Senior Girls Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Richards' words Lent week 2
Mr Richards' words Lent week 2
I am delighted with the way both staff and students have adapted to online learning.
Friday 15 January'At-Home' IGCSE Maths Exam 21:40pm - 3:40pm
Tuesday 19 JanuarySeniors Virtual Parent Drugs Talks7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 20 JanuarySpotlight on the Sixth Form5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 27 JanuaryVirtual G9 Options Fayre/Parent Evening6:00pm - 8:00pm
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians

As we finish our second week of home learning, I would like to thank you again for your wonderful support of your children as they tackle the challenges that remote education can bring. Without exception, we have been pleased with the way children from four years old in Reception through to our 18 year olds in Year 13 have developed their metacognition and shown energy in their lessons. Thank you also for talking to us with feedback reflecting on your own lockdown experiences.

Across the media this week, children’s mental wellbeing has continued to be a hot topic of conversation, with a number of leading psychologists expressing considerable concern over the negative impact on children of not being in school. At Claires Court, we are working hard to ensure our lessons take on both pastoral and academic elements to maintain our link with your children that goes beyond simply delivering a curriculum. Please continue to stay in contact with us if you have any concerns on this matter. Please talk to us, we will be only too happy to support you.

With much to read and watch from your child’s Divisional Headteachers, I will close with this thought from the Buddhist religion:
‘A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other rather than about each other.’

Have a safe and restful weekend.

Best wishes

Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

Critical Worker and Vulnerable Form - Seniors
Please see the new In-School Remote Learning form to complete if your child falls into the critical worker or vulnerable category and you require them to attend school for their remote learning during the period 18 January to 12 February 2021. Please find further guidance about bringing your child into school.
If you have any changes to your requirements after you have submitted the form, please let us know by writing to:
  • Senior Boys -
  • Senior Girls -
  • Sixth Form -
Form Time/Registration 
Just a gentle reminder that form time/registration is at 8.50am and it is important for all pupils to be in attendance online promptly. Any absence for illness or medical appointments to be reported into the school office by telephoning 01628 327500 (all voicemails will be picked up when the office opens at 8am) or by emailing - thanking you in advance. 
‘At-Home’ IGCSE Maths Exams - Wednesday 13/Friday 15 January 
Please don’t forget to return the papers and declaration form using the SAE provided.
Library News - Book Clubs are back
Online Book Clubs resume bigger and better this term and start on Tuesday 19 January. See your Library Services Classrooms for details.
  • Year 7 Book Club: Tuesday Period 5, 3pm
  • Year 8 to 11 Book Club: Tuesday lunchtime, 1pm 
Also the wonderful "The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children" is a beautiful collection of stories, poems, essays and pictures provided by over 100 children’s writers and illustrators created during the first lockdown and can be accessed here.

Curriculum Statements and Digital Learning Handbook
Please refer to the curriculum statement for your daughter's year group for further information about our approach to teaching within each subject area. These booklets outline what is being taught, how it will be taught, the resources that are used, and how progress will be assessed. Headteacher and parent online surgery - Tuesday mornings 9.15am to 10.15am
If you would like an appointment to ‘meet’ with Mr Richards please contact Helen Phipps at and a time slot and link can then be emailed to you. He is happy to help with any issues or concerns during this surgery, equally, he also loves to hear when things are going well.  

Tuesday 19 January - Drug awareness parental talk
Just a gentle reminder about the virtual drugs awareness talk on Tuesday 19 January 2021 from 7pm to 8pm. Please see here for further information. You can join the talk using this MEET link, but we kindly ask that you turn both your mic and camera off prior to joining. Please note this event is aimed at parents, and the girls will be having pupil specific talks later in the week.

Wednesday 20 January - Spotlight on the Sixth Form 5pm to 6pm 
A link to join this event is being emailed to our Year 10 and Year 11 parents who have registered on Monday 18 January.

Thursday 21 January - Pupil DrugFam Talks
  •      G7 and G8 Period 1 (9.10am)
  •      G9 and G10 Period 3 (11.50am)
Wednesday 27 January - Virtual G9 Options Fayre/Parent Evening
Save the date. Please see further information here which will be emailed home also.

Fitness lockdown challenge
To stay fit and active, pupils and staff are taking part in a fitness challenge and can track their walking, running or cycling miles on a shared sheet. Let’s see whether pupils or staff do the most each week. 
University and Apprenticeship Virtual FairUniversity and Apprenticeship Virtual Fair

A free university and apprenticeship search virtual event aimed at Year 11 and Sixth Form students is taking place between 12 and 6pm on Wednesday 27 January. 
Get a taste of Claires Court with our virtual open events

Virtual open events continue to be available during the lockdown for anyone exploring their choices for schooling for three to 18 year olds at Claires Court.
Get a taste of Claires Court with our virtual open events
1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6AW
Tel: 01628 327500     Email:

Please note all our School privacy notices can be found here. Please ensure you keep you and your child's information up to date. You can login to the report portal to change any details or alternatively, please contact your school office.

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