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Mr Richards' Words Week 5
Mr Richards' Words Week 5
When I was living abroad, a very good friend of mine had a saying that has always stuck with me - when it gets dark, look for the light. Ms Ruddick sent this picture of the field around on Tuesday and I think it sums up where we are at the moment...
Friday 16 OctoberDofE Expeditions (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Monday 19 OctoberHalf-TermAll Day
From the Office
New campus update
Our long and eagerly-awaited planning inquiry for the development of the Ridgeway site is nearly upon us, and we are calling for your help and support. The inquiry will be held online by an independent planning inspector from 18 November for eight days.

As we celebrate our diamond jubilee in our 60th year, we would dearly love to cement our plans to bring us all together at one-purpose-built, future-proof campus fit for our quality teaching and the families we care so much about. Letters of support for the plans are welcomed by the inspector and help form a good picture of all the significant benefits arising from our plans that will so positively affect a wide-range of people in our community. More information is being sent to all our families and friends, so we do hope you can help us and show your support and write to: by: Wednesday 17 November 2020. Include the relevant planning references in your subject line (or at the top of your email): 
APP/TO355/W/20/3249117 – Claires Court School
APP/T0355/W/20/3249119 – Sports Pitches and Pavilion

For details of the plans you can visit our website.
Independent Schools Council Covid-19 survey 2020 - last few days to take part
Thank you to those parents and guardians who have taken part in the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Covid-19 parent survey 2020. The survey is designed to help our school and the wider independent school sector understand what parents and pupils experienced during the Covid-19 lockdown last term.

If you haven’t taken part and would like to do so, we would really appreciate your views in this independent and anonymous survey by Monday 12 October. You can complete the survey online using this link.

Picking up or dropping off?
When picking up or dropping off your young person at school, can we please remind parents to not stop where it is illegal to do so. This includes the single yellow lines opposite the main entrance and on the zig zag lines next to the entrance. Our neighbours are fantastic and we share their concerns that cars who drop off where they should not, even if it is only for a minute, pose a serious risk to the safety of our school and the wider community. Until we get different lollipop men, Mr Spanswick and Mr Richards try to be out in front of school but they cannot make it every day. There is always plenty of space down Grassy Lane (with no restrictions at pick up and drop off times) to wait whilst your young person walks around the corner. Thank you for helping to improve the safety of our community, it is such an important matter. 

Flu vaccinations - Year 7 - Monday 7 December
Please find an e-consent form and information about the flu vaccination for girls in Year 7. The form will ask for the school code BK110153G.  Please complete the form by Friday 6 November.  Information was emailed home earlier this week.

Titan mouthguards
As you know your daughter is required to wear a mouthguard while playing hockey at school. Many pupils are happy to use the ‘Boil and Bite’ style mouthguards available from sports shops but others prefer the superior protection and comfort of the custom moulded style, normally fitted by your dentist or our supplier (Titan Mouthguards) during a school visit. Please find an e-flyer from our custom mouthguard supplier.  Unlike previous years we will not be arranging a visit from Titan for obvious reasons, but instead you will be able to order a home impression kit and book a video call with one of their technicians if you need help making the impression, before sending the impression off to their laboratory. You will then receive the custom fitted mouthguard directly to your home in the post.Both Junior and Senior Girls will be playing hockey from after Christmas, and we strongly advise them to wear a mouthguard for safety reasons.
Here is the link: Junior & Senior Girls Mouthguard Link

Organisation and forgotten items
We are receiving some items being dropped at school throughout the day and in normal times this is not a problem. However, in the current Covid climate we are concerned about the risk of items being passed from one person to another through the office. 

Obviously, if she forgets her food in the rush to leave the house, we will of course ensure your daughter gets that. However, she will be able to cope without almost everything else and it will help her to remember things in the future. Teachers will always be understanding if the odd thing is forgotten occasionally.  A ‘drop box’ is available outside the Reception office but please can you ensure items are essential and clearly named.

Please can we remind you that your daughter needs to bring her own headphones into school as part of her school equipment and they should be available in all lessons. Please also make sure that Chromebooks are fully charged each night.

Headteacher and parent online surgery
If you wish to ‘meet’ with Mr Richards on a Tuesday morning between 9.15am and 10.15am please contact Helen Phipps at so a time slot can be allocated to you. He is happy to help with any issue or concern during this surgery, equally, he also loves to hear when things are going well.  

School uniform
Just a reminder that a full winter uniform is required to be worn after the October half term. 

Tempest photographs
A small group of Year 8 Senior Girls who missed out on their photograph being taken have been informed that these are taking place on Wednesday 14 October - please may we ask if these orders can be placed online directly with Tempest.You will find the details on ‘how to’ on the order form.

Friday 23 October G7 to G10 grade cards
Year 7 to 10 parents will be receiving their daughter’s grade card by email during half term and this will also be available to view via the Report Portal.

Friday 6 November G11 grade cards and mock results
Year 11 parents will be receiving grade cards with mock results via email the week after half term, and again these will also be available to view via the Report Portal.

G11 mock language exams
The Spanish, French and German mock reading and listening examinations will be on the following dates and will occur during the pupils normal timetabled lessons. These have also now been added to the main timetable which is on the website.
  • French/German/Spanish Reading   Monday 12 Oct 2020 In the lesson
  • German Listening Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 In the lesson
  • French/Spanish Listening Monday 2 Nov 2020 In the lesson
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Louise Thomas on Also just a reminder that the Art and Textiles exam is next week on Tuesday 13 October.
Tennis ace claims singles victory at International Tennis Federation Juniors tourTennis ace claims singles victory at International Tennis Federation Juniors tour

Balancing the books and the racquet, Sixth Form tennis star Issey took a short break from her academic studies to compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior tour which took place in Ingelheim, Germany last week (October 4).
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