LIFE AT SENIOR GIRLS
In September 2017 Claires Court welcomed a new Head of Senior Girls, Mrs Margaret Heywood.
Well known to the pupils and parents (many of whom she taught), Margaret is a familiar face at the school, having worked as part of the girls’ community at the College Avenue site for 33 years. She joined the school as the teacher in charge of PE in September 1984 when it was known as Maidenhead College for Girls.
Thursday 26 April 2018
There was hysteria and panic in the Junior Girls Reception classroom when the gingerbread men the girls had made mysteriously disappeared.They had to take on the role of detectives to help solve the mystery. Reception followed a trail of gingerbread crumbs through the school to eventually find them hidden in the shed! Once the class had retrieved them they were able to complete their lesson to write adjectives to describe the taste of the delicious gingerbread men. All was fine in the end!Read more
Wednesday 25 April 2018
Three weeks to go until our Senior Boys Discovery Day for Year 5 pupils! Taking place on Wednesday 16 May, the day will involve sailing at the Claires Court Sailing Lake; lessons covering Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to build and race a model boat; and lunch and a tour of the school. Find out more and book here: https://www.clairescourt.com/discovery-dayRead more
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Many congratulations to Cameron Denton, PE teacher at Junior Boys, who ran the London Marathon last weekend! Here's a few words from Cameron: "Sunday was an amazing but tough day. The atmosphere was incredible with most of London lining the streets as well as family, friends and pupils from Junior Boys giving me some well needed encouragement.Thank you all for your amazing support, including messages and sponsorship from the staff, pupils and parents at Claires Court. So far I am up to an astonishing £4900 with Gift Aid which is well above what I ever imagined. It was a fantastic experience which I will never forget! Hopefully the money will make a difference and help everyone affected by Meningitis and Septicemia."Read more
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Wow! Well done to our Year 5 girls who have raised £1000.85 as part of our Charity Week. To raise this astounding amount they did a sponsored run of 232 laps in fancy dress at Braywick Park; held an Easter Egg raffle and an Easter egg decorating competition; and pupil, Bluebell, made pom poms which she sold. We will be announcing the total amount raised across the school from the week soon... but in the meantime do take a look at the gallery of Charity Week photos which showcase some of the weird and wonderful activities we got up to: https://goo.gl/1MYsbaRead more
OUR ISI INSPECTION REPORT SAID...
“The high level of success enjoyed by pupils is seen not only in class, but also in the myriad of activities, individual and collaborative endeavours, and in their attitudes for study and learning.”
“Across the school, the academic curriculum provides a broad and coherent education for pupils of all ages, and fully supports the learning principles and philosophy of the school, and the high level of pupils’ achievements”
“Pupils’ speaking and listening skills, literacy and numeracy are strong and their ICT skills are excellent.”
“Pupils’ attitudes to their work and their enthusiasm for learning are outstanding.”
“Pupils make good long-term progress. They display exemplary attitudes to their studies and activities and show strong learning skills and excellent collaboration with other learners. ”
“I try to get involved in school life as much as possible - I love going on trips, singing in the choir, and performing in school plays and concerts. It’s a very nurturing environment and the school has a really nice feel to it.”