Senior Boys Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Wilding's words Lent week 10
Mr Wilding's words Lent week 10
Thanks to all of our parents whose cheerful messages of support for our work here back in school; from the gentle glow arising for the superb organisation of the nursing team for in-house vaccinations and lateral flow testing, to last...
Friday 19 MarchRed Nose DayAll Day
Thursday 25 MarchLateral Flow Home TestAll Day
Tuesday 30 MarchSchool & Nursery Term Ends (full day)All Day
Wednesday 31 MarchEnd of Term Reports on the Portal & emailed homeAll Day
Friday 02 AprilGOOD FRIDAYAll Day
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians
A bit of sunshine, the return of some routines, challenge and nurture in equal balance, there has even been talk of sports fixtures for our boys and girls after Easter. School is back!

While we are celebrating the return of children to school, we are also being very mindful of the significant impact Covid-19 has had on our families, and while ‘the norm’ looks not too far away, we are being careful to ensure that our community is supported whenever help is needed. Please contact the school should you have any questions regarding how our pastoral system is adapting to look after your children with the utmost care, or should you have any queries about our Safety Control Measures. 

I hope you enjoy the musings from our Headteachers, and I wish you a fabulous weekend.
Best wishes
Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher


Lateral Flow Home Testing
Please note the guidance on page 15 of the latest instruction booklet (January 2021 version 1.3.2) that you must report your son’s Covid-19 home test result to the NHS within 24 hours, whether positive, negative or void, via Please report positive results only to the school. Thank you.
Red Nose Day - Friday 19 March
Thank you to all who supported Red Nose Day today. Current, but still counting, total is a fantastic £714, so big thanks! For those still wishing to donate, donations may be made on the parent portal via the “Brufut Challenge”. 

Saturday Sport - 20 and 27 March
Saturday morning rugby training will take place from 9.30am - 10.45am. A reminder to all boys to please wear full rugby kit, and remember mouthguards, boots and water bottles. Unfortunately parents are not allowed to watch, so will have to drop off and collect. Venues are 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).
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. 

Language Choices for Year 8
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.  

Music Department
Vito Horvat (Year 7) has passed his Grade 2 piano. Due to COVID-19, he had to record his pieces at home and send them to the Exam Board. Well done to Vito and to his teacher Mr Brooks.
Linguists of the Week
In German:
  • Year 7 for their excellent vocabulary test: Kairav Ahuja (7A), Caspar Bose (7A) and Nathan Dodd (7A)
  • Year 8 for their excellent presentation on ‘My town’: Tom Peacey (8C), Auryn Payne (8D), Nathaniel Gyasi (8B) and James Rapier (8A)
  • Year 9 for their excellent vocabulary test: Max Setchell (9D), Cole Dodd (9B) and Tom Crane (9A)
Historians of the Week
This week's History stars are:
  • KS3 - Jake Rogers and Prabhan Kang (Year 9) for their excellent Common Tasks
  • KS4- Kashshaf Baig (Year 11) for his excellent essay this week

Mathematicians of the Week:
Congratulations to Alex Johnstone and Kairav Ahuja (Year 7), Bryn Davies (Year 9) and Jake Foster and Louis Young (Year 10).

Scientists of the Week
  • Tom Buckland and Jake Hyslop (Year 8) for their excellent practical skills when burning fuels
  • Charlie Carter (Year 9) for his work on the physics of car collisions and force calculations
  • Jake Lee (Year 9) for his fantastic practical skills - showing responsibility in reading the method and solving problems
  • Rafe Spearing and Charlie Bayley (Year 10) for their excellent practical skills when extracting DNA
  • Ollie Todd (Year 10) for excellent work on genetics
  • Ben Dyer and Harry Hobbs (Year 11) - Takeaway homework competition winners
  • Barnaby Howe (Year 11) for great work in our enzyme practical
Book Recommendation of the Week
Celebrating Global Recycling Day at Claires CourtCelebrating Global Recycling Day at Claires Court

Global Recycling Day, held on Thursday 18 March, was originally created in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays on preserving our primary resources and ultimately protecting our planet.
Students win prestigious ISA National Art Award

Claires Court pupils picked up their paints, clay, pencils, and other equipment to create artwork to be entered into the ISA National Art competition.
Students win prestigious ISA National Art Award
Wins at the ISA Musical Theatre competition 2021Wins at the ISA Musical Theatre competition 2021

This year, Claires Court pupils competed in the ISA Musical Theatre competition for KS2-KS5 which is held annually to showcase the ISA's most talented singers and actors across the country. Judges were looking for quality of tone, technique...
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