Sixth Form Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mrs Rogers' Weekly Words 6
Mrs Rogers' Weekly Words 6
As we reach half term Mrs Rogers shares her thoughts on the past week of learning in Sixth Form here.
Friday 16 OctoberYear 13 Silver DofE Practice Expedition (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Friday 16 OctoberDofE Expeditions (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
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: 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.

Special live broadcast – Wednesday 21 October
The Top 100 apprenticeship employers 2020 is being launched next week, through a special live broadcast. The new annual rankings of England’s top apprenticeship employers have been developed by High Fliers Research for the National Apprenticeship Service, to help teachers, careers advisers, students and their parents understand the apprenticeship opportunities available at the country’s leading employers
The 90-minute live broadcast begins at 3pm next Wednesday 21 October and includes a full countdown of the new Top 100 rankings, analysis and research about the nation’s top apprenticeships, plus interviews and discussion with the Minister for apprenticeships and skills, apprenticeship employers and current apprentices. It is being hosted by Martin Birchall and Chanise Evans from the BBC.

To watch the free online broadcast, please register here. Registration will close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 October 2020. The programme will be streamed via YouTube, so it can be viewed on smart TVs, on desktop or laptop computers, or on a tablet.

Year 12 autumn grade cards
Year 12 grade cards will be emailed out to parents this afternoon. Please look out for this in your emails.

Year 13 Photographs
Year 13 had their school photographs taken on Wednesday and the proofs have now been handed out.If you would like to order a photo, please can we ask you to complete the order online and not return the order request into school. Many thanks.

Sixth Form wider reading list
The Sixth Form wider reading list has been shared with all students and will also be shared with you before the holidays. The booklet was created to help students research further into their chosen fields of study, and also to learn more about the world around us. This is incredibly useful for those Year 13 students who wish to add more academic references to their personal statements for university, and for Year 12 who will never again be able to claim they have “no work” to do in supervised study.

University of Hertfordshire personal statement conferences
Feeling a bit stuck with your university application? Whatever stage you’re at, we’d like to invite you to our Sixth Form Personal statement conference. During the week of 26 October 2020 you'll get tips on how to structure your personal statement and hear from some of our academics about what they are looking for. If you’re required to attend an interview, you’ll get some tips on what else they’d like to know about you.
As well as personal statement advice, we’ll also be running sessions on a variety of university topics, such as the application process, student finance and more.  All sessions will include an opportunity for Q&A and will be taking place on Zoom, so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. The programme for the week is online and you can book whichever sessions you’ll find useful here.  
Get in touch
If you have any questions or if you’re unsure which personal statement session would be right for you, please email and the team will be happy to help.
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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