|From the Office|
|A message from the Executive Head|
Dear Parents and Guardians
With the school currently going through its appeal to build a new school, I thought it would be appropriate to share with you a picture that one of our parents sent to me this morning from the Junior Boys school driveway. A beautiful picture…and absolutely freezing! We will update you on any outcomes from the appeal process as soon as we hear anything.
Thank you so much to the hundreds of you who have responded to our questionnaire regarding after school activities and school transport. If you’ve not yet had the chance to complete this form, please do so by 9pm on Sunday evening. Your feedback will help inform our plans and I will be able to confirm next week the arrangements for the Lent term.
We are also inviting our peripatetic teachers back into school in January. It will be lovely to have the sound of musical instruments filling our hallways once again, and I know the Heads of Music are delighted at this prospect.
We are hoping to be able to support our local Food Share, and I am aware some of you have already sent in items that will go to those in need this Christmas. We are currently establishing with our local charity groups if they are allowed to accept food parcels in light of the Covid-19 crisis - hopefully they can, and we will let you know next week. On the subject of food, I am pleased to say that all pupils will have the opportunity to have a traditional Christmas lunch this year (with crackers!) - electronic forms are included below:
I can also provisionally confirm we are intending to run a short holiday camp programme before Christmas, depending of course on any restrictions that tend to emerge overnight! We’ll share details shortly.
Have a lovely weekend, and please stay safe.
Executive Head Teacher
Saturday 28 November
Please note, there will be NO sport for any year groups this Saturday, 28 November.
Lunch booking form - Junior Boys & Senior Boys
(w/c 7 December, Christmas Lunch 11 December and w/c 14 December)
Monday 7 December - Year 7 Flu Immunisation
- Please find the final lunch booking form for Senior Boys for the remainder of term, which also includes the booking for Christmas Lunch on Friday 11 December.
- Please complete this form if you want to book lunches for the rest of term only, the rest of term and Christms lunch, or just Christmas lunch, by 4pm Thursday 3 December. 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.
- As before, please complete one form for each child, but please be aware that there is a different form for Nursery, Girls and Sixth Form.
The Year 7 Flu Immunisations will take place on Monday 7 December for those who have given consent. Thank you.
From 9 December - Christmas Tree Trail
Senior Boys will be participating in the St Luke’s Christmas Tree Trail, so please do get involved and support this lovely initiative from St Luke’s Church. vote for your favourite tree here.
Friday 11 December - Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch
Wear your festive jumper to school with pride for a £1 donation to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day appeal. If your son would like a Christmas lunch, please complete the form above by 4pm Thursday 3 December.
12 days of Christmas countdown competition - Deadline for entries Monday 30 November
If you're thinking of something to do this weekend, how about reimagining the 12 days of Christmas by drawing, crafting, sculpting or acting your way through to Christmas. Entrants will be shortlisted with the winner for each day voted for across the Claires Court Facebook page throughout December and prizes up for grabs.
The closing date is Monday 30 November and please send your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details can be found here.
Senior Open Mornings - Thursday 3 December
Families considering secondary school options for their sons and daughters are invited to Claires Court’s virtual open events. The online events, taking place at 9.30am on Thursday December 3, with Senior Head teachers James Wilding and Steve Richards are for families to ask questions and find out more about the educational journey and life at Claires Court.
The virtual open events can be booked here.
Historians of the Week
Kairav Ahuja (Year 7) for his superbly detailed diagram of a motte and bailey castle.
Charlie Presencer (Year 9) for his work on the Great Reform Act.
Linguists of the Week
Sam Bassett, Danny Joita, Raeef Khan and Harry Vickers for excellent online participation in Year 7.
Scientists of the Week
- Lewis Gabb (Year 11), Oliver Ledgar (Year 10) & Harry Barraclough (Year 8) for online seneca winners
- George Crowe (Year 9) for brilliant flipgrid on mass and weight
- Sam Brown and Tom Field (8B) for excellent Circuit Simulator work
- 8A for fantastic online engagement with virtual circuit building
Book Recommendation of the Week - Happy Reading!