Highlights of the Week

  • Pink Dinner in aid of Breast Cancer NOW was a delightfully colourful evening. Thank you to all of those who supported the event.
  • The Upper 6th have been writing their Mock exams which will give them a useful benchmark going forward.
  • The Science Department have hosted a series of exciting workshops for local Primary Schools this week.
  • The GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition classes had their Practical exams this week and the food not only looked good, but tasted great too!
  • The Music Department hosted the annual Prep Schools’ Choral Day which saw 6 schools coming together for tuition and a fun packed day of singing.
  • 4 pupils went on a Royal Air Force flying day on Tuesday in glorious sunshine.
  • U16 Girls’ Hockey team competed in the National Finals in London, losing narrowly in the Semi-Final and ended 4th in the country, which is a tremendous achievement.
  • Boys’ 1st XI Hockey team beat Sir William Borlase 2-1 to maintain top position in the West League in the U18 National Cup Competition.


Art & Classics Trip: Parents’ Meeting, Monday 4 March

All Years: Ski Trip 2020 Launch Letter


Drama Scholars’ Production: Arcadia

Bacon Theatre, Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 March

You are invited to join us at the forthcoming performances of our Drama Scholars’ Play, Arcadia. Tickets will not be required for these performances and there will be no reserved seating.
We very much hope that you will be able to join us on the 6th or 7th of March.


World Book Day

Thursday 7 March

See below for our events to celebrate the power of reading. Pupils will receive a £1 book voucher to use in our sale, which can be exchanged for one of WBD’s 2019 selection of books or used to discount one of the many new bestsellers available. If the latter, pupils may wish to have additional funds available on Thursday or Friday. Please feel free to treat yourself to a new book or big read on Thursday.

Happy reading!



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.’


6th Form Parents’ Meetings: Thursday 28 & Friday 29 March

Thursday 28 March (5.45–7.00pm, Front Corridor)

The Thursday evening meeting is for parents and guardians of Lower & Upper Sixth pupils who are unable to attend Friday’s meeting, and it is by appointment only.  Please e-mail Mrs Karen Evans (office@deanclose.org.uk) by Wednesday 20 March, so a list of parents can be circulated to teachers.  If you have not e-mailed us, then we cannot guarantee that relevant teachers will be available.  This meeting is being held along the Front corridor, accessed from the front of School through the door to the right of the main entrance.

Friday 29 March

12noon – 1.00pm: Dining Hall, U6 Parents’ Meeting (no appointment required)
12noon – 1.00pm: Bacon Theatre, L6 UCAS Meeting followed by the L6 Parents’ Meeting in the Dining Hall (no appointment required)


RSC Broadcast of As You Like It

Thursday 9 May

We would like to invite the Fourth Form English Literature pupils to come along and see the National Theatre Live feed of the The Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of As You Like It in the Bacon Theatre at 7.00pm.

Ticket price is £11.50 (this will be re-charged onto the School account) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Day pupils may stay for supper if they wish.

Please reply to office@deanclose.org.uk, if you would like to reserve a ticket for your son or daughter and if they wish to stay for supper.  You can also respond on the Google Form link below:



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.