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  • Principals' end of term message

    Published 16/12/20

    From The Office

    You should have hopefully received your end of term mailing. We would also like to draw your attention to the following:

    • Calendar dates for next term are available for reference and easy printing on our website >>>>

    With so much going on during the final weeks of term, our final words come from James Wilding along with a few festive news articles and galleries we have yet to share with you.

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  • Claires Court launches 12 days of Christmas competition online

    Published 30/11/20

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Claires Court is kicking December off in style with the launch of the 12 days of Christmas countdown online competition.

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  • Get into the festive spirit with 12 days of Christmas countdown competition

    Published 18/11/20

    Claires Court is calling for the community to get in the Christmas spirit and catch those festival feels with a 12 days of Christmas competition.

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  • The very hungry pupils

    Published 16/10/20

    Nursery has recently enjoyed exploring the colour green in their environment, producing some beautiful colour palettes. Using Eric Carle’s classic picture book as a starting point pupils were encouraged to use their senses by exploring a variety of green vegetables. They cut, snipped, smelt and most importantly tasted lots of different types of green leaves and vegetables,including rocket, lettuce, cucumber, green beans and many more - the hungry caterpillar would be very proud indeed.

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  • Claires Court shortlisted for two ISA awards

    Published 16/10/20

    Claires Court is in the running for two top prizes, having been shortlisted by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) 2020 awards.

    The award categories include excellence in fine art for the high standard and variety of art and creativity across the whole school, and marketing initiative of the year for the school’s initiative of a whole community book hunt to celebrate World Book Day. 

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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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  • Nothing can stop play at Nursery Sports Day

    Published 10/07/20

    Neither Covid-19 nor the typical British weather could stop our annual Nursery Sports Day from taking place this year, albeit a little different from usual.

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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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  • 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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