The bar for excellence is set high both academically and in all areas of school life. At Dean Close our definition of education is a very broad one and pupils really do achieve at the very highest levels, not only in terms of examination results and access to the top universities and courses, but in music, sport, art and drama, and indeed in anything to which pupils set their minds; the School rallies behind those with great ideas and ambition.
Set in 50 beautiful acres, Dean Close is a long-standing co-educational day and boarding school for 13-18 year olds, where visitors regularly comment on the atmosphere, saying how warm and friendly they find it.
Life as a Sixth Former at Dean Close School holds a huge variety of opportunities. The world of choice opens up not only in academic terms, but also in the breadth of clubs, societies, roles of responsibility, entitlements and facilities solely for the Sixth Form.
Dean Close Preparatory School is a co-educational day and boarding school for children age 7 – 13. The school is set in 50 acres of private land near the centre of Cheltenham. With 310 pupils, the Preparatory School is small enough to allow everyone to know one another and get fully involved in the life of the School.
Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School, fondly known as the ‘Squirrels’, is set in the beautiful grounds of Dean Close School, in a modern, purpose-built building. We have excellent facilities and resources and also benefit from being able to share in the outstanding Preparatory and Senior School facilities on site. We understand that a child’s first experience of school is a vital step in their learning journey, developing the knowledge, skills and self-confidence which lay the foundations for their lives.
Dean Close has a genuinely mixed population with significant numbers of Day and Boarding pupils plus a small number of Flexi Boarders who stay one or two nights per week
The Old Decanian Society began in 1891 for former pupils of Dean Close School, there are now 7500 members living across the world. Amongst our varied and diverse alumni are a wealth of individuals who have gone on to have successful careers in sport, acting, medicine, engineering and academia to name but a few.
As leaders in education, Dean Close is committed to providing the best learning experiences and care for your child.
We have five nurseries with highly qualified team members and outstanding facilities, both in Chepstow, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our nurseries allow children to flourish in a caring, safe and fun environment.
St John’s on-the-Hill is part of the Dean Close Foundation of Schools. A Preparatory School based in Chepstow our principal aim is to provide an education for girls and boys aged 4 years to 13 years which will motivate, challenge and inspire them. We are a close-knit, family-orientated school where children are treated with care and respect, and as individuals who all have talents to be nurtured.
Welcome to #Deanflix video channel.
It is home to a collection of films sharing unique pockets of life, thoughts and feelings around the School, giving an insight into the real experiences of a variety of members of the Dean Close community.