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Claires Court Maidenhead - from Nursery to Sixth Form
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Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 3
Mrs Roger's words Autumn week 3
‘Why bother?’ A provocative question posed to our new Year 12 cohort this week in relation to applying to university! Jane Marshall, former Imperial College Admissions Tutor and now independent consultant, brings a witty and rhetorical...
Monday 27 SeptemberY12 Subject review testsAll Day
Monday 04 OctoberY13 Geography Trip to Juniper HallAll Day
Thursday 07 OctoberY12 Parents Evening5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 08 OctoberWhole School Open Morning9:30am - 11:30am
From the Office

PTA Firework and Halloween Spectacular - Saturday 9 October
Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Payment Portal at the discounted cost of £25 per family (2 adults, 2 children), or £9/adult and £5/child, and includes a burger or hotdog. Once purchased, wristbands will be available for you to collect on the night at the gate. (NB. You can buy full priced tickets on the night, but food will not be guaranteed).
Further information can be found in this poster, but please do book your tickets ASAP so we can confirm numbers for catering.
We look forward to seeing you on the night to enjoy the Year 10/11 stalls, bar, live music and silent fireworks!

Volunteers required @ Fireworks please!
Please contact Tina Webster via if you are able to help at the fireworks for any period of time, thank you. It’s a great way to meet other parents especially if you are new to the school.

Contacting the Sixth Form 
If you need to report an absence for your son or daughter or contact Sixth Form, please call 01628 327560. Please add this number to your contacts so you don't contact Senior Girls or Senior Boys in error as this often delays messages getting to the correct place. Alternatively, please email both and Many thanks in advance. 

Year 12 Subject Reviews
Year 12 subject review assessments will be conducted during lessons in the week commencing Monday 27 September. Subject teachers and the Sixth Form team will review the Year 12 results which will help indicate final A level and BTEC subject choices for the students.

Year 13 Autumn Internal Exams
Year 13 have worked hard this week, sitting their autumn Internal Exams. It was the first time many of them had taken exams outside of lessons and there were some sore hands at the end of the week! Results will be published on the Grade Card issued before Year 13 Parents’ Evening, which will be on Tuesday 12 October. Results will help Mrs Rogers to finalise UCAS predicted grades for university entrance. Further details of Parents’ Evening to follow.  

STEM & Medicine Careers experiences
Students are being offered immersive weekend experiences in 13 different STEM and medicine related careers where they can learn from top doctors, engineers, psychologists, investment bankers and more. Students can attend in-person at UCL or online. Other options include the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. It is expected that many programmes may be booked up very quickly. Students can click on any career below to see full details and register now:
  • Architecture: Use pioneering software to create 3D models
  • Cyber Security: Become a white hat hacker and pen-test a 'secure' system
  • Data Science: Use big data to salvage a business on the brink of collapse
  • Dentistry: Practise fillings and drill into decayed teeth
  • Engineering: Use AI to design the next autonomous vehicle
  • Forensic Science: Gather evidence, match fingerprints and analyse blood
  • Investment Banking: Build a winning portfolio and trade stocks live
  • Medicine: Read patient X-rays, ECGs and blood tests
  • Nursing: Watch a live wound care demonstration and try it out yourself
  • Psychology: Advise the police during a live hostage negotiation
  • Software Engineering: Discover the world of full-stack engineering 
  • Vet: Experience a live veterinary surgery simulation
  • Video Game Designer: Build your own spellbinding game in Unity
The Baby Bank

The Baby Bank was founded in 2015 by two Windsor mums. They accept  good-quality second-hand clothes, equipment and furniture and get them to families in extreme need. They support families within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
They are currently running low on vital essentials. Would you be able to help? They are looking for donations of:
  • Toothpaste - adults & children 
  • New feeding bottles
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappies
  • Baby Formula
  • Nappy Creams
  • Shampoo for babies, children & adults.
Donations may be brought to the Sixth Form from Monday 27 September.

Ride4Will - Sunday 10 October
A social ride for friends and family to remember Will, former Claires Court Head boy, and to raise funds for the Will Houghton Foundation.  Starting and finishing at the Akeman Inn, just North of Aylesbury, you can ride a 27 mile or 13 mile course round the beautiful North Buckinghamshire countryside. Courses are pretty, and gentle, and rideable by expert and beginner alike.  Lunch will be available at the Akeman Inn after the ride and we hope you can join us for what is always a fun day for an amazing cause.

If you are able to come along it would be great if you could register HERE as it really helps us plan.
Mr Richards' words Autumn week 3Mr Richards' words Autumn week 3

Well, we have now completed our second full week of school. We were able to get our top award winners to Lillibrooke on Tuesday evening, where we shared afternoon tea and celebrated the fantastic achievements of those present. I know lots of you...
CCF Weekend at Claires Court

An eyewitness account written by Captain O'Clee - Contingent Commander
CCF Weekend at Claires Court
Planning for the futurePlanning for the future

Did you know our Academic Principal and Head of Senior Boys, James Wilding, writes a blog?  This week he has highlighted his vision for new cricket pitches at our Junior Boys Site. My long experience as a teacher of 46 years standing i
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