Highlights of the Week

  • Last Saturday, the 5th Form had an opportunity to celebrate the end of their trial exams with a formal dinner organised by Mrs Davis.
  • The U14 Boys’ Hockey team won the West Prelims to go through to the West Finals.
  • The 4th Form enjoyed their Theatre Trip to see Dead Good, Vamos in Malvern on Wednesday evening.
  • The audience of Art by Yasmina Reza, were royally entertained by Evan Little, Zac Truscott and Oliver Wood.
  • This week’s Fridays @ 6 features Organ Scholar, Eleanor Carter in the Chapel.
  • We look forward to the Junior House Public Speaking Competition taking place at 7pm on Friday 7 February.
  • Linguists have participated in the Olympiad this week as well as the Remove enjoying a trip to Birmingham for the Language Champions Symposium.
  • Mathematicians embarked on the Intermediate Maths Challenge on Thursday.



Letter to L6 Parents: What if …… Driving Awareness Presentation

Spring Concert: Rehearsal Schedule and Logistics

National Citizenship Opportunity: For all 5th Form Pupils

Duke of Edinburgh: Gold Award

Greece Trip at Easter Reminder: Parents’ Meeting on Thursday 13 February, 7pm, Pavilion


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; but booking is now open to the wider Dean Close community.  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.

If you requested tickets during the last two weeks and are still waiting for them, please resend your email to shklemz@deanclose.org.uk as it has not been received, or please telephone 01242 258000 ext 272.

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.


Ultimate Activity Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps will again be running their fun and engaging holiday programmes at Dean Close School during The Easter and Summer holidays and also October half term this 2020. Ultimate Activity Camps work with some of the best independent schools in the country and have a strong reputation for quality holiday programmes.

Easter Holiday dates are: 6th – 9th April and 14th -17th April.

Summer Holiday dates are: 13th July – 21st August

October Half Term dates: 26th – 30th October

  • Days run from 8:30am until 5:15pm
  • For children aged 4-14 years
  • Book by the day or week,
  • Children get Some Fresh Air Fun,
  • Meet New Friends and Try New Activities!

Early Booking Offer

£174 / week saving £40 off our standard rate of £214 / week

£41 / day saving £6 per day off our standard rate of £47 / week

Book Now to take advantage of this great offer which ends 10th March *it is possible to change dates, free of charge, 14 days before your first day on camp.

See their website for full details of their activities and offers www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077.


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.