IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

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Uniform

After the exeat weekend, pupils will be expected to wear ties if it is part of their school uniform. The days are now cooler and pupils have got used to wearing masks, and as such we believe the time is right to return to full school uniform.

 

Drama Production 

War of the Worlds 

In these challenging times, we are going to try our best to put on something exciting as a Main School Production this term. Please see the poster and info attached on the great and famous story, War of the Worlds by HG Wells. If you are interested, all the information you need is in the attachment. The auditions are open to all. 

School Shop 

Please note that the School Shop will be temporarily be closed on a Saturday from 3 October onwards. Further notification will go out once Saturday Opening resumes.
 

Parent Portal & iSAMS Parents App 

Please see attached, the detailed instructions for logging into the Parent Portal and subsequent use of the iSAMS Parent App. This gives instant access from your mobile device to a great deal of information about your child’s daily activities at school, including their timetable, reports and sanctions, if they have any. 

If you are a new parent to Dean Close and have not received an email detailing your Registration details to the Parent Portal, which looks like the attached document, then do please contact our Database Manager on isams@deanclose.org.uk. 

For existing parents, please use your normal login details associated with your Parent Portal Account. 

 

Allergies 

It is very important to note that Dean Close School is a NUT and Sesame Free School. Our catering staff stick fastidiously to very strict guidelines, which can be compromised when pupils bring nut products onto the school site. If you have any queries in this regard please do not hesitate to contact the Health Centre on health@deanclose.org.uk. 

 

Leave of Absence Requests 

Any request for Leave of Absence during term time needs to be submitted to the Deputy Headmaster (ashall@deanclose.org.uk) via the Housemaster, well in advance. Leave is only granted in exceptional circumstances as any absence from lessons, places additional pressure on the pupils to catch up on work that they have missed.  

 

Parents’ Tennis 

It is with great pleasure that on behalf of Dean Close Services Ltd, we can announce the return to our Parents’ Tennis programme. We would like to thank you all for your patience during these unprecedented times and also for your enthusiasm to get back on court with each other! We would like to initially advertise our Cardio Tennis Sessions which will restart on Wednesday 30th September at a new time of 8.30am-9.15am. Sessions are £6 each week. Sessions are capped on a maximum of 12 players and need to run on a minimum of 4.  

So that we can control numbers and if you are interested in attending, please email Lydia Day on: lday@deanclose.org.uk  

We also have lots of information on the return to our tennis programme, including all Covid secure measures, so please ask us about these if you are feeling apprehensive about playing.  

Dust off those rackets and we look forward to hopefully seeing you on court very soon! 

 

Ultimate Activity Camps 

Ultimate Activity Camps will be making a welcome return with their fantastic, Covid-compliant camps at Dean Close Prep School this October Half Term from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 2020. 

  • Children enjoy safe fun, meet friends and try new activities! 
  • Days run from 8:30am until 5:15pm 
  • For children aged 4-14 years 
  • Fully-compliant with all government advice on Coronavirus measures – click here for full details 
  • Book either Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Thursday 
  • Limited availability due to restricted numbers – book soon 
  • Early Booking Offer from £36.80 per day – offer ends 29th September 

Please visit their website www.ultimateactivity.co.uk or call their friendly and helpful customer service team on 0330 111 7077. 

 

The Week Ahead 

CLICK HERE to access the Live Website Calendar. 

If you have any queries or comments, please contact rerichards@deanclose.org.uk.