School closure today
Thank you for responding well to our announcement this morning caused by the red weather warning. If for any reason you didn't receive a text from us, please fill in this form with your details.
PTA Annual General Meeting - all welcome
**Tuesday 8 March - Junior Boys mezzanine**
Arrivals for coffee from 8.30am. The meeting will take place from 9.15am to 10.15am.
Holiday Clubs next week - for Years 1-6
Our holiday clubs are running for Years 1 - 6 next week and are open to all Claires Court children as well as children from other schools. There are a few spaces for Years 5-8 (Kool Extra) on our Arts and Crafts club too running 21-23 February. If you would like to book, please do so here.
A parents & guardians' update session on the school's approach to Relationship & Sex Education - Google MEET 7pm Tuesday 8 March 2022
As parents will recall from our various announcements with regards to our pastoral education so far this year, we have been updating our approach to include the major on-line tools of JIGSAW (PSHE) and Careers (Unifrog). As a consequence, we have now updated our written content for the PSHE programme published in our various year group curriculum guides. We have taken some specific actions with regards to the compulsory element of Relationship & Sex Education (RSE), to ensure that those components of the programme supported by our school nurses in their work are clearly signposted.
As a consequence, we are holding a whole school video conference for parents and guardians on Tuesday evening, 8 March from 7pm, Entitled Claires Court’s approach to Relationship & Sex Education, we will be joined by Marilyn Hawes, one of our independent advisory consultants whose campaign ‘Freedom from Abuse’ sees her lead the country’s thinking in this regards. Marilyn was also awarded “Most inspirational Woman of the year 2017” for her work in this field“, where she passionately believes victims need not make their childhood abuse a life sentence –with appropriate therapy and support systems they can thrive - not merely survive!
7.00pm Introductions by two of our headteachers; Stephanie Rogers (Sixth Form) and Leanne Kirby (Juniors).
7.10pm Marilyn Hawes outlines the current challenges for schools and families
7.40pm Secondary Deputy Head Pastorals Huw Buckle and Victoria Ruddick speak about how RSE fits into the secondary schedule
7.50pm SRN Nicola Bose explains how, in practice, she teaches a Year 7 lesson
8.00pm Further Q&A
8.15pm Final words and thank - James Wilding
The event will be recorded and made available on the school website.
Happy half term and hoping everyone stays safe from the storm.
Live Music Returns to Senior Boys!
After a long absence because of 'you know what' there will be a joint Senior Music Concert on Monday 28 March starting at 6pm at Senior Boys. As usual there will be a varied programme from across the senior years. Refreshments will be served before the event from 5.45pm. Mr Roach looks forward to welcoming you back for an evening of music entertainment and further details will be available nearer the time!
Uniform - advance warning!
The boys were told at assembly this week that we will be tightening up on uniform after half-term. Tutors will be checking for the correct uniform at the start of the day and teachers at the start of lessons. Detentions will be given for 'missing' or ‘incorrect’ uniform (for example only Claires Court jumpers/sweatshirts, and only Claires Court branded sportswear). Additionally blazers are to be worn in class with jackets being left in lockers. Please remind your son about this on his return to school after half-term.
YEARS 8 AND 9
Combined Cadet Force - interested in joining?
If your son would like to join our CCF please find further details in this letter and complete this google form by Tuesday 1 March.
HPV Immunisations - 15 March (consent deadline 11 March)
If you have not completed the consent form already, you would have received an email yesterday asking you to do so. Please may we ask you to complete this, even if you do not wish your son to be immunised stating that you wish to opt out. Thank you.
B11 Mock Examinations 7 - 14 March (inclusive)
The timetable for the B11 mock examinations scheduled from 7 to 14 March (inclusive) can be found here.
B11 Parents Evening - Thursday 24 March
The Year 11 Parents Evening will take place in school with face to face meetings on Thursday 24 March.
Your son should have brought home his individual candidate timetable for the summer examinations. Please find a copy of the Exam rules and regulations booklet previously shared with you last October.
DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION (ALL YEAR GROUPS)
Claires Court are immensely proud of Harry Co's achievements in his recent U14 Tennis Europe tournament in Tel-Aviv. He was eventually knocked out by the 5th seed, but incredibly reached the last 16 for which he should be so proud. He was back in school the very next day to us all about it, well done Harry!
U13A v Denefield (County Cup) Lost 1 - 7
U12A v Bohunt Lost 0 - 4
U12B v Bohunt Lost 0 - 7
2nd XI v Leighton Park 1st XI Won 6 - 0
3rd XI v Leighton Park 2nd XI Lost 1 - 2
4th XI v Leighton Park 3rd XI Lost 1 - 3
U15A v Windsor Boys (County Cup) Lost 0 - 10
U14A v Bohunt Lost 0 - 2
U13B v Bohunt Lost 0 - 6
U12A v John Hampden GS Lost 1 - 6
U12B v John Hampden GS Lost 0 - 7
Tuesday 1 March
U12A & U12B v Thorpe House 2.30pm (Maidenhead Rugby Club)
Wednesday 2 March
1st XI v Halliford 2.30pm (Bisham Abbey)
2nd XI v Halliford 2.30pm (Phoenix)
3rd XI & 4th XI v Halliford 2.30pm (Away - TW17 9HX)
U15A, U15B & U15C v Oratory 2.30pm (Away - RG8 0PJ)
Thursday 3 March
U14A v Thorpe House 2.30pm (Phoenix)
Saturday 5 March
U14A, U14B, U15A & U15B v Gordon's 10.00am (Away - GU24 9PT)
U13A & U13B v Gordon's 10.00am (Phoenix)
U12A & U12B v Gordon's 10.00am (Maidenhead Rugby Club)
Rugby Sevens - Thursday 3 March
U15 ISA Rugby Sevens 11.00am-4.00pm (Shelford Rugby Club, Cambridge. CB22 5JJ)
Historians of the Week
Y7 Josh B-P
Y10 Ed M
Y11 Toby R, Dan G and Oscar N
Linguists of the week
Linguist of the week in German for excellent revision:
KS4: Cole D, Juan E, and Anoop J
KSE: Tom F, Luca B, Chris T and Arun P
Mathematicians of the Week
Year 7 - Haris B
Year 8 - Will C
Year 9 - Fergus M
Year 10 - Jake R and Juan E
Year 11 - Finn M
Scientists of the Week
Josh N-B (Year 7) for his excellent story on a journey of a sperm cell
Juan E (Year 10) for his good recall of Biology topics
Jake L (Year 10) for his excellent Physics CT2 result
Finley C (Year 10) for his excellent understanding of finding the rate of reactions using graphs
The Claires Court Juniors maths department aims to equip our pupils to build a strong foundation of mathematical reasoning, strategic thinking and problem-solving techniques. They are encouraged where possible to participate in events and competitions that put these skills into practice, strengtheni...
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