Whole School Open Morning

Saturday 2 October,  2021

To register please email registrar@deanclose.org.uk

or call 01242 258001

DCPS Important Notices – Week 4 Trinity Term

Important Letters to Parents:

Year 7 Healthy Living Day Mon 17th May: Pupils in games kit for this event

We are delighted to say that we have been able to move the same providers postponed from February to this next Monday. The same topics will be covered and involve the theme of risk. The children will rotate a series of 4 sessions involving Fire Safety with A and E Fire Training service, drug awareness with police officer Candice Palmer, outdoor education with Mike Beecham (our resident expert at the Senior School) and first aid with the local Air Ambulance team. It is always such a stimulating way of seeing lessons in action, we will let you know how we get on!


DCS Year 9 Information Event for current DCPS Year 8 parents (22 May)

A gentle reminder to all DCPS Year 8 parents whose children will be moving through to the Senior school (DCS) in September, that the staff are looking forward to seeing you for the Zoom Information event on Saturday 22 May. (Initial details were sent in the IV Form House Allocation letters emailed in March).

Parents will have now been also sent the relevant Zoom links via the DCS Admissions team, but a reminder that the presentation will be held 10.00-10.45am (UK time), followed by House meetings with individual Houseparents at 11.00am.


School Values

During the past few weeks, we have given each of our Foundation values the spotlight and challenged pupils to develop their courage, grow in their love and become better at contributing. The goal is for everyone to flourish whilst with us at DCPS and by doing more than just demonstrating our values but making an effort to develop them, we hope to see pupils working towards fulfilling their potential. There have been some heart-warming stories of pupils accepting this challenge and staff have enjoyed rewarding them with special values stickers. Using the focus in school as an impetus, we encourage the whole Dean Close community to embrace our values for themselves, which may involve a family ‘push’ at contributing more or being braver in some way. Do let us know if you have any family stories to share which might inspire others to join the campaign we are enjoying in school this half term.


Sports Fixtures

Unfortunately, due to the predicted weather forecast for tomorrow, the U12 & U13 Mixed Cricket matches Vs The Kings School, Gloucester has been cancelled. 

Pick up will be as normal. For information on other matches tomorrow and for timing for next week’s matches, please check Dean Close Prep School Sport fixtures for updates.

The following fixtures are confirmed for next week:


Wednesday 19th May

Boys/Mixed Cricket v Abberely Hall:

U13A, U13B, U11B and U10B – Away

U12B, U12D, U11A and U11C – Home

Boys Cricket v Hatherop Castle:

U12A  – Home or away tbc

Boys Cricket v Berkhampstead:

U10A – Home

Girls Cricket v The Dragon School

U11A, U11B, U10A, U10B – Home

Saturday 22nd May

Boys/Mixed Cricket v The Downs Wraxall:

U13A, U13B and U12C and all U9’s – Home

U11A, U11B and U11C – Away

Girls Cricket v The Downs Wraxall

U11A, U10A – Away

U9  – Home


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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