Highlights of the Week

  • The Junior Play Arabian Nights was thoroughly entertaining and great to see such enthusiasm from the actors, with each of the 47 members of the cast having a speaking role!
  • The Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner on Saturday night was enjoyed by all.
  • Boys’ 1st XI Hockey team beat KES, Southampton 1-0 to stay top of the West League in the U18 National Cup Competition.



5th & Lower 6th Form:  History & Politics Trip to Berlin, October 2019

Sports Photographs: Tuesday 26 February

All Years: Ski Trip 2020 Launch Letter


PINK DINNER: Friday 1 March

Please see the flyer below for further details of our Pink Dinner to support the Charity Breast Cancer Now! We are looking for you all to book tables from 4 to 12 people AND we are inviting men to come along this year too!

Please email jkent@deanclose.org.uk if you would like to be involved!


Monday 11 March, 7.30pm, Bacon Theatre

The Parents’ Society are hosting a visit from Dick Moore on Monday 11 March who will be speaking to both pupils and parents in the Bacon Theatre on the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of young people.

Background on Mr Moore:-

‘Who claimed that adolescence is just a phase?  Who suggested that being a parent is easy? Dick Moore, the parent of four often errant children and a headmaster for almost 23 years, embarked upon a mission to discover more about what makes young people tick and what he could or should have done during the challenging times!  He has a passion for the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of young people and will be exploring how young people think, why adolescence is an especially vulnerable time and about common issues which can arise when the going gets tough. Finally, he will offer some tongue-in-cheek tips for parenthood…..

Dick has spoken at over 350 schools, universities, businesses and conferences both in the UK and overseas.  He is an instructor for Mental Health First Aid, a trainer for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and has attended an ASIST course in suicide intervention.  He gave a TEDx talk in April 2015 and a Head Talk in 2018.  He has also appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5 Live, various local BBC radio stations and ITN News with Mary Nightingale.’


Art GCSE Coursework Exhibition

Wednesday 13 March, 5.15-6.45pm

Please join us to celebrate the 5th Form GCSE Coursework, see the flyer below for further details.


Easter Revision Course

Please see below for further details.


London Business Club

Thursday 14 March, 6.30pm – 8pm

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

Please register by clicking here.


Close Community Golf Day

Friday 29 March

All are welcome to join us for a round of Golf at Cotswold Hills Golf Club, Cheltenham. All in aid of Nyakatukura Memorial Secondary School, a School that Dean Close has supported since 2005.

Please contact Connie in the Development Office at development@deanclose.org.uk if you would like to book.


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.