Back to full school uniform and bringing in PE kit - w/c 8 November
From next week at Senior Boys we will be reverting to wearing school uniform EVERY day with the Claires Court PE kit to be brought in on sports days to change into at the appropriate time. Thank you for your cooperation.
May we please reiterate the message from Justin Spanswick’s email on 29 October on the wearing of face coverings, effective from Monday 1 November:
“Pupils in secondary education will be required to wear a mask in all indoor communal areas in school, unless they are exempt from doing so for medical reasons. Secondary aged pupils are not required to wear masks in classrooms at this point, but they may do so if they wish to.”
May we please ask for your support in reminding your son to bring his face mask to school each day to keep our community safe. We have got through a vast number of reusable face masks this past week, and would like to see this decrease next week. We obviously appreciate there will be days when masks are forgotten and are happy to give them out in such circumstances, but do not want boys asking for masks multiple times a day/week. Can we also please ask any parents coming into school to also wear a face covering. Thank you.
LFT and PCR Testing
Please ensure your son is continuing to Lateral Flow Testing twice weekly and reporting results via the GOV.UK website. This is a key part of reducing transmission of COVID-19 in secondary schools and reducing case rates across the school. Please remember LFTs are for asymptomatic testing only, so if your son is displaying any of three main covid symptoms (temperature, cough or loss of smell), they must take a PCR test and should not come into school until you have received the results. Please inform the school of PCR test results once received. Thank you.
Catering - w/c 8 November and until further notice
Please note that the dining room will no longer be serving food before school or during break time until further notice. Furthermore lunch is reverting to the covid offering of ‘take away’ style lunches and all school lunches now need to be booked in advance via the Report Portal, by Wednesday of the preceding week. Food can be booked on a daily basis at a cost of £2.70, or for a full weekly charge of £12.50. Further instructions on lunch bookings can be found on page 12 of this help document. The four options of hot/cold main/veg can be viewed on the menus but may change without notice due to the supply chain issues. Unfortunately, there will be no sandwiches available at the current time, but we are reviewing this on an ongoing basis, and as soon as it is safe to bring back our full offer we will do so.
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Lent Term Games Options and Sign Up
Games options forms for Years 7 - 11 will be released on Monday next week and all pupils will be asked to choose their games option for the Lent Term. They will be able to complete the form during tutor time. Options are as follows:
Year 7 - Football and Water Sports*
Year 8 - Football, Sailing* and Paddle Sports*
Year 9 - Football, Rowing*, Sailing* and Paddle Sports*
Years 10 & 11 - Football, Rowing*, Sailing*, Paddle Sports* and Golf*
* Limited places. Should a sport be oversubscribed, Mr Turner will discuss how places will be allocated with the Director of each sport.
YEAR 7 ONLY
Year 7 Parents Workshare - Tuesday 16 November
Covid permitting, we would like to invite Year 7 parents to school on Tuesday 16 November from 6pm to look around the school, see your son’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parking will be available, but please do not drive into school prior to 5.45pm, after which time the school coaches will have safely departed the site. Light refreshments will be available in the Dining Room. To help keep everyone safe, we kindly please ask that you wear face masks and respect social distancing
YEAR 10 ONLY
Year 10 Parents Evening - 6pm Wednesday 10 November
Due to the size of the year group and the more in-depth conversations required with teachers for Year 10, we have decided that the presentation on Wednesday 10 November will now take place virtually, and will be followed up with individual video meets with subject teachers over the following week. Further details on the booking of these appointments will follow in due course, along with the MEET link, so please join Mr Wilding and Mr Young at 6pm with your cameras and mic turned off.
YEAR 11 ONLY
Sixth Form Virtual Open Event - Year 11 Pupils and Parents - Tuesday 9 November 5.30pm-7.30pm
Due to the new restrictions, this event will now take place virtually and a link will be emailed to parents to join in the evening.
1st XV v ACS Cobham Won 43 - 5
U16s v Forest Won 36 - 7
U15s v Reading Blue Coat Won 26 - 0 (County Cup - 1st Round)
U14A v Sir William Borlase's GS Drawn 25 - 25
Rugby Fixtures & Training Saturday 6 November
U12 & U13 Training (at Maidenhead Rugby Club) 10.00am-11.30am
Tuesday 9 November
U12A & U12B v Sir William Borlase's GS (Away SL7 2BR) 2.30pm
Wednesday 10 November
1st XV v Halliford (London Irish, Sunbury TW16 6QU) 4.00pm
U16s v Halliford (Away TW17 9HX) 2.30pm
U15s v Burnham GS (Away SL1 7HG) 3.30pm
Thursday 11 November
U14A v Forest (Away RG41 5NE) 2.45pm
Saturday 13 November
U15A v Salesian College (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 9.30am
U14A v Salesian College (Salesian College Sports Grounds GU14 6LH) 9.30am
U13A v Salesian College (Maidenhead Rugby Club) 9.30am
U12A & U12B v Salesian College (Salesian College Sports Grounds GU14 6LH) 9.30am
Sailing - Saturday 13 November
BSDRA Keelboat Racing
Swimming - Friday 5 November 10am - 3pm
ISA London West Swimming Finals (all age groups) (Surrey Sports Park GU2 7AD)
Historians of the Week
Y7 - Toby C
Y8 - Sebastian vS
Linguists of the week
Linguist of the week in Spanish
KS3: Noah F-R, Gianpier A, Luke R, Ed S, and Hugo W.
KS4: Constant S, Oliver S, and Antony B.
Scientists of the Week
Tom F and Eddie T (Year 7) for excellent scientific reports of their experiments.
Will S (Year 9) for his excellently built and insulated house.
Harry W (Year 9) for his excellently built and insulated house.
Edward M (Year 10) for his excellent responses in his CT1 Biology.
Daniel G (Year 11) for his excellent investigation into antibacterial properties of plant extracts.
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