Changes to RVW
We are delighted that from January 2021, class RVW will become RVP and Miss Walker will be known by her married name, Mrs Potter. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Potter!
Passports & Birth Certificates
Dean Close School have recently submitted their Visa Licence renewal, which we are required to do every 4 years in order to keep our Licence going forward. Whilst the UKVI (UK Visas and Immigration) have not stated that an Inspection will be carried out as part of this renewal process, we have received information that this may be the case in the very near future.
To comply with the UKVI regulations we are now required to make sure the records of ALL pupils in Dean Close School are up to date and that we hold copies of Passports to prove the nationality of a child and full Birth Certificates (with names of both parents) to confirm full parental responsibility and safeguard your child.
As stated on the Registration form, a Passport and Birth Certificate should be submitted at the time of registration. Until recently, if only one document was submitted, the second document was not requested, however we have been informed that it is now a legal requirement to hold copies of both documents.
We have checked the documents held and we contacted the parents of children whose documents are missing by Clarion on Monday 14th December. If we have requested these documents from you, and you have not sent them in yet, please could I ask you to email a good quality, colour pdf scan of documents as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org so records can be updated ready for our inspection. If your child does not hold a Passport please send in a colour scan of parents’ Passports.
If you are unable to scan and email a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate and Passport please contact Lesley Miller on email@example.com to make arrangements to have your document photocopied in the Pre-Prep Office.
Please only respond to this request if you received the Clarion on Monday 14th December.
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.
Useful Names & Numbers
Headmistress – Dr Carolyn Shelley – 01242 258079 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar – Lady Lesley Miller – 01242 258079 / email@example.com
Administrator – Mrs Katie Miller Greatbatch – 01242 258079 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bursar – Mr Adrian Bowcher – 01242 258086
Bursary – Mrs Becky Abunassar & Miss Kay Hodges – 01242 258042 / email@example.com
Foundation Retail Manager – Sam Taylor – 01242 258016 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
School Reports – Sent on Friday 11th December
These were shared with you via email on Friday 11th December.
Nativity Performance – Shared on Friday 11th December
This performance was shared with you via Google classroom on Friday 11th December.
Christingle Service – Shared on Thursday 17th December
This performance was shared with you via Google classroom on Thursday 17th December. This year we are supporting ‘The Children’s Society’ with our collection. This charity does vital work for disadvantaged children, and at this time of year makes a big difference to their Christmas experience. I do hope you will join with us in donating to them via our online page, using this link: https://thyg.uk/CUS050513 Many thanks in advance for your support and for helping disadvantaged children around the UK.
The School Shop will be closing for Christmas on Friday 18th December at 5.00pm. It will re-open on Monday 4th January 2021. If you have any queries during this time, please email email@example.com, however it will not be picked up until we re-open. If you need any further information, you can visit the website: www.deanclose.org.uk/about/school-shop
Dean Close Hockey Camp 2021
We are delighted that after the year we have had, we are going to be welcoming back our Hockey Camp! This time, the Christmas camp will run in January on: Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th January 2021. Open to all Dean Close girls and boys, the morning sessions are for 7-11 year olds and the afternoon sessions for children aged 12+.
£25 a session, sibling discounts available and discount available if all 3 sessions booked. If you are interested in booking a place on the camp, please email Lydia Day on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07469 159825. Please click here for more information. Bookings close on Tuesday 22nd December at midday.
Ultimate Activity Camps
Ultimate Activity Camps are really looking forward to running their fantastic Easter and Summer Camps for children of 4-14 years at Dean Close School in 2021. As a festive gift to all of their host school parents and existing customers, we have a Christmas offer which is live to book from 9th December.
£172 per week (£50 off the standard rate of £222)
£41 per day (£8 off the standard daily rate of £49)
Bookings can be changed free of charge up to 14 days before your first day of attendance. Days run from 8.30am to 5.15pm and if needed, we offer extended hours of 8.00am to 6.00pm at an extra cost of £7 per day.
This offer ends at midnight on Tuesday 5th January and places on this offer are limited. Please visit www.ultimateactivity.co.uk for more information or call 0330 111 7077.
Easter Revision Course 2021
Following a year of unprecedented times surrounding Covid-19, our popular Easter Revision Course at Dean Close will be running again in 2021. It has been announced in England, that public Examinations are set to go ahead for both A Level and GCSE. When the country went into a National Lockdown back in March 2020, all school sites were shut down and we moved to home-schooling and learning became virtual. Learning at a distance would have been experienced in a variety of ways for students but whatever their story, students need to be equipped and ready to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
We will be here to support your son/daughter in their studies with our Easter Revision Course, which is taking place on the 12th – 16th April 2021. The course is open for A Level and GCSE students and as always, residential and non-residential places are available. We have given the course a slight refresh this year and in addition, will be offering overseas students an online delivery of the course. For further details, please email Lydia Day on: email@example.com or visit the website: www.deanclose.org.uk/courses and download the 2021 course brochure.