Highlights of the Week:

  • The Sherratt Competition on Wednesday evening saw our Grade 8 and Diploma musicians battling it out for the prize in a stunning musical extravaganza.
  • The Wilson Challenge took place on Tuesday evening which saw a strong cohort presenting on this year’s topic of ‘Myth turned into Art’.
  • The Lower 6th visited the UCAS Exhibition in Worcester to kick start the process for their post A level planning.
  • The U18 Girls’ Hockey team finished 5th at the National finals on Tuesday having played some superb hockey with Danielle Gibson awarded prize for top joint goal scorer at the tournament.
  • The U18 Boys Hockey team beat RGS Guildford to reach the last 4 and a place at the National Finals alongside the U16 boys after Easter.
  • The U14, U16 & U18 Rugby Sevens sides have been battling it out in London this week, and represented the school very well.

Headmaster’s Letter

Please CLICK HERE to see the Headmaster’s end of term letter. The links from the letter can be accessed in the grid below.

Different types of communication used to serve different needs:





General Information

Term dates, policies, guidelines, archive of weekly updates

Parent Hub

This can be found in the portal section of the school website (top of the page) or by clicking here. No password required.

Termly Diary

DCS activities and events

School Calendar

If you would like to upload the live calendar to your smartphone or electronic calendar, click here

If you would like to look at the live calendar on the website, click here

Weekly updates

Highlights, updates and notices

Weekly Mailing

This is emailed to all parents before the start of the week.


Results, fixtures & team news

School Sports Website

Live information, click here

Academic information

Reports, grade cards, timetables, teachers & green chits

ISAMS Parent App

The app can be downloaded from your preferred app store.

School Code: dean

News updates

Photographs, videos and informal news

Twitter, Instagram & Facebook

Twitter: @DeanCloseSchool

Instagram: deanclose_school

Facebook: Dean Close School

Plus House and Department accounts

Communication from parent to parent

If you would like to be included in a list of email addresses that is shared amongst other participating parents in your son/daughter’s year group, please can you complete a short form which can be found here.

Start of Trinity Term

Boarders Return: from 6.00pm on Monday 16 April

Term Starts: Tuesday 17 April at 8.15am

Exeat Weekend: Friday 4 May 4.00pm – Monday 6 May (Boarders return from 6.00pm)

Commemoration Weekend: Saturday 26 May

Commemoration Invitation

It is with great please that the Headmaster and Common Room invite Parents to our Commemoration Weekend. We look forward to welcoming on this special occasion.

You’re invited! YOGA IN THE PARK

Please join the whole Dean Close Community for YOGA IN THE PARK on Friday 11 May at 7.30am. The event is in honour of a cause close to our hearts – raising funds for children’s brain tumour charity, Blue Skye Thinking. Together, we can support a life-saving research project. Look out for further details at the start of next term.

CRICKET Pre-season

Remove Pupils: Monday 16 April 9.00-11.00am

4th Form Pupils: Monday 16 April 11.00-1.00pm

Senior Players: Have received an invitation via email.

Tennis Pre-season

8 April 3-5pm: 4th Form & Remove

15 April 1-3pm: 1st & 2nd Team Training

15 April 3-5pm: 4th Form & Remove

16 April 1-3pm: 1st & 2nd Team Training

Geography Trip: Iceland, October 2018

We are delighted to announce that we will be running our biennial trip to Iceland in October half term. This represents an amazing opportunity to visit a fascinating country. Please see the attached itinerary and letter of introduction. In order to secure this trip at the right price, we are needing to confirm numbers with the travel company by Wednesday 18 April.

Sports Photographs

The recent sports teams taken at Dean Close School are online and available to order at the below site:

Website: www.gsimagebank.co.uk/deanclose

Token: deanclose2018

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Gillman & Soame directly at enquiries@gillmanandsoame.co.uk or on 01869 328200.

Easter Revision Course

Dean Close School are running an Easter Revision Course from 4th to 8th of April this year and places are available for residential and non-residential. The courses take place over five days, delivering a combination of intensive subject revision sessions. One subject is selected for A Level and two subjects for GCSE. For further information, please click the link below for more information or alternatively, get in touch with Lydia Day:lday@deanclose.org.uk. Please visit www.deanclose.org.uk/courses.

Easter Sports Camps

The Easter Sports are now available for booking online. Do take a look at the details below for further information:

The Week Ahead

We have now opened up the Live Calendar for the Trinity Term.

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:


CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar.

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