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Mr Richards' Words Week 6
Mr Richards' Words Week 6
We all know that we have the best pupils and the best parents of any school but we also have great staff.  My 9 year old boy taught me a new phrase in the young person gaming vernacular recently - OP - meaning ‘OverPowered...
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.

Parents/carers are able to select ‘’UNKNOWN’’ in the GP section and email us at  with their Child’s Name, GP name and address and the NHS School Nursing Team can add the surgery into the system. 

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 (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. 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

Sports kit
After October half term through to the end of the Autumn term all girls in Year 3 to 11 will be taking part in football during their games lessons.They will need to wear an old pair of trainers or astroturf boots and shin pads.  Girls in Years 7 to 9 will also need their swimming kit for PE Lessons. 

Tempest individual photos
Apologies on behalf of Tempest it appears that not all the proof order forms were sent to us due to a ‘glitch’ with their new software. Tempest have now provided more order forms for all senior girls to bring home, some parents have received these and ordered already, but if not please return your order to the school office by Friday 6 November with Tempest collection arranged for Monday 9 November.  

Headteacher and parent online surgery - Tuesday mornings 9.15am-10.15am
We are continuing with the ‘surgery’ after October half term - please contact Helen Phipps at if you wish to meet with Mr Richards on a Tuesday morning and a time slot/link for you to join can then be emailed 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
After half term full school winter uniform, is compulsory for all girls on their non games and PE days. We know the students love the new school jumper but this is not a replacement for the blazer. They can wear their jumper underneath their blazer to help in our ‘well ventilated’ classrooms but expect all students to have their blazer every day.

Friday 23 October G7 - 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.

Tuesday 3 November - G10 parent information evening
There will be a Year 10 information evening for all parents from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday 3 November - please find the meet link here to join.

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.

Monday 9 November - Friday 13 November G10 parent evenings
We are operating a telephone call home to parents from subject teachers for the G10 Parents Evenings all week from Monday 9 November through to Friday 13 November. Your daughter will receive an appointment sheet that will be put on their online form classroom which parents can access.

For the attention of our Year 11 Senior Girl parents -Monday 10 November - Sixth Form virtual open event 6.45pm
Please check your emails as you have been sent useful links and information to support your son/daughters research into Sixth Form subject selection ahead of the Sixth Form Virtual Open Event on Tuesday 10 November from 6.45pm.
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:
January 2021 G11 IGCSE Exams 
Please see link here for further information.

Wednesday 18 November - PTA second hand uniform 
We will now only accept donations of uniform; this decision has been made not only as a consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic but to help with our administration too. Any uniform currently held by us can be collected by 16 November or it will be donated. Please contact to arrange collection
We will not be selling drama or old style sports kit.
Our New Location for future PTA Uniform Sales will be on the Stage at the back of the Main Hall.
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.
Claires 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...
Claires Court shortlisted for two ISA awards
Sailing under the starsSailing under the stars

Claires Court sailors were out in force last week as they took part in the Maidenhead Sailing Club’s (MSC) annual ‘night sail’.
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