Music lessons in Week 7

Music lessons will continue for those in school next week. For those isolating remote provision should be provided and Visiting Music Teachers will be in touch to arrange lessons, most often on Zoom, although some lessons may take place via Google Meet. Music teachers may also suggest an alternative way forward.  Thank you for your understanding with this changing situation.

Half Term Logistics

On Friday 22nd October the school will close for half term after our annual House Cross-Country race at 12.40pm approximately.
We would like to draw your attention to the following details:
Pupil uniform
All pupils should wear school uniform for Chapel (Year 7 arrive in PE kit for their PE lesson)
Cross country Races
Boys should wear white shorts, white socks, House polo shirt and trainers.
Girls should wear blue shorts, white socks, House polo shirt and trainers.
Timings of Races
11.40am Junior Cross-Country Race: Years 3 and 4.
11.55am Inter Cross-Country Race: Years 5 and 6.
12.15pm Senior Cross-Country Race: Years 7 and 8.
We ask that all pupils stay to support each other in the races. However, if pupils do need to leave early parents should contact the House parents for permission.
All pupils must sign out from the normal locations
All day pupils should take all their belongings home at the start of half term.
Please note that Day houses will close at 1.00pm on Friday 22nd October.

Unfortunalty Parents are unable to attend the Cross-Country event and Chapel Service this year.

Upcoming Concerts

We have the following musical event coming up in school in the next few weeks:

Music Scholars and Award Holders Concert: Thursday 11th November 7.00pm in Helen Porter Hall, Dean Close School Music Department

Covid allowing, all are welcome to come and join us for this lovely evening of performances by our music scholars and award holders in Years 7 and 8 in the Helen Porter Hall at the Senior School.

Health News

If your child has asthma or allergies, and you wish for us to be able to treat them during school hours, please ensure you send their medication into school to be held at the Treatment Room for the academic year.

Due to supply issues the school no longer has any Lateral Flow Device Tests to give to day pupils. The government has asked that parents collect the tests from the many pharmacies that have supplies. Please click here to locate your nearest local pharmacy where you can collect tests from.


Important Letter from Secretaries of State for Education and Health