Senior Boys Bulletin
Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mr Wilding's words summer week 7
Mr Wilding's words summer week 7
The return after half-term to school has brought with it many welcome changes at school; greater flexibility around the site, fuller dining rooms, academic classrooms back in use as subject areas and, of course, summer dress and the weather to go...
Monday 14 JuneB11 NASA (Next Academic Stage Activities) week 1 (T101 & games)All Day
Tuesday 15 JuneYear 10 David Hyner P3-511:50am - 4:00pm
Monday 21 JuneB11 NASA week 2 (T101 & games)All Day
Monday 21 JuneArts Week (details TBC)All Day
Wednesday 23 JuneB7 Workshare6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday 24 JuneY11 Thorpe ParkAll Day
From the Office
Catering Provision 
Parents are reminded that from 7 June we are no longer providing a fixed cost takeaway lunch menu and meals do not need to be booked in advance. The dining rooms are open for breakfast, breaks and lunches, and children may select from any of the available menu items. Food and drink is charged on a pay as you go basis via the till. There are age appropriate services and fixed costs for our younger years. You can top up your child’s dining account via the Parent Portal, where you can also see what has been bought. Should you have any queries regarding dining, please contact the Domestic Bursar, Stephen Rhodes, at

Trip Letters
Please find attached a letter for those who have been offered a place on the 2022 ski trip. 9-17 April 2022 - Ski trip interim letter


Locker Padlocks

Please be reminded that all boys must have a working padlock at school for their locker, so that their mobile phone can be safely stored away. If required, these can be purchased from Mrs Tarr at reception and added to your invoice.

Combined Cadet Force - Last Call!
Last call for anyone who wants to sign up for CCF in September, please fill in the enrolment form from the CCF site and make the initial payment via the pay portal.

Reporting School Absence - Trial at Senior Boys
We are trialling a new system at Senior Boys ONLY of reporting your son’s absence via the Report Portal. Once logged in, select Absence Reporting from the left hand navigation, and then select your child’s name (Senior Boys only at this stage please, not siblings in other divisions). Enter the date/timings of the absence, select a reason from the drop down and provide further details to explain the absence. Please see slide five of the help document for further information. Any feedback after using the system would be gratefully received to Amy Hewitt via

PTA Nearly New Uniform - Friday 9 July 4.30pm 
Subject to change depending to COVID restrictions, but please save the date for the PTA Nearly New Uniform sale on Friday 9 July from 4.30pm - 6.30pm. If you are planning to attend, please complete this form so we have an idea of the numbers of people arriving at different times. Please do not drive into school until all coaches have departed the Senior Boys site.
Donations of Nearly New Uniform
The PTA will be accepting donations of good quality uniforms from Monday 5 July and 100% of the proceeds raised from the sale will now go directly to the PTA. All money raised will be used to enrich the school lives of the boys who attend the Senior Boys School. All items donated should be good quality and laundered or dry cleaned. Accepted items include blazers, jumpers, ties, trousers, shirts, rugby, football, PE shirts and shorts. No socks please. Any queries, please contact Tina Webster via email

Hawkinsport Claires Court Shopping Days - 19 and 20 July
Hawkinsport will be hosting Claires Court shopping days on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 July (and throughout July and early August) at their Bourne End store (SL8 5DT). Please book an appointment in advance to help things run smoothly on the day. Further information on sports kit and bookings can be found here.

Stanley Spencer Competition
Please find the results from the Claires Court and Stanley Spencer Spring 2021 Competition linked below. The Gallery was very impressed with the output from all the boys and girls, and their work can be viewed here.

Games & Fixtures Next Week 
Can all parents please ensure that their son brings sun cream with them to school and applies it before PE and games lessons, as well as fixtures. Team sheets for fixtures are emailed to boys and parents, but can also be checked at using the password CCsport2020. 

Parents are welcome to spectate at all matches against LVS, however for all other fixtures played away from home next week, parents will not be allowed to attend. For the home matches against Oratory Prep parents will be able to watch.

Saturday 12 June (all 9.30am start)
U12s v LVS @ Boyne Hill CC  
U13s v LVS @ LVS  -  County Plate
U14s v LVS @ Phoenix Rugby Club
U15s v LVS @ Locks Ride, Winkfield Row, RG42 7NJ

Tuesday 15 June (all 3pm start @ Shiplake RG9 4BW)
U12A v Shiplake College @ Shiplake College
U13A v Shiplake College @ Shiplake College 
U12/U13B v Shiplake College @ Shiplake College
Tuesday 15 June (2.30pm start)
U14A v Dr Challoner's GS @ Dr Challoner's GS (HP6 5HA)

Thursday 17 June (2.30pm start)
U13A v Oratory Prep @ OPS  (RG8 7SF)
U13B v Oratory Prep @ OPS 
U12A v Oratory Prep @ Boyne Hill CC  (SL6 5AE)
U12B v Oratory Prep @ Phoenix Rugby Club (SL6 0NS)  
U14A  v  Shiplake College @ Shiplake College   2.30pm start

Please note that some of the fixtures listed may change depending on progress in the various county cup/plate competitions. Updates will appear on the sports section of the school website, so please check this for the latest information.

