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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mr Bevis' Words Lent 4

On Monday I am having to devote the whole assembly to giving out awards and congratulating pupils on some marvelous achievements.

First of last Saturday we were competing in some very diverse sports events -  ISA National Swimming and horse riding at the Cedars Court competition. Kally Mudge (Year 11) has represented the school in ISA swimming competitions since Junior School and this year was competing against swimmers up to years older than her. To her great credit she took 4 bronze medals - 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, Freestyle  and Medley relays. Well done Kally.

Our horse riders won the 90cm class, with Charlotte Webster winning the individual medal and being picked to represent Buckinghamshire in both individual and team events - well done Charlotte.

Senior Girls Riding TeamMonday a very varied bunch of pupils and staff took on the Zumba challenge. Organised by Ayla Meredith in Year 8, who gave an assembly on the project to support the raising of £10,000 by her father in aid of Hope for Children. I am sure the £200 we raised will be very welcomed.

During the week Year 9 have been engaged in a Masterchef style cook off to see who will represent the school in local round of the Rotary Young Chef competition which will take place at Claires Court on Saturday 4 February. We were delighted to welcome Tony Harris general Manager, and Chris Collier Head Chef of Zizzi in Windsor who supported and judged our young chefs.... read more here.

Our U14A hockey team defeated Furze Platt 5-0, with the U13As winning 4-0, and U13Bs 2-1 against Marist. In netball the 1sts defeated LVS Ascot 21-19, and the 2nd narrowly lost 13-13. Under 13s won the latest RBWM tournament with wins over Holyport 5-1, Charters 8-2, St Edwards 5-1, Cox Green 6-0 and a 2-2 draw with Newlands.

Another high spot this week was our inaugural Singers’ Recital. So popular has singing become that sixteen girls from Year 7 to Year 11 performed solos to a small but hugely appreciative audience, in a very romantic setting of small night club type tables with candles. The young talent that is now coming through the school is extraordinary and bodes so well for the future.

The school 2015-16 exam data was released by the DfE and we were delighted to learn that Claires Court Sixth Form have been ranked in the top 3% of all school and college sixth forms for added value. That placed us in the top 100 out of 4000 sixth form settings.

Rehearsals continue apace for the Dance Show - and I advise ordering your tickets very soon - it will be a sell out.  Next Monday I look forward to seeing all of Year 9 and their parents at our GCSE Information Evening. It is a vital first step in helping make the GCSE choices for Year 10 and 11, and with all the changes taking place it is important that you are as well informed as possible.
So it has been  a very busy but exciting and successful week - have a wonderful weekend.

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