DCPPS Michaelmas Term 2021 Calendar

Please see below for the Michaelmas Term Calendar.


Whole School ‘Amazing Animals’ Day – Wednesday 6th October

This is a ‘dress up’ day and we will all be dressing up as animals or in animal print clothes!  We are excited that we will have Zoolab with us for the day, who will bring some ‘amazing animals’ for us to experience first-hand, and the children will take part in lots of other animal related activities during the day.  Nursery and Kindergarten children who are not normally in School are invited to attend (collection time 11.45am).


Virtual Parents Evening – Thursday 7th October

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss how they have settled in to the new academic year.  These meetings will be virtual using the ‘School Cloud’ which worked very successfully last year.  Parents with children in Kindergarten, Reception, Year One and Year Two were sent a Clarion this afternoon with information about booking your online appointment.


Informal Music Concert for Instrumentalists – Thursday 14th October

This event takes place in the Pre-Prep Hall between 1.20pm and 1.50pm.  If your child is performing, we will contact you nearer the time to let you know.  Any parents wishing to attend must take a Lateral Flow Test beforehand.


Harvest Celebrations – Thursday 21st October

Please see separate information in this mailing about our Harvest Celebration.  Please note, tickets are required to attend this event.  Any parents wishing to attend must take a Lateral Flow Test beforehand.


Start of Half Term – Friday 22nd October

Half Term starts at 12 noon on Friday 22nd October.  Term recommences at 8.45am on Monday 8th November.  There will be creche from 8.15am as normal.


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