Parent Workshare / Evenings - Save the Date
Further details regarding the format and timings to follow in due course, but please save the following dates for the different year groups:
  • B7 Workshare - Wednesday 23 June
  • B8 Workshare Thursday 1 July
  • B9 Parent Evening Tuesday 6 July
  • B10 Parent Afternoon - Friday 9 July
Many thanks to all the Year 9 parents for sharing their views on whether they would prefer face-to-face or virtual meetings with teachers. Overall it was a pretty even split with 39% face-to-face, 44% virtual and the rest no preference! We obviously appreciate the pros and cons of both, and thank you for your feedback.


Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Enrolment

Year 8 pupils now have the opportunity to enrol on the new CCF programme, please see letter for further details. If your son wishes to sign up, please complete the relevant forms via the CCF Google Site and pay the £60 initial joining fee via the Payment Portal by Monday 14 June.


GCSE Options Timetable - w/c 14 June 

Just a reminder that Year 9’s will be moving to their GCSE Options subjects next week and the boys will receive a copy of their new timetable from their tutor on Monday morning. 


Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Enrolment

We would like to confirm that we have enough places available for current Year 10 boys to join the CCF programme. Please see the letter here and the link to the CCF Google Site for the relevant forms. The deadline for completion of enrolment forms and payment of the £60 initial joining fee is Monday 14 June.
Music Exam Success
Anoop J in Year 9 has just passed his Grade 2 piano exam. Well done to Anoop and to his teacher Mr Brooks
Linguists of the Week
In Spanish for their commitment to learning:
  • KS3: Caspar B (7A), Spike S (7A), James B (7B), Henry A (7B), Harry V (7D) and Noah F-R (7D) 
  • S4: Dan G (10B), Dom L (10B), Oliver S (10B) and Luke B-M (10D)
Mathematicians of the Week
Myles G, Tayte F and Charlie d S (Year 7); Aidan K and Luke D (Year 8); Tom W (Year 9) and Adam N and Luke B-M (Year 10).

Historians of the Week
  • KS3 - Issac M (Year 7) and Leo K, Haydn S and Thomas P (Year 8) all for their super work this week
  • KS4 - Rafe S (Year 10) for his very pleasing Common Task
Scientists of the Week
  • Bryn D (Year 9) for excellent class work in Biology
  • Robbie J (Year 10) for outstanding performance in the Biology and Chemistry CT3
  • Louis Y (Year 10) for excellent results in CT3 in all three sciences
  • Jed W (Year 10) for his improvement and excellent CT3 results
Sports Update
On Tuesday this week, the U14 cricket team played Windsor Boys in the 2nd round of the County Cup. Batting first our U14s scored 129-1 in 20 overs with Joe B scoring 44 not out, Finn K 43 not out and Harrison A 22. In reply Windsor were Bowled out for 61 with Harrison A 2-10 and Joe B 2-6 the most successful bowlers. Eddie H also bowled exceptionally well, bowling Windsor Boys' opening 'Berkshire' batsman with the first ball of the innings with what was an unplayable delivery. 

Congratulations to the whole side on what was an excellent team performance. On Thursday the U14s beat Holyport College in the quarter-final of the county cup. Scoring a mammoth 243-4, top run scorers were Billy C 58 not out, Joe B 43 and George C 34 not out. In reply, Holyport were bowled out cheaply with Prabhan K taking 3-4 and Juan E 2-0. The semi-final will be played next week, away against Eton College. 
The U15s lost in the semi-final to Wellington College. Batting first the U15s made 93-7 with Louis S scoring 57. In reply Wellington passed our total for the loss of one wicket.
The U12s beat St Bernard's in their county cup quarter final. St Bernard's were bowled out for 88. The pick of the bowlers were Harrison A with 3-1 and Zac P 2-5. In reply, the U12s made 89-4 with Zac P top scoring with 39. The semi-final is due to be played next week against Herschel GS. More details to follow.
Book Recommendation of the Week
VR enables the Juniors to travel the worldVR enables the Juniors to travel the world

Recently our Juniors have been journeying all around the world using virtual reality. 
Fun in the sun at the National Schools Regatta

On 29-30 May 2021, Claires Court students returned to Dorney Lake to compete in the National Schools’ Regatta.  This prestigious event is the largest regatta for Juniors in Great Britain, attracting competitors from over 350 clubs and...
Fun in the sun at the National Schools Regatta
The return of sport fixtures!The return of sport fixtures!

With Covid-19 restrictions easing, we are able to see a glimpse of normal school life return. One thing we are sure of is that all students and staff have missed fixtures! This past half term, we have seen the slow introduction of these in the...
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