There are not many school Hockey Clubs which can boast of having all three age groups in the last 8 of their respective National Competitions. Following on from the success of the U16 boys’ team, the U14 team won the West Finals to secure their place at Lee Valley and the 1st XI came from behind in a nail biting match against KES Bath, to secure victory in their last 16 match through a penalty shootout. The girls certainly set the standard, when they qualified for the National Finals and we are delighted that the boys have followed suit.

The Choral Concert last Sunday, Handel’s Israel in Egypt saw stunning solo performances from Lucy O’Rourke, Lucy Pickering, Laurence Kilsby, Salim Jaffar, Matthew Welch and Ashton Mackinnon. The quality of the music was superb in this combined concert with the Schola Cantorum at the Pittville Pump Room.

It was lovely to see the pupils sitting outside on the benches yesterday, chatting to each other and basking in the spring sunshine. We trust that you will all have a relaxing Exeat weekend.


Field Day is compulsory for all students and any absences should be reported to the Front Office on 01242 522640.

4th Form

School based activities for the day, roll call in the Dining Room at 8.30am.
Dress code: School Uniform. End of day: 3.30pm


CCF History Trip to the Imperial War Museum, London. Roll call in the Estates Car Park at 8.00am.

Dress code: Mufti. ETR: 5.30pm

Royal Navy and Army

SS Great Britain and Climbing. Roll call in the Estates Car Park at 8.15am.

Dress code: School tracksuits and trainers. ETR: 5.00pm

5th Form

School based activities for the day. Parade: 8.45am on the Railway Tennis Courts.

Dress code: CCF Kit. End of day: 4.00pm.

Sixth Form

A combination of Community Action and Workrooms. Starting at 9.00am with roll call in the Workrooms.

Workrooms (front corridor)

9.00am – 12.30pm

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Parent Contact Details

Contact details which we hold on the School’s MIS System can sometimes get out of date. We would be grateful if parents could log onto the Parent Portal and check the emergency and everyday contact details we hold for you.The contact details we have on file can be viewed under the ‘Communications’ tab.

If details need updating please email Heather Daly at

Fashion Show: Sunday 12 March 7.00pm

The Pole to Pole Fashion Show will take place on Sunday 12 March at 7.00pm in the Bacon Theatre. The pupils will be modelling clothes from Bodega Womenswear in Tivoli and Horace Barton in Regent Street. There will also be a dance troupe and other musical performances. The money raised will be split between our Link School in Uganda and the Pied Piper Appeal in Gloucestershire. Everyone is most welcome!

Organ Recital: Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm

We are enormously excited to welcome Peter Holder, Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, to Dean Close to perform an organ recital on Thursday 23 March. This promises to be a fantastic opportunity to hear one of the country’s leading organists in a programme which features Bach, Byrd and Dupré. Please see below for further details.

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Evening: Advance Notice

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.

Tennis Camp Reminder: Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 April 2017

We are launching our 3-day Tennis Camp, led by Matt Yemm, Director of Tennis at Dean Close School, during the Easter Holidays.

The morning sessions are for 10-13 years and the afternoon sessions for 14+ years. All girls and boys are welcome.

For further information, contact or call 01242 267431. To book a place on the camp, please visit:

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Week Ahead

Please see below for the details of the week commencing Sunday 12 March.