Senior Boys Bulletin
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Mr Wilding's words Lent week 6
Mr Wilding's words Lent week 6
12 months ago, I wrote in this half term piece the news of the sad death of our former CCJB Deputy Head, Susan Payne, after a long illness. I recalled her proudest moment for school, when our junior chess team won the national finals in Bristol...
Monday 15 FebruaryHalf-Term HolidayAll Day
Monday 22 FebruaryY11, 12 &13 Exams briefing for parents6:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 26 FebruaryB9 Options Form Deadline9:00am - 10:00am
From the Office

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 9 February
The following cyberbullying advice was shared with boys this week via their Google Classrooms as part of Safer Internet Day, and there is also parental advice for your information: Lateral Flow Testing consent
With the Government announcement that it hopes schools to reopen from 8 March, may we please ask you to complete the Lateral Flow Testing consent form as soon as possible, if you had not already completed it at the start of term. Many thanks.

CWV Form 22 February to 5 March
Please find the new Critical Worker and Vulnerable children form to complete if you require your son to come into school for his remote learning at all during the two week period after half term. Guidance about In-School remote learning provision at Senior Boys can be found at

Senior Head’s Open House MEET - Tuesday 23 February 10am weekly 
Please feel free to drop in here ( to speak with Mrs Rogers, Mr Richards and Mr Wilding from 10am to 10.30am every Tuesday morning.
House challenges
Further details on Mr Hudson’s two House challenges, BioDiversity and Flipping Fantastic Pancake Tuesday can be found here.

Fans of Mr Hudson’s refereeing can see his highlights from last Saturday's Saracens v Ealing trailfinders here.
YEARS 7, 8 and 9:
Food Technology - Tuesday afternoons
For those who have participated, we hope your sons have been enjoying their Food Tech lessons with Mrs Irons. The delicious recipes are shared below, for anyone else who wants to have a go: YEAR 9 ONLY:
B9 Options Presentation Evening - Tuesday 2 February
Please find the live recording from the Options Information Evening, along with the presentation, GCSE Handbook and GCSE Options Form for completion by 26 February please.
Year 11, 12 and 13 Parents Exams Briefing - Monday 22 February
Mr Wilding, Mr Richards and Mrs Rogers will be holding a presentation evening at 6pm on Monday 22 February to clarify matters on Mid-term assessments and Public exams. Please join them using this MEET link ( with your camera and mic turned off. 
B11 Mid-term Assessments
Year 11 Mid-term assessments will be taking place week commencing 1 March, please find the timetable for these. They will be taking place via the boys’ subject classrooms and will require cameras to be on. Please be aware that these are not ‘exams’, but merely an opportunity for the boys to show what they know and understand.
Fitness ‘Lockdown’ Challenge
We are now into the final week of the Fitness Lockdown challenge and the leaderboards after week four looked like this:

Senior Boys Pupils
1st  Matt Creaser (Yr 11) 360.0 miles
2nd  Sam Walton (Yr 11) 267.6 miles
3rd  Tommy Evans (Yr 11) 240.0 miles
4th  Michael Colton (Yr 7) 233.0 miles
5th  Freddie Lee (Yr 7) 135.1 miles

Senior Boys Staff
1st  Mr S Cripps  511.6 miles
2nd  Ms L Lowry  409.9 miles
3rd  Mr C Ingham-Clark  265.8 miles
4th  Mrs A Hewitt  235.5 miles
5th  Mrs J Ging  217.5 miles

House Leaderboard   
1st  KELLY            1,940.6 miles
2nd  RIDGEWAY        1,792.2 miles
3rd  ROWANHURST    1,736.7 miles
4th  ST LAWRENCE    1,574.0 miles
Art - ISA regional art competition winners
Congratulations to the following boys who won their categories in the ISA London West art competition:
  • Raphael Seigner in the 'Drawing and Fashion Accessories' gallery
  • Bryn Davies in the 'Photography, Sketchbook and Textiles' gallery.
Their work can be seen in the online gallery. There were seven winners from Claires Court in total, and they all now go on to enter the National Competition in March. Good luck to all.

Music and Drama
Many congratulations to Olly Spence (Year 11) who has passed his Grade 7 LAMDA exam with Distinction. Very well done Olly.
Linguists of the Week
In French for their excellent online participation:
  • KS3 - Danny Joita, Auryn Payne and Will Gent
  • KS4 - Jack Beever, Oliver Ledgar and Connor Peters.
Historians of the Week
  • John Ross Allen (Year 7 for very good work
  • Charlie Badman (Year 10) for continuing excellent work.
Scientists of the Week
  • Caspar Bose (Year 7) for excellent understanding of the properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Archie Lee (Year 8) for getting full marks in an online assessment on combustion
  • Will Chandler (Year 11) for his excellent engagement during MEETs in all three sciences.
  • All of Year 9 Set 1 for all of their hard work and creativity this half term.
Book Recommendation of the Week
#stayingconnected for sixth formers#stayingconnected for sixth formers

Our weekly Sixth Form newsletter Staying Connected helps keep all our sixth formers engaged and informed about all school matters and other topics of interest. Check out the half term jam-packed edition here.
Seven pupils reach national arts competition final

Congratulations to Claires Court pupils who have been shortlsted as finalists in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) national art competition.
Seven pupils reach national arts competition final
Music and art fun for everyoneMusic and art fun for everyone

We're launching a new challenge for parents and young people to have a bit of creative fun together with music and art. 
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