Highlights of the Week

  • The Lower 6th attended a very hard hitting ‘What If’ lecture on Friday morning, which provided a reality check for young road users, looking at the impact of serious road traffic accidents from the perspective of the Police, Rescue Services and devastated families.
  • The Sherratt Music Competition on Wednesday evening showcased an astonishing array of talent by our post Grade 8 musicians.
  • Speech and Drama pupils took their Victoria College Exams on Monday and feedback would suggest that they performed incredibly well.
  • Really pleased that our U18 team got through to day 2 (last 24) of the Rosslyn Park Sevens Cup Competition. Hot off the press: Dean Close have drawn 26-26 with Whitgift on Day 2!
  • We are delighted that both our U16 and U18 Boys’ Hockey teams won their National Cup quarter-final matches to progress to the finals being held at Lee Valley in London on the 1st and 2nd of May.



Upper 6th Revision Guidance:

This week the Upper Sixth attended two assemblies on Easter revision ahead of the important summer exams.

The first was an overview of the recommended approach and key expectations delivered by Mr Wilkes, Director of Studies, and Mr Hole, Deputy Head (Academic).

A Level Revision Assembly 2019 I (Easter Revision & Summer Preparation)

The second, delivered by Zach Suckle, Head of Library & Careers, focused more on specific planning and learning tools, techniques and habits.

A Level Revision Assembly 2019 II (Revision Tools, Techniques & Habits)


Lower 6th Futures / Post A level Presentation

Head of Careers, Mr Zach Suckle, and Higher Education Coordinator, Mr Dominic Mochan, gave a presentation to Lower 6th Parents and pupils about the help and guidance which is available as they consider post Dean Close plans.  UCAS March 2019

Please contact them should you have any further questions about careers, apprenticeships and the University applications process.



Sunday 7 April

The Cheltenham U18s have progressed to the English Hockey Cup Semi Finals, this is the first time the U18s have got this far.

The team has 9 Dean Close Players (alongside team mates from King’s and Pates) and we are hosting the game at Dean Close, on Sunday 7th April with a 2.00pm push back. They take on Beeston and they are looking for a huge home crowd to cheer on our boys to help them reach the Finals at Lee Valley.

We would love to see you there!


SoGlos Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Dean Close has been shortlisted for the second year running for this year’s SoGlos Awards. Please help us win Best Independent School in Gloucestershire (again!) by voting using the following link www.soglos.com/awards.

If you are not a SoGlos member you will need to register to be able to vote. This takes just a minute! It would be a fantastic achievement for Dean Close if we were to win two years running. Every vote counts so please encourage friends and families to get involved! Voting remains open until Tuesday 30 April!


Sports Team 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: deanclose2019

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



Please click here to see the latest news from the School Shop regarding summer sports clothing as well as Summer Holiday opening times.


Cricket and Tennis Pre-season Schedule

The Sports department is delighted to be able to provide the attached pre-season schedule for the cricket and tennis programmes. Please communicate with the following members of staff should you have any queries:

Cricket: agamilne@deanclose.org.uk

Tennis: mjyemm@deanclose.org.uk


Jazz in the Park

Sunday 28 April, 2-4pm, Dean Close House

Please join us for this new addition to our Calendar. See further details below.


Ride for Ryder 2019

Sunday 23 June

For the fourth year now as a School we’re supporting Sue Ryder – Leckhampton Court Hospice and hosting their annual bike ride from the sports complex and cricket pavilion, taking place on Sunday 23rd June 2019. Ride for Ryder is charity cycle ride supporting the only hospice in Gloucestershire with inpatient beds.

Previously we’ve had a small team of riders representing Dean Close School so hopefully this year we can encourage a few more to jump on the saddle and help celebrate the Hospice’s 31st annual cycle in aid of Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Early Bird Sign up: www.sueryder.org/rideforryder2019



The Week Ahead    

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar with all of the events for next term.

Do to the busy and dynamic nature of the school, there are sometimes inevitable changes to our calendar. Do please refer to this online version, for the most up to date information.

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