Highlights of the Week

  • We were delighted that all 4 of our indoor teams made the National Hockey Finals last weekend. The U18 boys came second, losing narrowly to Whitgift 3-2 in the final. The other teams performed with great determination and resilience.
  • The Drama Trip to see King Ubu in Bristol on Wednesday proved to be entertaining.
  • Lower 6th English Trip to see the Duchess of Malfi takes place on Saturday 18 January.
  • The Upper 6th finished their trial exams on Monday and are now assessing where they are in the final push towards to their final exams next term.



Overseas Trips Matrix: Details of Proposed Overseas Trips 2020 to 2023


Art Exhibition

You are invited to join us at this exciting Private View being held at Dean Close School on 17 January 2020.

It will feature the work of Head of Art, Caroline Evans and will run from Friday 17 January to Saturday 8 February.

For the full story click here: https://www.deanclose.org.uk/serendipity-by-caroline-evans/


Weekend Activities

Disco, Saturday 18 January, 7.00pm

On Saturday we are holding a Disco for all pupils from 7.00-8.30pm in the Tower Common Room. Please see the poster below for further details.


Charity Dinner

Breast Cancer Now

We are delighted to invite all parents and friends to this year’s Pink Dinner in aid of Breast Cancer Now. Please see the flyer below for further details.


Spring Concert

Sunday 9 February

We do hope you will want to come to the Spring Concert in the Pittville Pump Room.  In the first instance, priority for tickets will be given to parents and siblings of performers and to staff; booking will be opened up to the wider Dean Close community from 27 January.  The groups who will be performing are the Orchestra, Sinfonia, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir (as part of Choral Society) and there will be a couple of smaller chamber groups.

If you would like tickets, please email Sylvia Klemz (shklemz@deanclose.org.uk) indicating how many seats you would like and stating your son/daughter’s name and House.  [NB Performers don’t need tickets.]  If you need a wheelchair space or have other access requirements, it would be helpful if you could include this information in your email, please.

The bar will be open at the Pump Room from 6.15pm and during the interval if you would like to purchase refreshments. In addition, complimentary tea and coffee will be served during the interval.  The concert will start at 7.00pm and will finish at approximately 9.15pm.  There will be a retiring collection for charity.


Community Evensong

Thursday 19 March, 5.30pm

The music at this service will be led by Chapel Choir alongside the boy choristers and men of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum. Evensong will end at approximately 6.15pm.  Parents and other supporters are most welcome to join us for this service.

If you have any queries about either of these occasions, please do not hesitate to contact me (sabell@deanclose.org.uk) or Sylvia Klemz (shklemz@deanclose.org.uk).


Easter Revision Course 2020

Our ERC 2020 dates are: Wednesday 15 April – Sunday 19 April (with residential students arriving on the evening of Tuesday 14th April).

This year the course dates will enable our Dean Close Boarders to attend and stay an extra night, at no extra charge, ready for the start of the new school term starting on Tuesday 21 April.

Places are available on a residential or non-residential basis and as always, we are offering this course to A Level and GCSE students.

We are open to taking bookings for our 2020 course. For further information, please visit the website: www.deanclose.org.uk/courses or contact Lydia Day by email: enquiries@deanclosevenues.co.uk or call: 01242 267431.


Dean Close Business Club

John Lewis Café, Friday 24 January

Find out more about Cheltenham’s popular high street store, John Lewis, as we meet the Manager, Martin Bundy.

All ODs, parents and friends of Dean Close are welcome to join us.

Refreshments will available in John Lewis from 8am with the session finishing by 9am.

Please click here to register.


Parents’ TENNIS

We extend our facilities and our expertise to all parents! Dean Close Services run weekly group Tennis lessons as an opportunity for parents to meet, socialise, improve their tennis skills, get fit and have fun.

We would like to promote the availability in the Beginner’s Group, which runs weekly in term time on Mondays, from 9am – 10am with Tom Harris. If you haven’t picked up a racket before and would like to give Tennis a try or are a little rusty and want to ease back into your game, then why not come along to the sessions! First session of the Lent Term starts on Monday 13th January.

Don’t forget we also run Cardio Tennis each Wednesday in term time, from 9am – 9.45am, which you can just come along to each week. Cardio starts back on Wednesday 8th January and is taken by either Jason Poole or Tom Harris.

All sessions take place on the Shelburne courts near the School Sports Hall.

If you would like further details or would like to book onto the sessions, please contact Lydia Day on: enquiries@deanclosevenues.co.uk or call 01242 267431.


The Week Ahead

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar.

For those parents who are wanting to upload the School Calendar to smart phones, google calendar or similar, you are able to use the following URL:


If you have any queries or comments, please contact rerichards@deanclose.org.uk.