Harvest Collection

Thank you for your donations – to date we have raised £637.00!

We always talk to the children about how thankful we are at this time and it is wonderful that our children show concern and will often think of ways in which we can help.  In the past we have had cake sales or collected food for our local foodbanks as our harvest collection, however as this year we will not be able to collect coins or food items, we have decided to have an e-collection on behalf of Christian Aid who are working with some of the poorest people facing famine and hardship.  We would love it if you can join in and donate online.  The link is https://e-offering.christianaid.org.uk

Kindergarten Fun Day – Thursday 19th November

Please send your Kindergarten child to school dressed as a character from their favourite nursery rhyme!

The day will be themed around our topic ‘Nursery Rhymes’ and the children will enjoy a wide variety of activities relating to these well-loved rhymes.  Please ensure your child also brings some outdoor shoes and a coat which are suitable for outside play opportunities and are weather appropriate.

All part-time Kindergarten children are invited to join us for the morning.  Children should arrive for the normal registration time of 8.45am and should be collected at 12.30pm.

Year One Pirate ‘WOW’ Day -Thursday 26th November

Please send your Year One child to school dressed as a pirate!

We will be running an exciting Pirate ‘Wow’ Day when we will be dressing up as pirates and experiencing a variety of explorative activities throughout the day.  Please ensure your child brings some outdoor shoes and a coat which are suitable for outside play opportunities and are weather appropriate.

End of Term Christmas Parties – Thursday 17th December

Please send your child to school in Christmas jumpers or party clothes for a special end of term treat!

Part-time Nursery and Kindergarten children who are not normally in School are invited to attend.  Collection time 3.25pm.

End of Term

The Michaelmas Term ends at 3.30pm on Thursday 17th December.  There will be no crèche or 5 O’clock Club.

Ultimate Activity Camps:

We are delighted to let you know that Ultimate Activity Camps will be making a welcome return with their fantastic, Covid-compliant camps at Dean Close Prep School this October half term from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 2020.

  • Children enjoy safe fun, meet friends and try new activities!
  • Days run from 8.30am until 5.15pm.
  • For children aged 4-14 years.
  • Fully compliant with all government advice on Covid measures.
  • Book either Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Thursday.
  • Limited availability due to restricted numbers so book soon.
  • For more information or to book, please visit their website ultimateactivity.co.uk or call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077.

Parents Tennis

Cardio Tennis Sessions take place each Wednesday between 8.30am and 9.15am. Sessions are £6 each week and are capped on a maximum of 12 players and need to run on a minimum of 4.  You don’t have to have played tennis before to come to our sessions, all you need is enthusiasm!  Cardio is lots of fun, involves lots of movement on court and is guaranteed to energise you for the rest of the day!

So that we can control numbers and if you are interested in attending, please email Lydia Day on: lday@deanclose.org.uk  We look forward to hopefully seeing you on court very soon!  Please note that there is a break from Cardio tennis over the October half term.

Chorister for the Day

Unfortunately, we are unable to run our usual chorister taster experience this November.  However, if anyone would like to find out more about choristership with Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum please contact the Director, Mr Simon Bell, at sabell@deanclose.org.uk.

Parent Representatives

The Dean Close Parents’ Network provides parents with an opportunity to be in contact with their own year group.  It helps parents to meet with other parents, become acquainted with their child’s year group and be informed about the sporting and social activities which are available at Dean Close.

Most importantly the Parents’ Network hopes to help make your time of being a Dean Close School parent a sociable and enjoyable experience.

Each year group has a closed Facebook or Whatsapp group which is administered by the Parent Representative.  Please contact your Parent Representative if you would like to join the group and to make contact with other parents in your child’s year group.

We are very lucky to have a team of keen parent reps who help us in each year group and we want to thank them for all they do.  Their role is to be a support to the year group, welcoming new families to the year group, setting up social gatherings etc.  Before the pandemic, we had also set up a termly meeting with parent reps and Mrs Shelley for example to help co-ordinate parent/school events such as the charity fair or our quiz night, and at other times to discuss particular issues to improve the school experience. Parents are reminded to contact Mrs Shelley directly if they have any ideas or concerns as she is always happy to discuss any issues that may come up.


Please note that we now do have a DCPPS important notices area on the website which is useful for checking information about special days, dates etc, in addition to year group and class notices on your child’s google classroom in addition to our letters and clarions. 


Squirrel Kittens:

Leticia Krutar – leticia.krutar@gmail.com / 07846 257558


Frida Upadhyay – fridaivarsson@hotmail.com / 07725 548345


Jessie Stefaniak – jessie.stefaniak@gmail.com / 07588 307716

Christine Beech – christinestagg@me.com / 07756 077806

Reception – RAM:

Sunny Sanghera – sanghera2019@gmail.com / 07525 434857

Reception – RVW:

Paula Jorge – reis_silva@yahoo.com / 07833 017048

Year One:

Kerrie Webb – kerrieannewebb@gmail.com / 07780 682180

Alice Costello – teamcostello@icloud.com / 07970 671487

Year Two – 2JC:

Liz Keveren – ekeveren@gmail.com / 07877 078988

Year Two – 2LT:

Gemma Larkin-Lawton – glarkinlawton@gmail.com / 07853 252137


Happy Half Term!

The staff of Dean Close Pre-Prep School wish you all an enjoyable Half Term Holiday and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 9th November 2020.