Senior Boys Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Wilding's words Lent week 8
Mr Wilding's words Lent week 8
It really is not possible to explain the sense of absolute excitement and expectation at Senior Boys this week, as we have been running full time school inhouse and online, and at the same time: Running the largest medical testing and...
Friday 05 MarchB7, B9, B10 & B11 Lateral Flow Tests (by appointment)All Day
Monday 08 MarchReturn to School for allAll Day
Saturday 13 MarchSaturday Morning Rugby Training (MRC B7/B9, Phoenix B8/B10/B11)9:30am - 10:45am
From the office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians
Thank you so much for your support over the past few months, and especially in this last week with our final (hopefully!) few days of home learning, and with our Lateral Flow testing for Year 7 children and above. 
We cannot wait to see your children on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes
Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

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Our condolences
It is with great sadness that we write to let you know that Mrs Pauline Crawley passed away on Thursday this week at the age of 65 years. She retired in April 2019 having spent the previous 12 years working in Claires Court Nursery and was a much valued and loved member of staff who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this terribly sad time.


Return to School - Monday 8 March
All year groups are to return to school on Monday 8 March. Our thanks to you all for your wonderful work as home schoolers, and we are happy to send you off for a well deserved break.

A few reminders:
  • Full school uniform on non-sporting days (long or short shirt sleeves). Sports kit only on the days boys are playing sport 
  • Face masks (not snoods/scarves) to be worn in communal areas and classrooms, as well as on all transport services
  • Chromebooks need to be fully charged overnight and chargers left at home. If chromebooks are forgotten, please do not drop them into school, as we cannot accept them. We will be minimising Chromebook use in lessons where possible, to get boys away from screens, so they can manage without it for the day
  • Please support your son in remembering all the items he needs for his school day, including packed lunch, sport kit, water bottle. If these items are forgotten please leave them in the ‘Drop box’ at the end of the drive, which we will empty and boys can collect from Mrs Tarr at reception
  • Supervised study will be available after school Monday through to Thursday, but boys need to be collected at 5.15pm, as the school coaches will have already departed at 4.30pm
  • No sharing of equipment between boys, therefore please no balls for breaktime play to be brought into school. We will provide a supply of balls for each year group which will be sanitised after use.
  • We will be reminding the boys in assembly that they should refrain from physical contact/play/wrestling during break times, but if parents can also reinforce this message at home we would be grateful. 
Saturday Sport
Saturday morning rugby training will take place for the remainder of term, with sessions running on 13, 20 and 27 March. All sessions will run from 9.30am - 10.45am. Unfortunately, parents are not allowed to watch, so will have to drop off and collect. Venues as follows:
  • Years 7 and 9 at Maidenhead Rugby Club (on the 3G)
  • Years 8, 10 and 11 at Phoenix Rugby Club (Institute Road, Taplow, SL6 0NS)
At Phoenix, please could Year 8 and 11 parents drop off and collect at Phoenix Rugby Club, and Year 10 parents at Boundary Road (directly above the grounds up the hill).
A reminder to all boys to wear full rugby kit, and remember mouthguards, boots and water bottles. All sessions will run according to RFU current guidance.
Science Week Challenge
Boys are invited to pick a challenge and upload a video or a photo of their achievement to their House Classroom. A reminder of the challenges:
  • Drop an egg from an upstairs window without it breaking
  • Make a chair out of cardboard strong enough for you to sit on
  • Make a video of phototropism,
National Citizen Service
Year 11 boys were introduced to the NCS at a recent assembly, and we are pleased to let you know that the NCS website is now live for sign ups if your son is interested in participating. Please find further information in the form of a parent information pack and parent video.  
Public Exam Briefing for Parents - Tuesday 2 March 10am
Many thanks to all those who were able to join us for the Exams update MEET on Tuesday this week, and please find the presentation and live recording from the MEET. 
Linguists of the Week
In Spanish for their excellent online participation:
  • KS3: Noah Fewell-Russell, Harry Vickers, James Burnand and Tom Darley (all Year 7)
  • KS4: Oliver Specktor (Year 10), and Charlie Webster, Sam Walton, Gio Berto and Kashshaf Baig (all Year 11)
Mathematicians of the Week
Congratulations to Danny Joita (Year 7), Tommy Beever and Ben Waring (Year 8), Juan Englebrecht and Freddie Duff (Year 9) and Jonah Stevens, Louis Stewart and Charlie Badman (Year 10).

Scientists of the Week
  • Nikhil Vedhi (Year 9) for his hard work preparing for his Common Tasks in all three sciences
  • Tom Field (Year 8) for his Common Task achievement
  • Will Lawrenson (Year 10) for excellent work throughout lockdowns (and in school) resulting in the outstanding progress in Biology
  • Jack Beever (Year 10) for excellent application of knowledge in CT2
  • Harry Hobbs (Year 11) for excellent application of knowledge in Biology Midterms. 
Book Recommendation of the Week

Album Design challenge artworkAlbum Design challenge artwork

We launched a creative challenge for parents and young people and the art you produced truly did compete with the originals. 
Combined Cadet Force coming to Claires Court

Claires Court has been selected by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as the first school in Maidenhead to start a new Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army Contingent from February 28, with cadets ready to parade from September 2021.
Combined Cadet Force coming to Claires Court
Claires Court pupils take part in Stanley Spencer Gallery competitionClaires Court pupils take part in Stanley Spencer Gallery competition

A Stanley Spencer Gallery competition, entitled ‘Spring’ is encouraging Claires Court pupils to explore the theme of new beginnings and to produce their own interpretation of this.
Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8TE
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