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Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Richards' Words Week 6
Mr Richards' Words Week 6
Harvest, helping, house events, healthy hostilities plus handwriting hassles, half term holiday, hopes and happiness have all helped to keep us all busy as we have hurtled towards the end of the week. Covid considerations certainly...
Monday 19 OctoberHalf-TermAll Day
From the Office
Executive Head Teacher words
Dear Parents and Guardians
We have made it to half term - thank you for all of your support over the past six weeks and beyond. 
If any local or national restrictions regarding Covid-19 emerge over the half term period, I will contact you to ensure you are kept up-to-date on if/how they affect your children's education at Claires Court. Here's hoping that I don't have to contact you!
In the meantime, please stay safe and enjoy your break.
Best wishes

Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

New campus 
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: tim.salter@planninginspectorate.gov.uk 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.

Thursday 29 October - Deadline for ordering school lunches
Please find the hot school lunch booking form for the week commencing Monday 2 November. Please complete one order for each child by 4pm Thursday 29 October. Orders received after this time will not be accepted.

Flu vaccination - Monday 7 December 2020
Please find an e-consent form (you will be asked for the school code which is BK110153B) and information about the flu vaccination for boys in Reception to Year 6. Please complete the form by Friday 6 November. This was emailed home earlier last week. 

Titan Mouthguards - Year 6
As you know your son 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 (Titan).  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. Boys will be playing hockey after half term, and require a mouthguard to participate for safety reasons.
Here is the link: Junior Boys Mouthguard Link

U11 Boys Fixtures
Without fixtures against other schools this term, the U11 football teams have put the emphasis on their House matches. Every Wednesday we have been playing nine-a-side matches over 50 minutes to determine the leading house. We have completed the Group stage and it is currently led by Dorney. We have also had a fantastic class match, 6B vs 6O, where 6O went 3-0 up only for 6B to score 4 unanswered goals. 6O scored a last minute penalty to make it 4-4.
Please click here for all U11 results and Golden Boot.

Reception class first day photos
Your son’s first day photo will be coming home with them today.

Key Stage 1 Artist of the week
Kiran James 1S - Autumn Colour Study - Poster Paints
Kiran has mixed autumn colours to demonstrate the changing of the seasons.

Key Stage 2 Artist of the week
Ollie Rendall 5M - Journey - Oil Pastel
Ollie’s journey depicts his journey from his home to Disney World using Abstract techniques.

Rabbit Awards
Awarded for kindness, helpfulness and compassion doing the right thing without being asked, it is what makes our school a wonderful environment.  This week our rabbits have been awarded to Humza Mirza (1S), Max Mulholland (2S), Theo Walton (5M) and Nicholas Carman (5P).
A close shave for charityA close shave for charity

Year 10 Senior Girl Ophelia embodied the true meaning of charity this week when she underwent a close shave all in the name of a very good cause.
Focus on Senior Boys in house photography competition

Claires Court Senior Boys put their creative talents to the test this week with their house photography competition. With two categories this year,  'My World in Colour' and 'My World in Black and White', the competition...
Focus on Senior Boys in house photography competition
Claires Court shortlisted for two ISA awardsClaires Court shortlisted for two ISA awards

Claires Court is in the running for two top prizes, having been shortlisted by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) 2020 awards. The award categories include excellence in fine art for the high standard and variety of art and creativity...
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