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Mr Wilding's Words Week 6
Mr Wilding's Words Week 6
We returned to school on Monday morning to find a new pedestrian crossing feature across the driveway, and it did not take these four boys much time to work out precisely what needed to be done with that! The original photography of the Beatles in...
Friday 16 OctoberDofE Expeditions (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Friday 16 OctoberYear 10 Bronze DofE Expedition (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Friday 16 OctoberYear 11 Silver DofE Practice Expedition (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

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.
Sport After Half Term
You will receive a letter about sport after half term, but in summary rugby will commence, so there will be one football and one rugby session each week and all pupils will need to bring a mouthguard to all games sessions. Saturday sport for November will change to rugby, timings and venues as follows:
  • Year 7 Maidenhead Rugby Club 9.15am-10.30am
  • Year 8 Phoenix Rugby Club 9.30am-10.45am
Provision can be made for Years 9 and 10 should there be sufficient numbers.

Titan mouthguards
As you know your son is required to wear a mouthguard while playing Rugby and 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.

Accelerated reader awards
Congratulations to our three word millionaires and two bronze star winners:
Word millionaires - Kairav Ahuja, Caspar Bose and William Gent.
Bronze stars - Humphrey Brown and Luke Dawes

Friday 23 October B7 - B10 grade cards
Year 7 to 10 parents will be receiving their son’s grade card by email during half term and this will also be available to view via the report portal.

Monday 2 November full school uniform 
Full school uniform after half term full school uniform, comprising blazer and tie please, is compulsory for all boys on their non games and PE days.

Wednesday 4 November B10 parent presentation
Year 10 Parents are invited to a virtual presentation using this MEET link at 6pm on 4 November, outlining our plans and expectations for the year academically. 

Friday 6 November B11 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.

Friday 6 November - Consent for B7 flu vaccination 
Please find the letter you received this week about flu vaccinations for Year 7 taking place on Monday 7 December. May we kindly ask that you complete the consent form by 6 November using the school code BK110153B.

Tuesday 10 November - B11 academic mentoring
An opportunity for parents to virtually meet with your son’s form tutor. You will receive a letter with your allocated time slot and further details next week.

Sixth Form Programme September 2021 and useful information
Pupils looking at their Further Education options can find out more about the unique opportunities provided by Claires Court Sixth Form: 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.

Historians of the Week
KS4 - Charlie Badman (Y10) for his work on Medical Pioneers.
Linguists of the Week
The MFL Stars of the first half term are…..
French: James Burnand 7B, Luke Robertson 8C, Joseph Brittain 9B, Charlie Badman 10C and Charlie Walker 11A
German: Gianpier Aronna 7C, Auryn Payne 8D, Jack Newton 9D, Louis Stewart 10A and Aryan Jain 11B
Spanish: Daniel Joita 7D, Leo Kampanaos 8B, Freddie Duff 9B, Daniel Greenwood 10B and William Pavely 11B

Scientists of the Week
Tully French (Year 7) for winning all the Kahoot games and Tom Darley (Year 7) for his enthusiasm in science lessons.
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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