Whole School Open Morning

Saturday 2 October,  2021

To register please email registrar@deanclose.org.uk

or call 01242 258001

DCPPS Important Notices – Issue 13


DCPPS Informal Concert

Please click on the clink below for the DCPPS  Informal concert:

DCPPS Informal Concert

Covid Information

We thank you for continuing to work with us to ensure that we keep our Pre-Prep community safe and well.

Parent Symptom Check: We continue to ask that parents to do a pupil symptom check each morning with regards to temperature/cough or other Covid-19 type symptoms. If they have symptoms, they should not come into school.  If a child has a temperature or any other of the symptoms, they should remain at home for at least 10 days following the government guidance, and contact the NHS for guidance and to organise a test.

Parents should inform the school regarding the outcome of the test, and the government has advised schools that as soon as we are aware of a confirmed case in the school we must contact the government contact number.


Guidelines: From the 17th May, the guidelines changed regarding meeting others outside and inside.  You can now socialise indoors in a group of up to 6 people or 2 households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside.


Al Fresco Coffee Mornings

We are looking forward to our year group ‘al fresco’ coffee mornings after half term as long as Government guidelines continue to permit.  These will take place on Wilton Lawn (adjacent to the dining-room) except for the Squirrel Kittens and Nursery events which will happen in their own playgrounds. We kindly request that parents wear face coverings and maintain appropriate social distancing.  There will be a maximum of 30 attending these events in line with current government guidelines.

Forest School Dates

Please see below for Forest School dates for the second half of term.


Please click below for the latest Trinity Term calendar.  Any changes we are having to make are being highlighted yellow.


Nursery and Kindergarten Fun in the Forest – Date Change

Due to numbers, we have decided to split the Nursery and Kindergarten Fun in the Forest event over two days.  Nursery and KJH will go on Tuesday 8th June and KDA and KJJ will go on Wednesday 9th June.  All part-time Nursery and Kindergarten children who do not normally come to school on their allocated day are invited to attend.  Collection time 11.45am.


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 should already have been received 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 these forms by Friday 9th July.  If you have any music related questions, then please email Mr McVittie (Director of Music) or Mrs Godley (Assistant Director of Music) at dcpsmusic@deanclose.org.uk.


This form is to sign up any pupils who will be in Reception, Year One or Year Two in September.  NO NEED TO RE-REGISTER if your child already learns an instrument:



This form is to sign up any pupils who will be in Year 3 in September.  NO NEED TO RE-REGISTER if your child already learns an instrument:



Dean Close Services Swim School

Dean Close is offering swimming lessons for all ages!  Our swim teachers are fully qualified, ASA accredited and DBS checked.  We follow Swim England ‘Learn to Swim Stage 1-7’ and with our small class sizes, we can give your child the encouragement they may need.


Sessions run from 5th September to 21st November 2021 (half term 24th – 31st October 2021)

Monday: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Thursday: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Sunday: 8.30am – 11.00am


Click https://www.deanclose.org.uk/swimschool/ to visit our new Swim School brochure and enquiries form.


Dean Close Services Sports Camps

Dean Close Services Sports Camps are back this summer!


Tennis Camp – 28th to 30th July 2021

Cricket Camp – 2nd to 4th August 2021

Hockey Camp – 23rd to 26th August 2021

Netball Camp – 25th to 27th August 2021

Rugby Camp – 18th to 20th August 2021


All camps will take place at Dean Close School, will be delivered by our own specialist coaches and are open to boys and girls.  Click https://www.deanclose.org.uk/about/courses/ for more information or to register your interest, please email Lydia Day on enquiries@deanclosevenues.co.uk


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 info or email dcppf@tentastic.com

Parents’ Tennis

We have spaces available in our Wednesday Cardio, Thursday Intermediate and Friday Advances lessons and would love to welcome lots of newcomers to any of these sessions.  All sessions are delivered by our fantastic Dean Close coaches on the school courts.


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


In addition, if you are new to and/or wanting to give tennis a go for the first time, we are looking to bring back Monday Beginners Tennis, get in touch with us to show your interest!

If you are interested in any of the above tennis coaching sessions, please contact Lydia Day on: enquiries@deanclosevenues.co.uk


Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps will be back at Dean Close during the summer holidays and we suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment (dates can be changed free of charge up to 14 days before your first day of camp).

Please see online for dates and activities www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call them 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


Whole School Open Morning

Saturday 2 October,  2021

To register please email registrar@deanclose.org.uk

or call 01242 258001