Dean Close is a long-standing co-educational day and boarding school. Its campus style site set within 50 acres of beautiful grounds, is an impressive blend of old and new buildings, with first class sporting & teaching facilities.

These excellent facilities, coupled with our dedicated and experienced team of staff, make Dean Close an ideal venue for holiday camps and courses including, Sports Camps, Easter Revision Courses – open to all, along with Parent’s Activities.

Easter Revision Course 2020

Our ERC 2020 dates are: Wednesday 15th April – Sunday 19th April (with residential students arriving on the evening of Tuesday 14th April).

Dean Close School is a highly regarded independent school and the School’s campus style site providing the ideal location for a stimulating and productive A Level & GCSE Revision Course.

All subjects are organised and taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors, to maximise students’ performance in their summer examinations. With small class sizes, quality time is guaranteed for each student.

Places are available on a residential or non-residential basis and alongside their intensive study programmes, Easter revision students have access to the school’s sporting facilities. Residential students will be accommodated in one of our School Boarding Houses.

We are now open to take bookings for our 2020 course. If you would like to register a place for your child on the course, please click here.

For further information, you can download our 2020 Course Brochure.

If you would like to discuss the course in more detail, please contact Lydia Day, Commercial Operations Manager on:


T: 01242 267431

Holiday Activity Camps

Hockey Camp

We will be running our Hockey Camp in the Summer holidays 2020. Dates TBC.


Drama Camp

Make a Musical in a Week!

New to 2020, we are delighted to announce the launch of our very own Dean Close Performing Arts camp this Summer 2020.

Monday 24th August – Saturday 29th August 2020

Six days of Drama, Song and Dance, giving students the chance to discover and develop their talents!
Led by Dean Close Prep School, Director of Drama, Lynne Lawrence & Director of Cheltenham Youth Choir , Rachel Bowen, students will rehearse towards a sparkling final production of Beauty & The Beast on Saturday 29th August, on stage in the Centenary Hall supported by the Bacon Theatre tech team.

The age range is 6 – 17 years. School Years 2 – 11 inclusive. Your child is invited to attend an informal audition at Dean Close Preparatory School on Sunday 28th June at 10am in the Drama Suite to determine some of the parts in the production. This is not compulsory and if not convenient, please be assured your child will be fully included in the production.

All children, irrespective of ability and experience, are welcome on the course. The focus will be on having fun while developing acting, singing and dancing skills. Each day will be action packed as they prepare to perform for Family & Friends at the end of the week!

To find out more, please click here. 

Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps will again be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Dean Close School during The Easter and Summer holidays and also October half term this 2020. Ultimate Activity Camps work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Established by a team with over 25 years’ experience of running high quality Ofsted-accredited holiday camps, children aged 4-14 years will have the chance to try over 40 exciting sports, games and creative activities each week.

Their activities will be delivered by engaging, enthusiastic and energetic staff who will instruct and encourage every child to try new activities and make new friends – and naturally have lots of fun!

Easter Holiday dates are: 6th – 9th April and 14th -17th April.

Summer Holiday dates are: 13th July – 21st August

October Half Term dates: 26th – 30th October

  • Days run from 8:30am until 5:15pm
  • For children aged 4-14 years
  • Book by the day or week.
  • Children get Some Fresh Air Fun, Meet New Friends and Try New Activities!

See their website for full details of their activities and offers or call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077

Parents Activities

We extend our facilities and our expertise to all parents! Dean Close Services run weekly group Tennis lessons as an opportunity for parents to meet, socialise, improve their tennis skills, get fit and have fun.

We would like to promote the availability in the Beginner’s Group, which runs weekly in term time on Mondays, from 8.30-9.30am with Tom Harris. If you are a little rusty and want to ease back into your game, then why not come along to the sessions…you could start after the Easter holidays!

Don’t forget we also run Cardio Tennis each Wednesday in term time, from 9am – 9.45am, which you can just come along to each week and is taken by either Jason Poole or Tom Harris.

All sessions take place on the Shelburne courts near the School Sports Hall.

If you would like to pay for any existing lessons, please click here.

If you would like further details or would like to book onto the sessions, please contact Lydia Day on: or call

01242 267431.










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United Kingdom

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