Pick Up

Thank you to the large number of parents who have already created and put in their cars a visible sign with their child’s surname and year. Please could all parents try and ensure that they have a sign with this information on the dashboard or visor, as this is a great help for staff and will assist in the safe and quick collection of your child/children.

Driving on school site:

Speed can kill. Please could all drivers/cyclists reduce their speed to 5mph whilst on the school site.
• To promote an environmentally friendly site, please could all drivers turn off their vehicle’s engines whist waiting to pick children up.
• Please take care when exiting the school gates as pedestrians may be walking on the path.
• We strongly recommend that cars do not turn right on to the Lansdown Road. This is a very busy road and there have been several previous collisions at this point. It also can cause long delays for other members of the public.


At the start of the school year due to complexities of Covid-19 and a desire to keep groups separate from each other pupils returned to school in games kit. This has also helped facilitate pupils to feel comfortable and remove worries and concerns over their belongings at a time when there have been many changes.
Due to the complexities that Covid-19 has created, the school has decided that until Half term we would like the pupils to continue to wear games kit. However, on Monday 9th November, we expect that all pupils will return to school after Half Term in school uniform.
We hope this provides parents with sufficient time to arrange the purchasing of school uniform and an understanding of the priority of safety for groups at this time.

Exeat – Friday 25th September

Please note that on Friday 25th September we have an Exeat for the whole school community. On this day we ask that all pupils are picked up between 4.15-5.00pm. Please be aware that there is no late pick up service on Exeat days, ALL pupils should have left the site by 5.00pm.

Boarding parents please note that different arrangements will be sent to you personally by your child’s House parents to enable you to have a quick and easy departure.

Cheltenham Swim offer

Cheltenham Swim and Water Polo are offering Dean Close Pupils a discounted fee until the end of the year (which will cover membership and training fees up until August 2021) at a price of £225. Anyone who is under 18 will also need to have a parent join which costs £15 for the year. Please contact Joe Berry – joseph.home@blueyonder.co.uk for more information or a membership form.

Lunch Menu

Please find attached the  three week rotation lunch menu for Michaelmas 2021. Please note that there may be last-minute changes at any time due to supplier issues during the Covid Crisis.