday, just a few outstanding, so please do fill it in as soon as possible. Many thanks.

House Music Assembly
The Music Assembly was held on Thursday, but in a much different way from normal. The staff and pupils all sent in their music via email. Given the short notice, the end results were amazing. Some were even organised remotely.... Voting has already opened and the results will be announced early next week.

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, FIFA tournaments, netball matches, swimarathons, and other activities. Where the school collected this before we closed, we will send it to the charities concerned. For sponsorship monies raised already but still at home, or if you would like to support any of the charities directly, please send the donations directly to your year group’s chosen charity below and complete this form ( to record the amount donated so we  can keep a tally of the total amount raised :

Year 7 - Child Bereavement UK
Year 8 - Sportsable
Year 9 - Will Houghton Foundation Charity 
Year 10 - Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice

Please can we ask that you complete this form so we can keep a tally of the total amount raised. 

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.

Lost Property
For your information, there are two mobile phones in the lost property at school. Obviously until the site re-opens we will not be able to reunite you with them, but if you think one may be yours, please let Mrs Tarr know.

Year 9 (and above) Duke of Edinburgh Award Opportunity 
All in Year 9 and above have the opportunity lying ahead to take up a new skill, practice a sport further or volunteer in their local community, given the extended time at home that lies ahead. The Duke of Edinburgh award provides a wonderful opportunity to ‘capture’ those opportunities and have them validated in through their programme. Please read more here.  

Social media
Whilst we may not be able to socialise as much as we would like at the moment, please follow us on our social media to stay in touch and to get our latest news. We’ll also share any resources, activities and tips that may be useful during this time.

MFL Linguists of the Week (French)
James Connor (Year 11) and Alex Belsey (Year 8) for very conscientious distance learning.

Mathematicians of the Week
All of the following boys for their excellent engagement with the home learning experience:
Year 7 - Christian Tate
Year 8 - Juan Engelbrecht, Ben Coghlan, Alex Belsey
Year 9 - Oliver Specktor, Jake Foster, Finn Mendes
Year 10 - Ayshmit Sethi, James Palmer, Will Keylock, Ruben Goswell
Year 11 - Parees Kang, Jake Fry, Seb Walker, James Houghton

Scientist of the Week
Tom Field (Year 7) for his detailed response to the work set on diffusion.
Will Lawrenson (Year 9) for completing all remote learning work promptly.
James Houghton (Year 11) for being awesomely engaged in remote learning and completing tasks really well.
Sam Randell (Year 11) for his very positive attitude in respect of trying to complete his work on the recent Chemistry mock 2 paper.

Historians of the Week
History has a few KS3 'stars' who have shown admirable qualities as online independent learners this week: Luke Byng-Maddick, Lewis Moorby and James Howlett-Bolton. Well done to all three!
Painting by the ThamesPainting by the Thames

GCSE art pupils recently enjoyed a visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery where they had the opportunity to view an exhibition entitled 'Painting by the Thames'.
Culprit unmasked

Our Science Week celebrations came to a thrilling end with the resolution of the curious case of the cola and the scientists and the unmasking of fizzy drink thief Mrs Wolton.
Culprit unmasked
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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