Senior Boys Bulletin
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Mr Wilding's Words Week 1
Mr Wilding's Words Week 1
Welcome back to one and all to our autumn term 2020, and a huge thanks to parents and boys for being so school ready right from the get-go. I feel sure your sons will have reported back on some ‘unfamilar’ new arrangements with our...
Monday 14 SeptemberHead's Drop-in MEET9:30am - 10:00am
Thursday 17 SeptemberB11 Parents Evening6:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday 18 SeptemberJeans for Genes DayAll Day
Monday 21 SeptemberB11 Study SkillsAll Day
Friday 25 SeptemberOpen Morning9:30am - 11:30am
From the office
A message from the Executive Head:
We’re back! And thank goodness. It has been for many of us a summer of cancelled holidays, postponed events, and uncertainty always hanging in the air. For me, it has been especially nice to see Year 7, 8 and 9 back in school. These year groups missed out on so many opportunities by not returning to school at all due to the Covid-19 restrictions that were placed on all educational institutions, it is wonderful to have them enjoying their physical school environment once again.

As I stated in previous communications to you over the summer, we have made a number of alterations to our sites for safety purposes, and I am delighted with how your children have adapted to these changes showing both resilience and intelligence in equal measure. I would like to thank you as our parent body for preparing them for school so meticulously, especially with some information only coming out to you at the last minute. However, we still remain at the mercy of the Department for Education and Public Health England and their frequent amendments to policy. Hopefully we can continue this brilliant start to the term without too many other restrictions being put on us.

At the end of next week we will be reviewing our first 10 days of the term with a view to considering when we can reinstate some of our usual practices if possible. I am aware that many of you are eagerly awaiting the reinstatement of after school activities and on site catering facilities to name but two, and we will update you with our intentions periodically.

It leaves me to wish you all a lovely weekend.
Justin Spanswick 

Fireworks Saturday 10 October
Regrettably we have had to cancel this event.

Curriculum Statements 
Now available to view on the website here.

Sickness, absence and medical appointments
To report any absences or sickness please telephone the School Office on 01628 327600 (you can leave a voicemail outside of office hours) or alternatively email For all medical appointments, notwithstanding emergencies, please email at least 24 hours prior to the appointment.

Head’s Drop-in MEET 
Mr Wilding will be holding an informal weekly drop-in MEET for parents every Monday morning from 9.30am - 10.00am. Please feel free to join him for a chat or to ask questions. The MEET can be accessed using this link or via the School calendar.

Please ensure your son charges his Chromebook overnight at home and does not bring his charger into school. We do not have capacity for the charging of over 300 Chromebooks daily. There will be sufficient charge in a Chromebook to last the length of a school day. The boys have been told that this is their responsibility and failure to do so will lead to organisation defaults.

Please be advised that the wearing of blazers and ties will resume from 28 September, and after half term will be compulsory for all boys (from 2 November).

Lost property
Even more important than usual, please name all clothing and property, so that we can reunite any lost items with their owner ASAP. Unfortunately, we have nowhere to safely store unnamed items under COVID secure rules. Thank you for your cooperation.

Face masks
All boys bringing face masks into school should also have a resealable named plastic bag to store their mask in during the day please.

New starters
A warm welcome to all our new starters, not only in Year 7, but also across Years 8, 9 and 10, and please find updated contact details shared again.

Jeans for Genes Days Thursday 17 & Friday 18 September
Next week we will be supporting Jeans for Genes Day on Thursday 17 September for Years 10 and 11, and Friday 18 September for Years 7, 8 and 9. School jumpers/sweatshirts are still to be worn. Whilst we are a cashless school, on these days we would ask the boys to bring in £1 to support this fundraising event for Genetic Disorders UK.

Seniors Parent Pastoral Workshops
Parents are invited to our Seniors Pastoral Virtual Workshops on Thursday 1 October 6.30pm - 8pm.  Please find the link here to join.

Year 7 Team Building
Regrettably we had to cancel the Year 7 Team Building Day that was planned for today, Friday 11 September, as we felt we could not run it safely given the current circumstances. We will of course look at other team building opportunities for our new Year 7 boys through the year.

B9 Vaccinations
The HPV vaccinations that Year 8 boys should have had in the summer term are taking place on Thursday 17 September. Please find the letter shared from the School Immunisation Team. 

B11 Parents Presentation Evening 6.30-8pm Thursday 17 September
The Parents Evening planned for Thursday 17 September will now be a virtual MEET consisting of a presentation from Mr Wilding and Mr Thompson (Head of Year 11), supported by Mrs Selzer and the Year 11 Form Tutors, and the opportunity for parents to ask questions via the chatstream. 

Games afternoons 4.15pm pick up. Boys will not return to school for pick up until 4.15pm on their games afternoons, so for Years 7, 8 and 9 Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for Years 10 and 11 this is Wednesdays and Fridays.

Year 9 PE
Whilst B9 parents were asked which if any subject their son would like to drop of Art, Drama or Music in favour of doing a PE lesson instead, we are still trying to build this into the timetable, so please do watch this space, and as soon as we can we will look to introduce this. 

Saturday Sports Mornings 
Although unable to offer our usual provision of Saturday morning fixtures, we will still be running internal football fixtures within year groups. This is available to all pupils in Years 7-10. We would very much like to see pupils take part in this and particularly for Year 7, it is an excellent way of establishing friendships.

Depending on demand, we will put together teams for each year group and play competitive fixtures (mini leagues) each Saturday morning until half term, when we will reassess our Saturday morning provision for the second half of term. This will start on Saturday 19 September.
  • Year 7  -  Maidenhead Rugby Club  8.20am-9.25am on the 3G
  • Year 8  -  Maidenhead Rugby Club 9.25am-10.30am on the 3G
  • Years 9 and 10  -  Phoenix Rugby Club  9.30am-11.00am
GCSE pupils sustain high achieving resultsGCSE pupils sustain high achieving results

Claires Court GCSE pupils are celebrating their results today (August 20) with 95.6% achieving five 4 grades (equivalent to C grade or above) including English and Maths.
School dinners donated for vulnerable people

Claires Court has donated food and kitchen supplies to help vulnerable people in the community. The Maidenhead-based school provided its dry foods and drink supplies to make hot meals. These are distributed by Slough Outreach volunteers to...
School dinners donated for vulnerable people
Positive results mark effort and attitude for Claires Court Sixth FormPositive results mark effort and attitude for Claires Court Sixth Form

Claires Court Sixth Formers are celebrating their A level results today (August 13) with 65 students achieving 193 subject results, and most choosing to qualify for university entry across the globe.
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