Dean Close has a full programme on a Saturday, with teaching in the morning and fixtures in the afternoon. The rest of the weekend offers opportunities for relaxation and for recharging the batteries, time to do additional academic work, especially for examination candidates, and the use of the school’s wealth of facilities for sport, music and other interests. The houses regularly organise social activities, which vary from ‘zorbing’ to ice skating and from paintballing to an evening at the cinema. Pupils are encouraged to use their increasing freedom wisely as they become more senior, in preparation for university and life beyond school, organising their own time at weekends to meet their academic and other commitments as well as stocking up on rest and relaxation.

At the Prep School weekends are full of activities including ice skating, visits to the cinema and outings to local places of interest such as Drayton Manor Theme Park, Bristol Zoo, Gloucester Climbing Wall or the local ice rink. We are well served in this area of the country for places that also offer more physically challenging pursuits such as canoeing, sailing, hill walking or dry slope skiing.

Weekend adventures!!

Mojo Outdoor Activity Centre Fireworks display Big movie night
Crickley Hill picnic Bowling outing Teatime Concert
Indoor games evening Paint a Pot It’s Knockout evening
Inflatable evening Swim and doughnut evening Christmas shopping trip
Cheltenham Literature Festival trip Cinema Trip Ice skating
Moveable feast evening Bristol Zoo Drayton Manor Park
Jumptastic Boarders’ CPA party Roller Disco
Oasis Lagoon Pool Twickenham Rugby Ground Lush afternoon
Giffords Circus Visits to the Seaside Campouts


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Contact Senior School

Shelburne Road
GL51 6HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1242 258000
Fax: +44 (0)1242 258004
Email: office@deanclose.org.uk

Admissions Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1242 258044
Email: registrar@deanclose.org.uk