Last week’s Fashion Show was a real hit with the appreciative audience, and we are grateful to Bodega and Horace Barton for supporting this Charity event. After a very wet start to their expedition, the Bronze D of E group were treated to a beautiful day and glorious sunshine on Monday as they completed the training, and the CCF corps enjoyed a wide range of activities both on and off site. Our Community Action group were also heavily involved on Field Day, assisting in and around the wider Cheltenham Community.

The Wilson Challenge Classics Competition on Tuesday saw some tremendous presentations from our pupils as they explored the way in which the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome have been presented in modern films and on TV. The Leith’s School have been preparing for their final exams and the auditions for the Sherratt Music Prize have been taking place. So all in all another busy and exciting week, which is being rounded off with Alex Chalk MP as our guest at tonight’s Francis Bacon Society Dinner.

Reaching Orphans For Care

You are warmly invited to a Presentation Tea about the Ugandan Reaching Orphans for Care Sponsorship Scheme run by Dean Close School. Please find attached further details about this event, which is being held at Dean Close House on Thursday 23 March at 4.30pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend!


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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.


Parents and friends are warmly invited to attend our next Business Club Meeting. Refreshments will be available from 8am with the session beginning at 8.15am and finishing by 9am. The session will provide the opportunity to introduce yourself to other members of the Dean Close Business Club, get to know one another and exchange details. Please bring plenty of business cards!

RUGBY SEVENS: Rosslyn Park National Schools Rugby Sevens Competition

  • U16s – Depart from school at 4:00pm Monday 20th March to play on Tuesday 21st March
  • U18s -Depart from school at 2:00pm Tuesday 21st March to play on Wednesday 22nd March
  • U14s -Depart from school at 2:00pm Wednesday 22nd March to play on Thursday 23rd March

During the past week we have assessed the availability of our U14 & U15 squads for the Sherborne Rugby Sevens, and on reflection and with some regret, we have decided to withdraw both squads from the competition this Sunday, to ensure that we are as strong as possible for Rosslyn Park.

Mathematics Lecture

The third and final talk of the academic year is on Thursday 23 March at CLC. The talk is on Prime Numbers and will be given by Dr Vicky Neale from the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. The pupils will depart at 6.45pm and return by 9.00pm.

The Week Ahead

Please see below for the details of the week commencing Sunday 19 March.