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Mr Wilding's words Lent week 9
Mr Wilding's words Lent week 9
Our return to school this week has been blessed with 2 lovely days of weather to start with, permitting the boys to truly celebrate their freedom from #lockdown by total conversation. “Sir, I’ve only had my family to speak to for all...
Saturday 13 MarchSaturday Morning Rugby Training (MRC B7/B9, Phoenix B8/B10/B11)9:30am - 10:45am
Monday 15 MarchLateral Flow Home TestAll Day
Thursday 18 MarchLateral Flow Home TestAll Day
Friday 19 MarchRed Nose DayAll Day
Thursday 25 MarchLateral Flow Home TestAll Day
From the office
A message from the Executive Head

Dear Parents and Guardians

It has been wonderful to have the schools full of children again. A sense of normality has been felt even amongst the many safety control measures that have been put in place. Thank you all for your support of the school in preparing your children for their return. 

Knowing that Mr Richards and Mr Wilding have much to say in their words, I will be very brief! 

In short, your children have been fantastic in carrying out the Lateral Flow Tests this week, and our nurses along with their support staff have been very impressed, as well as very grateful for their mature attitude. Please take time to read my separate note which was sent earlier today giving directions on how to use the Testing Home kits that your sons and daughters will be bringing home. By continuing with this testing regime, we will ensure that both the school and home environments are as safe as they can be.

Have a lovely weekend.

Best wishes

Justin Spanswick
Executive Headteacher


Lateral Flow Home Testing
Your son will be bringing home three LFT packs today (each box contains three test kits), and an instruction booklet. Tests need to be carried out 3-5 days apart, so we recommend testing on a Monday and Thursday for the remainder of the term, and then Monday 19 April, prior to the start of term. Please report any positive test results to the school.
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 Boundary Road (directly above the grounds up the hill).

A reminder to all boys to please wear full rugby kit, and remember mouthguards, boots and water bottles. All sessions will run according to RFU current guidance.
Comic Relief - Friday 19 March
Boys are invited to support Red Nose Day by wearing ‘red mufti’ on Friday 19 March for a donation of £2, to be handed in to their form tutor at registration.
Back to Books!
The school libraries are open again for 'click and collect' book reservations, so bring back your old library books and replace them with some great new reads! There are hundreds of new books to choose from this term, so log in to the school library database and start browsing. Returning a book is easy! Just drop it in one of the special library book return boxes. All loans and returns are quarantined. 

Please complete the Year 7 into Y8 Language Choices Form to indicate which two languages from French, German and Spanish your son wishes to carry on with in Year 8 by Friday 26 March. Thank you.
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
Please find the presentation and correct live recording from the Exam Briefing MEET on 2 March. 

Linguists of the Week
In French for their excellent classwork:
  • Year 7 - Tom Darley
  • Year 8 - James Howlett-Bolton
  • Year 9 - Arthur Llewelyn
Historians of the Week
Historians of the Week, either as a result of excellent achievements in the recent Common Tasks, or the work done this week in 'real' school are:
  • Finley Garston (Year 7), Abbas Adnan (Year 8), Charlie Badman and Cameron Lowe (Year 10), and Andrew Paul (Year 11).
Mathematicians of the Week
Congratulations to Nathan Dodd (Year 7), Cole Dodd (Year 9) and Charlie Bailey (Year 10).

Scientists of the Week
  • James Rapier (Year 8) for his excellent response in an electricity task that was part of our Common Task.
  • Joe Kightley (Year 11) for his fantastic performance in the Chemistry Midterm and  recognition for his recent hard work and improvement from the first Mock exam.
  • Will Chandler (Year 11) for his fantastic effort in both his Physics Midterm and when making his corrections.
  • Lewis Gabb (Year 11) for excellent performance in Midterm assessments in Biology.
 Book Recommendation of the Week

Senior School Maths successSenior School Maths success

Senior Boys and Girls took part in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge hosted by UK Mathematics Trust where they took home 20 awards. The awards won included 17 bronze awards across Year 9-11 Boys and Girls, as well as:
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
Ray Mill Road East, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8TE
Tel: 01628 327600     Email:

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