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Mr Richards' words summer week 1
Mr Richards' words summer week 1
Welcome back!  As the Summer term begins, Mr Richards welcomes you back at the link below. 
Monday 26 AprilActivities and late buses commenceAll Day
Monday 03 MayBank holidayAll Day
From the Office
A message from the Executive Head
Dear Parents and Guardians
Here comes the sun!
Welcome to the Summer Term - a term which we hope will be as enjoyable as it is safe. The staff are literally buzzing with excitement at the thought of some normality in the school day which is emerging slowly but securely into our lives. 
Over the next few weeks I hope to share with you the schools plans for the term. This includes items that we would consider as our 'usual routine' - sports days, galas, plays and performances, trips and sports fixtures, after school activities and a full enrichment programme, and of course, the core of our work which is teaching and learning. Several months ago this seemed a distant dream - we have every hope that it will become a reality.
This week, the Heads have decided to share their introduction to the term in person - I hope you enjoy the videos! 
Have a wonderful weekend. 
Best wishes
Justin Spanswick
Executive Head Teacher

Summer Term Catering Offer
Thank you to everyone who responded to the recent Catering Provision Survey and for your most valuable comments.
Naturally, as further restrictions are lifted, our aim is to increase what we are able to offer as soon as safely possible. But a common theme that emerged was a wish for a cold lunchtime option and our catering teams believe they can now provide this. Therefore, from Monday 26 April we will offer a boxed salad and a yoghurt or fruit option. Please see our website and menus at All sites Summer Menus.
In order not to delay the widening of our lunchtime offer, there is no need to reorder your child’s meal options for next week (ie w/c 26 April) as we will provide a quantity of salads and yoghurts with every year groups’ hot food. Your child will be able to make the choice of a hot or cold meal at the point of delivery and choose a piece of fruit or a yoghurt at the same time. We will also have an offering for our Nursery and Junior pupils.  
However, if your child wants a salad rather than the hot food, please help us by rebooking your child’s meal options for the following week (ie w/c 3 May) onwards and to do this no later than 4pm on Thursday 29 April. There is no need to rebook if you have no changes. You will also be able to alternate your child’s meal choices, for example, have a salad on one day, hot meal the next and/or vegetarian. Again this flexibility was requested by many. Please note that you should still book all five days as the weekly charging arrangement will continue.
Whilst still not the ideal, we hope by half term we should see some further relaxation of the Covid restrictions as promised by the Prime Minister which will enable us to reopen our dining rooms fully.  
Stephen Rhodes
Domestic Bursar

Ski Trip
Current Year 4- Year 12. We have had a fantastic response to our ski trip for Easter 2022. We are trying to obtain more places from our ski company and are confident we should be able to do so. If you have not already paid your deposit for either skiing or snowboarding and would like to go on the trip please can you pay the deposit by Sunday 25 April at the latest. We will be in touch with everyone shortly to confirm whether you were successful in obtaining a place.

Summer Term
Welcome back to all our parents and pupils.

Reporting your son’s absence from school
Please don’t forget to call the school office to report any sickness/absence/medical appointments on 01628 327400 or alternatively you can email juniorboys@clairescourt.com

Coaches and Activities
We return to late coaches next week Monday to Thursday, with coaches departing Junior Boys at 5pm to College Avenue and Senior Boys which will link up with the homeward bound coaches. Collection for our Activity Programme will be between 5pm-5.15pm.

Peripatetic Music
We are delighted that our peripatetic music lessons return next week. If your son(s) are interested in music lessons please complete the following form. Mrs Stevenson would be delighted to discuss these with you.

Virtual Parents’ Evening
A letter will be sent out on Monday inviting you to select an appointment time with your son’s form tutor.

The Big Ask - Adult Views
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Adults are also able to add their views and can do via this link.
The results from this survey will help the Children’s Commissioner identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.

Chess Words
Congratulations to Tom A, Kanishka S and Ben N for being selected to play in the Under 11 Team Finals representing Maidenhead. Also congratulations go to Henry P and Raefe K for being selected to play in the Under 9 Team Finals. Whilst these boys are representing Maidenhead, they will be going up against county players from around the country. We wish them all the very best and are proud of their achievement in being recognised at this level. Well done!

Individual registration for the 2021 Delancey UK Chess Challenge Megafinals is now open. Players can use this link to register. The Megafinals and Gigafinals are taking part online due to continuing social distancing measures, however we are pleased to confirm that the Terafinal will be taking place over the board at Blenheim Palace. We also have a Challengers event taking place in Daventry.

Rabbit Awards
Awarded for kindness, helpfulness and compassion doing the right thing without being asked, it is what makes our school a wonderful environment. This week our rabbits have been awarded to Matthieu M (5G) and Year One (1S).
Reducing screen time after lockdown online learningReducing screen time after lockdown online learning

Throughout both lockdowns, Claires Court were able to seamlessly transition into remote learning due to our already strong provision of digital education. 
Claires Court staff 'Race the Thames' to raise money for charity

Claires Court staff members will be taking part in the 2021 Race the Thames challenge to raise money and awareness for two charities; London Youth Rowing (LYR), and Aspire. 
Claires Court staff 'Race the Thames' to raise money for charity
Former Claires Court pupil earns Great Britain a Tokyo Olympic Games quota placeFormer Claires Court pupil earns Great Britain a Tokyo Olympic Games quota place

Amber Hill excelled as a pupil at Claires Court and has grown from strength to strength since leaving, now reaching new heights in her athletic career aged 23. 
Ridgeway, The Thicket, Maidenhead, SL6 3QE
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