DCPS Important Notices – Week 1 Trinity Term

Activities Selection

Thank you for selecting the activities for your children so promptly. If you have not yet done so, please follow this link:

DCPS Activities Selection

The activities will begin on Monday and the list of groups will be on view in the Rickerby corridor from Monday for the children to see.

Year 6 & Year 7 Parents’ Meetings

Year 7 Parents’ Meetings will be held 4.30pm -7pm on Thursday 6th May and Year 6 Parents’ Meetings will be held 4.30pm – 6.30pm on Tuesday 11 May. Both meetings will be held remotely via Schoolcloud.

The booking system will open on Wednesday 28th April for Year 7 Parents’ Meetings only and will remain open until the 27th.  The booking system will open on Tuesday 4th May for the Y6 Parents’ Meeting.
Please check that your ISAMS Parent Portal login details are working before the 28th April. To do this, please go to https://deanclose.parents.isams.cloud and login.
If you experience any problems with your ISAMS Parent Portal login,  please contact Mbore Adichareh on isams@deanclose.org.uk
Once you have verified that your details work, please go to https://deanclose.schoolcloud.co.uk to book the appointments once the booking system is open (see the dates above).  Please refer to the information below to help you use the Schoolcloud system to book appointments.

Once you have logged into the Schoolcloud system, please contact the Director of Studies, Mr Kevin Donnelly kdonnelly@deanclose.org.uk if you have trouble booking the teachers you would like to see.

Sports Fixtures Information

Saturday 24th April

Mixed cricket matches:

Mixed U13 (A) Vs The Downs Malvern prep school (AWAY)

Mixed U12 (A) Vs The Downs Malvern prep school (AWAY)

(The fixtures will commence at 11.30am, and all pupils involved will return to school for pick up at approximately 3.45pm.)


Wednesday 28th April

Boys cricket matches:

U12 (A) & U12 (B) Vs Bromsgrove School (AWAY)

U11 (A) & U11 (B) Vs Bromsgrove School (HOME)

U9 (B) Vs Berkhamsted School (HOME)

Girls tennis matches:

U13 (A, B & C) Vs Bromsgrove School (HOME)

U12 (A, B & C) Vs Bromsgrove School (AWAY)

Girls cricket matches:

U11 (A & B) Vs Bromsgrove School (HOME)

U10 (A & B) Vs Bromsgrove School (AWAY)


This fixtures may change due to the current pandemic. More information for Wednesday’s fixtures along with pick up times and potential cancellations can be found on the SOCS website. We will provide you with login details to access this site next week via Clarion.


Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, parents are unable to attend the fixtures.


Year 6 Forest School Stay Late events

On Thursday 29th April, 6D are invited to join Mrs Hunt for the annual ‘Stay Late’ event in Forest School. Pupils are asked to come along in their Forest School kit after school at 5:30pm, when tea will be cooked on an open fire and there will be an opportunity to enjoy an extended session in Forest School, returning to the front of school for collection at 8:00pm.
For catering purposes, please let Mrs Hunt know by email (alhunt@deanclose.org.uk) if your son/daughter is not able/would not like to come along.
6Y and then 6O will have their late session in Forest School on May 6th and May 13th.


Music Tuition Timetables.

Please find a link below to the music tuition timetables for this term. Whilst we aim to ensure there are as few changes as possible to these, there are sometimes changes that need to be made.

Mrs Cope’s Piano timetable will be updated over the weekend, so please do check this again after this time. Timetables with changes will be marked as renamed with the update when appropriate.



Notice for stopping an instrument.

If pupils wish to stop lessons at the end of this term, we must receive notice within the next 3 weeks. Please email dcpsmusic@deanclose.org.uk

Pupils moving from Year 8 to the Senior School at the end of the year must also give notice if they choose to, as music tuition will automatically continue unless notice is given. Further information from DCS Music will be sent to parents of Year 8 pupils in the near future.


House Music Competition

This Thursday will see our House Music Competition take place. We are disappointed not to be able to welcome parents to watch this year’s competition in person, but we will be live streaming the “Class Concerts” as per the schedule in the programme which is attached. It can also be watched back via these links later if you are unable to watch live. All performers for each section will perform as a “concert” and then adjudication will be given for all classes afterwards.

Adjudications will not be broadcast, but winners will be shared in Hermes is due course.


9.15am Piano Concert of Clas​ses



10.15am Instrumental Class 1 Concert 



11am Strings Class Concert 



12pm Woodwind and Brass Class Concert 



1.50pm Singing Class Concert 



3pm Popular Music Classes Concert 



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