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  • In full bloom as 3,000 bulbs planted at Junior Boys school in outdoor learning activity

    Published 09/10/20

    Boys from Reception to Year 6 helped plant 3,000 bulbs at Claires Court Junior Boys school this week (October 6) to add colour to their grounds next spring.

    The green-fingered five to 11 year olds planted a variety of crocus and snowdrop bulbs, which were funded by the school’s PTA, around the grounds of the school and learned some basic gardening skills.

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  • Juniors wow with first virtual harvest performances

    Published 09/10/20

    As we continue to adapt to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s harvest celebration takes on an even more special meaning as pupils, staff and our community give thanks for what they have.

    Unfortunately we were unable to invite parents and friends to our harvest festival this year, instead our Juniors prepared a number of special virtual performances which were emailed home to parents last week. With singing vegetables and dancing leaves, pupils really pulled out all the stops as they performed songs such as ‘Across the fields’ and ‘Thank your lucky stars’. Head of Junior Girls, Leanne Kirby, commented: “Our harvest festival video includes songs and readings all about harvest and how thankful we are. I hope you enjoy this and I am only sorry that we couldn’t welcome you in to enjoy this celebration with us.” Dean Richards, Head of Junior Boys, added: “Our house captains really embraced their harvest festival assembly tasks and the year group bubbles enjoyed being filmed singing in the marquee.”

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  • A diamond year for our diamond school

    Published 25/09/20

    Monday 21 September 2020 marked a special occasion as Claires Court celebrated its diamond anniversary and 60years of providing high quality education in Maidenhead. 

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  • Claires Court invites families to virtual open events

    Published 18/09/20

    School virtual open events are being held this month, September 25, for anyone looking for Nursery through to Sixth Form education at Claires Court.

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  • School dinners donated for vulnerable people

    Published 19/08/20

    Claires Court has donated food and kitchen supplies to help vulnerable people in the community. The Maidenhead-based school provided its dry foods and drink supplies to make hot meals. These are distributed by Slough Outreach volunteers to vulnerable people in Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor, including the elderly and homeless. 

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  • Principals' End of Term Message

    Published 17/07/20

    JAMES WILDING - ACADEMIC PRINCIPAL

    My brother and I hope this final bulletin of the academic year finds you continuing well and our pupils, your sons and daughters set to enjoy their summer holidays. 

    My Principal’s blog today highlights the importance we must all place in not wishing the time to hasten by for our children. The central importance of childhood is that it is to be enjoyed, to gather that variety of experiences which builds great memories, and to build enduring relationships across family and friends that in their own way will nourish all in the times to come. 

    At the start of our #lockdown in March, none of us could have guessed the depth and breadth of the challenge we were going to face. Initial family fears for their children’s education were quickly eased as our remote learning offer across the age range embedded, developed and delivered against our curriculum expectations. What we were able to make clear to every learner was how to engage, how to feel involved, how to respond and how to perceive feedback, all in a caring and supportive environment. I know all of our staff kept their pupils aware that most important of all was their wellbeing and happiness.

    We know it’s been a high pressure situation for many households as we all juggle work, home-schooling, health and other issues during lockdown, but schools will return and children will bounce back to their studies. I hope you feel assured that as education professionals, we will provide the best education and wellbeing in the safest way possible. 

    It was a herculean effort by Justin Spanswick, Dean Richards, Lindsay King and Sheena Wilding, supported so ably by our school nurses led by Cherie Levi, to manage to re-open fully our Junior divisions and Nursery. At Senior level too, exceptional efforts by colleagues ensure that the whole remote learning timetable for secondary and Sixth Form was maintained whilst also welcoming back Year 10, 12 and work experience playwork volunteers onto site later in June.

    And looking ahead, it may not be as restful a summer holiday as usual for teachers as they plan and adapt to frequent new guidelines, write new schemes of work to take account of Covid-19 threats and changes in societal expectations, and prepare for full return in autumn. We urge all families to enjoy the summer as they can and support children to be happy and ready for that return to school in September. We will of course be in Year group ‘bubbles’ then, giving us some greater flexibility and agility to enrich school life.

    We wish to pay tribute to our own staff at Claires Court, and express our sincerest thanks at the end of a summer term like no other. Without them, we could not have managed the incredible range of activities available, and it is a huge tribute to the immense support, professionalism and dedication to education of our own team. All the time, they have put the children in our school first. They have not just gone the extra mile, gigabyte or screen-time, they have travelled with a love for their calling and a deep concern for those others with whom they work. And thank you too, to so many parents who have recognised this and sent your thanks to so many of our colleagues, as that made such a difference and continues to do so.

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  • Young entrepreneurs embark on summer venture with opening of gaming cafe Zajees

    Published 10/07/20

    Claires Court pupils Jessica and Zac are set for a summer holiday like no other as they make final preparations to open and run their very own gaming cafe, called Zajees.

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  • Leading by example as Sky News reports on Claires Court's safe and secure reopening amid coronavirus crisis

    Published 03/07/20

    A spotlight shone brightly on Claires Court this week as Sky News crews descended on our Junior Boys and College Avenue sites to report on how the school has managed to reopen safely to the majority of our pupils. Claires Court was featured on Sky News on Thursday 2 July as well as Heart and LBC radio stations following the government’s announcements for plans to re-open all schools in September.

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  • Claires Court welcomes back all Junior pupils

    Published 26/06/20

    Junior pupils in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 were able to return to Claires Court this week on Monday 22 June 22.

    The government’s guidance now enables education settings to risk assess and manage the return of all primary year groups following Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils returning earlier this month (June). Claires Court has put in place all the recommended and best practice safety measures to re-open to all Junior year groups at its Junior Boys site near The Thicket in Maidenhead.

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  • Creativity flourishes during lockdown

    Published 12/06/20

    Art and creativity is continuing for Claires Court pupils who have completed wonderful drawings and paintings from home during lockdown.

    Boys and girls from Reception to Year 10 have used their home surroundings and materials, and responses to the lockdown, as sources of inspiration to express their creative sides.

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  • Join the silly squad for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020

    Published 05/06/20

    Get silly and challenge yourself to read six books as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

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  • Claires Court reopens to Junior and key worker pupils

    Published 05/06/20

    Pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as key workers’ children were welcomed back to Claires Court from Monday June 1.

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