It has been another of those truly dynamic weeks with a host of activities and competitions. The Music Instrumental Competition on Wednesday, which culminated with the pupils contesting the Sherratt Prize, produced a stunning array of performances by the pupils, who have clearly spent hours practising to achieve this remarkably high standard.

Our House Competitions this week included the Boys’ Hockey and Girls’ Football, and the senior boys took on the girls at Netball, and fell way short of the mark, as the girls demonstrated their significantly more skilful approach. The Legal Workshop was enjoyed by all those who participated, and it was good to be able to share this opportunity with pupils from Pate’s.

As our pupils depart to all corners of the globe, we wish you all safe travel and a restful Easter break.

Commemoration: Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May

Please see below the invitation to our Commemoration of Benefactors weekend of celebrations on Friday and Saturday the 26th and 27th of May. This is a very important event in our annual calendar and we would be delighted to see our parents and friends here to celebrate this occasion with us. For practical reasons, it is worth noting that our Half Term does not start until 4.30pm on Saturday 27 May. For those of you who are new to Dean Close, the attached guide written by one of our parents, may prove useful.

5th Form Study Leave

Study leave starts for the 5th Form on Monday 15 May, which means that from that point on, the 5th Form are no longer required to be in School and attend academic lessons. Please see the attached letter from the Headmaster, which explains this in a little more detail, including the opportunity for pupils to study in School during this time.

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Evening: Friday 28 April

We are delighted to be hosting a Ronnie Scott’s Style Jazz Night on Friday 28 April in the Dining Hall. Please see the flyer below for further details.

School Shop

Please see the attached flyer for the latest news from the School Shop with their range of summer sports gear, ice creams and other useful items.