DCPPS Important Notices – Issue 11

Covid Regulations

We ask that all families follow the guidance and help us to ensure that restrictions can continue to ease; thank you for all your support with this so far.  One area which I have been asked about and has caused some confusion is the rule of 6 or 2 households and how it applies to children who at school are in the same bubble.  I can confirm that although children are in a bubble at school, the rules still apply when meeting up outside school so families should continue to follow this:


You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: 

  • in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) 
  • in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) 

Whole School ‘Super Senses’ Day – Wednesday 5th May

Please send your child to school in home clothes (mufti).  This will be a charity day in aid of Guide Dogs ‘Sponsor a Puppy’.  You can donate to our campaign via the below link, or can bring in money on the day (suggested donation £2 per child).  All part-time Nursery and Kindergarten children who do not normally come into School are invited to attend.  Collection time 11.45am.


Year Two Safari WOW Day – Tuesday 11th May

Year Two children to come to school dressed and ready to go on Safari!  You can come as safari animals, explorers or safari guides.

Admissions – Places now limited for 2021 and 2022 entry

The Admissions team have been very busy over the last 12 months and as a result, places are now limited for 2021 and 2022.  If you are hoping for a sibling place at Dean Close Pre-Prep School in the next two years, to avoid disappointment, please contact the Registrar, Lesley Miller on squirrels@deanclose.org.uk as soon as possible.

Music Department Notices

The Music Department are keen to reinforce that music lessons continue until a terms’ notice is given by emailing dcpsmusic@deanclose.org.uk and requesting your child stop their music tuition.  This is due at the start of the term you would like your child to stop at the end of and therefore notice is due now if you would like your child to stop at the end of this Trinity term.

If you would like your child to start a new instrument (current lessons continue automatically) in September, please could you follow the link below to see which instruments are available to pupils from reception upwards and fill in this form by the end of term.  If you have any music related questions, then please email them to Mrs Godley at dcpsmusic@deanclose.org.uk.


DCPPS Trinity Term 2021 Calendar

Please see below for Trinity Term Calendar.  All dates and events are subject to change, and are dependent on the Government lifting restrictions as per the current timescale.

Term Dates

Please see below for Term Dates.

Forest School Dates

Please see below for Forest School Dates.

5 O’clock Club

Please see below for the 5 O’clock Club form.


GLOW Club happens every Friday lunchtime, and is open to all children in Year Two, from any background.  We’d love to see some new faces!  Please see below for extra information.

Parents’ Prayer Fellowship

All parents are warmly invited to join us at our fortnightly parents’ prayer fellowship. We currently meet on Zoom to hear the needs of and to pray for our pupils, staff and families, with occasional opportunities to meet senior Foundation leaders. Parenting is a high calling at the very best of times, and we need one another to be the best parents we possibly can. Do please come and join us!  Please see below for more information or email dcppf@tentastic.com

Parents’ Tennis

At the start of this term, we were delighted that we could restart our Parents Tennis programme and it has been a pleasure to see parents back on court playing together in the spring sunshine!  We have spaces available in our Wednesday Cardio, Thursday Intermediate and Friday Advanced lessons and would love to welcome lots of newcomers to any of these sessions.

Tennis sessions take place each week in term time, at the following times:

Wednesday Cardio Tennis: 8.45am-9.30am

Thursday Intermediate Tennis: 8.30am-9.30am

Friday Advanced Tennis: 8.30am-9.30am

We are looking at bringing back Monday Beginners Tennis, so if you are new and/or wanting to give Tennis a go, please get in touch!

If you are interested in any of the above sessions, please register your interest with Lydia Day on: enquiries@deanclosevenues.co.uk

Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps will be back at Dean Close during the summer holidays and they have an early booking offer in place until Tuesday 4th May.  Please book early to avoid disappointment (dates can be changed free of charge up to 14 days before your first day of camp).

Summer Early Booking Offer:

£182 a week – a saving of £40 from our standard rate of £222.

£43 a day – a saving of £6 from our standard rate of £49.

Please see online for dates and activities www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call our friendly team on 0330 111 7077.

Contact Details

If you move house, change your email address, or home / mobile telephone numbers, please inform Lesley or Katie in the Pre-Prep Office as soon as possible.  It is essential that we have your current contact details so we can contact you without delay in cases of child illness or emergencies.

Medical Records

If there are any changes in your child’s medical health, especially allergies or food restrictions, please contact Lesley or Katie in the Pre-Prep Office as soon as possible.

Useful Names & Numbers

Headmistress – Dr Carolyn Shelley – 01242 258079 / squirrels@deanclose.org.uk

Registrar – Lady Lesley Miller – 01242 258079 / squirrels@deanclose.org.uk

Administrator – Mrs Katie Miller Greatbatch – 01242 258079 / kgreatbatch@deanclose.org.uk

Bursar – Mr Adrian Bowcher – 01242 258086

Bursary – Mrs Becky Abunassar & Miss Kay Hodges – 01242 258042 / schoolbilling@deanclose.org.uk 

Foundation Retail Manager – Mr Sam Taylor – 01242 258016 – shop@deanclose.org.uk

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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