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Mr Wilding's Words Week 8
Mr Wilding's Words Week 8
Remembrance day on Wednesday was really well supported by our community choosing to 'wear red to remember', and I am delighted that Senior Boys were able to add £315.85 to our school’s donation to the British Legion. It’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

Saturday 14 November - Rugby
Sport for all year groups this weekend will be at Phoenix (Institute Road, Taplow, SL6 0NS) timings as per Clarion Call message you should have received (B7 9-10.15am, B8/9 9.30-10.45am)

January 2021 - Year 11 Mathematics iGCSE 
Please find information about the iGCSE Mathematics examinations that the boys will be sitting on 7 and 13 January.

A reminder please that all boys need a pair of headphones with them accessible for use in all their lessons 

Remembrance ‘Wear red to remember’ Day 
Thank you for your donations to the British Legion on Remembrance Day. Senior Boys raised a wonderful £315 through their wearing of red to remember. Please find our Remembrance Day assembly

Do you have an overdue library book?!
After wisely stockpiling our reading books during Lockdown #1, it is now time to return these library books to school. Please make sure all books issued during the previous school year (September 2019 - March 2020) are returned to avoid a book charge. Returning a book is easy! Just leave them in the safe Library Book Returns Boxes on each school site. All library books issued this term can be retained and renewed, as required. Thank you.

Lunch booking form w/c Monday 23 November
Please complete this lunch booking form by 4pm Thursday 19 November to book your child’s lunch for the week commencing 23 November. Unfortunately forms completed after this date/time cannot be accepted, as our food order is placed then. You should receive email confirmation of form completion, if not please check your junk/spam folder. 

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.

Trip letters
3-11 April 2021 Ski Trip 2021 Cancellation Letter

Historians of the Week
This week's star Historians are:
Year 7 - Abbas Adnan for his superb CT result; and John Ross Allen, Noah Fewell-Russell, Alex Reid-Hughes and Sebastian von Schmidt all for their excellent work on 'The Harrying of the North'.
Year 10 - Jamie Davies for good progress and written work.
Linguists of the Week
German Linguists of the week in Year 9 are Tom Crane, Cole Dodd, Jack Newton, Max Setchell and James Watson, for their excellent writing tasks.
Mathematicians of the Week
Congratulations to Luca Beyer (Year 8), Edwin Griffith (Year 9), and Cameron Thornton, Tom Welch and Mason Jones (Year 10).

Scientists of the Week
Jonah Stevens (Year 10) - excellent performance in Biology CT
Joseph Brittain (Year 9) - excellent performance in Chemistry CT1 and great work ethic across this term!
Aidan Kerr (Year 8) - top mark in class in CT1 (92%).
Claires Court remembersClaires 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.
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