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Mrs Kirby's Words Week 8
Mrs Kirby's Words Week 8
From Mrs Ainsley: I was immensely proud this week to be part of the remembrance day service which Nursery attended. Your children were amazing. They listened and showed great maturity whilst The Last Post was played by Mr Gravett, Daisy’s...
Monday 16 NovemberAnti-Bullying WeekAll Day
From the Office
A message for the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians

My daughter asked me the following ill-fated question on Monday morning: “Dad, what do you actually do all week?!” Slightly bemused, I could only answer her with a feeble:”It’s difficult to say, it changes hourly!” 

And indeed it does. Being at the mercy of the fluctuating Department for Education (DfE) guidance about which opportunities we can and cannot offer your children is frustrating, as it means we are constantly being reactive rather than proactive with many of our school strategies. Whilst we do this we will always maintain our school values, and in doing this, our staff, pupils and parents know that we continue to do the best we can for all of our families.

One of the developments that cannot go unnoticed since the first lockdown in March is the increase in use of IT by your children for educational purposes. This briefing note, which has been provided by James Wilding, Academic Principal, on IT security and filtering will be of interest to you all and ensures everyone’s cyber safety. Please take time to read it carefully.

I was present at the remarkable two minute silence the College Avenue site gave for Remembrance Day. The pupils from all divisions spread across the school fields, the mist lowering onto the grass in the freezing morning air, and the lonely sound of Mr Gravett’s exquisitely played trumpet with the ‘The Last Post’ cutting through the was a moment that I will never forget, and I am sure the pupils will remember it for many years to come. 

Enough from me, please stay safe and enjoy your weekend.

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.

Remembrance Day ‘Wear red to remember’ mufti day
A BIG thank you for helping to support the British Legion - we raised a total of £358.00 through donations received from the Nursery, Junior and Senior Girls.

FoodShare collections - Wednesday 2 December to Monday 14 December
We are collecting for the FoodShare ‘School Holiday’ Food this Christmas and would appreciate donations of items listed below as from Wednesday 2 December and will advise parents and pupils soon where the collection boxes will be situated in school. Once again thanking you in advance for your support:

School holiday food list
  • Children's cereal
  • Multipack cereal
  • Spreads for bread/toast
  • Biscuits
  • UHT Milk
  • Crisps
  • Multi-pack snack biscuits
  • Dried fruit or raisins
  • Nappies
  • Vitamin Supplements

St Lukes Christmas tree trail 9 to 24 December
St Lukes are not holding their usual Christmas tree festival where you decorate or donate a tree in the church this year but running a Christmas tree trail around the Maidenhead area (further details here). 
Bookwanderers hang out virtually with favourite author Anna JamesBookwanderers hang out virtually with favourite author Anna James

Pupils from Junior Girls recently enjoyed the opportunity to meet popular children's author Anna James when she dropped into the classroom for a virtual Q&A session this week (November 10).  Year 5 girls were starstruck when...
Claires Court remembers

Claires Court pupils this week (November 11) wore red to mark Remembrance Day 2020 and also heard special assemblies to remember those in the armed forces who have died.
Claires Court remembers
1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW
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