Claires Court is a school for families, run by a family, providing private education for young people aged 3 to 18 years. Based on three sites across Maidenhead, we are broad ability day school offering a diamond shape education.  

This allows a unique opportunity for boys and girls to be educated during their Junior and Senior years separately, but come together for trips and visits, whilst our Nursery and Sixth Form pupils benefit from a co–educational provision.

About Us

As a through School, many pupils join the Nursery and stay through to the Sixth Form.  However, we also welcome many new pupils to the School at other entry points.

Pupils at Claires Court are high achievers, who gain excellent exam results, but the School has just as much to offer a keen sportsperson or talented thespian as it does a budding academic. Class sizes at Claires Court are small, so boys and girls get the attention they need to be confident, successful and high achieving individuals.

The curriculum extends far beyond the basics and offers myriad opportunities and stimuli. Young people experience an education which equips them really well for life in an ever changing, fast paced and challenging world.

Our aim is to develop our boys and girls to succeed in life and we achieve this by having a strong and coherent learning philosophy, called the Claires Court Essentials. This is underpinned by our Key Values and together they help develop happy young people with deep feelings of self worth and self belief.

In 2014 our glowing ISI report highlighted our qualities as ‘excellent’ in so very many areas. The inspectors summarised: “The School is highly successful in promoting its core values and fulfilling its stated mission and purpose. Pupils throughout the school are very well educated in line with the school’s ambitious aims to develop confident, resilient and collaborative learners.”

Our values:

  • Responsibility for ourselves
  • Respect for others
  • Loyalty to our School
  • Integrity above all

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Working for Us

During our ISI Inspection in 2014, the inspectors praised our teachers for making "an excellent contribution to the high quality achievements enjoyed by pupils throughout the school."

In recognising that Claires Court is in many way a large school but one which prides itself in knowing its pupils, the inspectors commented: "Small teaching groups and the teachers' strong understanding of the needs of individual pupils enhance their progress and learning"

Our pastoral care was also deemed to be excellent and it was recognised that it is a major factor in the high levels of pupils' success.

"The quality of relationships between staff and pupils, and amongst the pupils themselves, is excellent"

If you're searching for your next teaching post and want to be a part of an "Excellent" school then why not contact us now? You'll be working at a fantastic school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers and support staff - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and let us know what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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Claires Court, is an independent day school proprietorially owned and operated by Hugh and James Wilding.

For those who like their historical facts, Claires Court opened its doors as a preparatory school in September 1960 led by David and Josephine Wilding — parents of the current Principals, Hugh and James Wilding. In those days the School on the Ray Mill Road East Site (formerly known as Claires Court and now Senior Boys) was a boarding school and Junior Boys (formerly Ridgeway - see picture) was one of the boarding houses. As the demand for boarding reduced, the School gradually moved to a day school taking pupils up to 13 years of age, then extending over the years to add the O-level (GCSE) years , thus moving to a leaving age of 16.

In 1993 a new school, originally known as The College, now Senior Girls, came under the Claires Court umbrella adding co-educational Nursery provision. In 1994 the co–educational Sixth Form started with just 19 boys and 1 girl!

2010 saw us celebrate our Golden Jubilee, 50 years of achievement and growth, from 19 pupils on the first day to the current roll of just under 1,000 across three sites. Over the years these achievements have been many and varied, as can be seen in the recent year’s copies of our Court Circulars and other publications.

Then, in late 2013 the School made an announcement about our vision for the future and how we propose to develop a new campus to allow all our pupils to be educated in one place. As the next era in the history of Claires Court evolves we look forward to sharing the development of this project with you and hope that you may perhaps be part of our journey.